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Patsy Byrne, Blackadder Actress, Dies at 80

Miranda Richardson, Patsy Byrne in Blackadder II

Patsy Byrne, who played Nursie on Season 2 of the BBC series Blackadder, has died. She was 80.

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A warm thought for the deep chill of winter: Even in the doldrums of a miserable season, Gilmore Girls proves that it’s still capable of greatness. This week’s episode returned to its core, the electrifying dynamic among three generations of Gilmore women, balancing humor with searing flashes of drama in an episode incomparably illuminated by the welcome return of Kelly Bishop’s imperious, hilarious, monstrous yet ultimately oh-so-human Emily Gilmore.It seems like ages since we’ve seen Bishop at her best. And no mistake about it, she was at her best this week, rising to the occasion when Emily’s husband, Richard (the estimable Edward Herrmann), is felled with a heart attack. Bossing around the hospital staff, railing against the incompetence of any poor health-club or service worker who has the bad luck to come up against her, she is a riot. And as Lorelai and Rory sit in amused horror, we know deep down all will be well because they’re all together aga... read more

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Premiered: June 15, 1983, on BBC One
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: Biting satire of British history focuses on a weaselly liar named Edmund and his thick sidekick, Baldrick, as they stumble into one jam after another. The series combines sharp verbal barbs, farcical situations and brilliant send-ups of historical figures. Star Rowan Atkinson (`Mr. Bean') co-created the series with Richard Curtis, who later penned `Four Weddings and a Funeral,' `Notting Hill' and `Love Actually.'



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