Even eager Lance Corporal Jones runs out of loyal patriotism as Captain Mainwaring keeps mishandling his lovingly spotlessly kept butchers' van. The vital mission 'to provide directions to a real Army convoy' is looking ever bleaker as Mainwaring keeps issuing idiotic orders instead of listening (in time) to better ideas from Wilson or even Pike. Passers-by like Hodges, the verger and the vicar's seniors club celebrating Mr. Blewitt's birthday, all suffer from plans B, C, D and so on. This only makes the crossroads the van is stuck at look like a bombed area and the convoy unreachable. Written by
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With the exception of the first scene, set in the church hall yard and filmed in the studio, the majority of this episode take place on location. See more
A crew member can be heard calling out 'Stop' at the end of the first wheel spin shot after Jones' van sinks into the mud. Additionally, the props featured in the church hall yard scene also pop up at the beginning of Gorilla Warfare, which was recorded on the same day as this episode. See more