50 Moments That Made Dad’s Army: #38 Ching-Ching

  Sometimes it is the little things that make a great comic moment. You wouldn’t think there is much humour to be extracted from using a public phone box (remember those?). But the dad’s Army team proved the opposite in […]

50 Moments That Made Dad’s Army: #37 Wilson’s Daughter

  Getting the Bird is a great episode, and has already featured before in this series of clips from the series. Like much of the best of Dad’s Army it is a mix of daft situations, character conflict and comic slapstick, […]

50 Moments That Made Dad’s Army: #36 Beware of the Bog

  Some episodes of Dad’s Army have a strong story line – Mum’s Army being a good example. Others are little more than a sequence of comic scenes pulled together by some linking events or themes (which can still be surprisingly […]

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. […]