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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Bernard Wallis appears as 'Brigadier' Sir Bernard Proudfoot-Smith. This rank was not introduced to the British Army until 1928. While it is true that Brigadier-Generals of the time were colloquially referred to a Brigadiers, the rank insignia worn by the character (a crown above three pips/stars) was the one introduced in 1921 for the brief replacement ranks of Colonel-Commandant and Colonel-on-the-Staff that were later renamed Brigadiers. See more
[on catching the spy
Yes, three weeks to smoke the bugger out. Use any method you see fit. Personally, I'd recommend you get a hold of a cocker spaniel, tie your suspect down on a chair with a potty on his head, then pop his todger between two floury buns and shout "Dinner time, Fido!"