"which Melchett rather unsportingly chairs himself, he refers to Captain Blackadder in a loud splutter of mad rage as 'the Flanders pigeon-murderer'. "

Blackadder Goes Forth is the fourth in the comedy series. Written by Richard Curtis and Ben Elton, it was aired in 1989 and set in the trenches of the 1st World War. It won a BAFTA (British Academy Film and Television Award) for best comedy series in the same year.