Tony Robinson

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Sir Tony Robinson is an English actor, writer and presenter, best known for his television work: playing Baldrick in ‘'Blackadder, creating and starring in Maid Marian and Her Merry Men, telling children’s and mythological stories in programmes like Tales From Fat Tulip’s Garden and Odysseus: The Greatest Hero of Them All, and more recently as the host of long-running archaeological programme Time Team. To Discworld fans he’s best known as the long-time narrator of Corgi’s abridged audiobooks, and also for appearing in The Mob’s television adaptation of Hogfather.


As audiobook narrator

Robinson narrated abridged audiobooks all of the Discworld novels for Corgi Audio between 1993 and 2015.

His other abridged audiobooks of Pratchett novels include:

Robinson also read “Shaking Hands with Death”, Pratchett’s 2010 Richard Dimbleby lecture, as “Pratchett’s voice for tonight” when he was uncertain of being able to do so himself.


Robinson wrote a special introduction to the 2021 anniversary edition of Hogfather.


Podcast episodes

As host

Robinson launched Tony Robinson’s Cunnningcast in March 2023, a show ostensibly about history, but also featuring interviews with his Blackadder co-stars.

As guest

Date Show Episode External link
2022-03-09 Chalke Talk[1] “Tony Robinson and Tom Holland”
2023-01-02 My Time Capsule[2] “Ep. 250: Sir Tony Robinson”

External links


  1. Official podcast of the Chalke Valley History Festival
  2. Hosted by Michael Fenton Stevens