The True History of the Black Adder - J F Roberts Reviews
Description:ISBN 1848093462 / Hardcover: 464 pages / Publisher: Preface / Published: 11 Oct 2012
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by - written on 12/02/13 (Very useful, 48 readings)
Back in October 2012, the media got very excited over a new book on the Black Adder TV show. What attracted their attention was not the quality or comprehensiveness of the book (though it has both), but the author's discovery of fragments of a "lost" script for a Christmas episode written by Adder co-creator Richard Curtis. Having the reviews focus so much on this one aspect actually did the book a disservice. The "lost" script is clearly a very early draft, little more than a rough outline of a couple of scenes. Whilst it is an interesting curio, it is not actually particularly funny (if only because it is so underdeveloped and large parts ... Read the complete review