Dad's Army

Season 3 Episode 14

Sons of the Sea

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Aired Wednesday 8:20 PM Dec 11, 1969 on BBC
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Sons of the Sea
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Capt Mainwaring comes up with the idea of small armed patrols to wreak havoc with the enemy using a small reprocessed boat the bank has acquired After a practice on the river they get lost in the fog and they think they have drifted across the channel and are about to be captured by the German's but they are in for a shock when they find out where they really are.moreless

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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

Michael Bilton

Michael Bilton

Mr Maxwell

Guest Star

Ralph Ball

Ralph Ball

Man on Station

Guest Star

John Leeson

John Leeson

1st Soldier

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    • For once, another member of the platoon is mentioned by name: Private Desmond is in the boat with Jones, Pike, Walker, Frazer, Godfrey, Wilson and Mainwaring. Although he mutters a word in the train ('Goodbye'), the actor seems to be considered an extra because he is not mentioned in the credits.

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • When Mainwaring is giving his lesson on rowing he mentions muffled oars. He then refers to Wolfe of Quebec. General Jim Wolfe (1727 – 1759) was a British military officer, who defeated the French in Canada and established British rule there. Wolfe led 200 ships on a very bold and risky amphibious landing at the base of the cliffs west of Quebec.

    • Captain Mainwaring does know his history. When Godfrey apologises for being late, he explains he was playing bowls. Mainwaring doesn't mind. After all, if it was good enough for Drake... The story is told that Sir Francis Drake (c. 1540 – 1596) was playing a game of bowls when the Armada was sighted on 29th July 1588. He insisted on completing the game before setting sail.

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