Dad's Army: Season 4, Episode 8

The Two and a Half Feathers (13 Nov. 1970)

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An elderly ex-soldier called Clarke comes to join the platoon and, by coincidence, it turns out that he and Jones were in the same regiment in Sudan back in the 1890s. However he paints a ... See full summary »

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John Cater ...
Private Clarke
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Edith
Queenie Watts ...
Edna
Gilda Perry ...
Doreen
Linda James ...
Betty
Parnell McGarry ...
Elizabeth (voice)
John Ash ...
Raymond
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An elderly ex-soldier called Clarke comes to join the platoon and, by coincidence, it turns out that he and Jones were in the same regiment in Sudan back in the 1890s. However he paints a picture of a cowardly Jones who left him to his fate when he was captured by Dervishes, and soon after Jones receives two feathers, signifying cowardice, through the post. The corporal then tells his story in a flashback where all the participants look like members of the present platoon. He and Clarke were indeed captured but he rescued Clarke and kept quiet about his affair with the colonel's wife. Mainwaring is satisfied with Jones's account but before he can confront Clarke, Clarke leaves town, returning his uniform. Written by don @ minifie-1

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As reflected in the title, the plot of this edition homages AEW Mason's 1902 tale of perceived Army cowardice during the Sudanese Campaign, "The Four Feathers". John Laurie who plays Private Frazer played the Khalifa in the best-known film version of the story, The Four Feathers (1939). See more »

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During the escape story, Jones mentions that the Dervishes are afraid of fire yet the two Dervishes who were holding Jones prisoner in the desert were cooking a small animal over a fire. See more »

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Features The Four Feathers (1939) See more »

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