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S1-E6 Shooting Pains

S1-E6 Shooting Pains

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You have been watching… Barbara Windsor! Great fun to see “Babs” guest-starring in this 1968 parade for the Walmington-on-Sea platoon. She plays the exotically named Laura la Plaz, a stage crack-shot whose help is covertly needed in a spot of Home Guard target practice. But first she has to drag up in army fatigues, pebble glasses and moustache.


Look out, too, for a cameo from Dad’s Army co-writer Jimmy Perry as an awful, “My wife is so fat” comedian. Six episodes in and the friction between Mainwaring and Wilson – one of the show’s comedy keystones – is in full flow. The humour even extends to the unintentionally hilarious end credits.

Summary

Prime Minister Winston Churchill is to visit Walmington-on-Sea, and there is a shooting contest between Captain Mainwaring's unit and a rival platoon from nearby Eastgate to see who will have the honour of guarding him. Classic comedy first aired in 1968, guest starring Barbara Windsor, with Arthur Lowe and John Le Mesurier.

Cast & Crew

Capt Mainwaring Arthur Lowe
Sgt Wilson John Le Mesurier
Cpl Jones Clive Dunn
Pte Frazer John Laurie
Pte Walker James Beck
Pte Godfrey Arnold Ridley
Pte Pike Ian Lavender
Mrs Pike Janet Davies
Janet King Caroline Dowdeswell
Laura La Plaz Barbara Windsor
Major Regan Martin Wyldeck
Producer David Croft
Writer Jimmy Perry
Writer David Croft
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