‘Dad’s Army: Series 4’ Updated

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Hello everyone! 🙂

I’ve now updated my reviews on Series 4 on ‘Dad’s Army’ by extending them and giving them individual pages on my blog. I hope to do the same for the rest of the series as I re-watch ‘Dad’s Army’ on DVD. Please feel free to check out, read and comment on my current ‘Dad’s Army’ reviews.

The episodes in Series 4 are as follows. There’s ‘The Big Parade’; ‘Don’t Forget The Diver’; ‘Boots, Boots, Boots’; ‘Sgt. – Save My Boy’; ‘Don’t Fence Me In’; ‘Absent Friends’; ‘Put That Light Out’; ‘The Two and a Half Feathers’; ‘Mum’s Army’; ‘The Test’; ‘A Wilson (Manager)?’; ‘Uninvited Guests’ and ‘Fallen Idol’. I hope to add reviews on the radio adaptations of these TV episodes from Series 4 soon after I finish revisiting the ‘Dad’s Army’ DVDs.

Please click on the links of the episodes to see my reviews! I hope you’ll enjoy them!

Bye for now!

Tim. 🙂

4 thoughts on “‘Dad’s Army: Series 4’ Updated

  1. IWishIHadATardis

    Hi Tim

    I enjoyed reading your updated reviews of Series 4 of Dad’s Army. Just seeing the pictures of any of the cast are enough to make you laugh, aren’t they. What a great program it was, and what great acting, and writing.

    I was reading an article the other day by Roy Clarke, who was saying how sorry he was that these days comedies like we used to get just can’t be written any more, as people seem to be so easily and readily offended by humour. It’s a shame, as he wrote so many great episodes for Last of the Summer Wine, and Keeping Up Appearances, and all sorts of great comedy moments. Programs like Are You Being Served, or Porridge, or Steptoe & Son just wouldn’t be able to be made as they were any more. It is a shame, really.

    Thanks for the memories, Tim, it’s great to revisit these old shows, and see how you have enjoyed them as well.

    Leigh

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  2. Tim Bradley Post author

    Hi Leigh.

    I’m glad you’ve been enjoying my updated reviews of ‘Dad’s Army’ recently. I’m currently enjoying re-watching the ‘Dad’s Army’ TV series on DVD. I hope to add more reviews on ‘Dad’s Army’ episodes soon. I’m looking forward to when I write my reviews on the radio episodes of ‘Dad’s Army’.

    Yes, it’s a shame that comedy can’t be done very well as it was done back in the 70s and 80s. I enjoyed watching those TV comedies from the BBC in those classic days on DVD. Interesting that you’ve read an article on Roy Clarke. That sounds interesting. Where did you find that then?

    I was watching episodes of ‘Blackadder’ recently. Although I enjoyed it, I found that the comedy situations were over-the-top for me and it was like the characters; acting and situations were hard to take seriously, even for a comedy show. I can’t understand why audiences would be readily offended by humour in TV comedy today. That doesn’t seem to make sense somehow.

    Thanks for your comments on my review. I’m glad you’re enjoying the reviews on my blog, especially on the classic comedies like ‘Dad’s Army’.

    Tim. 🙂

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    1. IWishIHadATardis

      Hi Tim

      I’m glad you’ve been enjoying your re-watch of Dad’s Army.

      The article with Roy Clarke was on the Daily Mail – here is the link:
      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3735404/Open-Hours-writer-Roy-Clarke-says-PC-culture-killed-classic-sitcoms.html
      An interesting read.

      I think with Blackadder there was an intention to shock, along with an intention to make the audience laugh. With the older comedies, the intention is always to make the audience laugh, isn’t it, at whatever level they want to envisage the comedy being directed. It does seem a shame that modern comedies don’t seem to be able to be so well written as the older comedies were.

      Leigh

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  3. Tim Bradley Post author

    Hi Leigh.

    Thanks for the link.

    I’ve read the article and found it very interesting to hear Roy Clarke’s opinion of the ‘thought police’.

    I’m pleased to discover that a prequel of ‘Keeping Up Appearances’ is coming to BBC One on the 2nd of September called ‘Young Hyacinth’. I’ll have to keep a look out for that and see it on TV when it comes out. Apparently it’s being penned by Roy Clarke. Looking forward to it.

    I don’t know if you’ll be able to see it where you are in NZ, but if you do manage to see it I hope you’ll enjoy it too. Tim. 🙂

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