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Private Sponge (Character)
from "Dad's Army" (1968)

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As a farmer, Sponge was in a "reserved occupation", and as such was exempt from military call-up. See more »
Alternate Names:
Platoon / Pte. Sponge


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  1. "Dad's Army"
        - Never Too Old (1977) TV episode, Played by Colin Bean
        - Number Engaged (1977) TV episode, Played by Colin Bean
        - The Miser's Hoard (1977) TV episode, Played by Colin Bean
        - Knights of Madness (1977) TV episode, Played by Colin Bean
        - Wake-Up Walmington (1977) TV episode, Played by Colin Bean
          (39 more)
  2. Dad's Army (1971) Played by Desmond Cullum-Jones (as Platoon) / Colin Bean (as Platoon) / Frank Godfrey (as Platoon) / Freddie Wiles (as Platoon) / Freddie White (as Platoon) / Leslie Noyes (as Platoon) / David Fennell (as Platoon) / Hugh Hastings (as Platoon) / George Hancock (as Platoon) / Bernard Severn (as Platoon)
    ... aka "Dad's Army Movie" - International (English title) (informal title)
    ... aka "Dad's Army: The Movie" - International (English title) (DVD box title)
Archive Footage:
  1. "Comedy Connections"
        - It Ain't Half Hot, Mum (2007) TV episode, Played by Colin Bean (as Pte. Sponge)
  2. "Selection Box"
        - Dad's Army (1997) TV episode, Played by Colin Bean (as Pte. Sponge)
  3. Perry & Croft: The Sitcoms (1995) (TV) Played by Colin Bean (as Pte. Sponge)

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From "Dad's Army: A Soldier's Farewell (#5.3)" (1972)
Mainwaring: [dreaming he's Napoleon overlooking the battlefield at Waterloo after a cinema trip and a toasted cheese supper] I can't see through all this smoke.
Pvt. Sponge: Well, it's your own fault. I told you we should have sat down the front in the ninepennies.
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