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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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

U-Boat Captain: You, old man - you take off your belt and undo ze back of your tunic.
Jones: I beg your pardon!
U-Boat Captain: Do as I tell you - remove your belt. And just to make sure, captain, that your behaviour is correct, zis old man will march in front of me.
[During this exchange, the U-Boat captain ties a piece of string to a hand grenade and then inserts it down the trousers of Lance Corporal Jones]
U-Boat Captain: And one false move from you, and I pull zee string!
Jones: Oh, don't make any false moves, Mr Mainwaring. And don't make any real ...
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Connections

Featured in Comedy Connections: It Ain't Half Hot, Mum (2007) 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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