Tony Robinson's Height
5ft 4in (162.6 cm)
English actor, best known for playing Baldrick in TV series Blackadder. He also presented the show Time Team. In the Metro Newspaper in 2002, he commented on his height, saying: "I'm 5ft 4in, but I'm fairly philosophical about that...there is the other option of being unhappy and bitter, but why bother?"
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Average Guess (6 Votes)
5ft 3.79in (162cm)
Nik said on 29/Apr/17
It must be good for you to have all the "Blackadders" in a single box set, I was kindly given a box set of all the episodes of "Fawlty Towers" for a Christmas present one year. Unfortunately there were never many episodes of "Fawlty Towers" ever produced, however 27 episodes of "Blackadder" plus Baldrick's diaries will have given "Blackadder" fans plenty to get their teeth into. I found it interesting that you told me that Peter Cook appeared in "Blackadder"! We had some interesting conversations on the "Peter Cook" page!
Sandy Cowell said on 26/Apr/17
@ Nik - The last series of 'Blackadder', 'Blackadder Goes Forth', went out in 1989 I believe. 'Blackadder II' went out in 1986, starting in early January which means it was recorded in 1985. I have to check with 'Blackadder III'; it might have been 1988, but I'm not 100% on that! The very first series was made in 1983, and included Peter Cook as King Richard III!
There were 6 episodes per series, making 24 in all, and then there were 3 specials, plus Baldrick's diaries, which is worth seeing as it doesn't disappoint on the laughter front!
I hope this helps! I have all the 'Blackadders' in a boxset. I think you can purchase a copy at quite a reasonable price!
I don't actually have Sky TV Nik! I have so many DVD's that I feel spoilt for choice anyway! I even find it quite arduous to decide what to watch in the evenings, what with all the Freeview Channels! 👍📺😋
Nik said on 24/Apr/17
I saw your comment on the 20th April and I am now wondering how many episodes have there ever been of "Blackadder". Do you know when they stopped showing new episodes on tv? It's good when one of the Sky channels shows a lot or all of the episodes of a comedy over a week or a few weeks, I know this has been done before on a few occasions, I think that this has been done with "Only Fools And Horses" and perhaps with "Last Of The Summer Wine".
Sandy Cowell said on 22/Apr/17
@ Nik - My Dad is absolutely crazy about it himself! In fact, it was when I was staying round his place in 2005 that I seriously got into it myself - by watching his videos, over and over again! Now I know them all pretty much by heart and yet I still enjoy them! 'Blackadder' is something I'll never tire of and neither will my Dad! It understandably has a very large and devoted following!
Nik said on 21/Apr/17
My Dad used to absolutely love "Blackadder"!
Sandy Cowell said on 20/Apr/17
This week, I have been thoroughly enjoying the 'Yesterday' channel's showings of all the 'Blackadder' episodes ever! You could say it was a much-appreciated Easter treat!
Tony has introduced the episodes and also some special historical programmes of the periods 'Blackadder' covers, including the end of the War of the Roses period in the 15th century, the Tudor era with Elizabeth I (1558-1603), 18th century England's extravagant and portly Prince Regent, from whom Regent's Park is named, and finally the First World War (1914-18), up to the final poignant episode which, I believe, is based on events from 1917. We also had a couple of fun episodes! A send-up of 'A Christmas Carol' (Victorian 19th century) and Blackadder's time-travel special 'Blackadder Back and Forth', based, and indeed originally shown, in 1999!
Of course, as I was anticipating, it's been possible to take in Tony's height during this 'Blackadder' spectacular and I think it's fair to say that he is nearer the 5ft3 mark now rather than the 5ft4 one! He keeps himself pretty fit with all the running around he does with his 'Time Team' programme, and in order to have that energy, Tony must be eating well!
I'll give him 5ft3 and a quarter. I think he's great, and what a splendid and fun way to get kids interested in the fascinating subject of history!
The English grammar is good as well!
Mark said on 7/Apr/17
Now aged 70, i'd be inclined to guess that he'll now be somewhere around 5'3 maybe?
Sandy Cowell said on 12/Nov/16
...and as you only possess one pair, they should be a lot smellier now! Seventeen years' worth of flatulence and skid marks! Excellent!
Sandy Cowell said on 11/Nov/16
Good old Baldrick!
He says today in the Daily Mail as regards the Trump victory: "For the very first time, I have no cunning plan!"
Well how about this one: You can try to scare him away from the Brown House by waving the same pair of underpants you used to scare away that nasty dinosaur in 'Blackadder Back and Forth!'
His rant was among a continuing list of 'Twitter Tantrums!'
Sandy Cowell said on 14/Oct/16
I have as much affection for the 'Blackadder' character 'Baldrick' as I do Blackadder himself! Self-deprecating and ridiculous, I never tire of the little fellow!
But there is so much more to this man! I can think of worse ways of whiling away my spare time than watching his archeology programmes, but the one that really knocked me for six was his series 'Catastrophe!' It was beyond interesting, fascinating even, and so well explained that it was easy to understand what would normally be a tricky subject: it was about how scientific catastrophes brought about life on this planet and a lot more besides!
Tony Robinson, I take my hat off to you! You're one in a million!
T said on 18/Sep/13
Met Tony - I'm a solid 6'4", and I was head and shoulders over him, so 5'4" sounds about bang on. Nice bloke too.
said on 23/Jul/13
Rob could he have been 5ft 4 at peak and maybe 5ft 3 range now? He looks tiny on Time Team
[Editor Rob: certainly all that time spent rummaging around digs could have knocked a bit of height from him in last 10 years...or more, time team seems to have gone on forever.]
said on 31/Dec/12
Hey Rob is there a chance he was 5ft 5in when he was younger he could have easily been taller in his younger days.
[Editor Rob: I doubt it, I don't think he looked more than 5ft 4 in the 80's]
Leon said on 30/Sep/07
That's smaller than I thought, actually. I was expecting 5'6". Seems like a really nice guy.
Steven said on 29/Jun/07
I still stand by my comment posted exactly 1 year and 1 day ago :P
Steven said on 29/Jun/06
Seems about right, not as tiny as I'd imagine though!