Blackadder. Copyright: BBC / Tiger Aspect Productions.

Blackadder

BBC One sitcom about a scheming coward. 26 episodes (4 series), 1983 - 2000. Stars Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Tim McInnerny, Brian Blessed and others.

Blackadder Goes Forth, Episode 1 - Captain Cook

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...

Further details

Blackadder. Image shows from L to R: General Melchett (Stephen Fry), Captain Edmund Blackadder (Rowan Atkinson). Copyright: BBC / Tiger Aspect Productions.

In the trenches on the front, Edmund vows that he's damned if he's doomed. When Field Marshal Haig unveils his new strategy to move his drinks cabinet nearer to Berlin, Blackadder volunteers to be Official War Artist.

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 28th September 1989
Time
9:30pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Rowan Atkinson Captain Edmund Blackadder
Tony Robinson Baldrick
Stephen Fry General Melchett
Tim McInnerny Captain Kevin Darling
Hugh Laurie Lieutenant George Barleigh
Writing team
Richard Curtis Writer
Ben Elton Writer
Production team
Richard Boden Director
John Lloyd Producer
Chris Wadsworth Editor
Chris Hull Production Designer
Howard Goodall Composer
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