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BEN ELTON | Blackadder: The Lost Pilot Tony Robinson's Cunningcast

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Ben Elton is on Cunningcast today.  Ben was the co-writer on Blackadder Series 2, 3 and 4: they talk about Ben's comedy roots, working on The Young Ones with Rik and Ade and how Ben got the Blackadder gig via a near miss TV sitcom about Madness. They also chew over the highs and lows of working on Blackadder and how Ben and Richard Curtis created 'Adder speak'.
Alongside Blackadder, Ben Elton cut his comedy chops on The Young Ones. He’s a stand-up legend on stage and TV and one of Britain's biggest live comedy acts. His stellar CV includes writing an incredible 17 novels, as well as the hit musicals ‘The Beautiful Game’; ‘We Will Rock You’ and the sequel to ‘The Phantom of the Opera’.
Last year Blackadder turned 40, to mark the occasion, Tony made a TV show in which he tracked down the lost Blackadder pilot to discover the truth of Blackadder's beginnings. For the show, Tony interviewed many old friends and people who are central to making Blackadder the success it was. You are hearing Tony’s unedited, behind the scenes chat with Ben Elton, recorded for the programme. The show is called Blackadder: The Lost Pilot and you can watch it on catch up on Sky, Virgin & Now.
Hosted by Sir Tony Robinson
X | Instagram
With
Ben Elton | https://benelton.live/
 
Credits: 
 
Series Producer: Melissa FitzGerald X @melissafitzg
 
Executive Producer: Dominic de Terville
 
Blackadder: The Lost Pilot is produced by Red Sauce
 
A Zinc Media Group production
 
Follow:
 
X @cunningcastpod
 
Instagram @cunningcastpod
 
YouTube @cunningcast
 
If you enjoyed my podcast, please leave us a rating or review.
 
Thank you, Love Tony x

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Ben Elton is on Cunningcast today.  Ben was the co-writer on Blackadder Series 2, 3 and 4: they talk about Ben's comedy roots, working on The Young Ones with Rik and Ade and how Ben got the Blackadder gig via a near miss TV sitcom about Madness. They also chew over the highs and lows of working on Blackadder and how Ben and Richard Curtis created 'Adder speak'.
Alongside Blackadder, Ben Elton cut his comedy chops on The Young Ones. He’s a stand-up legend on stage and TV and one of Britain's biggest live comedy acts. His stellar CV includes writing an incredible 17 novels, as well as the hit musicals ‘The Beautiful Game’; ‘We Will Rock You’ and the sequel to ‘The Phantom of the Opera’.
Last year Blackadder turned 40, to mark the occasion, Tony made a TV show in which he tracked down the lost Blackadder pilot to discover the truth of Blackadder's beginnings. For the show, Tony interviewed many old friends and people who are central to making Blackadder the success it was. You are hearing Tony’s unedited, behind the scenes chat with Ben Elton, recorded for the programme. The show is called Blackadder: The Lost Pilot and you can watch it on catch up on Sky, Virgin & Now.
Hosted by Sir Tony Robinson
X | Instagram
With
Ben Elton | https://benelton.live/
 
Credits: 
 
Series Producer: Melissa FitzGerald X @melissafitzg
 
Executive Producer: Dominic de Terville
 
Blackadder: The Lost Pilot is produced by Red Sauce
 
A Zinc Media Group production
 
Follow:
 
X @cunningcastpod
 
Instagram @cunningcastpod
 
YouTube @cunningcast
 
If you enjoyed my podcast, please leave us a rating or review.
 
Thank you, Love Tony x

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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