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Baldrick (left) and Blackadder (right) plotting and scheming in the Elizabethan age. Allstar Picture Library Limited/Alamy

Blackadder at 40: the difficult birth of a classic TV comedy

The first series had the characters’ roles all the wrong way round. Blackadder was dim, Baldrick clever and the queen was dull. Thankfully they got a second try.
We discuss the politics of comedy with comedian Andrea Jin who recently made her late-night debut on ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’ in October. (The Late Late Show with James Corden)

What’s so funny about race? — Podcast

Some comedians put race at the centre of their comedy, giving audiences a chance to release some tension. But how far is too far? Where is the line between a lighthearted joke and deep-rooted racism?

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