Angry that his plans always seem to fall into enemy hands, General Melchett asks Captain Blackadder to "winkle out" the spy he suspects is housed in the hospital. Blackadder immediately suspects the the patient with the thick German accent and a burning curiosity about troop movements, but decides to embark on an extremely thorough (and more importantly: long) investigation as a way of staying out of the trenches. Written by
26 October 1989 (UK)
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Captain Darling vehemently denies being a spy and says he is "as British as Queen Victoria", to which Blackadder sarcastically replies "So your father is German, you're half-German and you married a German!" In 1917, King George V (Queen Victoria's grandson), whose house was directly descended from German nobility, changed the royal house name from Saxe-Coburgh and Gotha to Windsor in an effort to appease British nationalist feelings. See more
When we are seeing Darling's PoV as he creeps up on Blackadder in the map room the shadow of the camera can be seen on the desk. See more
Something's the matter. Something sinister and something grotesque. And what's worse is that it's going on right here under my very nose.
Sir, your moustache is lovely...
References General Hospital