Dad's Army (1968–1977)
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The Battle of Godfrey's Cottage 

The platoon have been told that at the invasion signal, the ringing of the church bells, they must meet up at one of two rallying posts, Godfrey's cottage or the Novelty Rock Emporium. When... See full summary »

Director:

David Croft (uncredited)

Writers:

Jimmy Perry (by), David Croft (by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Arthur Lowe ... Capt. George Mainwaring
John Le Mesurier ... Sgt. Arthur Wilson
Clive Dunn ... LCpl. Jack Jones
John Laurie ... Pte. James Frazer
James Beck ... Pte. Joe Walker
Arnold Ridley ... Pte. Charles Godfrey
Ian Lavender ... Pte. Frank Pike
Janet Davies ... Mrs. Mavis Pike
Amy Dalby Amy Dalby ... Dolly
Nan Braunton Nan Braunton ... Cissy
Bill Pertwee ... Chief Warden Hodges
Colin Bean Colin Bean ... Private Sponge
Bud Flanagan Bud Flanagan ... The Voice of (voice) (archive sound)
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The platoon have been told that at the invasion signal, the ringing of the church bells, they must meet up at one of two rallying posts, Godfrey's cottage or the Novelty Rock Emporium. When the bells sound half go to the one and half to the other. Jones has forgotten his helmet, and Godfrey lends him a German one, which leads to his being mistaken for the enemy and fired at. Godfrey's sisters shake a table-cloth out of the window and this is interpreted as a white flag of surrender until Warden Hodges explains that there is no invasion, it was all a mistake. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Comedy | War

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Country:

UK

Release Date:

8 March 1969 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK

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Runtime:

| (77 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The recovered 16mm film had a splice with about five seconds of film missing and damaged. If you noticed that near the end when Captain and Sergeant are arguing about who surrendered first- all of the sudden Hodges appears talking about seeing light in the window. The missing part is how Hodges entered the cottage. During transfer- so that the film looked constant- a total of seven seconds of the original edited footage is missing. See more »

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References The Next of Kin (1942) See more »

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Cissy and Dolly are a delight.
13 January 2020 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

Godfrey's Cottage is the base to be used when the alarm sounds, and when the Church bells ring, two factions from the platoon head for it.

I love it, it's an absolute classic, for me it's certainly the best black and white episode. It's more like an Ealing comedy, it's a very different type of humour to all other episodes, it's madcap. It's made by the two Sisters, they are absolutely side splitting in it, their total lack of understanding as to what is going on is pure joy, the laughs are outrageously over the top, but wonderful.

Percy the Parrot is comedy gold. It's a classic, had me in stitches. 10/10


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