I noticed a scene in the 2019 remake that is absent from the radio show.
It's when Mainwaring and Wilson are in bed in the underground during a raid. A blonde model lies between them.
Checking out the original lost episode, Jimmy Perry's wife Gilda had played this role.
Dad's Army had yet to settle down when this was made in 1968 and the episode seems to lack continuity. It is a series of vignettes. The underground scene certainly seems very strange, it would be fascinating to see how the origoinal was acted out. This part of the remake has sexual undertones.
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Post by Alan Hayes on Sept 12, 2020 11:59:45 GMT 12
Basing my comments here on the script and The Lost Episodes recreation (which I viewed in B/W to fit into the mood of the Series 2 run), but trying to divorce my comments from focusing on the success or otherwise of the Lost Episodes show... Rather I am using it as a way of imagining the original.
This is a good episode, the first one up to this point to put Walker centre-stage. There's some nice business with a misunderstood telegram message and Mainwaring also quite wonderfully makes a total pig's ear of representing Walker at a hearing designed to establish whether his call-up would be detrimental to his one-man business. Also, it is heartening to see the platoon rally round to help their friend and comrade, even if though it seems that their support for him stems primarily from the realisation that they will lose out on black market supplies. The importance of their friendship with him does however also shine through.
All in all, The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Walker doesn't quite hit the heights of the first two Series 2 episodes, but it's still a creditable 7/10 in my book.
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