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This review is from: The True History of the Blackadder: The Unadulterated Tale of the Creation of a Comedy Legend (Kindle Edition)
The highest praise I can give any book about British TV comedy is a favourable comparison with the works of Roger Wilmut. And that is exactly the kind of praise I am currently in the process of giving to The True History of the Blackadder. If you haven't read any of the works of Roger Wilmut, just assume that they are good and you'll get on just fine with this review.
To Wilmut's attention to detail, the author adds quite a playful style, but never lets it overpower the storytelling. Which is what this really is: a very good telling of a very good story. In the early stages the various players follow their independent paths, and then gradually their paths cross. This gets across precisely what Blackadder is: a kind of comedy supergroup (only not rubbish), drawing on the style and personalities of the twin worlds of "Oxbridge-revue" and "alternative", resulting in a high watermark for British comedy.
From Mr Roberts, Blackadder gets the book it richly deserves.