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Private Plane

Lord Flashheart

Series: 4 Episode: 4

First broadcast on 19 October 1989. Featuring Gabrielle Glaister as Bob, Rik Mayall as Lord Flashheart and Adrian Edmondson as the Red Baron.

Inspired by the cushy life that Lord Flashheart seems to enjoy, the boys join the Royal Flying Corps.

Unfortunately, it turns out that their nickname - the Twenty Minuters - derives from the amount of time they can expect to live, rather than the amount of work they have to do in a day.

Blackadder and Baldrick are shot down over enemy territory and are taken captive by the dreaded Red Baron.

Baldrick, Blackadder and the Red Baron

Things look more cheerful when the Baron reveals that his idea of punishing his enemies is to exile them to a German convent school where they will teach the young girls home economics.

How lucky you English are to find the toilet so amusing. For us, it is a mundane and functional item. For you it is the basis of an entire culture.

Red Baron

Blackadder is looking forward to his punishment, but unfortunately George and Flashheart rescue him in the nick of time.

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

Blackadder: For us, the Great War is finito, a war which would be a damn sight simpler if we just stayed in England and shot fifty thousand of our men a week.

Insult Of The Episode

Blackadder: George, who is using the family brain cell at the moment?

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