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History Series / DadsArmy

28th Apr '16 10:45:34 PM PaulA
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* ForgottenFramingDevice: The first episode started in the 1960s with Captain Mainwaring addressing a Rotary Club dinner and reminiscing about his time in the Home Guard, before flashing back to the story of the founding of the platoon. This was never referred to again in the remainder of the series.



* WarWasBeginning: The very first scene of the series takes place in 1968, as Mainwaring (who is an alderman and Chariman of the Rotary Club by this point) speaks at a function in support of the then-contemporary "I'm Backing Britain" campaign and describes how the war began and the platoon was formed.

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* WarWasBeginning: The very first scene of the series takes place in 1968, as Mainwaring (who is an alderman and Chariman Chairman of the Rotary Club by this point) speaks at a function in support of the then-contemporary "I'm Backing Britain" campaign and describes how the war began and the platoon was formed.
21st Apr '16 10:42:14 AM pi4t
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Came fourth in ''Series/BritainsBestSitcom''. A feature film remake is being produced for release in February 2016 starring Toby Jones as Captain Mainwaring and Bill Nighy as Sgt. Wilson. ''We're Doomed'', a DocuDrama about the behind-the-scenes making of the show, aired in December 2015.

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Came fourth in ''Series/BritainsBestSitcom''. A feature film remake is being produced for release was released in February 2016 starring Toby Jones as Captain Mainwaring and Bill Nighy as Sgt. Wilson. ''We're Doomed'', a DocuDrama about the behind-the-scenes making of the show, aired in December 2015.


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** Near the beginning of the 2016 film, we see Hitler borrow the lines from the title song.
--> ''Who do you think you are kidding, Mr Churchill?''
3rd Apr '16 4:43:57 PM dsneybuf
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* Private Frank Pike (Ian Lavender) - [[MommasBoy mollycoddled teenager]]. Was often seen wearing a scarf. Always addresses Wilson as "Uncle Arthur", though Pike may in fact be Wilson's (illegitimate) son. [[spoiler: WordOfGod confirms he was.]]

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* Private Frank Pike (Ian Lavender) - [[MommasBoy mollycoddled teenager]]. Was often seen wearing a scarf. Always addresses Wilson as "Uncle Arthur", though Pike may in fact be Wilson's (illegitimate) son. [[spoiler: WordOfGod confirms he was.]]
26th Mar '16 9:32:45 AM nombretomado
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* BaseballEpisode: Well, {{Cricket}} episode, Home Guard vs. ARP Wardens.

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* BaseballEpisode: Well, {{Cricket}} UsefulNotes/{{Cricket}} episode, Home Guard vs. ARP Wardens.
18th Feb '16 1:07:39 PM foxley
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* RisingWaterRisingTension: In "Asleep in the Deep", a bomb falls on the local pumping station as Godfrey and Walker are patrolling there, trapping them. When the platoon try to free them, they get stuck with them, and when a pipe bursts the room rapidly begins filling with water.
14th Feb '16 10:49:32 AM LeedsKing
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* YouLookFamiliar: Michael Knowles played various small roles in different episodes. John Ringham played [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome Private Bracewell]] in the first episode and returned later as Captain Bailey for several episodes.

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* YouLookFamiliar: Michael Knowles played various small roles in different episodes. John Ringham played [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome Private Bracewell]] in the first episode and returned later as Captain Bailey for several episodes. "And Captain Bailey has two Military Policemuuuuurn with him!"
3rd Feb '16 4:38:33 AM bombadil211
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* NarrativeProfanityFilter: In "The Two-and-a-half Feathers" Jones speaks of serving under an incredibly profane sergeant but whenever the sergeant is shown swearing, all the actual curses are replaced with spitting noises.
12th Jan '16 1:58:00 AM Ulysses21
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* Captain George Mainwaring - pompous bank manager, no combat experience, appointed himself captain. [[ItIsPronouncedTroPAY Pronounced "Mannering".]]

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* Captain George Mainwaring (Arthur Lowe) - pompous bank manager, no combat experience, appointed himself captain. [[ItIsPronouncedTroPAY Pronounced "Mannering".]]



* Sergeant Arthur Wilson - diffident deputy bank manager, Captain in the Royal Artillery during World War I, [[UsefulNotes/ATouchofClassEthnicityandReligion of a higher social class than his superior]] as well as more experienced - alternatively verging on being a {{Cloud Cuckoo Lander}} at times. Was strongly implied to be having an affair with Pike's mother, with a suggestion that he might actually be the boy's father. (One episode revealed that he already had a daughter by his estranged wife.)

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* Sergeant Arthur Wilson (John Le Mesurier) - diffident deputy bank manager, Captain in the Royal Artillery during World War I, [[UsefulNotes/ATouchofClassEthnicityandReligion of a higher social class than his superior]] as well as more experienced - alternatively verging on being a {{Cloud Cuckoo Lander}} at times. Was strongly implied to be having an affair with Pike's mother, with a suggestion that he might actually be the boy's father. (One episode revealed that he already had a daughter by his estranged wife.)



* Lance-Corporal Jack Jones - butcher and 30 year veteran of the British Army, having served in the Sudan and WWI, longwinded but eager for action.

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* Lance-Corporal Jack Jones (Clive Dunn) - butcher and 30 year veteran of the British Army, having served in the Sudan and WWI, longwinded but eager for action.



* Private Frank Pike - [[MommasBoy mollycoddled teenager]]. Was often seen wearing a scarf. Always addresses Wilson as "Uncle Arthur", though Pike may in fact be Wilson's (illegitimate) son. [[spoiler: WordOfGod confirms he was.]]

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* Private Frank Pike (Ian Lavender) - [[MommasBoy mollycoddled teenager]]. Was often seen wearing a scarf. Always addresses Wilson as "Uncle Arthur", though Pike may in fact be Wilson's (illegitimate) son. [[spoiler: WordOfGod confirms he was.]]



* Private James Frazer - [[UsefulNotes/BritishAccents Scottish]] undertaker, former Royal Navy cook, very gloomy.

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* Private James Frazer (John Laurie) - [[UsefulNotes/BritishAccents Scottish]] undertaker, former Royal Navy cook, very gloomy.



* Private Charles Godfrey - Even older than the rest of the platoon, excessively polite and friendly and a butt of constant humour relating to his weak bladder.

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* Private Charles Godfrey (Arnold Ridley) - Even older than the rest of the platoon, excessively polite and friendly and a butt of constant humour relating to his weak bladder.



* Private Joe Walker - good-natured spiv who evaded conscription on dubious grounds. (Allergic to corned beef. Allegedly...) Usually to be found trying to sell people things. Occasionally came good by happening to have just the item the platoon needs - for a price, of course. The actor died during the course of the series and was replaced by...
* Private Cheeseman - Welshman with a camera, big teeth and glasses, introduced only in later seasons. (First appeared as a one-off press photographer character the year before he became a regular.) Almost no-one remembers him, he didn't stay long, and his departure gave a small boost to...
* Private Sponge - farmer, generic guy, used when one of the main cast needed a supporting character to talk to. Later put in charge of the second half of the platoon, and given slightly more plot relevance.
* William Hodges, Air Raid Warden - a grocer, Mainwaring's [[SitcomArchNemesis would-be nemesis]].

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* Private Joe Walker (James Beck) - good-natured spiv who evaded conscription on dubious grounds. (Allergic to corned beef. Allegedly...) Usually to be found trying to sell people things. Occasionally came good by happening to have just the item the platoon needs - for a price, of course. The actor died during the course of the series and was replaced by...
* Private Cheeseman (Talfryn Thomas) - Welshman with a camera, big teeth and glasses, introduced only in later seasons. (First appeared as a one-off press photographer character the year before he became a regular.) Almost no-one remembers him, he didn't stay long, and his departure gave a small boost to...
* Private Sponge (Colin Bean) - farmer, generic guy, used when one of the main cast needed a supporting character to talk to. Later put in charge of the second half of the platoon, and given slightly more plot relevance.
* ARP Warden William Hodges, Air Raid Warden Hodges (Bill Pertwee) - a grocer, Mainwaring's [[SitcomArchNemesis would-be nemesis]].



* Yeatman, the Verger - Hodges' fawning lackey (He's exactly the same with the Vicar too)
* The Rev. Timothy Farthing - TheVicar
* Mrs Pike - Pike's neurotic, overprotective mother who often interrupts him in the middle of platoon activity. Suspiciously close "friend" of Wilson.
* Mrs Fox - overbearing and flirty local woman, often causes trouble when the platoon is involved in arranging public events. Later marries Jones at the end of the series.
* Captain Square - leader of the Eastgate platoon and occasional rival to Mainwaring.

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* Maurice Yeatman, the Verger (Edward Sinclair) - Hodges' fawning lackey (He's exactly the same with the Vicar too)
* The Rev. Timothy Farthing (Frank Williams) - TheVicar
* Mrs Pike (Janet Davies) - Pike's neurotic, overprotective mother who often interrupts him in the middle of platoon activity. Suspiciously close "friend" of Wilson.
* Mrs Fox (Pamela Cundell) - overbearing and flirty local woman, often causes trouble when the platoon is involved in arranging public events. Later marries Jones at the end of the series.
* Captain Square (Geoffrey Lumsden) - leader of the Eastgate platoon and occasional rival to Mainwaring.
9th Jan '16 9:33:35 PM jormis29
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Permission to [[DescribeTopicHere describe]] '''''Dad's Army''''' here, sir?

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Permission to [[DescribeTopicHere describe]] '''''Dad's Army''''' ''Dad's Army'' here, sir?
3rd Jan '16 7:18:38 PM Exxolon
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Permission to [[DescribeTopicHere describe]] ''Dad's Army'' here, sir?

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Permission to [[DescribeTopicHere describe]] ''Dad's Army'' '''''Dad's Army''''' here, sir?
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