Jonathan Miller
Bunny Lee
Joe Gibbs
Prince Buster
Robin Hood
(Fictional character)
Stephen Fry

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Tony Robinson

Knowledge Identifier: +Tony_Robinson


Tony Robinson

English actor, comedian, amateur historian, TV presenter and political activist add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1946.

Countries: United Kingdom (43%), Jamaica (14%), United States (11%)

Main connections: Blackadder, Jonathan Miller, Bunny Lee

Linked to: University of Exeter, Labour Party, The Labour Party, Wanstead High School




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Tony Robinson was born in 1946 add something


Dennis Alcapone - In the period from 1970 to 1973, Alcapone made over 100 singles and released three albums, for a range of producers including Hudson, Dodd, Reid, Bunny Lee, Lee Perry, Joe Gibbs, Prince Buster, Alvin Ranglin, Prince Tony Robinson, J.J. Johnson and Phil Pratt, often recording for several producers on the same day.


He played a small role as student doctor Grace in the 1972-73 series of Doctor In Charge add something


In 1972 he starred in the children's educational programme "Sam on Boffs' Island" and was later a presenter on "Play Away" add something


Chichester Festival Theatre - He appeared in the 1974-75 season at Chichester Festival Theatre, as Angel Chicago in the nativity musical "Follow The Star" add something


In the 1975 season, he appeared as Hovstad in Henrik Ibsen's "Enemy of the People" add something


Chichester Festival Theatre programme 1976 most notably at the Leeds Playhouse add something


In 1976, he appeared as Feste in "Twelfth Night", and as Majorin in "Monsieur Perrichon's Travels" add something


Robinson and his former wife Mary Shepherd were active in Bristol Labour politics from the early 1980s add something


Robinson came to prominence in 1983 for his role in the British historical sitcom "Blackadder", as Edmund Blackadder's dogsbody Baldrick add something


He provided voice-over to the "Free-ranger" Chicken cartoon short, an English child-scripted arts-funded production in 1989 add something


In 1989 he created the children's comedy TV series "Maid Marian and her Merry Men", a loose retelling of the legend of Robin Hood in which he appeared as the Sheriff of Nottingham add something


The series ran from 1989 to 1991 and was shown on Children's ITV add something


Mark Billingham - In 1989, a new role in a children's series written by "Blackadder"'s Tony Robinson, would have a lasting impact, both on the nations' children and on Billingham himself


Also in 1994, Robinson played a minor part in an episode called "One Flew Over the Parents Nest" in the TV series Minder, he played a character called "Willie the Weed" add something


In 1994, Robinson began presenting "Time Team", a TV programme devoted to archaeological investigations limited to three days add something


From 1996 to 2000, he was vice-president of the actors' union Equity, helping with a huge restructuring programme which turned a £500,000 deficit into a small surplus add something


Robinson contributed the voiceover for the TV series "Airline" in its set of new series from 1999 focusing on the daily routine of &EasyJet staff at a selection of airports add something


In 2000 he was elected to the Labour Party's National Executive Committee, a position he held to 2004 add something


This short film was shown in the Millennium Dome throughout 2000 and was later aired on BBC One in 2002 add something


He was active in the "Make Poverty History" campaign during early 2005, in the lead-up to the G8 summit in Scotland, and is the patron for UK-based charity Street Child Africa add something


"Tony Robinson's Cunning Night Out", a largely improvised stage show, followed in early 2005 and included a mix of the many themes from his career for which Robinson is famous add something


This first series was followed by "The Worst Christmas Jobs in History" in December 2005 and a second series of "The Worst Jobs in History" on Channel 4 in April 2006 add something


The Da Vinci Code - In 2005, UK TV personality Tony Robinson edited and narrated a detailed rebuttal of the main arguments of Dan Brown and those of Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh and Henry Lincoln, who authored the book "Holy Blood, Holy Grail", in the program "The Real Da Vinci Code", shown on British TV Channel 4


He followed on this "Discworld" work by playing a role in the live action television dramatisation of "Hogfather", broadcast on Sky over the Christmas season in 2006 add something


He worked as the narrator for six of the remaining nine series until 2006 when the series ended add something


The whole 16-episode series was repeated on 26 December 2006 add something


He has done voiceovers for laundry product Vanish as of 2007 add something


In 2007, Robinson narrated television advertisements for Honda, in the humorous style of "Tales From Fat Tulip's Garden" add something


In the spring of 2007 Robinson visited thirty towns in Britain and Ireland with his one-man show, "A Cunning Night Out" add something


Blackadder - During his June 2007 stage performance, chronicled on the Tony Robinson's Cunning Night Out DVD, Robinson states that, after filming the "Back & Forth special", the general idea was to reunite for another special in 2010


"Tony Robinson and the Paranormal" was first broadcast on Channel 4 in December 2008 add something


In late 2009 he was invited to be guest speaker at the Pride of Craegmoor awards, where he gave a speech about his time with his mother and finding a care home add something


In July 2009, he appeared in the light-hearted BBC1 series "Hotel Babylon" as sly hit-man named Arthur Barnes add something


In February 2010 Robinson, described as the 'stunt Pratchett', read the main part of Terry Pratchett's BBC "Richard Dimbleby Lecture" add something


From 1 September 2010, Robinson hosted a new series on National Geographic Channel called "Birth of Britain" which was repeated on Channel 4 beginning in January 2011 add something


In March 2011, Robinson participated in the 'March for the Alternative' protests in Central London, which opposed the Conservative led Coalition UK Government's spending cuts programme add something


Robinson married Louise Hobbs on 24 June 2011 add something


"Tony Robinson Explores Australia" was first broadcast in the first half of 2012 add something


From 10 September 2012, Robinson hosted a new series on History Channel Australia called "Tony Robinson's Time Walks" add something


During October 2012, it was announced that Time Team would be cancelled after nearly 20 years on television add something


Robinson was knighted in the 2013 Birthday Honours for public and political service add something


In September 2013 Sir Jonathan Miller directed the Gala Performance of William Shakespeare's "King Lear" at The Old Vic in London add something


In August 2014, Robinson was one of 200 public figures who were signatories to a letter to "The Guardian" opposing Scottish independence in the run-up to September's referendum on that issue add something


As of November 2014, 16 hour-long episodes have been broadcast in four series add something


Blackadder - In August 2015, Tony Robinson said in an interview "I do think a new series of Blackadder is on the cards


In January 2016 he described Alzheimer's as "one of the last great medical terrors" and announced he would be leaving money to the Alzheimer's Society in his will add something


On 23 June 2018 Robinson appeared at the People's Vote march in London to mark the second anniversary of the referendum to leave the European Union add something


He travelled to Australia and Asia to film a new show "The World By Rail", which is expected to air in 2019 add something


In March 2019 he premiered Around the World by Train with Tony Robinson on Channel 5 where he travelled to Australia and Asia by rail add something


On 3 May 2019, Robinson announced that he had left the Labour Party add something


Blackadder - In June 2019 The Sun reported that Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Stephen_Fry and Hugh Laurie had met and agreed to consider a fifth season