Dad's Army (1968–1977)
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No Spring for Frazer 

Pte. Fraser loses the butterfly spring from the platoon's Lewis gun, and fears it is trapped inside a coffin with the late Mr. Blewitt.

Director:

David Croft (uncredited)

Writers:

Jimmy Perry (by), David Croft (by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
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
Frank Williams ... Reverend Timothy Farthing
Edward Sinclair Edward Sinclair ... Verger Maurice Yeatman
Harold Bennett ... Mr. Bluett
Joan Cooper Joan Cooper ... Miss Baker
Ronnie Brandon Ronnie Brandon ... Mr. Drury
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Storyline

During weapons inspection, Mainwaring scolds Frazer for losing a single spring, rendering the Lewis gun useless, and HQ has no spare parts, so even a court-martial may follow unless it's found. Frazer believes he left it is a coffin already delivered to the funeral parlor, where the men discover it's at Mr. Blewitt's surviving brother's home. The hilarious treasure hunt continues even after the burial. Written by KGF Vissers

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Plot Keywords:

ritual | ghost | See All (2) »

Genres:

Comedy | War

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Details

Country:

UK

Release Date:

4 December 1969 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

The shadows of Jones and Frazer when they are about to search the coffin by candlelight bear no relation to the position of the candles. See more »

Quotes

Frazer: I won't have to clean that thing for three weeks.
Mainwaring: That is not the right attitude to adopt Frazer. You should consider it an honour and a privilege to use this Lewis gun.
Frazer: I think it's a privilege us ever getting a look in with you and the Sergeant using it all the time.
Mainwaring: That'll do. That'll do. The butterfly spring seems to be missing from here Frazer.
Frazer: What? Oh aye. So it is. I must have left it in me workshop.
Mainwaring: Your workshop?
Frazer: Aye. I took the gun home to be cleaned.
Mainwaring: Look. For a start you've got no...
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References Raffles (1930) See more »

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