Dad's Army (1968–1977)
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The Deadly Attachment 

After a surreal lecture on telling allied parachutists from German ones, the platoon is ordered to pick up a stranded U-boot's crew. Wilson feels live hand-grenades are too dangerous for ... 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
Philip Madoc ... the U Boat Captain
Bill Pertwee ... Chief Warden Hodges
Edward Sinclair Edward Sinclair ... Verger Maurice Yeatman
Robert Raglan ... the Colonel
Colin Bean Colin Bean ... Private Sponge
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Storyline

After a surreal lecture on telling allied parachutists from German ones, the platoon is ordered to pick up a stranded U-boot's crew. Wilson feels live hand-grenades are too dangerous for his hot-head mates and acts accordingly. As HQ's armed escort is late, the Kriegsmarine captain can first play mind-games by drafting a reckoning 'list', then take Hodges hostage. Written by KGF Vissers

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sword | knife | kidnapping | fight | bomb | See All (5) »

Genres:

Comedy | War

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Details

Country:

UK

Release Date:

31 October 1973 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (77 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

During the filming of the last scene, someone was busy mending a fence just down the road and could be heard from the location where the scene was being shot. In order to film when the person wasn't working, they had a runner running between the two locations telling the crew when they could film and when the man could continue working on the fence. See more »

Goofs

Conditions on u-boats were notoriously dirty, and German submariners habitually grew beards at sea; furthermore, the Captain and his crew have spent two days marooned in a lifeboat. However, their uniforms are clean and tidy and they are neatly shaven. See more »

Quotes

Mainwaring: [the platoon is holding a U-boat crew as prisoners. Pike is covering them from the top of a ladder, holding a tommy gun. Mainwaring addresses them] Now pay attention.
[the Germans snap smartly to attention]
Wilson: Oh I say, they're awfully well-disciplined, aren't they, sir?
Mainwaring: Nothing of the sort. It's slavish, blind obedience. Not like the cheerful discipline of our own jolly jack tars. I tell you Wilson, they're a nation of automatons, led a lunatic who looks like Charlie Chaplin.
U-Boat Captain: How dare you compare ...
[...]
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Connections

Remade as The Rear Guard (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Whistle While You Work
(uncredited)
Music by Frank Churchill and lyrics by Larry Morey
Heard as a theme at the start of some scenes
Ian Lavender sings a parody of this song to the Germans
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