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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General Melchett (Stephen Fry
) tells Blackadder (Rowan Atkinson
) that "Oxford is a right dump". Like Melchett, Fry went to Cambridge University while Atkinson went to Oxford. See more
Blackadder tells Captain Darling that there are really four verses to "God Save the King". In fact there are actually six verses. However the last verse, an anti-Scottish sentiment, is almost never sung. See more
When this war is over, do you think we might get to know each other a little better?
Yes, why not? When this madness has finished, perhaps we could go cycling together. Take a trip down to the old Swan at Henley and go for a walk in the woods.
Yes. Or we could just do it right now on the desk.