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George or Georgina

Series: 4 Episode: 3

First broadcast on 12 October 1989. Featuring Gabrielle Gaister as Bob.

There's a ticket out of the trenches and into the West End of London for Blackadder if he can successfully organise a concert party to raise morale back home.


Somehow, Blackadder manages to overcome his loathing of music hall and, with a little help from Melchett's strangely feminine driver "Bob", stages an unforgettable show, featuring Baldrick's Charlie Chaplin impersonation and a drag act from Lieutenant George.

Things take a turn for the worse however when Melchett takes a shine to "Gorgeous Georgina" and proposes to her.

We're in the stickiest situation since Sticky the Stick Insect got stuck on a sticky bun.


After trying to switch George with "Bob" - whom Melchett considers the least convincing female impersonator he's ever seen - Blackadder is forced to tell Melchett that his leading lady was killed while dancing home from the ball.

Blackadder is left with no show, and the grim prospect of screening Charlie Chaplin films twice a day for the rest of the war.

War's A Horrid Thing. Ding A Ling A Ling.

Blackadder: A war hasn't been fought this badly since Olaf the Hairy, High Chief of all the Vikings, accidentally ordered 80,000 battle helmets with the horns on the inside.

Insult Of The Episode

Blackadder: Baldrick, in the Amazonian rain forests there are tribes of Indians as yet untouched by civilisation who have developed more convincing Charlie Chaplin impressions than yours.  

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