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Blackadder Back & Forth

This article first appeared in 70mm
The 70mm Newsletter

Credits assembled by Thomas Hauerslev Issue 60 - March 2000
Original title: Blackadder Back & Forth. Filmed in: Super 35 (35mm), 4 perforations, 24 frames per second. Presentation format: 70mm, 5 perforations & 6 track DTS. Aspect ratio: 2,21:1. Country of origin: England. Year of production: 1999. World premiere (Release date): 01.01.2000. Premiere cinemas: Skyscape cinema (2 screens) at the Millenium Dome, London, England. Producer: Sophie Clarke-Jervoise. Executive Producers: Peter Bennett-Jones and Geoffrey Perkins. Director: Paul Weiland. Screenplay: Richard Curtis and Ben Elton. Director of photography: Tony Pierce-Roberts B.S.C. Film editor: Guy Bensley. Music: Howard Goodall. Make up Designer: Jan Sewell. Production designer: Andrew Howe-Davies. Costumes: Hazel Pethig. Cast (role): Rowan Atkinson (Sir Edmund Blackadder), Tony Robinson (Sodoff Baldrick), Stephen Fry (Bishop Flavius Melchett, Lord Melchett, Duke of Wellington, General Melcheus), Hugh Laurie (Lieutentant, the Viscount George Bufton-Tufton, Georgeius), Tim McInnerny  (Archdeacon Darling, Duc de Darling, Duke of Darling), Miranda Richardson  (Lady Elizabeth, Queen Elizabeth I), Patsy Byrne (Nursie), Rik Mayall (Robin Hood), Colin Firth  (Shakespeare), Kate Moss (Maid Marion), Simon Russell-Beale (Napoleon), Crispin Harris  (Friar Tuck), Jenny Bond (Royal Reporter). Production company: Tiger Aspect. 70mm prints by: Technicolor Ltd (London). Recorded in: DTS ES (6.1). 70mm running time: 33 minutes. 70mm Sound System: 70mm DTS. Synopsis: The action starts on New Years Eve 1999 at a dinner party given by Edmund Blackadder to some familiar old friends.  Blackadder and Baldrick accidentally set off on a chaotic journey through time in Baldrick's home-made copy of a Leonardo Da Vinci time machine - built as a ruse and never expected to actually work!  And with Baldrick's controls, typyically unworkable, the duo find themselves lost in time- visiting random moments through British history, and creating chaos everywhere - as they try to get home for the millennium. Further reading reference: 70mm The 70mm Newsletter, Issue 60, March 2000.

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