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. And while Godfrey always looks for the best in people, Frazer has an ear for any gossip that is going.

This is certainly true in the episode The Godiva Affair, from series 7 in which a number of the men of Walmington-on-Sea get a little distracted at the thought of Mrs Fox riding a horse down the High Street dressed only in fleshings.

When Frazer gets wind of a secret meeting between Mainwaring and Mrs Fox he puts two and two together and  concludes this can only mean one thing – Mainwaring has succumbed to the lure of the flesh! Of course this has to be relayed to Godfrey, even if it means interrupting his bedtime hot milk.


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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