(on working on "Blackadder")
Tony: For me, the series was like having tutorials with some of the finest lecturers. Richard Curtis, Ben Elton and Stephen Fry taught me how to write. I'd left school at 16, with four O-levels - the others were all English and classics graduates from our best universities. They were all very hard taskmasters, and without that training I'd never have had the self-confidence to write.