Christmas DVD review – ‘Blackadder Goes Forth’


Hello everyone! 🙂

This is what I had for Christmas from my best mate from school, Stephen.

I’ve greatly enjoyed ‘Blackadder Goes Forth’ on DVD! This is the fourth and final series of the BBC sitcom ‘Blackadder’ by Richard Curtis and Ben Elton. I enjoyed this version of ‘Blackadder’, especially, since its set during the First World War and some of my favourite comedy actors are featured in this.

‘Blackadder Goes Forth’ stars Rowan Atkinson as Captain Blackadder and Tony Robinson as Private Baldrick. It also stars Stephen Fry as General Melchett; Hugh Laurie as Lieutenant George and Tim McInnerny as Captain Darling. All five regular cast members in this comedy show have been brilliant!

I’ve seen Rowan Atkinson before, since he’s also well-known as ‘Mr. Bean’. It was a joy to see Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie in this comedy series and this is before they did ‘Jeeves & Wooster’. I also enjoyed Tim McInnerny and this was all before he starred in ‘Doctor Who’ and ‘101 Dalmatians’.

There are six episodes in ‘Blackadder Goes Forth’ and they include ‘Captain Cook’, ‘Corporal Punishment’, ‘Major Star’, ‘Private Plane’, ‘General Hospital’ and ‘Goodbyeee’. My two favourite episodes out of this ‘Blackadder’ DVD collection are as follows – ‘Corporal Punishment’ and ‘Major Star’.

I love ‘Corporal Punishment’ as it was so funny when Blackadder is court-martial for shooting a pigeon and it goes wrong with Hugh Lauire’s Lt. George defending him. I also found ‘Major Star’ funny with Hugh Laurie dressed as a woman and with Stephen Fry calling Tim McInnnerny a ‘Darling!’

The last episode of the collection ‘Goodbyeee’ was quite emotional and serious to end the series. It was quite unusual to have a special message at the end of this ‘Blackadder’ series and there were no end credits to finish the series. It is a message that reflects on what the First World War is all about.

‘Blackadder Goes Forth’ has been a great DVD to watch over Christmas. I enjoyed all six episodes in turn. Some of the humour is a little over-the-top and unbelievable, but I did enjoy ‘Corporal Punishment’ and ‘Major Star’ in this series. The cast was great with Rowan Atkinson as Blackadder!

Thanks for reading!

Bye for now!

Tim. 🙂

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