Dad's Army

Season 9 Episode 1

Wake-Up Walmington

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Aired Wednesday 8:20 PM Oct 02, 1977 on BBC
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Wake-Up Walmington
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The people of Walmington-On-Sea are becoming apathetic about the war effort. When practicing on a firing range, Mainwaring is told to keep the noise down and Hodges is verbally assaulted for his efforts as chief warden. Mainwaring decides to scare his townfolk by getting the platoon to dress up as fifth columnists and marching through the countryside 'asking ze questions!' Will their plan work? Or will Mainwaring just end up looking rather silly infront of Captain Square and the Eastgate platoon?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

    Arnold Ridley

    Arnold Ridley

    Private Charles Godfrey

    Ian Lavender

    Ian Lavender

    Private Frank Pike

    Sam Kydd

    Sam Kydd

    Pub Customer

    Guest Star

    Charles Hill

    Charles Hill

    Perkins the Butler

    Guest Star

    Jeffrey Holland

    Jeffrey Holland

    The Soldier

    Guest Star

    Geoffrey Lumsden

    Geoffrey Lumsden

    Captain Square

    Recurring Role

    Bill Pertwee

    Bill Pertwee

    Chief Warden Hodges

    Recurring Role

    Frank Williams

    Frank Williams

    The Vicar

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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    • TRIVIA (1)

    • QUOTES (7)

      • Mainwaring: I'll report you to the colonel!
        Square: You rotten sneak! I'll have you kicked out of the golf club!
        Mainwaring: I'm not a member of the golf club!

      • Pike: That iz a very gut idea, ve shall ask them ze questions unt ve shall get ze answers. THAT IZ A PERFECT PLAN!! (Bangs heavily on the table).

      • Mainwaring; When he [Godfrey] comes back, give him this message. 'Operation, wake-up, roger' and tell him to ring Walmington 633.
        Verger: I got it, 633.
        (The verger hangs up and Godfrey enters the room)
        Verger: Captain Mainwaring's just been on the phone for you, he left a message. Someone named Roger, he's just gonna have an operation, you got to ring that number at once! It must be the hospital! Could be appendicitis, it comes on very quick you know!
        (Godfrey telephones 633, Mainwaring answers)
        Godfrey: Is that the hospital?
        Mainwaring: What? Is that you Godfrey?
        Godfrey: How's Roger, is he going to be all right?
        Mainwaring: What are you babbling about?
        Godfrey: I just got a message that Roger had been taken ill with appendicitis and had to have an operation.

      • Godfrey: Sir, I don't think I'd like to roam the countryside ravishing madens.

      • Frazer: Do you know what they're calling us in the town? The geriatric fusiliers!

      • Mr. Bluett: I hate you!
        Hodges: What?
        Mr. Bluett: I said I hate you, and I aint the only one. Do you know what the kids around 'ere do when your backs turned?.
        (Mr. Bluett blocks his nose and sticks out his tongue as he speaks)
        Mr. Bluett: Puth thath lighth outh!
        (Hodges is stunned)
        Mr. Bluett: Puth thath lighth outh!
        Hodges: I don't believe it
        Mr. Bluett: (to Mainwaring) See, he's got feet of clay!
        Mainwaring: I think you'd better go Mr. Bluett.
        Mr. Bluett: The bigger they are, the harder they fall. (turns to Hodges) Puth thath lighth outh!
        (Hodges starts to cry)

      • Wilson: I didn't know you were a socialist sir.
        Mainwaring:

    • NOTES (4)

      • Guest appearance of Jeffrey Holland who later went on to appear in 4 other sitcoms created or written by David Croft including 'It 'aint Half Hot Mum', 'Hi-Di-Hi', 'You Rang M'Lord' and 'Oh, Doctor Beeching!'.

      • Mainwaring's disguise involves an eye patch. As he stumbles around the barn looking for the light switch he puts his specticles on over the eye patch.

      • The men disguise themselves, the most bizarre being of Pike dressed as a character from the film Scarface, Wilson as a tramp and Corporal Jones as a Nun.

      • Mainwaring and Hodges declare a truce (albiet a short one) and team up for this episode.

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