This is mainly directed at my fellow Germans who mostly are yet unaware of ‘Blackadder‘ (as it was never syndicated in Germany). It is a British television series starring Rowan Atkinson, Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry and Tony Robinson.
The contriving Blackadder (Rowan Atkinson) and his dogsbody Baldrick (Tony Robinson) follow key points in British history in 4 seasons. Every season is set in a different time period and features descendants of Blackadder and the various other characters.
Blackadder is truly a gem of British humour, full of cunning plans.
This Episode was produced for a special screening in the Millenium Dome at New Years Eve 2000 and should give you a feel for the humour:
A short clip blackadder during the First World War: