50 Moments That Made Dad’s Army: #35 Walker’s Note

  Continuing the reflection of James Beck’s sad death and the disappearance of Walker from the platoon, we come to the episode The Recruit in which we and the platoon say a last goodbye. It is hard to imagine how the […]

50 Moments That Made Dad’s Army: #34 Take Walker’s Name

  Time to get a bit reflective as we look at one of the saddest moments in Dad’s Army. In 1973, during the making of the sixth series, James Beck was taken suddenly ill while opening a charity event. He […]

50 Moments That Made Dad’s Army: #33 Cheerful Actions

There are a few personal milestones for me among the 50 moments, and this is one of them – as Asleep in the Deep is the first Dad’s Army episode I can remember ever seeing – probably on a repeat as when […]

50 Moments That Made Dad’s Army: #32 Chicken Inspection

Let’s jump forward two series to the fifth season, and back to Mr Blewitt (presumably his brother is at peace by this stage) who was probably not expecting the late night visitors he received after taking possession of a suspiciously […]

50 Moments That Made Dad’s Army: #31 La gare est Eastbourne

In December 1969 Dad’s Army was riding high with the 3rd series taking it from the tentative steps of the first two series and establishing it as a firm favourite with viewers. Just before Christmas that year the episode Sons […]

50 Moments That Made Dad’s Army: #30 Lust

There could hardly be two more different characters than Godfrey and Frazer. They may the platoon’s oldest members but in all other respects they are chalk-and-cheese: where Godfrey is polite, Frazer is rude. Godfrey’s gentleness is matched by Frazer’s abrasiveness. […]

50 Moments That Made Dad’s Army: #29 Machine Gun Post

  On the whole Dad’s Army showed us very little of the platoon members’ home lives. This is especially true of Mainwaring, whose absent wife, Elizbeth, became something of a standing joke. We saw a little of the life of […]

50 Moments That Made Dad’s Army: #28 All bloody bone

It’s time to hear from some of the less major characters of Dad’s Army – step forward Sidney Blewitt, brother of the deceased Horace, sometime gardener to the vicar and a man who can give a very good lecture on […]

50 Moments That Made Dad’s Army: #27 Eastgate Bank

  Wilson hasn’t featured too heavily in this series so far – I think because his role was as a foil for, and antidote to, Mainwaring’s pompousness he often faded a little into the background. But that was not the […]