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Dad's Army

  • 1969
  • Season 2
  • 6 episodes
  • Sitcom
  • Drama

Summary

The platoon defends headquarters in an exercise against members of the Highland Regiment; an invasion alert throws Mainwaring's would-be heroes into a panic; and Sgt Wilson struggles to concentrate on his Home Guard duties when he has a personal problem to contend with.

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Episode 1: Operation Kilt

Summary

The platoon defends headquarters in an exercise against members of the Highland Regiment, leaving Captain Mainwaring and his men with little choice but to spy on their rivals to try to come up with a plan to defeat them. Comedy first broadcast in 1969, starring Arthur Lowe and John Le Mesurier

Review

By this stage the cast had their characters down pat: Mainwaring is flummoxed by the 24-hour clock, Jones is a step behind the rest of the platoon, thunder-browed Frazer curses the entire world, and so on.

After some creaky-limbed physical training in the yard, during which Mrs Pike complains that her Frank shouldn’t be standing around in a vest, a crashing bore from GHQ drops by with a military challenge for the men. And for some reason that’s hard to justify, Frazer and Walker end up in a pantomime cow costume among a real herd. It’s a great example of when very silly becomes very funny. As Jimmy Perry pointed out in an RT feature this week, “Some of the things that enterprising Home Guard units got up to were so unorthodox that they make wonderful comedy material.”

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Details

Released on
1969-03-01
Languages
Formats
Black and white

Credits

Cast

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Capt MainwaringArthur Lowe
Sgt WilsonJohn Le Mesurier
L Cpl JonesClive Dunn
Pte FrazerJohn Laurie
Pte WalkerJames Beck
Pte GodfreyArnold Ridley
Pte PikeIan Lavender
Mrs PikeJanet Davies
Small boyColin Daniels
Capt OgilvieJames Copeland

Crew

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ProducerDavid Croft
WriterDavid Croft
WriterJimmy Perry

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  • Summary

    The platoon defends headquarters in an exercise against members of the Highland Regiment, leaving Captain Mainwaring and his men with little choice but to spy on their rivals to try to come up with a plan to defeat them. Comedy first broadcast in 1969, starring Arthur Lowe and John Le Mesurier

    Review

    By this stage the cast had their characters down pat: Mainwaring is flummoxed by the 24-hour clock, Jones is a step behind the rest of the platoon, thunder-browed Frazer curses the entire world, and so on.

    After some creaky-limbed physical training in the yard, during which Mrs Pike complains that her Frank shouldn’t be standing around in a vest, a crashing bore from GHQ drops by with a military challenge for the men. And for some reason that’s hard to justify, Frazer and Walker end up in a pantomime cow costume among a real herd. It’s a great example of when very silly becomes very funny. As Jimmy Perry pointed out in an RT feature this week, “Some of the things that enterprising Home Guard units got up to were so unorthodox that they make wonderful comedy material.”

    How to watch

    Next showing

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming providers below.

    Streaming

    We may earn commission from links on this page. Our editorial is always independent (learn more)

    Details

    Released on
    1969-03-01
    Languages
    Formats
    Black and white

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    Capt MainwaringArthur Lowe
    Sgt WilsonJohn Le Mesurier
    L Cpl JonesClive Dunn
    Pte FrazerJohn Laurie
    Pte WalkerJames Beck
    Pte GodfreyArnold Ridley
    Pte PikeIan Lavender
    Mrs PikeJanet Davies
    Small boyColin Daniels
    Capt OgilvieJames Copeland

    Crew

    rolename
    ProducerDavid Croft
    WriterDavid Croft
    WriterJimmy Perry
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