50 Moments That Made Dad’s Army: #50 Come on Adolf, We’re Ready for You!

  So here we are – a little later than the previous 49 clips because I wanted this one to appear at exactly the same time that The Man and the Hour was first screened, 50 years ago on 31st July […]

50 Moments That Made Dad’s Army: #49 Sixteen shandies mit der ginger beer

  So, just one day to the 50th anniversary of the first episode of Dad’s Army and one day after the 41st anniversary of the last. It is time to reflect on what the Home Guard was all about – […]

50 Moments That Made Dad’s Army: #48 Toast

  It is just two days until the 50th anniversary of the first screening of The Man and the Hour, the episode that got Dad’s Army going. I doubt anyone imagined that the programme would continue for almost a decade. However […]

50 Moments That Made Dad’s Army: #47 Tormented Cries

We are nearly at the 50th anniversary of The Man and the Hour and it is time for one last bit of eye-rolling from Private Frazer. The episode Menace from the Deep from the third series is probably one of the best from […]

50 Moments That Made Dad’s Army: #46 Oxtail

We see Dad’s Army on our screens so frequently that it is easy to forget just how old it is, and how much has happened since it was first screened. In 1970, when the episode Absent Friends  was made the events […]

50 Moments That Made Dad’s Army: #45 Would You Please Oblige Us with a Bren Gun

At its peak in the late 1960s and early ’70s Dad’s Army was one of the most popular programmes on TV and its stars were some of the best recognised performers. It is no great surprise that they frequently appeared, […]

50 Moments That Made Dad’s Army: #44 Something Very Rude

We’re getting very close to the big 50th anniversary of The Man and the Hour now and the pace is is picking-up. You have to feel sympathy for Rev Timothy Farthing, given the hand that fate dealt him between 1939 and […]

50 Moments That Made Dad’s Army: #43 Diving Suit

  I’ve never been a huge fan of David Croft’s habit of putting his characters in silly costumes for comedy effect (he did it a lot in his work with Jeremy Lloyd) but there are occasions when it works well, […]

50 Moments That Made Dad’s Army: #42 Military Medal

  Supposedly, Arnold Ridley used to get impatient at the slow pace of filming of Dad’s Army, very possibly because his was the smallest of the ‘front row’ roles and so he had least to do. It has been harder […]

50 Moments That Made Dad’s Army: #41 Turn Out the Guard

  It is now only ten days until the 50th anniversary of The Man and the Hour being first broadcast and today is another anniversary – 45 years ago, in 22 July 1973 the episode The Recruit was recorded. We featured this […]