Once more, the civic vicar's hospitality for both Home guard and ARP forces the rival corps' men to cohabit in the church. This time captain Mainwaring and chief warden Hodges even have to share the vicar's desk at the same time. Their men try everything to push the others away, and end up lighting the chimney so ineptly that the church tower catches fire, making it a prime air raid target. As that would render them the laughing stock of the county, they decide to put out the fire on their own, with their usual mixture of bravery and utter bumbling incompetence. Written by
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has to give his line "I think I can hear the sea" twice, as his first delivery is partially lost under Jones dropping his tin can (the crew appear to have specially rerecorded it). More obviously Clive Dunn
and Bill Pertwee
have two attempts at Jones bayonetting Hodges' paperwork. See more
As the chimney is extinguished. See more