Tag Archives: Blackadder

Critical Condition: Upstart Crow

Upstart Crow (TVNZ 1, 9.10 Thursdays) “Upstart Crow is a knockabout, well-researched take on the working and domestic life of Shakespeare, which fudges his timeline to allow scenes in both Stratford-upon-Avon with his family, and with his theatrical muckers in London … Even if your knowledge of Elizabethan domesticity is scant, Elton’s new family sitcom is […]

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TVNZ Has a New Cunning Plan

TVNZ has bought Rowan Atkinson’s new series, Maigret. It stars the former Blackadder as the French equivalent of Inspector Morse. Georges Simeon’s Parisian sleuth was last played on British TV by Michael Gambon in the 1990s but his portrayal wasn’t as popular as Rupert Davies’  in the 1960s. Atkinson’s incarnation is being rolled out in two-hour […]

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