Dad's Army: Season 7, Episode 5

The Captain's Car (13 Dec. 1974)

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Captain George Mainwaring is delighted when widowed Lady Maltby offers his Home Guard platoon first choice, over Mr. Hodges's A.R.P. Wardens, for the use of her Rolls Royce while she can't ... See full summary »

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Talfryn Thomas ...
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Edward Sinclair ...
Robert Raglan ...
Eric Longworth ...
Fred McNaughton ...
Mavis Pugh ...
Lady Maltby
John Hart Dyke ...
The French General
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Captain George Mainwaring is delighted when widowed Lady Maltby offers his Home Guard platoon first choice, over Mr. Hodges's A.R.P. Wardens, for the use of her Rolls Royce while she can't get rationed petrol anyway. Its first appearance would be the high-profile visit of a French general who will pin up decorations. To jealous snob Mainwaring's green envy, his bright but unassertive sergeant Arthur Wilson, a warmly greeted relative of the lady who doesn't even notice his name or rank, is also asked by H.Q. to write and deliver the welcome speech for the general, as he alone masters French. To turn it into a proper staff car, the Rolls must be camouflaged; on the way to the paint shop the lady's driver runs out of petrol at the town hall, so he calls and Frank drags uncle Arthur along with petrol 'commandeered' from Hodges's sidecar. The captain believes them unable and sends the platoon to tow the Rolls; Frazer smells a profit in doing the paint job for less in his funeral ... Written by KGF Vissers

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Wilson: Sir? What would you do with a Rolls Royce?
Mainwaring: Well, I'd use it as my staff car.
Wilson: Well, a shiny and bright Rolls Royce like that. Wouldn't it look a bit untidy?
Mainwaring: How do you mean untidy?
Wilson: Well... Um... Well I suppose we could always sit you on a cushion.
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La Marseillaise
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Written by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle
Sung by the choir at the reception
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