Mainwaring complains about a man's 'sissy' appearance and luggage during a briefing on a training mission. He'll play a secret agent to be guarded anonymously, while HQ sends equally secret... See full summary »

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Edward Sinclair ...
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Robin Parkinson ...
Lieutenant Wood
Erik Chitty ...
Mr. Clerk
Rachel Thomas ...
The Mother Superior
Michael Sharvell-Martin ...
The Lieutenant
Verne Morgan ...
The Farmer
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Mainwaring complains about a man's 'sissy' appearance and luggage during a briefing on a training mission. He'll play a secret agent to be guarded anonymously, while HQ sends equally secret counter agents to identify and catch him. So all civilians are mistrusted or ignored, including a military experiment researcher's warning for an escaped gorilla. The (fake) ape certainly makes a monkey of the verger and the warden, who are determined to betray the platoon. The battle of daft wits continues. Written by KGF Vissers

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Comedy | War

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29 November 1974 (UK)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

During the opening scenes in the church yard, you can see the planks and sawdust from the episode Everybody's Trucking still laying against the wall. Studio scenes for several episodes obviously shot at same time with little thought to continuity. See more »

Goofs

Two nuns ask Mainwaring and his platoon for their assistance in getting a car started. However, this far into the war, petrol was strictly rationed and would never have been used for any non-essential journeys. Those nuns would never have been permitted to use their car. See more »

Quotes

Lieutenant Wood: No, don't shoot! Whatever you do, don't shoot!
LCpl. Jack Jones: That's funny. I thought gorillas came from Africa. Why is he speaking English?
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Connections

Featured in The Unforgettable John Le Mesurier (2001) See more »

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Tip-Toe thru' the Tulips with Me
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Music by Joseph A. Burke
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Sung by Mainwaring after being injected with tranquiliser
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