Dad's Army (1968–1977)
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The LDV (future Home Guard) is still wanting for military supplies. So Mainwaring can't resists illegally 'requisitioning' anything of use in the Peabody Museum of Historical Army Weapons ... See full summary »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Arthur Lowe ... Capt. George Mainwaring
John Le Mesurier ... Sgt. Arthur Wilson
Clive Dunn ... LCpl. Jack Jones
John Laurie ... Pte. James Frazer
James Beck ... Pte. Joe Walker
Arnold Ridley ... Pte. Charles Godfrey
Ian Lavender ... Pte. Frank Pike
Janet Davies ... Mrs. Mavis Pike
Caroline Dowdeswell Caroline Dowdeswell ... Janet King
Leon Cortez Leon Cortez ... Henry, Milkman
Eric Woodburn Eric Woodburn ... George Jones, Museum Caretaker
Michael Osborne Michael Osborne ... The Boy Scout
Bud Flanagan Bud Flanagan ... The Voice of (voice)
E.V.H. Emmett E.V.H. Emmett ... The Voice of (voice)


The LDV (future Home Guard) is still wanting for military supplies. So Mainwaring can't resists illegally 'requisitioning' anything of use in the Peabody Museum of Historical Army Weapons when it closes for the war. Alas its curator, Lance Corporal Jones' loony, mean 88 year-old father, puts up a crafty, tenacious defence. The loot proves worse then disappointing. Written by KGF Vissers

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Comedy | War


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Release Date:

7 August 1968 (UK) See more »

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England, UK See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Mainwaring recounts that he believed he heard one of his men tell him to "Get stuffed!", Wilson suggests that the man in question might have been Private Frazer, though Mainwaring is doubtful. Evidence from future episodes suggests that the most likely culprit is Private Walker; he demonstrated similar behaviour in Dad's Army: The Lion Has Phones (1969). See more »


In the Mood
Composed by Joe Garland, Andy Razaf and Wingy Manone
Arranged and Performed by Glenn Miller
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Museum Piece
9 August 2018 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Still without any uniforms or weapons apart from a solitary rifle borrowed from Private Godfrey, the men are carrying out training which involves Private Pike getting soaked and his mum not being happy about it.

When the head of the Peabody Museum of Historical Army Weapons rings the bank to suspend his account for the duration of the war, Captain Mainwaring has the idea of requisitioning the weapons contained in the museum.

The curator turns out to be Corporal Jones 88 year old father who puts up a stern resistance as the Home Guard try to break in. He even gets into an altercation with Jones, his own son.

Private Frazer uses a cunning trick to smoke him out, a bottle of whiskey.

A nice amusing episode, especially as Jones sr is rather crafty and having fun with it.

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