& FREE UK Delivery on orders dispatched by Amazon over £20. Delivery Details
In stock.
Blackadder Back and Forth... has been added to your Basket
+ £1.26 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by musicMagpie
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Buy with confidence from a huge UK seller, all items despatched next day directly from the UK. All items are quality guaranteed.
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Basket
£4.25
& FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20.00. Details
Sold by: Special Interests
Add to Basket
£4.35
& FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20.00. Details
Sold by: Amazon
Add to Basket
£5.04
& FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20.00. Details
Sold by: A2Z Entertains
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Blackadder Back and Forth [1999] [DVD]

3.7 out of 5 stars 65 customer reviews

Additional DVD options
Amazon Price
New from Used from
DVD 1-Disc Version
£4.23
£2.19 £0.05
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more
£4.23 & FREE UK Delivery on orders dispatched by Amazon over £20. Delivery Details In stock. Sold by DVDBayFBA and Fulfilled by Amazon.


Frequently bought together

  • Blackadder Back and Forth [1999] [DVD]
  • +
  • Blackadder's Christmas Carol [1988] [DVD]
Total price: £8.18
Buy the selected items together


Product details

  • Actors: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: 2entertain
  • DVD Release Date: 15 Sept. 2003
  • Run Time: 63 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars 65 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B00005O0R3
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 29,238 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Product description

Product Description

It is Millennium Eve, 1999, and Lord Edmund Blackadder (Rowan Atkinson) has gathered his closest friends - Lady Elizabeth (Miranda Richardson), Archdeacon Darling (Tim McInnerny), Viscount George Bufton-Tufton (Hugh Laurie) and Bishop Flavius Melchett (Stephen Fry) - to demonstrate his time machine, built by Blackadder's odious manservant Baldrick (Tony Robinson) to the original specifications of Leonardo Da Vinci. When his guests scoff, Blackadder wagers them each £10,000 that he can travel to any period in Earth's past, offering to bring back a selection of historical objects in order to convince them. It is, of course, a cunning plan on Blackadder's part; the artefacts are ready and waiting to be produced from within the machine. So imagine Edmund's surprise when Baldrick's construction actually turns out to be a working model, transporting the duo back to - amongst other periods in history - the court of Elizabeth II, Sherwood Forest, and the Battle of Waterloo... Watch out for guest appearances by Rik Mayall as Robin Hood and Colin Firth as William Shakespeare. Originally conceived as the highlight of the Millennium Dome, the one-off film is featured here alongside 'The Cavalier Years', a Comic Relief special and 'Baldrick's Video Diary - A Blackadder in the Making'. The DVD extras make this a 15 certificate, the original VHS version is a PG.

From Amazon.co.uk

It seemed a good idea at the time: to celebrate the end of the millennium by resurrecting Edmund Blackadder for a one-off special Blackadder: Back and Fourth. Unfortunately, those responsible for Back and Forth got the cart before the horse. The Blackadder television series worked by recasting the same characters in different times, thereby reinforcing the dynamic between Blackadder and the buffoons who ran his life (World War One generals, various idiot royalty) and the troglodytes whose lives he ran (Baldrick). Given that most of us feel most of the time like the people we work for are useless and the people that work for us are even more useless, Blackadder's concept had a huge appeal.

A special feature looking at Blackadders through the ages might, therefore, have been a worthwhile enterprise. In Back and Forth, however, the character--a modern-day descendant of the Blackadder line--is merely briefly imposed on a variety of historical circumstances; he is no longer the victim of circumstances but the creator of them, and far less appealing for it. The script is lame and formulaic, and the conclusion unbelievably lazy. Okay, so it's a comedy, but if he really had returned to an England which had been conquered by France at the battle of Waterloo, shouldn't everyone there have been speaking French?

On the DVD: There are three sound options Dolby 2.0 and 5.1, and DTS 5.1. The main feature has an easily negotiable scene selector, and there are two extra features; including a behind-the-scenes footage of the making of Back and Forth featuring interviews with co-writer Richard Curtis and the biggest gem on the whole DVD, a lost episode set in the time of Cromwell, far funnier than the dismal Back and Forth, especially for Stephen Fry's delightful blurring of the doomed Charles I and the future Charles III. --Andrew Mueller


Customer reviews

Top customer reviews

on 10 June 2017
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 28 April 2017
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 3 September 2017
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
VINE VOICEon 12 September 2006
Format: DVD
0Comment| 13 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 1 February 2017
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 13 October 2017
Format: DVD
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 24 January 2001
Format: VHS Tape
0Comment| 12 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
VINE VOICEon 9 March 2006
Format: DVD
0Comment| 16 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse

Would you like to see more reviews about this item?


Pages with related products. See and discover other items: rowan atkinson

Where's My Stuff?

Delivery and Returns

Need Help?