Broadcast between October & December 1972, our favourite heroes get involved in all kind of scrapes. From German paratroopers hanging from the clock, mutiny in the ranks, the boys trying to hide their age. We almost get to meet Mrs Mainwaring but are thwarted by an air raid, the boys help with the harvest and nearly get blown up with the rst of Walmington On Sea. Which is your favourite episode and a brief description why?.
Post by Dave Homewood on Aug 17, 2012 10:26:57 GMT 12
Man, this is far too hard to choose. There are some really brilliant episodes. I really love watching: Asleep In The Deep Keep Young And Beautiful Getting The Bird A Soldier's Farewell The Desperate Drive Of Corporal Jones The King Was In His Counting House All Is Safely Gathered In Brain V Brawn A Brush With The Law Round And Round Went The Great Big Wheel Time On My Hands
I will say however that Clive Dunn told me "A Brush With The Law" was his all time favourite, he loved playing the scenes in the dock in court. And Colin Bean told me his favourite episode was "A Soldier's Farewell" but he also loved "All Is Safely Gathered In" because he gave Jimmy and David the idea for that one.
Another top class series, every episode is great, but KYAB is my favourite all time episode, Frazer, Godfrey and Jones really excel in this episode. To do what they did to keep the platoon together is outstanding, wigs, corsets and being enbalmed is out of this world.
The funniest part for me, is when Frazer mumbles that he has never dug anyone up to have a look, when Mainwaring inquires about how long the make up/enbalming will last. Also once again Colonel Pritchard praising Mainwaring because he thinks that he came up with the idea, ala Brain V Brawn, when Wilson posted the bomb.
The 'party' at Mainwaring's house is a brilliantly-observed exploration of the English class-system, punctuated by a dozen of more truly laugh-out-loud gags, and for that reason alone I think TKWIHCH is my favourite here.
Post by gingerfruit on Aug 18, 2012 9:55:47 GMT 12
If the cap fits for me everytime. Obviously I am not a good Officer or NCO because I'm afraid to try it at my workplace. It would be great to let some of my watch take charge, trouble is, I would probably get busted for 'losing' some timber!!!!!! The lecture scene and the Vicar's clicker are brilliant and Pike's remark of the German uniform looking smart horrifying Mainwaring as well as the funny photos. Watching the power struggle between the old and new sergeant and L/Cpl is great and how they excuse themselves after everything is back to 'normal'. Frazer's treatment of Godfrey is probably justified but extremely harsh, maybe Mainwaring needed to wield the big stick a bit more. The story of how Mainwaring learnt the bagpipes is fantastic and ends up being Frazer's nemesis. 10/10
Post by Dave Homewood on Aug 21, 2012 22:52:54 GMT 12
When I first got Asleep In The Deep on DVD I used to watch it on my computer which had an old Sun brand monitor. I was told by the guy who gave me the monitor that Sun was one of the top brands for clarity. Well looking at that episode especially on this monitor it was crystal clear and actually looked 3-D in the pumphouse scenes. People were amwazed at how good an old 1970's from-video tape show looked. Sadly about a year later the poor old Sun gave up the ghost, and packed up. Modern monitors are nowhere near as good.
Post by mingwalton on Jun 19, 2013 13:12:24 GMT 12
Dave's comment about Clive Dunn being made up to look young reminded me of a scene in the film. It's an outside scene where he is covered in oil/tar (?) being squirted all over him and that leaves the black outline of his face which could not hide that he was just middle-aged and not 70+......
Difficult decision on the poll, but will go for KYAB.
The thirteen or fourteen episode series (Series 3, 4 and 5) are hardest to pick a favourite because obviously there's so many to choose from and the show was probably at it's peak. But I would have to pick "Keep Young and Beautiful". There's really no poor episode in this series (five), although I must say as much as I love Frazer I actually find it a bit hard to watch "If the Cap Fits ...", but the ending with the bagpipes is great.