The Auld Empty Barn
One of the joys of Dad’s Army is Frazer’s long, rambling and often doom-laden monologues. There will be a number of these in the moments still to come, before we reach the anniversary of The Man and the Hour at the end of July.
But in the episode Gorilla Warfare, first screened on 29 November 1974, he gives us something something slightly different and displays a rare moment of playfulness and humour, at odds with his normal dour demeanour. And it makes for one of the best remembered moments in Dad’s Army.
Mainwaring’s come-back is pure comic brilliance.