A great fan image made by my Daughter who has just been introduced to the delights of BOTTOM and THE YOUNG ONES.
Adrian Charles “Ade” Edmondson (born 24 January 1957) is an English comedian, actor, writer, musician, television presenter and director. He came to prominence in the early 1980s and was part of the alternative comedy boom. He is probably best known for his comedic roles in the television series The Young Ones (1982–84) and Bottom (1991–95), for which he also wrote together with his long-time collaborative partner Rik Mayall.
Shun your Shakespeare, chuck away your Chaucer, destroy your DVDs of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle! You?ve got to make shelf space for the complete set of ?Maid Marian and her Merry Men?.
Never has so much fun and lunacy been crammed into one small plastic container. If you tried to squeeze in even one more tiny joke, it would squash the others so badly they?d jump out and run home crying to their mummies. Marvel at the relatively young Tony Robinson?s hilarious cavortings in the days before he got boring and started digging holes in the mud; watch the hysterically laid back Danny John Jules and realise there is life after Red Dwarf. Gasp at incredible six foot chickens, listen rapt to tales of volcanoes that spew forth mauve custard, and run away terrified from snailiens from outer space.
MAID MARIAN AND HER MERRY MEN was consistently number 1 in the children?s TV ratings throughout its four series, partly because it was popular with children of all ages, but also because it became ?must see? viewing for students and young adults.? It was popular with the critics too, winning a BAFTA, an RTS Award and the International Prix Jeunesse. This perfectly conceived historical farce is witty, warm and stylish. An excellent cast and faultless writing has drawn comparisons to Blackadder, Red Dwarf, and The Young Ones. It is one of those rare programmes made for and enjoyed by both children and adults and has secured a huge fan-base in the seventeen years since the first series was initially transmitted.
Written by and starring Tony Robinson as the Sherriff of Nottingham, Tony has been a regular on our TV screens since he got his big break playing Baldrick in Blackadder.? He is the presenter of the successful series Time Team and played the part of Vernon Crumley in the Bafta Award-winning HOGFATHER.?
Contained in new slimline packaging, all four series of Maid Marian and her Merry Men are released on DVD by Eureka Entertainment on 18 April 2011