Dad's Army (1968–1977)
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The Day the Balloon Went Up 

After Mainwaring complains that the men's saluting is sloppy a runaway barrage balloon appears with the verger clinging onto it. He is rescued and various people, including Godfrey's sister... See full summary »

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Edward Sinclair ...
Nan Braunton ...
Jennifer Browne ...
the W.A.A.F. Sergeant
Andrew Carr ...
the Operations Room Officer
Therese McMurray ...
the Girl in the Haystack (as Thérèse McMurray)
Kenneth Watson ...
the R.A.F. Officer
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After Mainwaring complains that the men's saluting is sloppy a runaway barrage balloon appears with the verger clinging onto it. He is rescued and various people, including Godfrey's sister Cissie, are asked to hang onto it until Mainwaring takes charge. Unfortunately for him it takes off in the breeze with him holding onto the other end of its rope, dragging him through trees and a haystack until it stops on a railway bridge. The men are about to secure it but then an officer comes by and in order to perfect the saluting so beloved of Mainwaring they have to let go of the balloon.. . Written by don @ minifie-1

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Comedy | War

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30 October 1969 (UK)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Goofs

Godfrey is wearing a slipper on his left foot for the entire episode except when he gets in the back of Jones' van wearing two shoes. See more »

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[a runaway barrage balloon has caught on the church tower, and the platoon's efforts to free it bring down a rain of debris onto the Vicar]
Cissy Godfrey: Oh, vicar, do you think this is a judgement on us?
The Vicar: You speak for yourself, I haven't done anything!
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Jack Haig's filmed cameo earns him the credit "and a fleeting appearance of". See more »

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