Dad's Army

Season 1 Episode 2

Museum Piece

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Aired Wednesday 8:20 PM Aug 07, 1968 on BBC
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Museum Piece
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With the shortage of weapons, Capt Mainwaring goes to the local museum, to see if any of the guns that are on display can be used, by the platoon.

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  • Not yet what we would become used to.

    7.1
    The first series of Dad's Army told the story of the first few days of the Home Guard (or Local Defense Volunteers). The continuing story line did not always make for good episodes. Despite a few great lines this episode is relatively weak. The set looks a bit cheap (notice the walls moving when the men try to get into the museum) and the idea of introducing Jones's father was not one of Croft & Perry's best. Some characters are not yet what they would become. Wilson appears less vacant than we later knew him to be and Frazer doesn't gripe enough. Especially Mainwaring feels a bit odd, but that might be because he hasn't got his uniform yet. Perhaps it's because of the absence of uniforms that it doesn't look like a real Dad's Army episode yet.moreless
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

Leon Cortez

Leon Cortez

Henry The Milkman

Guest Star

Eric Woodburn

Eric Woodburn

Museum Caretaker

Guest Star

Michael Osborne

Michael Osborne

Boy Scout

Guest Star

Janet Davies

Janet Davies

Mrs Pike

Recurring Role

Caroline Dowdeswell

Caroline Dowdeswell

Janet King

Recurring Role

Bud Flanagan

Bud Flanagan

Voice (Theme Tune)

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  • QUOTES (3)

    • Mainwaring: The museum is closed for the duration. There's only some old fool of a caretaker there.
      Jones: That's my father.
      Mainwaring: Really?
      Walker: Your dad? Blimey! He must be getting on.
      Jones: What do you mean? He's only 88. Mind you, he was very young when he had me. He got married again last year, for the third time. Between you and me, I think he had to.

    • (The elderly caretaker refuses to let the platoon into his museum).
      Mainwaring: By the powers vested in me by King George VI I demand you open this door.
      Jones: It's no good mentioning King George VI. He still thinks Queen Victoria is the king.

    • (Walker explains an exhibit at the museum.)
      Walker: It's a breastplate. It's supposed to protect the top.
      Jones: How do you protect your bottom?
      Walker: Don't turn your back on the enemy.

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