50 Moments That Made Dad’s Army: #11 Don’t Tell Him Pike

Don’t tell him Pike Would you believe it’s exactly 45 years ago today that the world first heard the immortal words “don’t tell him Pike”? The episode The Deadly Attachment was first broadcast on 22 June 1972 In a list of […]

50 Moments That Made Dad’s Army: #10 Fairy Story

  If there’s one thing guaranteed to irritate Captain Mainwaring, it’s evidence of Wilson’s privileged upbringing. In Time on My Hands, from series 5, the platoon get stuck at the top of a clock tower with no one but a German airman for company. The last thing Mainwaring needs to […]

50 Moments That Made Dad’s Army: #9 Snow Camouflage

  Where would Dad’s Army be without a parade and what would a parade be without Mainwaring and his daft ideas? In the 1976 Christmas special The Love of Three Oranges those two things are brought together. This provides an opportunity for some […]

50 Moments That Made Dad’s Army: #8 Angels’ Voices

We’ve not heard much from Corporal Jones so far in this series, although he is the source of a lot of the comedy in Dad’s Army. That frequently comes from his confusion and never more is that the case then […]

50 Moments That Made Dad’s Army: #7 The Auld Empty Barn

The Auld Empty Barn One of the joys of Dad’s Army is Frazer’s long, rambling and often doom-laden monologues. There will be a number of these in the moments still to come, before we reach the anniversary of The Man […]

50 Moments That Made Dad’s Army: #6 Lighthouse

Lighthouse Occasionally the walmington-on-sea Platoon get themselves so deeply into trouble it’s hard to see how they’ll dig themselves out. That’s certainly the case in this episode, Put That Light Out, first screened on 6 November 1970. I’ve blogged about this episode […]

50 Moments That Made Dad’s Army: #5 Reporting House Cleared

Reporting House Cleared The Desperate Drive of Corporal Jones has a special place in the Dad’s Army catalogue for me and it’s because of this moment. Somehow I managed to miss seeing this episode for many years and I think it was […]

50 Moments That Made Dad’s Army: #4 Interrogation

Interrogation We’re counting down towards the 50th anniversary of Dads Army but before we get there, there are a few more anniversaries along the way, and today is one of them! It was exactly 45 years ago today that We Know Our […]

50 Moments That Made Dad’s Army: #3 Hand to Hand Combat

Hand to Hand Combat Despite Dad’s Army’s wartime setting, very little actual fighting takes place throughout the series. However in the pastoral episode All is Safely Gathered In, first broadcast on 24 November 1972 all that changes. Following a heart-warming collaborative effort between the Home […]

50 Moments That Made Dad’s Army: #2 Mainwaring’s Hat

Mainwaring’s Hat Although Dad’s Army is often said to be an ensemble comedy the truth is it is really Captain Mainwaring’s show – the whole thing pivots around the redoubtable captain and his (often difficult) relationships with the other characters. […]