Dad's Army: Season 5, Episode 5

The Desperate Drive of Corporal Jones (3 Nov. 1972)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Larry Martyn ...
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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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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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To further the plot Jones' pencil has to break while he is taking a telephone message. He quite clearly stops writing and presses heavily on the pencil to achieve this. See more »

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