Dad's Army (1968–1977)
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The Day the Balloon Went Up 

After Mainwaring complains that the men's saluting is sloppy a runaway barrage balloon appears with the verger clinging onto it. He is rescued and various people, including Godfrey's sister... See full summary »

Director:

David Croft (uncredited)

Writers:

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

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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
Bill Pertwee ... Chief Warden Hodges
Frank Williams ... Reverend Timothy Farthing
Edward Sinclair Edward Sinclair ... Verger Maurice Yeatman
Nan Braunton Nan Braunton ... Miss Godfrey
Jennifer Browne Jennifer Browne ... the W.A.A.F. Sergeant
Andrew Carr Andrew Carr ... the Operations Room Officer
Therese McMurray Therese McMurray ... the Girl in the Haystack (as Thérèse McMurray)
Kenneth Watson Kenneth Watson ... the R.A.F. Officer
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Storyline

After Mainwaring complains that the men's saluting is sloppy a runaway barrage balloon appears with the verger clinging onto it. He is rescued and various people, including Godfrey's sister Cissie, are asked to hang onto it until Mainwaring takes charge. Unfortunately for him it takes off in the breeze with him holding onto the other end of its rope, dragging him through trees and a haystack until it stops on a railway bridge. The men are about to secure it but then an officer comes by and in order to perfect the saluting so beloved of Mainwaring they have to let go of the balloon.. . Written by don @ minifie-1

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Plot Keywords:

balloon | rescue | vandalism | fall | See All (4) »

Genres:

Comedy | War

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Details

Country:

UK

Release Date:

30 October 1969 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Goofs

Godfrey is wearing a slipper on his left foot for the entire episode except when he gets in the back of Jones' van wearing two shoes. See more »

Quotes

Mainwaring: [pointing at rude word written on the back of church organs] Do you see this word, corporal?
Jones: Yes, sir.
Mainwaring: Have you done that?
Jones: You mean recently sir?
Mainwaring: No! I mean did you wrote this?
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Crazy Credits

Jack Haig's filmed cameo earns him the credit "and a fleeting appearance of". See more »

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