With a ya boo sucks to you fritzy, hot tiddly tumble, it's off to Western Front 1917. Captain Blackadder, hero of Mboto Gorge, joined the British Army when it was little more than 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 is called Darling.
Ever ready with a cunning plan, Blackadder actively avoids 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?
This collection includes the following episodes: "Captain Cook", "Corporal Punishment", "Major Star", "Private Plane", "General Hospital", and "Goodbyeee".
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This was one of my very first purchases on audio. I have never laughed so much in a long time. My favourite episode is Corporal Punishment orders for Operation Insanity arrive and Blackadder breaches regulations by eating the messenger pigeon Speckled Jim - who just happens to be General Melchett's closet boyhood friend. All manner of mayhem breaks loose including Baldrick mixing up letters for legal representation and he ends with George blowing all chances of not guilty at his Court Martial, much frolics at court and afterwards.
Despite it being for TV the audio works really well and makes travelling to work a pleasure rather than the usual chore. Well worth buying. Highly recommended.
What need I say, Blackadder is Genius!
"know every word"
I know every word (sad eh?). However, i never get tired of the comic genius that is the Blackadder team. Amazing for those car journeys.
As a child i remember the shows fondly.Being able to enjoy the wonderful characters again is one of lifes pleasures
"A superb comedy series yet poignant too"
Blackadder Goes Forth is a superb piece of comedy. In some respects it even seems superior to those series that came before it despite the overall high quality of the entire series. Set in the trenches of World War I our main protaganist Edmund Blackadder is a captain destined to go over the top yet hopeful that he will manage to escape this horrid outcome. Watching this series is brilliant but listening to it is no less of a treat. It maintains the hilarity but still manages to retain its poignant streak. Blackadder is so well suited to an audio play that it doesn't matter that you can't see the actors performing. If you are familiar with the series you are sure to picture the action in your mind anyway. The benefit of this in audio format is that you can listen to it anywhere via your ipod or smartphone. Blackadder is nothing short of superb and loses nothing in a purely audio format. I recommend it without hesitation.
Forgot how enjoyable this series was on the TV, just downloaded the first series, highly recommended
"Go forth and buy!!"
I absolutely loved watching this on the television but I was a little unsure if it would work as an audiobook. I needn't have worried. Imagining Rowan Atkinson pulling those faces he does so well, somehow made it even funnier than seeing him on the screen. A clever series which can make you laugh out loud, but always reminding you of the seriousness of war and the hardships of life in the front line. My favourite audiobook so far.
"Witty and hilarious"
Although written as a television series this set of six episodes works very well as audio entertainment. It's very funny with some sharp insights into the waste and hopelessness of the First World War.
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