Blackadder Goes Forth

Discussion in 'Films, Music and All Things Artsy' started by Random_Task, Sep 24, 2006.

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  1. Does anyone know if the band/march past at the start of Blackadder Goes Forth,was provided by serving soldiers?

    Thanks! :D
  2. Band of the 3rd Battalion/Royal Anglians (The Pompadours).. according to the credits (you know, the text at the end listing who was involved) :wink:
  3. Yep - I can even get you a date for when it was filmed if you want, an old boss of mine had his first day with the Bn that day.
  4. Thanks chaps!

    In my defence, I'd check the credits only my DVD is five thousand miles away.
  5. I believe the filming took place in Cavalry Bks, Colchester & included the Corps of Drums from 5 Royal Anglian.
  6. slightly off thread..most haunting ending to the series..battle charge fading to a poppy field. BBC getting it right?
  7. There was a programme a while ago about a Sandringham Coy/Bn that went to fight at Gallipoli and it ended up with it wiped out and all prisoners executed by Turks, the youngest aged 14. That was pretty nasty.

    But that ending to Blackadder goes 4th always gives me a lump in my throat
  8. Think it starred David Jason

    Black Adder 4 ending best ever
  9. Which Corps of Drums also starred in the last (1990-ish?) version of The Four Feathers. Film was panned, but Drummers put TA first aid training to good use when a hose bolted the a bunch of extras.
  10. I think it was first broadcast on Remembrance Sunday 1987. I remember thinking "Damn, what an ending." Definately brought a lump to the throat.
  11. Mr Happy

    Mr Happy LE Moderator

    The Sandringham thing was starring David Jason (Delboy) and was a particularly nasty show.

    The Black Adder filming was at Cav Barracks, opposite the RMP shop at Colchester.

    Both shows left a lump in my throat.

    Anyone any news of Black Adder 5? I'm assuming a 60's era thing though there is always WW2
  12. There was a radio 4 programme about the making of black adder .The
    actors were quite choked up about the ending actually had a discusion if it was in good taste or not . Shot the final scene lots of bangs very emotional as luvvies get .Some ******** wanted another take was told definatly they weren't doing it again . Think it works very well.
  13. Blackadder 4... best damn WWI documentary ever produced.
  14. All the Kings Men

    Try and get hold of the book, goes into a lot more depth on the unit in question :)