Haha, you may not find them on Youtube, but if you do, let us know, as they are both lost episodes! However their soundtracks recorded from TV at the time so exist. The Choir Practice was later re-recorded for the radio version of The Godiva Affair as Morris Dancing was too visual for radio, and then used again in the stage show, and recorded again for the stage show record. But all three recordings differ slightly in the script and only the original mentions Christmas.
): Is it me or have they lost all the best episodes? QAQ
In this episode. As the Platoon all enter the Church hall and are fallen in on parade wearing their snow camouflage. Captain mainwaring explains, " Now we can follow the example of our Finnish allies and become completely invisible in the snow".
I was under the impression the Finland was allied to the Greater German Reich and was fighting their common enemy the Russians until the Moscow armistice was signed on 19 September 1944. In the armistice agreement Finland was obliged to expel German troops from the country.
It's because the Russians and Germans signed a Non Aggression Pact in August 1939 and Russia invaded Finland in November 1939 with the ceasefire signed in March 1940- the Finns were seen as the underdogs and, as we were not allied with Russia until 1941, Britain was seen as supporting the Finns against the "Russian bear".
"lots of dads army on for Christmas tv this year bbc2 are showing 1972s Christmas night of the stars but elise where same old rubbish looking forward to this years Christmas doctor who lots of Morecombe and wise and the two ronnies on and me dvds and a few beers it be fine todays lot are just not funny are they I got the Christmas radio times yesterday
I watched 'For the love of three oranges' again, and though it's not considered one of the better episodes, there's a few observations worth discussing. What's your thoughts on Frazer wearing a wedding dress? Gets a laugh no doubt, but I reckon had something similar been included in a scene in the 2016 movie, the traditionalists would've classed it as ludicrous. I recently read an article written by one of the younger generation who watched Dad's Army for the first time, and happened to catch this episode at Christmas. She loved the programme, but thought a wedding dress as camouflage seemed daft. I reckon Frazer would've sold his old mother's wedding dress. In fact, there was every chance he'd sell his old Mother!
I also wondered why some of those attending the important meeting were not very important. Pike, Sponge, and what looks like another platoon member. I don't think they were contributing anything like manning a table or creating something to be sold on the day. I suppose Pike was there to deliver a few one-liners, but the other two were bystanders, or bysitters to be more accurate, and the meeting had enough individuals present to manage without them.
Poor Mrs Mainwaring, her husband was scathing regarding her lampshade efforts, yet they were very creative and colourful. There might been a niche in the market for such creativity and the Captain couldn't see it! Her creations were certainly more interesting than the Captain's long-winded story about his wife in the bath. Shame Jones wasn't present to sigh heavily and roll his eyes the way Mainwaring does when the Lance Corporal tells a lengthy, boring tale.
The monster brawn finale didn't make sense. Did Jones/Pike/Sponge place it on the ground? Was the motorcyclist the wheelie king - lifting the front wheel just enough to slice through the brawn but leave the bottom base part intact. I'll put it down to a case of Brawn, not brains!
Is this episode the Warden's greatest triumph? Not only does he raise a few bob for the comfort fund, he has the pleasure of seeing the Captain being shafted, and then takes great delight in telling the platoon that the oranges were for making marmalade. Has Hodges ever got the better of Mainwaring and Co to this extent?