The Deadly Attachment

Series 6 - Episode 1 The Deadly Attachment

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Review

Imperishable warhorse Dad’s Army gets a promotion up the ranks from BBC2 to primetime BBC1 — and it’s more than earned its stripes.
The occasion is marked with a reshowing of The Deadly Attachment, from October 1973, far and away the series’ most popular episode: the one where we can all join in with the words. Aside from a zinging Perry and Croft script, a big factor in its success was securing multilingual actor Philip Madoc. As the surly U-boat captain, he displays a keen sense of comedy that’s almost the match of Arthur Lowe and the regulars. As creator Jimmy Perry put it, “He was marvellous.” Watch Madoc deliver the line “I don’t want any nasty, soggy chips” and you’ll probably agree.

Summary

Mainwaring seizes the chance to make a real contribution to the war effort when his platoon is ordered to guard a captured German U-boat crew until they can be transferred to a PoW camp. Classic comedy first aired in 1973, guest starring Philip Madoc, with Arthur Lowe, Clive Dunn and Ian Lavender.

Cast & Crew

Capt Mainwaring Arthur Lowe
Sgt Wilson John Le Mesurier
L Cpl Jones Clive Dunn
Pte Frazer John Laurie
Pte Walker James Beck
Pte Godfrey Arnold Ridley
Pte Pike Ian Lavender
Chief Warden Hodges Bill Pertwee
Pte Sponge Colin Bean
The Verger Edward Sinclair
U-boat captain Philip Madoc
GHQ colonel Robert Raglan
Producer David Croft
Writer Jimmy Perry
Writer David Croft
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