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The Desperate Drive of Corporal Jones 

The platoon are on an exercise whereby everyone except for Godfrey and Jones ends up in a deserted barn. Jones sees from the map that they have been given the wrong reference and the barn ... See full summary »

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Larry Martyn ...
the Signals Private
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The platoon are on an exercise whereby everyone except for Godfrey and Jones ends up in a deserted barn. Jones sees from the map that they have been given the wrong reference and the barn will be blown up in half an hour as part of a live ammunition exercise. They try to phone up but Godfrey cuts the wire by mistake. To add to their plight Jones's van has broken down,so he has to take the colonel's car to reach the barn and warn the platoon in time. Written by don @ minifie-1

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exercise | evacuation | race | fire | See All (4) »

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Comedy | War

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3 November 1972 (UK)  »

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Larry Martyn had a guest role as a Private in the episode "The Desperate Drive of Corporal Jones". Larry Martyn played the part of Private Walker in the radio series of Dad's Army. See more »

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The plot revolves around the confusion of two map references, 937641 and 641937, the locations of an empty barn and a shooting target. Since the town of Walmington-upon-Sea, where Dad's Army is based, is supposed to be on the Kent coast, these translate to Ordnance Survey map references TV937641 and TV641937, both of which are in the English Channel. See more »

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