In the previous episode the villagers returned to the camp and the men moaned about having to wait a long time for their demob. In this one the villagers are nowhere to be seen and the soldiers suddenly prepare for their voyage to England.
Muhammad: If I could live in England, they could shout at me and call me rude names all day. It would be bliss.
The show has often been accused of (unconsciously) flirting with racism. A joke like this, towards the end of the series, is either very stupid or quite provocative.
Goof: As Gloria (Melvyn Hayes) is explaining the situation to the villagers, he makes such wild gestures that he accidentally hits Gunner Clark (Kenneth McDonald). McDonald moves away for the rest of Gloria's lines and returns to his mark after Gloria has finished.
After this show ended Windsor Davies starred in eleven series of a show called "Never The Twain".
Gunner Graham, usually referred to by Sergeant Williams as 'Gunner La-di-dah Graham', actually uses the phrase 'La-di-dah' for once.
The newspapers in which Colonel Reynolds reads about the end of the war in Europe are ten weeks old. This means the story takes place in the middle of July 1945.
Gunner Graham's first name is revealed to be Jonathan.
At the end of the previous series the men were being trained to become a mobile unit, entertaining at the front. It seems, however, that the front has come to them. They're still living at the same camp, with the Japanese shelling the area.
It is revealed that Lofty's first name is Willie.
In 1945 Parkie was 21. (See episode 21 Today) Yet there is no mention of this on his birthday cake or during the radio broadcast from his mother.
Beaumont: They'll want us to do extracts from the show. It stands out a mile.
This could be an inside joke. The radio sequel to Croft & Perry's Dad's Army was called It Stands Out A Mile and was co-written by Michael 'Captain Ashwood' Knowles.
We learn that Sergeant Major Williams is 42 years old.
When Sergeant Major Williams draws the guard room outline in the ground, you can clearly see the studio floor.
During Lofty's song 'You Stepped Out Of A Dream' the men dress up as film stars. Evans is Marlene Dietrich, Mackintosh is Mae West, Parkins is Rita Hayworth, Clark is Jean Harlow and Beaumont is Ginger Rogers, as usual.
The look of the show changes now that the concert party has been sent up the jungle. One difference is that the men all wear the same uniforms. In the pilot episode it was explained that the men originally wore different uniforms because the concert party was made up from men of several army units. Only Lofty keeps his unique helmet, on doctor's orders.
Music: 'Gloria' Beaumont sings Moonlight Becomes You (Johnny Burke & Jimmy Van Heusen, 1942).
Michael Knowles, who plays the amateur playwright Captain Ashwood, has contributed as a writer to episodes of Are You Being Served, another David Croft production. He also adapted episodes of Dad's Army for radio.
Music: Gunner Clark sings 'Chinese Blues', a George Formby hit. Lofty sing 'We will Gather Lilacs in the Sping' by Ivor Novello. Gunner Mackintosh sings a Harry Lauder classic: 'Keep right on to the end of the road'. Gunner Evans sings 'Gilbert the Filbert' and Lofty does a blackface performance of Jerome Kern's 'Old Man River'
A strange mistake in this episode. On the aeroplane there is an illustration of Snoopy. Peanuts by Charles Schulz only debuted in 1950, five years after the time period of this show.
The lyrics of the song 'Gentlemen Rankers' reflect the plot: 'We're poor little lambs who've lost our way.'