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Dad's Army

  • 1969
  • Season 2
  • 6 episodes
  • Sitcom

Summary

Wartime comedy series

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Episode 4: Sgt Wilson's Little Secret

Summary

Sgt Wilson struggles to concentrate on his Home Guard duties when he has a personal problem to contend with. Classic comedy, starring John Le Mesurier and Arthur Lowe.
Recommended

Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

The writers didn’t focus on the men’s relationships very often, preferring to play with their quirks and catchphases, but when they did, it made for something special. In this gem of an episode, quite daring in its own way, a white-as-a-sheet Wilson thinks Mrs Pike is having his baby when he overhears her telling Frank she’s taking in an evacuee.

Arthur Lowe gives a mini-masterclass in comedy acting, not only in his horrified reaction to Wilson’s news (“You said you only went round there for meals!”) but also in his timing of a gag after he takes a call from the never-seen Mrs Mainwaring.

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Credits

Cast

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Capt MainwaringArthur Lowe
Sgt WilsonJohn Le Mesurier
Cpl JonesClive Dunn
Pte FrazerJohn Laurie
Pte WalkerJames Beck
Pte PikeIan Lavender
Pte GodfreyArnold Ridley
Mrs PikeJanet Davies

Crew

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ProducerDavid Croft
WriterJimmy Perry
WriterDavid Croft

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  • Episode 4

    Sgt Wilson's Little Secret

    Summary

    Sgt Wilson struggles to concentrate on his Home Guard duties when he has a personal problem to contend with. Classic comedy, starring John Le Mesurier and Arthur Lowe.
    Recommended

    Review

    Rating: 4 out of 5.

    The writers didn’t focus on the men’s relationships very often, preferring to play with their quirks and catchphases, but when they did, it made for something special. In this gem of an episode, quite daring in its own way, a white-as-a-sheet Wilson thinks Mrs Pike is having his baby when he overhears her telling Frank she’s taking in an evacuee.

    Arthur Lowe gives a mini-masterclass in comedy acting, not only in his horrified reaction to Wilson’s news (“You said you only went round there for meals!”) but also in his timing of a gag after he takes a call from the never-seen Mrs Mainwaring.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Black and white

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    Capt MainwaringArthur Lowe
    Sgt WilsonJohn Le Mesurier
    Cpl JonesClive Dunn
    Pte FrazerJohn Laurie
    Pte WalkerJames Beck
    Pte PikeIan Lavender
    Pte GodfreyArnold Ridley
    Mrs PikeJanet Davies

    Crew

    rolename
    ProducerDavid Croft
    WriterJimmy Perry
    WriterDavid Croft

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