Blackadder Goes Forth: Blackadder Goes Forth (1989)

SEASON:

Blackadder Goes Forth
Blackadder Goes Forth

Critics Consensus

Undoubtedly the most heart-filled of the Blackadder series, Blackadder Goes Forth somehow manages to find real humor in the horrors of warfare, before coming to an appropriately poignant and poetic close.

100%

TOMATOMETER

Critic Ratings: 11

No Score Yet

Audience Score

User Ratings: 0

Rate And Review

User image

Verified

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this season

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of this tv season? (optional)



  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Step 2 of 2

    How did you buy your ticket?

    Let's get your review verified.

    You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this season

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of this tv season? (optional)

  • How did you buy your ticket?

Episodes

1
2
3
4
5
6

Blackadder Goes Forth: Blackadder Goes Forth Photos

Tv Season Info

Blackadder Goes Forth is the fourth and final series of the BBC sitcom Blackadder. The series placed the recurring characters of Blackadder, Baldrick and George in a trench in Flanders during World War I, and followed their various doomed attempts to escape from the trenches under the misguided command of General Melchett.

Cast

Rowan Atkinson
as Edmund Blackadder
Tony Robinson
as Baldrick
Stephen Fry
as General Melchett
Hugh Laurie
as Lieutenant George
Tim McInnerny
as Captain Kevin Darling
Gabrielle Glaister
as Driver Parkhurst
Miranda Richardson
as Queen Elizabeth
Jeremy Hardy
as Cpl. Perkins
Rik Mayall
as Squadron Cmdr. Lord Flasheat
Geoffrey Palmer
as Field Marshal Haig
Adrian Edmondson
as Baron von Richtoven
Stephen Frost
as Cpl. Jones
Lee Cornes
as Pvt. Fraser
Hugo E. Blick
as Lt. Von Gerbardt
Paul Mark Elliott
as Pvt. Robinson
Jeremy Gittins
as Pvt. Tipplewick
Show More Cast

Critic Reviews for Blackadder Goes Forth Blackadder Goes Forth

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3)

The show elicits a few helpless belly laughs, but it takes an initial period of adjustment to get to them.

Nov 7, 2018 | Full Review…

For all its formulaic nature, the show was consistently sharp and funny, and even, with its fourth series, Blackadder Goes Forth showed off a beating heart of compassion.

Nov 7, 2018 | Full Review…

Completely switching the show around, Messrs Curtis, Elton and Lloyd showed their skill and delivered a perfectly pitched, poignant ending. It still gets you every time.

Nov 5, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

"Goodbyeee" is a masterpiece, a hilarious and painful crystallization of everything Blackadder does well. It is without a doubt the best episode of the series and more than that, it's one of the best series finales in television history.

Nov 5, 2018 | Rating: A | Full Review…
Top Critic

In tribute to the real horrors of World War 1 and the final series for these beloved characters, 'Goodbyeee' stands as one of the most powerful, emotional finales of all time.

Nov 8, 2018 | Full Review…

The writers and cast are able to be incredibly respectful, not to mention emotionally affecting, as they continually lampoon the most tragic of all comedies, modern warfare.

Nov 8, 2018 | Full Review…

Leave it to the Brits to find humor in World War I.

Nov 7, 2018 | Full Review…

The satirical pen of Curtis and Elton was at its sharpest when it came to tackling the topic of the Great War in 1989's Blackadder Goes Forth.

Nov 7, 2018 | Full Review…

Despite the show's comedic overpinnings, there are emotional underpinnings that were missing from the previous series, where moments of danger felt camp...It's poetic. Four star series.

Nov 7, 2018 | Full Review…

The last episode, however, although completely over the top...has to be one of the greatest interpretations of the madness of war that has ever been put on film.

Nov 7, 2018 | Full Review…

Despite the harsh setting of the WWI trenches, Blackadder Goes Forth is damn funny stuff, yet, in my opinion, extremely respectful to those that fought and gave their lives in those hellish Flanders trenches.

Nov 5, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Blackadder Goes Forth: Blackadder Goes Forth

  • Feb 19, 2019
    Personally, I fail to understand the kerfuffle around that fact that this satisrises war. It is brilliantly funny and lest that not be forgotten.

News & Features