After years of futile trench warfare, General Melchett gives the order for the "big push": a suicidal charge across the battlefield towards hundreds of German machine guns. Desperate to avoid participating, Captain Blackadder hatches a plan to convince his superiors that he has gone insane and therefore cannot go into combat. Written by
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There are no credits. It is left ambiguous as to whether the protagonists survive, although the part of the script describing how the characters rush over the edge of the trench also states that "They will not get far." See more
Baldrick mentions Neville the Hamster as one of his friends. Hamsters were not bred until 1930 and only after then did they start to become domestic pets. Wild hamsters are unknown in Europe. See more
Oh, dash and blast all this hanging about, sir! I'm as bored as a pacifist pistol. When are we going to see some action?
Well, George, I strongly suspect that your long wait for certain death is nearly at an end. Surely you must have noticed something in the air...
Well, yes, of course, but I thought that was Private Baldrick.
The end credits for the final episode are abrupt. After we see Blackadder and co. go over the top to their deaths, the music goes to a slow, mournful rendition of the main theme, and the scene shifts slowly to a shot of a real-life WWI trench, as it appears today -- a poppy-decked hill with the trench only barely visible. There is no ending credit roll, and instead, the Blackadder Goes Fourth logo and the BBC logo and copyright date appear unobtrusively in a corner. See more