Blackadder still stands the test of time 40 years on

To mark the show’s 40th anniversary, a new portrait of Edmund Blackadder was secretly installed at Audley End House surprising visitors and was unveiled by Baldrick actor Tony Robinson. A poll of 2,000 Brits reveals the nation’s love of Blackadder, finding that almost nine in 10 Brits still find the show just as funny and enjoyable watching it now, 40 years after it aired.