Yes the Blackadder seris was great although I must say I had more of a fondness for blackadder goes forth (although that may have something to do with being old enough to be allowed to stay up to watch it when it was first on) /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif.
Cult viewing at my house with the line "more cunning than a fox who has been made proffersor of cunning at Oxford university" is a favorite. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
The last episode of Blackadder IV was all the men going over the top. Ben Elton's uncle is a Professor of History at Cambridge. He wrote to complain about the Fourth Series. After watching the final episode he apologised.
As Jeremy_w says, it was about going 'over the top' on the Western Front. The episode started with the usual comedy, gradually got a bit more serious and, frankly, I found the contrast of the last scene or two a bit of a shock as they all run towards probable death.
the last episode was much like the rest with the usual jokes, then they went over the top and it was done in slow motion with the flashes of the guns. we were stunned the first time we saw it and even after many repeats it's still a very powerful scene, especially in contrast to the silliness preceding.