Dad's Army

Battle of the Giants - S99-E2

Visible crew/equipment: When Hodges tells Mainwaring to pull over when he is driving Jones' van you can see crew members reflected in the left hand side of the van's windscreen.

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The Love Of Three Oranges - S99-E4

Visible crew/equipment: At the end of the scene where Pike is setting up the stall selling the lampshades, a shadow of the boom mike can be seen on his forehead just before the scene changes to the auction.

2

Menace from the Deep - S3-E10

Visible crew/equipment: When Pike returns to the arcade to tell the platoon that he has lost the boat you can see the shadow of the boom mike in Walkers face.

2

The Honourable Man - S6-E5

Visible crew/equipment: Bank scene: As Pike is handing the mail to Mr Mainwaring, a boom microphone is visible at the top of the screen for a second, and is quickly removed from view. (00:09:10)

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Broadcast to the Empire - S99-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When Pike moves across the vicar's office to open the door to let Hodges in the shadow of the mike can be seen on the wall.

Branded - S3-E11

Visible crew/equipment: Towards the end of the episode where Godfrey goes back into the smoke filled hut to rescue Captain Mainwaring, the shadow of the camera is visible on the hut.

Neil Jones

The Armoured Might of Lance Corporal Jones - S3-E1

Visible crew/equipment: As Hodges is gathering a crowd together to witness the demonstration of how the van can be used as an ambulance, a boom mike can be seen briefly at the top of the screen.

Douglas Bell

Show generally

Visible crew/equipment: "Resisting the aggressor down the ages" (Christmas night with the stars special episode) Just after Jones bangs the gong at the wrong time and says "that was a mistake, I'm sorry" there is a boom mike shadow on Mainwaring's union jack waistcoat.

Battle School - S3-E2

Other mistake: When the train stops Godfrey gets off to relieve himself but when he is climbing back in to the carriage the train appears to be already moving at speed because the background projection started moving too early.

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Frazer: Sorry about the candles. The blinds are a bit thin for the gleam of the gas light.
Godfrey: Oh, I like candles. They're more romantic.

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Trivia: Clive Dunn was a prisoner of war during World War 2.

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The Royal Train - S6-E3

Question: A set of complicated events mean that Captain Mainwaring and some other members of the platoon have to drive a railway engine. After they leave the railway station it turns out that the railway engine has no brake wheel and cannot stop. The ARP warden, the mayor of Walmington, the vicar and verger take the brake wheel, jump on a handcar and chase after the engine. Catching up with the engine, they throw the brake wheel to Captain Mainwaring. The engine then reverses, so they must pedal the handcar even faster to avoid being run over. Could four men (all obviously in late middle age, and past peak fitness) pedal a handcar to outrun a railway engine at full steam? When the engine reverses, why do they pedal the handcar to stop being run over? Why don't they jump off the handcar, then pull the handcar off the track? (Also it takes the engine less than a minute to reverse. In reality, it would take several minutes to change a moving railway locomotive from forward to reverse).

Rob Halliday

Answer: The show is a comedy, this was played for comedic effect and to show that in times of extreme fear, in this case about to be crushed by a steam train, the men had an adrenaline surge strong enough to pedal fast enough.

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