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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
28 September 1989 (UK) See more »
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Plot:
Stuck in the middle of World War I, Captain Edmund Blackadder does his best to escape the banality of the war. Full summary »
Awards:
3 wins See more »
User Reviews:
"Forth" Conquers! See more (62 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 6)

Rowan Atkinson ... Captain Edmund Blackadder (6 episodes, 1989)

Tony Robinson ... Private S Baldrick / ... (6 episodes, 1989)

Stephen Fry ... General Melchett / ... (6 episodes, 1989)

Hugh Laurie ... Lieutenant The Honourable George Colthurst St. Barleigh (6 episodes, 1989)

Tim McInnerny ... Captain Kevin Darling / ... (6 episodes, 1989)
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Series Directed by
Richard Boden (6 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Writing credits
Richard Curtis (6 episodes, 1989)
Ben Elton (6 episodes, 1989)

Series Produced by
John Lloyd .... producer (6 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Film Editing by
Chris Wadsworth (6 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Production Design by
Chris Hull (6 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Costume Design by
Annie Hardinge (6 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Makeup Department
Caroline Noble .... makeup designer (6 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Production Management
Duncan Cooper .... production manager (6 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Art Department
Jayne Libotte .... props buyer (6 episodes, 1989)
Graham McCallum .... graphic designer (4 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Sound Department
Martin Deane .... sound supervisor (6 episodes, 1989)
Nick Way .... deputy sound supervisor (6 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Roger Turner .... visual effects (6 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
John Hoare .... camera supervisor (6 episodes, 1989)
Henry Barber .... lighting director (5 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Editorial Department
Carol Abbott .... vision mixer (6 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Music Department
Howard Goodall .... composer: title music / music arranger: title music (6 episodes, 1989)
The Band of the 3rd Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment {The Pompadours} .... title music played by (5 episodes, 1989)
Tim Parkinson .... bandmaster (5 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Other crew
J. Kennedy .... assistant floor manager (6 episodes, 1989)
Vanessa Sharples .... production assistant (6 episodes, 1989)
Mike Chislett .... technical coordinator (5 episodes, 1989)

Mark Shelley .... weapons armorer (unknown episodes)
 

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30 min (6 episodes)
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Trivia:
Tim McInnerny affected a nervous tick in his eye for the character of Captain Darling, but after the six-week rehearsal and shooting schedule was over, the tick had become second nature and it took him a further two months to get rid of it.See more »
Quotes:
Lieutenant George:But this is brave, splendid and noble...
[Blackadder doesn't react - there's a long pause]
Lieutenant George:...Sir
Captain Blackadder:Yes, Lieutenant.
Lieutenant George:I'm scared, sir
Private Baldrick:I'm scared too, sir
Lieutenant George:I'm the last of the tiddly-winking leapfroggers from the golden summer of 1914. I don't want to die... I'm really not over keen on dying at all, sir.
Captain Blackadder:How are you feeling, Darling?
Captain Darling:Ahm- not all that good, Blackadder. Rather hoped I'd get through the whole show, go back to work at Pratt and Sons, keep wicket for the Croydon Gentlemen, marry Doris. Made a note in my diary on the way here. Simply says: "Bugger".
Captain Blackadder:Well, quite.
[...]
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18 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
"Forth" Conquers!, 1 November 2005
Author: Pickwick12 from Ft. Myers, FL

As a huge fan of Hogan's Heroes, I was attracted to the vague similarities to it that exist in "Blackadder Goes Forth." But this series has British charm and hilarity all its own. All the Balckadder series are funny, but I believe this one is the best. The episode in which Blackadder is on trial is a favorite, as is the final episode.

Hugh Laurie, one of my favorite actors, does a marvelous job as George "last of the tiddlywinking leapfroggers" and, of course, Baldrick and Blackadder play off one another seamlessly. The slightly more serious nature of the subject matter does not seem forced. In fact, the humor makes the ending more affecting.

Blackadder has become a British classic, and this installment lives up to the others and surpasses them in spots. In my mind, Blackadder and his friends will forever be frozen in time, going "over the top."

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