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Blackadder pretends that he's insane to avoid certain death carrying out the General's order for the "big push".

Director:

Richard Boden (uncredited)

Writers:

Richard Curtis (by), Ben Elton (by)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Rowan Atkinson ... Captain Edmund Blackadder
Tony Robinson ... Private S Baldrick
Stephen Fry ... General Sir Anthony Cecil Hogmanay Melchett
Hugh Laurie ... Lieutenant The Honourable George Colthurst St. Barleigh
Tim McInnerny ... Captain Kevin Darling
Geoffrey Palmer ... Field Marshal Haig
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Storyline

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 Murray Chapman

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Genres:

Comedy | War

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 November 1989 (UK) See more »

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Color
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Trivia

During the filming of the episode, which took place before a studio audience at BBC Television Centre, Rowan Atkinson described sharing his character's dread of impending death and feeling a "knot in the pit of my stomach", something that he had never experienced. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Captain Blackadder: [last lines]
Captain Blackadder: [Before going over the top] Good luck, everyone.
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Featured in De zomer draait door: Episode #2.22 (2009) See more »

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20 August 2019 | by pete-67362See all my reviews

Just Wow.. wouldn't change a second of this episode. If you really watch and I mean really watch around the comedy aspect of it. It says it all about the mindset and general moral of the various type of ranked men from lower class to upper class that fought in the worst war of the 'modern era'. Never again please.


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