Dad's Army (UK)
Popular BBC comedy series set in the fictional south coast seaside town of Walmington-On-Sea during World War 2. Alternating moments of gentle character comedy with broad slapstick, it recounts the misadventures of the local voluntary defence force (or 'Home Guard') consisting of men too old or 'unfit' for military service.
Last Episode09x06 Never Too Old Aired: Nov. 13, 1977
Jones confesses his undying love for Mrs Fox to Mr Mainwaring and asks for his Captain's blessing on their marriage. The wedding goes according …
Series Fun Facts
- John Laurie was the only cast member to have served in the Home Guard. But Clive Dunn, Arthur Lowe and John Le Mesurier had all served in the regular army during World War Two. John Laurie…
[show]John Laurie was the only cast member to have served in the Home Guard. But Clive Dunn, Arthur Lowe and John Le Mesurier had all served in the regular army during World War Two. John Laurie and Arnold Ridley had also served in the regular Army, in World War One. Of the writers, during World War Two Jimmy Perry served in the Home Guard (he based the show on his experiences), and David Croft served in the ARP (and later served in the regular Army as a Major).
- John Laurie and Arnold Ridley both fought in World War One and both were wounded and invalided out of the army.
- Other Home Guard platoons in the series include nearby Eastgate (commanded by Captain Square), Southgate, Dymwych (led by Captain Ashley-Jones) and Littlebourne-on-Sea.
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