50 Moments That Made Dad’s Army: #15 Afternoon Tea


One of the great charms of Dad’s Army is that, even when it was new nearly 50 years ago, it recalled us nostalgically to a bygone age. But the episode Is There Honey Still for Tea?, first seen in September 1975, takes us back even further, to an Edwardian golden age, as Frank, Wilson and Mainwaring enjoy afternoon tea in the garden of Godfrey and his sisters’ cottage.

They’re supposed to be telling the unfortunate Godfreys that their idyllic home is scheduled to be demolished to make way for a new aerodrome but of course, in true Dad’s Army fashion, that doesn’t go quite to plan.

It’s a lovely scene: the Godfrey sisters flutter around their guests and Godfrey plays the generous host oblivious to the fate that is about to befall them. Having seen this who wouldn’t want to take afternoon tea in an English country garden?

This episode was recorded exactly 43 years ago today, on 26 June 1975.



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.



1 thoughts on “50 Moments That Made Dad’s Army: #15 Afternoon Tea

  1. Hello
    I have not been to England; I live in Australia.
    However, I always have thought of England as old buildings, green pastures and of course tea.
    It saddens me to think, that the England I thought of is no longer there. It’s a great pity some things change.
    In many respects, Dads Army reminds me of the England that once was, but has now gone.
    Kind regards

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