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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:
Goodbyeee See more (63 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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175 min | 30 min (6 episodes)
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Trivia:
Tim McInnerny's character was originally named Captain Cartwright. Stephen Fry had the idea to change it to Darling (named after a boy at his school) and created a running gag which is frequently used throughout the series.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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Blackadder Back & Forth (1999)See more »
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British GrenadierSee more »

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17 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Goodbyeee, 27 February 2005
Author: didi-5 from United Kingdom

This final Blackadder series to date (I'm not counting Back and Forth, that one off for the end of the 20th century, because it was disappointing) was set in the Great War, where Blackadder and his fellow soldiers (Baldrick and George - Tony Robinson and Hugh Laurie) had to cope with the blithering idiocy of General Melchett (the incomparable Stephen Fry) who liked nothing better than shouting and belittling his private secretary, Cpt Darling (played winningly by Tim McInnerny, who had of course been a regular fixture of Blackadder's first two series).

With an episode which involved George dragging up for a camp show, the famous final episode which sent our heroes over the top, and the episode where Blackadder made a play to leave the war to become troop artist in Paris, this series was a worthy sign-off to a long-running comedy classic.

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