Dad's Army (1968–1977)
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The Deadly Attachment 

After a surreal lecture on telling allied parachutists from German ones, the platoon is ordered to pick up a stranded U-boot's crew. Wilson feels live hand-grenades are too dangerous for ... See full summary »

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After a surreal lecture on telling allied parachutists from German ones, the platoon is ordered to pick up a stranded U-boot's crew. Wilson feels live hand-grenades are too dangerous for his hot-head mates and acts accordingly. As HQ's armed escort is late, the Kriegsmarine captain can first play mind-games by drafting a reckoning 'list', then take Hodges hostage. Written by KGF Vissers

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sword | knife | kidnapping | fight | bomb | See All (5) »

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Comedy | War

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31 October 1973 (UK)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

During the filming of the last scene, someone was busy mending a fence just down the road and could be heard from the location where the scene was being shot. In order to film when the person wasn't working, they had a runner running between the two locations telling the crew when they could film and when the man could continue working on the fence. See more »

Goofs

John Le Mesurier stumbles over his line: "I must admit he has rather an abrupt matter - manner". See more »

Quotes

U-Boat Captain: I am making notes, Captain, and when we win the war, you will be brought to account
Mainwaring: You can write what you like. You're not going to win this war.
U-Boat Captain: Oh, yes we are!
Mainwaring: Oh no you're not!
U-Boat Captain: Oh yes we are!
Pike: [sings] Whistle while you work / Hitler is a twerp / He's half barmy, so's his army / Whistle while you work.
U-Boat Captain: [pointing at Pike] Your name will also go on zee list. What is it?
Mainwaring: Don't tell him, Pike!
U-Boat Captain: Pike.
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References David Copperfield (1935) See more »

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Whistle While You Work
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Music by Frank Churchill and lyrics by Larry Morey
Heard as a theme at the start of some scenes
Ian Lavender sings a parody of this song to the Germans
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