Blackadder Goes Forth
First broadcast: Thursday 28th September 1989
With a bit of trickery and abuse of George's sole talent, Blackadder has himself appointed Official War Artist and hopes to be sent to Paris accordingly; however, Field Marshal Haig's plans don't quite tally with the Captain's expectations...
First broadcast: Thursday 5th October 1989
After having trouble with the trenches' telephone system, Blackadder is facing a court-martial for disobeying orders; and far more seriously, shooting and eating Melchett's prized pet pigeon, Speckled Jim. Is there any hope for the Captain, or does a firing squad and certain death await?
First broadcast: Thursday 12th October 1989
Melchett instructs Blackadder to organise a concert party in order to raise the troops' morale, following the Russians' withdrawal from combat. However, the General takes a particular liking to George's drag act, which could put a halt to proceedings...
First broadcast: Thursday 26th October 1989
With the Germans aware of every one of the British army's moves before they've even made them, General Melchett tracks the source to a spy in the nearby hospital. Blackadder is called upon to root out the Kraut snoop and bring him to justice.
First broadcast: Thursday 2nd November 1989
The time has finally come to go "over the top" and face the dreaded Hun on the battlefield. George is thrilled by the prospect, but Blackadder is still less than enthusiastic and resolves to call in an old trick and a long-standing favour owed to him by Field Marshal Haig...