Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Henry 8.0

What if Henry VIII were alive today and living in suburbia with his sixth wife, Catherine Parr? What if all he did was surf the net while his long-suffering wife cooked, shopped and cleaned for him? That's the premise of a delightful series of short BBC sketches called Henry 8.0.

Henry Tudor is played by the brilliant Brian Blessed, who you may remember from older British TV series where he portrayed Augustus Caesar in I, Claudius and King Richard in Rowan Atkinson's Black Adder.

Henry 8.0 gets up to all kinds of mischief on the internet with his old enemies, the Pope and the King of France. And he has embraced modern technology in other ways too. In the following episode, he signs up for internet dating in the hope of finding "Lucky Number Seven!"




There are eight episodes in total and they are found here on the BBC website. I think Henry 8.0 is absolutely hilarious and hope you enjoy it too!

17 comments:

faerwillow said...

~this sounds like a riot to watch...will be checking it out...thanks for passing this along...brightest blessings..."online dating...i am glad it did not have to experience that one and hopefully never will!"

Laura Hegfield said...

I was just about to stop by your blog and you beat me over to mine first! This looks hilarious...thanks for letting us know...I could use a good laugh (who couldn't?).

Sandra said...

That's funny - thanks for sharing it.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Sounds like a hoot!!!!!!!!!!!

mxtodis123 said...

Thanks for sharing this great little video. Ha, bet you didn't know that Henry was my ancestor, did ya? LOL!!!
Mary

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Henry VIII was one of your ancestors, Mary?! Guess that internet dating paid off!

Caroline said...

OMG...hilarious! I love British humor... This looks like such a great show. Now I want to youtube some Eddie Izzard for giggles :)

Cora said...

This sounds awesome! I'll have to try Netflixing it :)

Beatnheart said...

Thank you for your comment today Debra who is so wise and fun...Liked todays post..We can't get BBC ..English husband would love that!! we get BBC America but not current stuff...would luv that.. Can you tell me how to put in a "sidebar" so I can add a post before your show my song?? I want to "copyright" it as written by me etc. Can you help?? thanks cw

miss*R said...

that was my immediate thoughts about online dating.. he would have a ball with that!

Beatnheart said...

HEY DEBRA WHO IS WISE AND WONDERFUL...BINGO!! GOT IT IN THERE AND MOVED SOME STUFF AROUND TOO...OK I THINK I'M STARTING TO GET THIS...THANK YOU!!! oh and by the way, where can I get some of those gloves!!!!!

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

divorced, beheaded died, divorced beheaded survived.
he'd still figure out a way to kill poor katherine..

Thalia Took said...

Oh my gawd of COURSE it's Brian Blessed as King Henry the Eighth. And I do remember him from Blackadder. (I also remember Hugh Laurie from Blackadder, which is why no matter how much I watch House I just cannot get my brain around the fact that that's Hugh Freakin' Laurie, who played King George "Thick As A Whale Omelet" the Third. Just can't.)

bohemianshadows said...

How bizarre!

Did you see the modern Jane Austen one?

Monica

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Modern Jane Austen? Sounds fun! I'll have to see if I can find that, Monica!

submerina said...

Comedy GOLD! I'm just imagining the possibilities with other historical characters :D How different things would be...

Bridgett said...

LOL...this sounds hilarious!