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Nick Clegg speaks on Baldrick vs Michael Gove row

The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has commented on the row between Baldrick actor Sir Tony Robinson and the education secretary Michael Gove.

Michael Gove said programmes like Blackadder were used to push "myths" and "denigrate virtues such as patriotism, honour and courage". Credit: Martin Keene/PA Archive

Mr Clegg said: "The debate between Baldrick and Michael Gove, they will just have to sort it out themselves."

The actor, who starred in the hit BBC series, Blackadder, said Michael Gove made "a very silly mistake" for criticising Blackadder as a "left-wing" whitewash of British pride in World War One