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Blackadder Goes Forth: Season 1: Episode 6 -- Edmund and Lt. Barley share a nice rat stroganoff in their tent when word arrives that tomorrow morning the troops are going "over the top." Could a feigned bout of insanity put Edmund on the road to Calais?


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28 September 1989 (UK) See more »
Stuck in the middle of World War I, Captain Edmund Blackadder does his best to escape the banality of the war. Full summary »
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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
The Band of the 3rd Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment {The Pompadours} .... title music played by (6 episodes, 1989)
Howard Goodall .... composer: title music / music arranger: title music (6 episodes, 1989)
Tim Parkinson .... bandmaster (6 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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175 min | 30 min (6 episodes)
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Alongside the "later incarnations" of regular characters Blackadder, Baldrick, George, and Melchett, this series is noted for presenting "descendant" versions of two fan-favorite one-off characters from "Black-Adder II" (1986): Bob/Kate (Gabrielle Glaister), and Flashheart (Rik Mayall). The series also includes previous regulars Tim McInnerny and Miranda Richardson in roles completely different from their prior characters.See more »
Factual errors: Throughout the series, Blackadder and George, both front-line officers in the trenches, are show with their rank insignia displayed on their cuffs, whereas Melchett and Darling, staff officers, are shown with their rank insignia on their shoulders. In reality, this would have been reversed: Cuff insignia was the standard, but front-line officers were allowed to wear their's on their shoulders to make them less conspicuous to snipers. Shoulder insignia eventually became an army-wide personal option in 1917, and made permanent in 1920 when the cuff insignia was abolished completely.See more »
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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28 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
-, 12 February 1999

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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