'Dad's Army' fan Phill Jupitus selects four of his favourite episodes
from the evergreen radio series, starring Arthur Lowe, John le Mesurier
and Clive Dunn.
As Jupitus says, 'There are episodes here you will be familiar with and
some you may never have heard, but what I can promise is that they are
all achingly funny.'
'The Man and the Hour' is the first ever episode of the series, in which
Mainwaring barks out, 'Come on Adolf, we're ready for you!'; 'My British
Buddy' finds Mollie Sugden guest starring as a Walmington inhabitant
besotted with the new GIs in town; 'Time on My Hands' finds a German
airman snagged by his parachute on the town hall clock; and in
'A Soldier's Farewell' Mainwaring dreams he is Napoleon at Waterloo,
with Wilson an elegant Duke of Wellington...
Providing stalwart support to the stars are John Laurie, James Beck,
Arnold Ridley, Ian Lavender and Bill Pertwee.
1. The Man And The Hour (Recorded June 3 1973)
Broadcast: 28 Janaury 1974
Additional cast: Timothy Bateson
2. My British Buddy (Recorded 6 May 1975)
Broadcast: 18 May 1976
Additional cast: Bill Pertwee, Jack Watson, Pearl Hackney, Mollie Sugden,
Wendy Richard, Michael Middleton
3. Time On My Hands (Recorded 29 April 1975)
Recorded: 3 August 1976
Additional cast: Bill Pertwee, Frank Williams, Erik Chitty, Fraser Kerr
4. A Soldier's Farewell (Recorded 15 May 1974)
Recorded: 8 April 1975
Additional cast: Bill Pertwee, Larry Martyn, Pat Coombs
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