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Ben Elton Claims Social Media Is Killing Sitcoms

Ben Elton has argued in his speech for the inaugural Ronnie Barker Comedy Lecture that sitcoms are dying out because of social media “snobbery”.The 58 year old comedian and author, behind such successes as ‘The...

Tony Robinson Says He Thinks A New 'Blackadder' Series Is On The Cards

Sir Tony Robinson has said he thinks a new series of classic BBC comedy ‘Blackadder’ is on the cards, but only if they can meant the price of Hugh Laurie. Laurie was one of the...

Farewell Rik Mayall: Comic Laid To Rest By Family And Friends In Devon

Rik Mayall was laid to rest in a rose-festooned wicker coffin in a beautiful English churchyard yesterday (19 June). The late comedian collapsed and died aged 56 after his morning run on Monday 9 June,...

Stephen Fry And Ben Elton Fight To Save War Memorial

British actor Stephen Fry and writer Ben Elton have thrown their support behind a campaign to save a local town hall and war memorial in England.The stars, who collaborated on comedy Tv show Blackadder, have...

How Twitter Got Ben Elton's 'The Wright Way' Axed From Bbc1

Ben Elton's new BBC1 sitcom 'The Wright Way' has been axed by the corporation after it received a critical mauling on Twitter. Executive Shane Allen confirmed on Tuesday (July 9, 2013) that the show -...

Ben Elton's The Wright Way Goes The Wrong Way - Show Cancelled

A slew of negative reviews and a rather embarrassing mauling on Twitter have lead The BBC to drop Ben Elton’s The Wright Way. The show, Elton's first BBC1 sitcom since Blessed in 2005, will not...

Bbc Cancels Ben Elton's Sitcom 'The Wright Way'

The BBC has dropped Ben Elton's sitcom The Wright Way. The sitcom ended in May 2013 and the BBC announced yesterday (Wednesday 10th July) that it would not be renewing the comedy for a second...

A Big Thumbs Down On Twitter For Ben Elton's The Wright Way

31 brief years have passed since Ben Elton found on-screen writing success with the anti-establishment humour of The Young Ones, a show that went on to become a classic in British comedy. There have...

Unfinished Blackadder Script Re-discovered ; Could There Be A Final Hurrah?

Popular British comic character Blackadder looks like he could have one more role up his sleeve, after a 'lost Christmas special' was re-discovered by scriptwriter Richard Curtis. Played by the actor Rowan Atkinson, Blackadder...

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