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.

Further details

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

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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