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
Did You Know?
In the last three series of "Blackadder," all of the episodes of a particular series have titles that fit a pattern: all of the episodes of Black-Adder II
(1986) have single-word titles; all of the episodes of Black Adder the Third
(1987) have titles of the form "X and Y"; the first five episodes of "Blackadder Goes Forth" all have a military rank in their titles. "Goodbyeeee" is the only episode in the last three series that has a title that does not fit the pattern. See more
When Darling gives his "bugger" line toward the end, he's still wearing an overcoat. After a two-second cut to Blackadder's response, we see Darling again, now without the overcoat. See more
Oh We've survived it, The Great War, From 1914 to 1917.
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