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, Hugh Laurie 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


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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