There could be no doubt - the shining baldrick
, the red cassock - it was a musketeer.
As he strode toward his sister the first figure he passed was that of Leonard Crane, clad in Lincoln green, with the horn and baldrick and sword appropriate to Robin Hood; for he was standing nearest to the lady, where, indeed, he might have been found during a disproportionate part of the time.
The horn still swung from his baldrick, but the sword was gone.
Nevertheless, when she beheld her captain enter, she thought him so handsome, his doublet so new, his baldrick
so shining, and his air so impassioned, that she blushed with pleasure.
And the laughs over six centuries have never dated, with the quick-witted banter between Edmund and his grubby manservant Baldrick
as fresh and funny now as when it first aired.
This week he compared May's nonexistent plan on Brexit to Baldrick
, showing he can be good with gags and getting headlines.
The only one I could come up with is Baldrick
, who says 'Our cunning plan is to have no plan"' - Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn on Brexit.
Instead, he turned to the sitcom Blackadder to poke fun at her, saying she was like clueless Baldrick
- because her "cunning plan" on Brexit was to do nothing.
THERESA May has been offered assistance from Baldrick
after her Brexit plan was likened to the schemes devised by Blackadder's hapless sidekick.
Of course, the actor (Sir Tony Robinson) playing Baldrick
was a member of the Labour Party, as I recall" Prime Minister Theresa May hits back "Undeliverable" Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson's opinion of the plan for a new runway for Heathrow "What a grotty chapter in our public life Heathrow has been.
Sir Tony, who played Baldrick
in all four series of the sitcom, joked that they might struggle to pay Laurie, who went on to become a major star in the US with hit drama House.
REGENCY REVELS: | |Blackadder the Third The life of each incarnation was also entwined with his servant, Baldrick
- played by Tony Robinson - and in each series Blackadder was also saddled trying to cope with a dim witted aristocrat.