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 6 - Goodbyeee

The time has finally come to go "over the top" and face the dreaded Hun on the battlefield. George is thrilled by the prospect, but Blackadder is still less than enthusiastic and resolves to call in an old trick and a long-standing favour owed to him by Field Marshal Haig...

Full synopsis

Blackadder. Captain Edmund Blackadder (Rowan Atkinson). Copyright: BBC / Tiger Aspect Productions.

Edmund and Lt. Barleigh share a nice rat stroganoff in their dugout when word arrives that tomorrow morning the troops are going "over the top". Could a feigned bout of insanity put Edmund on the road to Calais?


This episode was produced without closing credits. Consequently, we have assumed the crew to be the same as in the rest of this series.

Broadcast details

Thursday 2nd November 1989
30 minutes


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


Blackadder - The Final Scenes

The moving final scenes of Blackadder Goes Forth. As Captain Blackadder and his comrades prepare to go 'over the top' to meet certain death, the show's rapid gag rate slows... and then stops.

Featuring: Rowan Atkinson (Captain Edmund Blackadder), Tony Robinson (Baldrick), Tim McInnerny (Captain Kevin Darling), Hugh Laurie (Lieutenant George Barleigh).

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