When the Home Guard platoon is challenged to a cricket match by the air wardens, Mainwaring appoints himself captain and gives the usual inept lecture to his team. They can only hope to make up, in effort, what they presumably lack in everything else, even uniform dress. Hodges, however, signs up as 'warden' - his secret weapon: star player Ernie C. Egan. The vicar and his unsympathetic verger prove unexperienced umpires. Oblivious of most men's obvious physical limitations, Mainwaring's 'brave' approach runs into a record disaster score. However Ernie strains his arm, so the wardens are a man down and the score starts equaling up. Written by
Did You Know?
Captain Mainwaring refers to the evacuation of Allied troops at Dunkirk in the past tense, meaning this installment occurs after Operation Dynamo took place over May 26th-June 4th 1940. See more
The outdoor scenes were patently filmed out of order; apart from the weather and the light, the most obvious giveaway is the inconsistent amount of branch and leaf debris throughout the game. See more
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"There always be an England"
Music by Ross Parker
& Harry Parr Davies
Lyrics by Hugh Charles See more