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...

Further details

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


    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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