Blackadder. Copyright: BBC / Tiger Aspect Productions.


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 2 - Corporal Punishment

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?

Further details

Blackadder. Image shows from L to R: Captain Kevin Darling (Tim McInnerny), Lieutenant George Barleigh (Hugh Laurie), Captain Edmund Blackadder (Rowan Atkinson). Copyright: BBC / Tiger Aspect Productions.

In 13 years of service to King and Country, Edmund has faced danger: in Nepal tackling an over-spiced curry; in Mombassa, confronting 200,000 grass-skirted men. But now he is truly in a pickle.

Broadcast details

Thursday 5th October 1989
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
    Guest cast
    Jeremy Hardy Corporal Perkins (Jailer)
    Stephen Frost Corporal Jones (Head of Firing Squad)
    Lee Cornes Private Fraser
    Paul Mark Elliott Private Robinson
    Jeremy Gittins Private Tipplewick
    Writing team
    Richard Curtis Writer
    Ben Elton Writer
    Production team
    Chris Wadsworth Editor
    Chris Hull Production Designer
    Richard Boden Director
    John Lloyd Producer
    Howard Goodall Composer

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