On return from London Mainwaring is shocked to find that almost all of the platoon are playing in a darts tournament against Hodges and the air raid wardens, which they refuse to leave, ...
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On return from London Mainwaring is shocked to find that almost all of the platoon are playing in a darts tournament against Hodges and the air raid wardens, which they refuse to leave, despite losing. Wilson is not happy because Hodges has bought Mavis a drink and seems to be getting overly familiar with her. When a call comes through that a suspected I.R.A. terrorist is in the area, however, the men pull together - eventually - and Wilson proves to Mavis and the others that he is the hero of the hour.Written by
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Captain Mainwaring is outraged to discover the majority of his platoon absent from role call. When he discovers them down the pub enjoying beer and darts he's further outraged when they refuse to budge. Wilson is distracted by Mavis enjoying a drink with Mr Hodges.
When the cat's away, the mice will play, it seems the platoon want a night out in Mainwaring's supposed absence. I always thought the main body of men seemed out of character in this episode, they've not really shown such sign of insubordination before. Mavis has also seemed very faithful towards Wilson.
It is very funny, it has some great lines, and it's physically very funny, with Lowe and Dunn falling about.
Arthur English plays a small role as the Policeman, JG Devlin is fantastic as Regan, well known for appearing upon the Desperate Hours, a famous episode of Steptoe and Son.
Best bit has to be Wilson having the last laugh. 8/10
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