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 hear is the fairy story Wilson’s old nanny used to tell him. But he gets it anyway.

Of course in true Dad’s Army fashion when Walker is the only member of the platoon who can come-up with a sensible solution to their problem of getting down, Mainwaring is the first to claim it as his own.



50 Moments that made Dad’s Army is a series of blog posts each focusing on one moment that helped define the popular comedy series. There will be one post for each of the 50 days leading-up to the 50th anniversary of the first broadcast of the first episode of the series on 31st July 1968. 50 Moments that Made Dad’s Army is brought to you by walmington-on-line.co.uk and copyright of all video clips belongs to the BBC.



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