- Radio Times
- Review by:
- Mark Braxton
You’d think the squad would welcome the chance to get out of their battledress, but donning morris-dancing outfits to raise money for a new Spitfire is another matter. Frazer moans like a drain about this “pansy Sassenach get-up”, Wilson finds his dummy horse most awkward, and Jones is in a spot of trouble — and not just with his whiffling.
It seems the loyal lance corporal is having woman trouble: cue a beautifully awkward tête-à-tête between Mainwaring and Mrs Fox — eavesdropped by half the platoon — and increasingly fraught discussions over who should play Lady Godiva at the town carnival. Dad’s Army didn’t go in for pay-offs very often, but this is one of the best.
About this programme
3/26. The platoon holds a Spitfire fundraiser, but Jones is pining for Mrs Fox. Comedy, with Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Ian Lavender and Clive Dunn. First aired in 1976.