50 Moments That Made Dad’s Army: #25 Enbalming

  We are halfway through our 50 moments that made Dad’s Army great and 25 days away from the 50th anniversary of the first episode. and the episode I’m featuring, the 42nd of 80 comes from roughly half-way through the […]

50 Moments That Made Dad’s Army: #24 Onward Christian Pigeons

In the episode Getting the Bird from the fifth series meat is in seriously short supply and Jonesey is getting desperate. Ever resourceful, Walker promises him off-ration supplies of pigeon though he is a bit cagey as to where he will […]

50 Moments That Made Dad’s Army: #23 Cardinal Puff

  Soldiers and alcohol go together like rifles and bayonets – except for Captain Mainwaring, who has a long standing aversion to booze on account of his brother who likes it far too much. True he takes the occasional sweet […]

50 Moments That Made Dad’s Army: #22 Ladies of Walmington

It’s time to hear from the ladies of Walmington – that redoubtable band of women who get up each morning, dress and go out to queue for hours for a few miserable slices of corned-beef. Not that they don’t have […]

50 Moments That Made Dad’s Army: #21 Sergeant Frazer

  Have you noticed how often Frazer crops up in these clips? Until I sat down to collate the 50 moments I had not realised just how much John Laurie’s eye-rolling, doom-laden performance contributes to the show. Here he is […]

50 Moments That Made Dad’s Army: #20 Did You Come Here to Die?

Day 20 and time for a bit of drama from the episode Somethng Nasty in the Vault. There are a couple of interesting bits of trivia about this episode. Firstly, from a cut scene we learn that the events of the […]

50 Moments That Made Dad’s Army: #19 Piping the Haggis

    We’ve reached day 19 and are exactly a month away from the 50th anniversary of Dad’s Army. But today is also an anniversary – it was exactly 46 years ago today that the episode If the Cap Fits was […]

50 Moments That Made Dad’s Army: #18 Operation Dance

  There is nothing Mainwaring enjoys quite so much as planning something especially if he can lay most of the work off on others. The episode War Dance focuses a lot on Pike’s budding love life but as the preparations for […]

50 Moments That Made Dad’s Army: #17 Farewell Fiona

Farewell Fiona Dad’s Army is a comedy but it contains many moments of drama too. As the series progressed, Perry & Croft mined ever deeper into to the personal lives of the characters. Captain Mainwaring’s loveless marriage is frequently referred […]

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 […]