Blackadder Series 4 - Blackadder Goes Forth Cast Photo

Blackadder Series 4 – Blackadder Goes Forth

Blackadder series 4 is also known as Blackadder Goes Forth. Whilst all the Blackadder series mix comedy and history, Blackadder series 4 is arguably the best written, and cleverest of all the series. Set in the First World War, Blackadder and Baldrick spend the series attempting to escape the insanity of the Flanders front line trenches. This is British comedy at it’s finest!

Blackadder Series 4 - Blackadder Goes Forth Cast Photo

Blackadder Series 4 – Blackadder Goes Forth

Given that the subject of the fourth Blackadder series could be sensitive, it is easy to realise why some people initially thought that Blackadder Series 4 trivialised the First World War. Nothing could be further from the truth though. In fact, this British sitcom has probably done more to highlight the tragedy, history, and sheer scale of loss of life than any other TV program, whether fact or fiction. Blackadder Goes Forth is one of the best TV sitcom shows ever made, and it’s final episode should ALWAYS be watched on Armistice Day!

Blackadder Series 4 - Blackadder Goes Forth

The main characters of Blackadder and Baldrick return once more. In series 4, Blackadder is reduced even further in social status. This time, he is a Captain in the army. Baldrick, on the other hand, is once more ever so slightly elevated in social standing. He is a Private in the army, which is still far beneath Blackadder however.


You can buy the fourth series of Blackadder from Amazon here >> Blackadder Goes Forth (Remastered) [DVD] [1989]

There are three other main characters in Blackadder Series 4. These are George, Captain Darling, and General Melchett. As with the previous three series of the show, each episode features a guest star. Once again, Rik Mayall steals the show as Lord Flashheart in episode 4. May you rest in peace oh genius of comedy!!

Blackadder Quotes - One of the best Lord Flashheart Quotes from Blackadder Series 4

Blackadder Series 4 Episode List

  1. Captain Cook
  2. Corporal Punishment
  3. Major Star
  4. Private Plane
  5. General Hospital
  6. Goodbyeee

Full Cast List For Blackadder Series 4

Rowan Atkinson Rowan Atkinson
 Captain Edmund Blackadder (6 episodes, 1989)
Tony Robinson Tony Robinson
 Private S Baldrick / … (6 episodes, 1989)
Stephen Fry Stephen Fry
 General Sir Anthony Cecil Hogmanay Melchett (6 episodes, 1989)
Hugh Laurie Hugh Laurie
 Lieutenant The Honourable George Colthurst St. Barleigh (6 episodes, 1989)
Tim McInnerny Tim McInnerny
 Captain Kevin Darling / … (6 episodes, 1989)
Gabrielle Glaister Gabrielle Glaister
 Driver Parkhurst (2 episodes, 1989)
Jeremy Hardy Jeremy Hardy
 Corporal Perkins (1 episode, 1989)
Rik Mayall Rik Mayall
 Squadron Commander Lord Flasheart (1 episode, 1989)
Geoffrey Palmer Geoffrey Palmer
 Field Marshal Haig (1 episode, 1989)
Miranda Richardson Miranda Richardson
 Nurse Mary (1 episode, 1989)
Adrian Edmondson Adrian Edmondson
 Baron von Richthoven (1 episode, 1989)
Stephen Frost Stephen Frost
 Corporal Jones (1 episode, 1989)
Bill Wallis Bill Wallis
 Brigadier Smith (1 episode, 1989)
Hugo Blick Hugo Blick
 Lieutenant von Gerhardt (1 episode, 1989)
Lee Cornes Lee Cornes
 Private Fraser (1 episode, 1989)
Paul Mark Elliott Paul Mark Elliott
 Private Robinson (1 episode, 1989)
Jeremy Gittins Jeremy Gittins
 Private Tipplewick (1 episode, 1989)