50 Moments That Made Dad’s Army: #16 Strut and Swagger


Many of the later episodes of Dad’s Army did not compare so well with those from the early series. As the story ideas began to dry-up Perry and Croft developed a habit of putting the cast in various costumes, often for no very convincing reason, and it didn’t always work out well.

The episode Ring Dem Bells first, first screened in September 1975, is an exception and contains some lovely moments when the platoon dress up in Nazi uniforms in order to take part in a public information film. Pike and Wilson become particularly keen on their new roles, much to Mainwaring’s disgust.

If you enjoy this clip then hang around as it is just possible we’ll be coming back to this episode again…



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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