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 3 - Major Star

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...

Further details

Blackadder. Lieutenant George Barleigh (Hugh Laurie). Copyright: BBC / Tiger Aspect Productions.

Bad news reaches the trenches. The October Revolution in Moscow has produced three appalling results: a cease-fire by Russia, an offensive by Germany and a Charlie Chaplin impression by Baldrick.

Broadcast details

Thursday 12th 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
Gabrielle Glaister Driver Bob Parkhurst
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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