Dad's Army

Season 3 Episode 10

Menace From the Deep

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Aired Wednesday 8:20 PM Nov 13, 1969 on BBC
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Menace From the Deep
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The platoon are assigned guard duty on an isolated, disused pier for a week. However thanks to Pike's poor judgment over what to tie the boat too, they end up stranded with no contact with the mainland and no food.

Attempts at Morse code only prompt Hodges to pursue the platoon to get them to 'Put that light out!' and he ends up stranded himself. If that wasn't enough Jones spots a mine has floated under the pier, but does Hodges have a solution that'll 'bowl them over'?moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
    Arthur Lowe

    Arthur Lowe

    Captain George Mainwaring

    John Le Mesurier

    John Le Mesurier

    Sergeant Arthur Wilson

    Clive Dunn

    Clive Dunn

    Lance Corporal Jack Jones

    John Laurie

    John Laurie

    Private James Frazer

    James Beck

    James Beck

    Private Joe Walker

    Arnold Ridley

    Arnold Ridley

    Private Charles Godfrey

    Stuart Sherwin

    Stuart Sherwin

    the 2nd A.R.P. Warden

    Guest Star

    Bill Treacher

    Bill Treacher

    the 1st Sailor

    Guest Star

    Larry Martyn

    Larry Martyn

    the 2nd Sailor

    Guest Star

    Bud Flanagan

    Bud Flanagan

    The Voice of

    Recurring Role

    Bill Pertwee

    Bill Pertwee

    the A.R.P. Warden

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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    • TRIVIA (2)

    • QUOTES (16)

      • Phraseometer
        2 = You stupid boy! Mainwaring
        0 = I wondered who'd be the first to spot that one Mainwaring
        4 = Permission to speak (wake you up) sir! Jones
        3 = Don't panic! Don't panic! Jones
        3 = I'd like to volunteer... Jones
        0 = They don't like it up 'em Jones
        0 = We're doomed! Frazer
        4 = Put that light out! Hodges

      • Jones: You know in Nelson's days when the sailors came into port, they used to take their wives aboard, see that stopped them getting restless you see sir. But the trouble was, you didn't know who was in what hammock! So they used to hang a leg over the side.And when the "cock-swine" came in in the morning, he used to run his hand up their legs to see if it was a man's leg or a woman's leg. Hence the saying "Show a leg".

      • Jones: Don't panic! Don't panic! There's a mine under the pier!

      • Wilson: (talking in his sleep) Carefully does it Mavis!

      • Jones: Sir, these chocolates all dummies look!
        Pike: It's cardboard!
        Frazer: Mine's alright!
        (Frazer eats the rest of his chocolate quickly)

      • Walker: Sir, Godfrey was asleep on duty, so I shot him
        Mainwaring: Good.

      • Mainwaring: Now you were in the Navy Frazer, you understand the Morse code, how do you spell 'help'?
        Frazer: Just a minute... (thinks for a second) ...H.E.L.P.

      • Mainwaring: We're marooned, completely cut off. No boat, no telephone and no food!
        Wilson: (smugly) Well fortunately I still have some acid drops.

      • Pike: I didn't want to tie it to the thick one did I? I might get electricityfied.

      • (Wind howls around the pier)
        Frazer: LISTEN! What's that sound?
        Mainwaring: It's the wind in the girders.
        Frazer: (look of sheer terror on his face) Ay, that's what you'd call it, but for somebody like mesel' that's spent their entire life at seas it's the cry of ancient mariners, lost in the deep.
        (Howling gets louder)
        Frazer: HARK! There it is again, can ye not hear the tormented cries for help? (The men look terrified)
        Frazer: (suddenly changes to a calm expression) I did that speech at the drama society's production of 'The Lighthouse Keeper'. I was the best thing in it!

      • Mainwaring: I assure you sir, that if 'Jerry' gets past us, it'll be over our dead bodies.

      • (Wilson gets stroppy for the first time ever)
        Wilson: I really must protest sir, just because you're the officer you take the hammock, you don't even say 'may I take the hammock?' or even 'do you mind if I take the hammock?' you just strut over there put your hand up and say 'I'm taking that' I mean it's just the sort of behaviour I cannot stand! (stamps his foot)

      • Mainwaring: Right go back for the others now Frazer, and get them back in the boat properly this time!
        Frazer: Ach! Gang awa' and die, ye slanty, gubberly git, ye!
        Mainwaring: What did he say?
        Wilson: I have no idea sir. I think it must have been in Gaelic.

      • (Mainwaring's making an idiot out of himself rowing the boat in circles).
        Walker: Come in number twenty seven, your time is up!

      • Mainwaring: Pike, you must not wear a coloured scarf with your uniform, how many times do I have to tell you? Take that off at once!
        Pike: Well, my Mum says I mustn't take it off, I get croup.
        Mainwaring: Croup? Chickens get that don't they?
        Wilson: Yes, that's right. He gets it as well.

      • Mainwaring: You Frazer will take Sergeant Wilson and myself first, then you'll row back and pick up Walker and Jones, take them across. Then you'll row back and pick up Pike and Godfrey and then...
        Walker: Row back and pick up yourself!

    • NOTES (3)

      • Scariest scene in Dad's Army - A drunken Hodges threatening to punch Mainwaring while dressed in nothing but a pair of Y-fronts.

      • It is revealed Hodges is a member of the cricket club and he's their best bowler.

      • One of the all time classic Dad's Army scenes features in this episode, the platoon take on an arcade claw and crane machine and keep losing with increasingly hysterical reactions from Frazer.

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • Pike: "My Mum says I mustn't take it off I get Croup".

        Although Mainwaring jokingly puts Pike's explanation down by claiming Chickens get Croup, Croup is an actual infection, not exclusive to chickens.

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