3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
A good read...but not as unadulterated as it could be...,
This review is from: The True History of the Blackadder: The Unadulterated Tale of the Creation of a Comedy Legend (Hardcover)
As a biography of a TV sitcom it is worthy of a place on anyone's bookshelf who has more than a passing interest in both the show itself and TV in the eighties, however I do agree with a previous review that the author relies heavily on previously released interviews which leads to a feeling of having read it all before. There is also a lack of any real behind the scenes stories relating in particular to the first series. The author really should have delved a little deeper and spoken to those involved personally (or where he has, at least at greater length) to really dig out the tales rather than fall back on material already available to the fans. That said it still collects all that is known and gives it a home under one binding and also teases us with a previously unreleased part script for Black Adder in Bethlehem...