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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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: You, old man - you take off your belt and undo ze back of your tunic.
Jones: I beg your pardon!
U-Boat Captain: Do as I tell you - remove your belt. And just to make sure, captain, that your behaviour is correct, zis old man will march in front of me.
[During this exchange, the U-Boat captain ties a piece of string to a hand grenade and then inserts it down the trousers of Lance Corporal Jones]
U-Boat Captain: And one false move from you, and I pull zee string!
Jones: Oh, don't make any false moves, Mr Mainwaring. And don't make any real ...
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Featured in Hitler: The Comedy Years (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

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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One of the best Episodes in Television history.
19 March 2017 | by (Essex) – See all my reviews

Even if you haven't heard of Dad's army theirs a good chance you've heard the immortal lines

"Whistle while you work, Hitler is a twerp, he's so barmy so's his army, Whistle while you work"

"your Name will also go on ze list what is it"

"Don't tell him Pike"

And if you have heard of Dad's army, you will undoubtedly agree that this is the best episode of the entire series.

If you watch one Dad's army episode it should be this one, its so good that if the BBC news fails this is played instead.

Philip Madoc is the Main Guest star of the episode and Plays the U- Boat Captain, who utters some of the immortal words above, his acting is some of the greatest in the entire series and just hearing his voice makes you think of the great scene.

The writing is superb and the directing is fantastic, undoubtedly one of TV's greatest moments.


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