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 a 2005 BBC documentary series showcasing some of Britain's favourite sitcoms, The Blackadder edition of the series, presented by John Sergeant, revealed that the original ending of this series had Baldrick, George, Darling and the troops under Blackadder's command unambiguously killed. Blackadder himself only feigned death and was the only survivor. 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
You know, I won't half miss you chaps after the war.
Don't worry, Lieutenant; I'll come visit you.
Will you really? Oh bravo! Yes, jump into the old jalopy and come down and stay in the country, and we can relive the old times.
What, dig a hole in the garden, fill it with water, and get your gamekeeper to shoot at us all day?
This episode has no closing credits, save for the title "Blackadder" (not "Blackadder Goes Forth" and the copyright date, over a field of poppies. See more