50 Moments That Made Dad’s Army: #6 Lighthouse


Occasionally the walmington-on-sea Platoon get themselves so deeply into trouble it’s hard to see how they’ll dig themselves out. That’s certainly the case in this episode, Put That Light Out, first screened on 6 November 1970. I’ve blogged about this episode before.

With Jones, Fraser, Pike and Godfreys stationed on guard at the Lighthouse, Mainwaring and Wilson are expecting a quiet evening.

That plan goes horribly wrong when the guards manage to light up the whole of Walmington-on-sea with the lamp of the Lighthouse which they can’t shut-off. At the end of the episode they find themselves in a situation where Godfrey is at very real risk of being gunned down by Mainwaring as he attempts to extinguish the light before the Luftwaffe can use it to help bomb the town.



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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