The Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard platoon deal with a visiting female journalist and a German spy as World War II draws to its conclusion.
"Cometh the Hour, Cometh the Man" - Captain Mainwaring
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Did You Know?
When all men are discovered by the women trying to impress Rose, Pike's girlfriend mentions the movie Lifeboat
(1944) being played at the cinema. The film, one of Alfred Hitchcock
's early classics, is about group of survivors of a torpedoed British ship during WW2, with the possible presence among them of the captain of the German U-boat who sunk them, also destroyed in the wreck. This matches the film's themes of spies and infiltrators during wartime in Britain. See more
When Rose is on the beach and discovered with the radio set by Vera she pulls out a silver Luger pistol. Whilst not impossible it would not make a great deal of sense to send an undercover agent to an allied country and give them such a blatant giveaway of their true identity, especially if it was discovered. For this reason not all German spies were armed and those that were would have carried something far smaller, more discrete and easier to hide. Small calibre weapons such as those made by Walther would have been far more appropriate. In fact Rose may even have been given a small confiscated American piece such as a Derringer, which would have been easier to conceal and easier to explain away if it had been discovered. See more
I do believe I won the exercise, sir.
You did nothing of the sort, not dressed like that. You're Disqualified!
I thought I was being resourceful
You were being devious and underhand. It's no way for a spy to behave!
There are outtakes and bloopers during the credits. See more
Referenced in Countdown: Episode #74.10
Performed by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra
(as Glenn Miller & His Orchestra)
Written by Glenn Miller
and Mitchell Parish
Published by EMI Music Publishing / EMI Robbins Catalogue Inc.
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