Blackadder Goes Forth (1989– )

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Stuck in the middle of World War I, Captain Edmund Blackadder does his best to escape the banality of the war.

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 Captain Edmund Blackadder (6 episodes, 1989)
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 Private S Baldrick / ... (6 episodes, 1989)
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 General Melchett / ... (6 episodes, 1989)
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 Captain Kevin Darling / ... (6 episodes, 1989)
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It is 1917, and lunatic General Sir Anthony Cecil Hogmanay Melchett is leading the British troops at the front lines against the Germans, while everyone waits for Field Marshall Haig's big push. There are various emotions throughout the camp about it. For Captain Kevin Darling, Melchett's bull-dog-like right-hand man, it makes no difference, as it appears he will be safe and sound with the general when the big push occurs. For Lieutenant George Colhurst Saint Barleigh, he is overly excited at thrashing the Germans. For Private S. (probably for Sod-Off) Baldrick, it's a terrifying experience he is not looking forward to. For Captain Edmund Blackadder, however, it's something he's too cowardly too face. Self-centered, arrogant, and sarcastic, Blackadder is always constantly searching for a way out of this silly war, and will try various, often crazy, variations on escape, all of which will take a turn he never expected. Sharing a dugout with George and Baldrick, his main obstacle for ... Written by Bloggers!

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Ben Elton's uncle, historian Geoffrey Elton, had initially voiced his concern to his nephew that the show might be considered disrespectful. See more »

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Private Baldrick: I have a cunning plan.
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The closing credits are notably presented as static captions, instead of scrolled down as in the previous three series. See more »

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12 February 1999 | by (Lowell MA) – See all my reviews

My favorite of the Blackadder series (I love 'em all!). A very funny series about a rather grim subject. Rowan Atkinson, better known in the States for his Mr. Bean character, shows here (as in his other Blackadder incarnations) that he's as good at verbal comedy as he is at physical comedy. This series is funny all the way up to its somewhat surprising ending. Also, very illuminating to me as an American regarding the British slant on the war to end all wars...


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