Six BBC TV episodes starring Rowan Atkinson, Miranda Richardson, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie and Tony Robinson. It would make a nice Christmas present.
1) Captain Cook 2) Major Star
3) General Hospital 4) Corporal Punishment
5) Private Plane 6) Goodbyee
With a ya boo sucks to you, fritzy, hot tiddly tumble - it's off to the Western Front 1917. Captain Blackadder, hero of Mboto (sic) Gorge, joined the British Army when it was little more then a travel agency for gentlemen with an abnormally high sex drive.
Now he finds himself crammed into a sewer, twenty yards from a lot of heavily armed people who want to kill him. Worse still, he takes his orders from two homicidal maniacs - one called the Charge of the Light Brigade "a victory for common sense" and the other called Darling.
Ever ready with a cunning plan, Blackadder actively avoids active duty by taking up art, shooting the General's favourite bird, probing the hospital nurse and learning to fly. But will his attempts to push off be enough to save him when the Big Push comes ?