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Dad's Army

  • 1977
  • Season 9
  • 6 episodes
  • Sitcom

Summary

Classic wartime sitcom

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Episode 1: Wake Up, Walmington

Summary

Mainwaring suspects the residents of Walmington-on-Sea have grown complacent about the threat of invasion, and gets his men to pose as traitors to see how the locals would deal with genuine Nazi infiltrators in their midst. Classic comedy first shown in 1977, starring Arthur Lowe and John Le Mesurier.
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Review

In this 1977 episode the platoon dress as fifth columnists to wake up the town from its apathy. It’s not the subtlest of offerings but, this being the final season, the cast were all much loved, hence the applause for a mere costume change. (As Ian Lavender once told RT, his pin stripes were actually chalk lines: “At the end of each scene the costume department had to redraw them as they’d rub off!”)

It’s notable not only for Hodges getting a pasting, but also for Mainwaring taking insufferable old walrus Captain Square down a peg or two – TV journeyman Geoffrey Lumsden was born for the role of Square.

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Cast

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Capt MainwaringArthur Lowe
Sgt WilsonJohn Le Mesurier
Cpl JonesClive Dunn
Pte FrazerJohn Laurie
Pte PikeIan Lavender
Chief Warden HodgesBill Pertwee
The VergerEdward Sinclair
Pte SpongeColin Bean
Capt SquareGeoffrey Lumsden
Perkins, the butlerCharles Hill
SoldierJeffrey Holland
Van driverBarry Lineham
YokelSam Kydo
BertAlister Williamson
FrenchyMichael Stainton
Fat manWilliam Sully

Crew

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DirectorBob Spiers
ProducerDavid Croft
WriterDavid Croft
WriterJimmy Perry

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