Cunning plan comes together as hapless Baldrick is knighted in Birthday Honours
FOR centuries he has been the hapless, put-upon manservant in the care of the cynical, cowardly and opportunist Edmund Blackadder.
But tonight the tables finally turned and his miserly master was grudgingly getting used to saying: “Arise, Sir Baldrick.”
Tony Robinson, the actor who played the much-loved dogsbody, was knighted in The Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Best known for his TV work, which included long-running series Time Team, Sir Tony, 66, was political activist and Labour Party supporter.
He was honoured for his public and political service.
Not to be outshone, there was finally reward for decades of cunning - if not entirely successful - plans for Rowan Atkinson, who played the title role in sitcom of the same name.
Atkinson, 58, who starred in last year’s Olympics opening ceremony, received a CBE for services to drama and charity.
Very well-earned by Tony, who has done so much to bring history alive, and not just in Time Team.
His recent short series of walks through historically-important, but overlooked, areas of Britain was one of the few things on TV worth watching recently.
He's always going to be Sir Baldrick, though....
Few will weep tears for Amaral, seeing an angry man locked up in his own bitter and baseless theories. -Neil Tweedie, Daily Mail, of the McCanns' tormentor Gonzo.
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