British Comedy Guide

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 5 - General Hospital

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.

Full synopsis

Blackadder. Image shows from L to R: Nurse Mary (Miranda Richardson), Captain Edmund Blackadder (Rowan Atkinson). Copyright: BBC / Tiger Aspect Productions.

Edmund is given three weeks to find a spy in the hospital. He takes this as an opportunity to get on with the lovely Nurse Mary and to spend the better portion of those weeks in bed.

Broadcast details

Thursday 26th October 1989
30 minutes


  1. Wednesday 6th July 2011 at 10:40pm on Gold
  2. Thursday 7th July 2011 at 12:40am on Gold
  3. Tuesday 9th August 2011 at 10:00pm on Gold
  4. Wednesday 10th August 2011 at 12:00am on Gold
  5. Thursday 24th November 2011 at 11:20pm on Gold
  6. Friday 25th November 2011 at 8:40pm on Gold
  7. Sunday 19th February 2012 at 2:40pm on Gold
  8. Thursday 23rd February 2012 at 3:20pm on Gold
  9. Thursday 23rd February 2012 at 8:40pm on Gold
  10. Tuesday 15th May 2012 at 10:20pm on Gold
  11. Wednesday 16th May 2012 at 1:30am on Gold
  12. Thursday 13th September 2012 at 9:00pm on Gold
  13. Friday 14th September 2012 at 12:50am on Gold
  14. Sunday 18th November 2012 at 10:20pm on Gold
  15. Monday 19th November 2012 at 1:45am on Gold
  16. Thursday 21st February 2013 at 8:20pm on Gold
  17. Thursday 21st February 2013 at 11:40pm on Gold
  18. Tuesday 2nd April 2013 at 9:00pm on Gold
  19. Wednesday 3rd April 2013 at 12:50am on Gold
  20. Thursday 13th June 2013 at 10:20pm on Gold
  21. Monday 19th August 2013 at 8:40pm on Gold
  22. Tuesday 20th August 2013 at 4:40pm on Gold
  23. Wednesday 20th November 2013 at 10:20pm on Gold
  24. Thursday 21st November 2013 at 7:40pm on Gold
  25. Wednesday 26th February 2014 at 10:20pm on Gold
  26. Monday 21st April 2014 at 10:50pm on Gold
  27. Tuesday 22nd April 2014 at 3:40pm on Gold
  28. Wednesday 11th June 2014 at 10:20pm on Gold
  29. Thursday 12th June 2014 at 7:40pm on Gold
  30. Monday 25th August 2014 at 10:40pm on Gold
  31. Tuesday 26th August 2014 at 7:40pm on Gold
  32. Sunday 31st August 2014 at 12:40am on Dave
  33. Sunday 31st August 2014 at 9:40pm on Dave
  34. Monday 10th November 2014 at 8:40pm on Gold
  35. Tuesday 11th November 2014 at 1:20am on Gold
  36. Friday 26th December 2014 at 3:50pm on Gold
  37. Saturday 27th December 2014 at 10:20am on Gold
  38. Tuesday 6th January 2015 at 10:20pm on Gold
  39. Wednesday 7th January 2015 at 2:00am on Gold
  40. Tuesday 24th March 2015 at 10:40pm on Gold
  41. Wednesday 25th March 2015 at 5:40pm on Gold
  42. Friday 24th April 2015 at 9:40pm on Gold
  43. Saturday 25th April 2015 at 12:45pm on Gold
  44. Sunday 21st June 2015 at 11:45am on Gold
  45. Thursday 29th October 2015 at 10:40pm on Gold
  46. Friday 30th October 2015 at 8:00pm on Gold
  47. Sunday 22nd November 2015 at 10:20pm on Dave
  48. Monday 23rd November 2015 at 8:20pm on Dave
  49. Wednesday 20th January 2016 at 8:40pm on Gold
  50. Thursday 21st January 2016 at 2:00pm on Gold
  51. Saturday 12th March 2016 at 5:40pm on Dave
  52. Sunday 13th March 2016 at 2:40pm on Dave
  53. Tuesday 14th June 2016 at 10:00pm on Yesterday
  54. Wednesday 15th June 2016 at 8:40pm on Yesterday
  55. Saturday 12th November 2016 at 10:40pm on Yesterday
  56. Sunday 13th November 2016 at 8:40pm on Yesterday
  57. Friday 20th January 2017 at 9:40pm on Gold
  58. Monday 17th April 2017 at 9:45pm on Yesterday
  59. Tuesday 18th April 2017 at 11:40am on Yesterday
  60. Tuesday 22nd August 2017 at 11:20pm on Yesterday
  61. Wednesday 23rd August 2017 at 4:20pm on Yesterday
  62. Thursday 9th November 2017 at 10:00pm on Yesterday
  63. Sunday 19th November 2017 at 9:40pm on Gold
  64. Friday 12th January 2018 at 8:00pm on Gold
  65. Saturday 13th January 2018 at 10:10am on Gold

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
Miranda Richardson Nurse Mary
Bill Wallis Brigadier Smith
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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