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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 »
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Definitely the best Blackadder See more (65 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 6)

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)
Tony Robinson .... script consultant (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:
The writers researched World War I and thought it made a very apt fitting for a comedy: "All the buildup to the First World War was very funny, all the people coming from communities where they'd never bumped into posh people, and all being so gung-ho and optimistic... the first hundred pages of any book about the World War are hilarious, then of course everybody dies." Rowan Atkinson further explained that the trenches of WWI were perfect: "We wanted a place and time that could reproduce to an extent the claustrophobia and sordidness of medieval England, the best way to do that was to set it in the middle of a war."See more »
Goofs:
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 theirs 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 »
Quotes:
[repeated line]
Private Baldrick:I have a cunning plan.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Ben Elton: Laughing at the 80s (2011) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
British GrenadierSee more »

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12 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Definitely the best Blackadder, 9 May 2002
Author: kostas papageorgiou from Vienna, Austria

Th fourth Blackadder series is British Humour at its best. I never liked the first Blackadder, the second one was fairly good, the third one was great (and Hugh Laurie´s Prince of Wales one of the funniest characters ever on TV), but the fourth series tops it all. Apart from the great acting and the hilarious punchlines, it offered the deepest (and often tragic) characters and the most interesting interactions between them. The ´Speckled Jim´ episode is my favorite, followed by the one with George in the hospital (the ´I spy with my little eye´ opening scene is amazing).

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