Dad's Army

Dad's Army. Image shows from L to R: Lance Corporal Jones (Clive Dunn), Private Pike (Ian Lavender), Captain Mainwaring (Arthur Lowe), Sergeant Wilson (John Le Mesurier), Private Frazer (John Laurie), Private Godfrey (Arnold Ridley). Copyright: BBC.

Dad's Army

Beloved sitcom about the struggles of a Home Guard platoon during World War II who are fighting incompetence, age and pomposity more than Nazis

Avatar

Curt

  • Thursday 21st February 2008, 12:49am [Edited]
  • Ottawa, Canada
  • 6,604 posts

So I have been hearing Dad's Army from you guys. I had never heard of the show until I started visiting these forums.
The show is great! I look forward to ....wait let me check what Aaron wrote on the BSG website....9 series?! Wow looks like I'll have a lot to watch!
So anyways thanks guys! Great find!

Avatar

Aaron

  • Thursday 21st February 2008, 12:52am
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,693 posts

Series'* Annoyed

Anyway. Wow. I'm surprised! I think that you're the first non-Brit I've spoken to who "gets" it. Absolutely brilliant show though, you'll enjoy! :)

Avatar

Kes83

  • Thursday 21st February 2008, 12:53am
  • Manchester, England
  • 31 posts

Technically only 8 series in full exists

Avatar

Curt

  • Thursday 21st February 2008, 12:57am
  • Ottawa, Canada
  • 6,604 posts

Woops! Correction made. Does the series ever go colour? And if they do what series does it happen?

Avatar

Kes83

  • Thursday 21st February 2008, 1:02am
  • Manchester, England
  • 31 posts

series 2

or series 3

Avatar

Aaron

  • Thursday 21st February 2008, 1:08am [Edited]
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,693 posts

Series three was the first in colour. :)

Also, as Kes hinted, unfortunately only half of series 2 still exists, with episodes 3, 5 and 6 missing. Further, it appears that episode 6 of series 3 now only exists in black and white.

(Oh, I should mention, it's only the video that doesn't exist for those three. The audio exists, and are included as extras on the S1 & 2 DVD release (and I assume the complete box set too). :))

Avatar

Curt

  • Thursday 21st February 2008, 1:16am
  • Ottawa, Canada
  • 6,604 posts

Good to know, thanks for the information!

AvatarBCG Supporter

Chappers

  • Thursday 21st February 2008, 3:51am
  • Surreyish., England
  • 31,165 posts

And there was a film of it too which was a bit hit and miss.

Avatar

Aaron

  • Thursday 21st February 2008, 4:06am
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,693 posts

But probably the (certainly one of the) best of that era of sitcom->film adaptations.

AvatarBCG Supporter

Chappers

  • Thursday 21st February 2008, 4:07am
  • Surreyish., England
  • 31,165 posts
Quote: Aaron @ February 20, 2008, 11:06 PM

But probably the (certainly one of the) best of that era of sitcom->film adaptations.

Yes - I agree but being a BBC one it was already superior to things like On the Busses.

Avatar

Jack Massey

  • Thursday 21st February 2008, 11:43pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 2,965 posts

As most of you all know, it is without doubt the greatest sitcom in the world. Absolutely superb. Arthur Lowe was just magic as Captain Mainwaring, the greatest ever comic performance. Mainwaring is the greatest ever sitcom charactor. And will always be. Great scripts from Perry and Croft and brilliant acting. A timeless classic. I have all the surviving episodes on DVD- all the Radio Episodes and all the Scripts. Is their a bigger more devout fan out there?

Avatar

sootyj

  • Thursday 21st February 2008, 11:45pm
  • England
  • 51,287 posts

I have Arthur Lowes mortal remains in a box under my bed, ha beat that!

Avatar

Jack Massey

  • Thursday 21st February 2008, 11:53pm
  • England
  • 2,965 posts

Guess what- I don't believe you

Avatar

sootyj

  • Thursday 21st February 2008, 11:54pm
  • England
  • 51,287 posts

Curses uncovered, it is of course one of the finest sitcoms of all times.

Avatar

Jack Massey

  • Thursday 21st February 2008, 11:57pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 2,965 posts

Quite right. Legendery. Is it just me, or do you think Mainwaring is very much like Foggy Dewhurst, played by Brian Wilde, on Last of the Summer Wine?