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Dad's Army

  • 1977
  • Season 9
  • 6 episodes
  • Sitcom

Summary

Classic wartime sitcom

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Episode 4: The Miser's Hoard

Summary

Doctor McCeavedy accidentally discovers that Frazer keeps a hoard of gold sovereigns in his home and Mainwaring tries to persuade the undertaker that his life savings would be better kept in a safer place - namely his bank. Vintage comedy, with Arthur Lowe and John Laurie. First shown in 1977.
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Review

Mainwaring, in his capacity as town bank manager, drops unsubtle hints when he learns that Private Frazer keeps his savings in the form of gold sovereigns. And you can imagine how his advice goes down with the wily Scot.

It’s a not-so-familar episode that throws up the rare spectacle of a tiddly Sergeant Wilson, a scene set in Hodges’ greengrocer’s, Fulton Mackay in his second (different) guest role for the show and Jones blowing accidental raspberries during a gas-mask drill.

The RT bookazine Dad’s Army at 50 is available from WH Smith

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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
ARP WardenBill Pertwee
Dr McCeavedyFulton Mackay
VicarFrank Williams
VergerEdward Sinclair
Pte SpongeColin Bean

Crew

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ProducerDavid Croft
WriterDavid Croft
WriterJimmy Perry

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  • Episode 4

    The Miser's Hoard

    Summary

    Doctor McCeavedy accidentally discovers that Frazer keeps a hoard of gold sovereigns in his home and Mainwaring tries to persuade the undertaker that his life savings would be better kept in a safer place - namely his bank. Vintage comedy, with Arthur Lowe and John Laurie. First shown in 1977.
    Recommended

    Review

    Mainwaring, in his capacity as town bank manager, drops unsubtle hints when he learns that Private Frazer keeps his savings in the form of gold sovereigns. And you can imagine how his advice goes down with the wily Scot.

    It’s a not-so-familar episode that throws up the rare spectacle of a tiddly Sergeant Wilson, a scene set in Hodges’ greengrocer’s, Fulton Mackay in his second (different) guest role for the show and Jones blowing accidental raspberries during a gas-mask drill.

    The RT bookazine Dad’s Army at 50 is available from WH Smith

    How to watch

    Loading

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    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
    ARP WardenBill Pertwee
    Dr McCeavedyFulton Mackay
    VicarFrank Williams
    VergerEdward Sinclair
    Pte SpongeColin Bean

    Crew

    rolename
    ProducerDavid Croft
    WriterDavid Croft
    WriterJimmy Perry

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