Welcome to the ‘Dad’s Army’ page on ‘Bradley’s Basement’.
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This is one of my favourite BBC TV sitcoms from the 1960s and 70s. I love ‘Dad’s Army’, starring Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier and Clive Dunn. I love the characters and the episodes from the series. This is a series I highly recommend, should you need relaxation and to feel good about yourself.
The series is about the Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard platoon led by Captain Mainwaring. It’s set during World War II and Mainwaring leads his men against the Nazis. Except the members of the Home Guard are the most bumbling lot that Mainwaring’s ever led in the most hilarious of scrapes.
‘Dad’s Army’ is a fantastic comedy series about the war-time spirit. I love watching this series with its loveable characters and amusing comedy situations. With the latest ‘Dad’s Army’ movie made in 2016, ‘The Complete Dad’s Army’ DVD Collection is an experience you don’t want to miss out on.
‘The Complete ‘Dad’s Army’ DVD collection’ is a 14 DVD box-set. I have my favourite episodes from the series as well as my favourite characters. I’m sure there are characters and episodes you’ll find your favourites when watching this series.
Here on ‘Bradley’s Basement’, I add my reviews on each of the nine seasons and the Christmas Specials from the ‘Dad’s Army’ TV series. It’s also the place for my reviews to be posted on the ‘Dad’s Army’ 1971 film; the BBC docu-drama called ‘We’re Doomed! The Dad’s Army Story’ and the ‘Dad’s Army’ 2016 movie.
Here’s a link to a list of who’s who in the ‘Dad’s Army’ TV series.
Below is a list of my DVD reviews of the episodes in the TV series and other productions in relation to ‘Dad’s Army’. N.B. Series 1 and 2 are in black and white whilst Series 3 to 9 and the Christmas Specials are in colour.
Click on the links to see and read my reviews.
MY ‘DAD’S ARMY’ REVIEWS
‘Dad’s Army’ (TV series)
- Series 1
- Series 2
- Series 3
- ‘The Armoured Might of Lance Corporal Jones’ (TV)
- ‘Battle School’ (TV)
- ‘The Lion Has ‘Phones’ (TV)
- ‘The Bullet is Not For Firing’ (TV)
- ‘Something Nasty in the Vault’ (TV)
- ‘Room at the Bottom’ (TV)
- ‘Big Guns’ (TV)
- ‘The Day The Balloon Went Up’ (TV)
- ‘War Dance’ (TV)
- ‘Menace From The Deep’ (TV)
- ‘Branded’ (TV)
- ‘Man Hunt’ (TV)
- ‘No Spring For Frazer’ (TV)
- ‘Sons of the Sea’ (TV)
- Christmas Night with the Stars (1969)
- Series 4
- ‘The Big Parade’ (TV)
- ‘Don’t Forget The Diver’ (TV)
- ‘Boots, Boots, Boots’ (TV)
- ‘Sgt. – Save My Boy’ (TV)
- ‘Don’t Fence Me In’ (TV)
- ‘Absent Friends’ (TV)
- ‘Put That Light Out’ (TV)
- ‘The Two and a Half Feathers’ (TV)
- ‘Mum’s Army’ (TV)
- ‘The Test’ (TV)
- ‘A. Wilson (Manager)?’ (TV)
- ‘Uninvited Guests’ (TV)
- ‘Fallen Idol’ (TV)
- Christmas Specials (1971)
- Series 5
- ‘Asleep in the Deep’ (TV)
- ‘Keep Young and Beautiful’ (TV)
- ‘A Soldier’s Farewell’ (TV)
- ‘Getting The Bird’ (TV)
- ‘The Desperate Drive of Corporal Jones’ (TV)
- ‘If The Cap Fits…’ (TV)
- ‘The King Was In His Counting House’ (TV)
- ‘All Is Safely Gathered In’ (TV)
- ‘When Did You Last See Your Money’ (TV)
- ‘Brain Versus Brawn’ (TV)
- ‘A Brush With The Law’ (TV)
- ‘Round and Round Went the Great Big Wheel’ (TV)
- Christmas Night with the Stars (1972)
- Series 5 (cont’d)
- Series 6
- Series 7
- Series 8
- Christmas Specials (1975–1976)
- Series 9
‘It Sticks Out Half A Mile’ (radio series)
- ‘It Sticks Out Half a Mile’ (Pilot Episode) (Audio)
- ‘The Business Proposition’ (Audio)
- ‘The Bank Loan’ (Audio)
- ‘Who Owned The Pier?’ (Audio)
- ‘Inspecting The Piles’ (Audio)
- ‘Pike In Love’ (Audio)
- ‘The Friends Of Frambourne Pier’ (Audio)
- ‘The First Meeting’ (Audio)
- ‘Marooned’ (Audio)
- ‘The Fancy Dress Night’ (Audio)
- ‘The Builder’ (Audio)
- ‘War Damage’ (Audio)
- ‘The Pin Up Girl’ (Audio)
- ‘Hidden Treasure’ (Audio)
- ‘Dad’s Army: The Movie’ (Film)
- ‘We’re Doomed! The Dad’s Army Story’ (TV)
- ‘Dad’s Army’ (Film)
- ‘Dad’s Army (Stage Show) (Audio)
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A good idea, setting up some pages for Dad’s Army. I always loved the old series; so many funny moments, and very funny characters. It’s been a while since I saw any of the episodes, so I will enjoy reading your thoughts on the series, and reliving those funny old moments.
Totally classic characters, with Captain Mainwaring and Wilson; all of them are just wonderfully written and wonderfully played. I always thought dear old Godfrey was such a lovely character; him and his sister Doris were so lovely.
Great stuff, Tim! I always enjoy coming here to see what you’ve posted.
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Oops, Godfrey’s sister is of course Dolly, not Doris! Too early in the morning here!
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That’s okay. I understand it’s too early in the morning for you there. For me, it’s 9:30 in the evening in the UK! 😀 I’ll let you off this time for Godfrey’s sister Doris; not Dolly. 😀
Glad you like how I’ve set up my new ‘Dad’s Army’ pages. I love the BBC TV series and I’m hoping to extend my current reviews on these episodes for my blog when I get around to re-watching the DVD box set. I also look forward to reviewing the original ‘Dad’s Army’ movie; the 2016 movie and the BBC docu-drama about the making of ‘Dad’s Army’. I too love the characters in this series and have some favourite episodes of my own including ‘The Deadly Attachment’ which is a classic.
I’m glad you like Mainwaring; Wilson and Godfrey from the series. Corporal Jones stands out for me as my favourite character from ‘Dad’s Army’. I like his catchphrases of ‘Don’t Panic’; ‘They don’t like it up them’ and ‘Permission to speak, sir’. I also like Frazer’s ‘We’re Doomed!’ and Mainwaring’s ‘You stupid boy!’ catchprases.
Thanks for your comments, Leigh. I look forward to hearing from you on what you think on more posts and pages by me on my blog. Great to hear from you!
Haha! Thanks, Tim, I’m glad you let me off!
I have very fond memories of watching the original series over the years. I don’t think I’ve seen the movie, and I haven’t seen the new movie remake. Not sure I want to watch that.
A docu-drama about the making of Dad’s Army sounds very interesting. I like to know how the old programs were made; I recently read a book all about Open All Hours, which was very interesting.
The catchphrases of all the characters really are funny, aren’t they? I like Corporal Jones, definitely.
Thanks very much, Tim, I do like to keep an eye on what you’ve been writing on, and it’s always very interesting.
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The 2016 movie is okay. But it’s not as good as the original TV series. Check out my brief movie review on the ‘Dad’s Army’ remake here on my blog – https://bradleybasement.wordpress.com/2016/02/10/movie-review-dads-army-2016-film/
My TV review of the ‘We’re Doomed! – The Dad’s Army Story’ docu-drama is also here on my blog too – https://bradleybasement.wordpress.com/2015/12/27/tv-review-were-doomed-the-dads-army-story/
Thanks for your comments, Leigh. Greatly appreciate them.