Blackadder Series 4 – Blackadder Goes Forth

Blackadder series 4,  also known as Blackadder Goes Forth is one of the greatest British comedy series of all time. Read on to find out more!

Blackadder Series 4 - Blackadder Goes Forth Cast Photo

Fourth Blackadder Series

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

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 Blackadder goes Forth.

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.

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