Dad's Army (1968–1977)
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The Face on the Poster 

Mainwaring scolds sergeant Wilson for his 'unmanly general appearance' because HQ is considering to upgrade his platoon to company, which could get them promoted. So he eagerly sets about ... 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
Arnold Ridley ... Pte. Charles Godfrey
Ian Lavender ... Pte. Frank Pike
Bill Pertwee ... Chief Warden Hodges
Frank Williams ... Reverend Timothy Farthing
Edward Sinclair Edward Sinclair ... Verger Maurice Yeatman
Peter Butterworth ... Mr. Bugden
Harold Bennett ... Mr. Bluett
Gabor Vernon ... the Polish Officer
Colin Bean Colin Bean ... Private Sponge
Billy Tasker Billy Tasker ... Fred (as Bill Tasker)
Michael Bevis Michael Bevis ... the Police Sergeant
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Mainwaring scolds sergeant Wilson for his 'unmanly general appearance' because HQ is considering to upgrade his platoon to company, which could get them promoted. So he eagerly sets about planning a recruiting campaign to triple their manpower. The men decide on a poster, sausages on the proud 'macho' model: Lance Corporal Jones. As photographer Bluett is even older, posing proves a delicate business. However the overworked printer does worse, mixing Jones's mugshot up with one for an escaped POW. Mainwaring's arrogant approach to reclaim his man makes things much worse still. Written by KGF Vissers

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Comedy | War

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Country:

UK

Release Date:

10 October 1975 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (77 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The opening scene is far from seamless with glances off set and a fluffed line (about the letter opener) by Wilson. It all suggest a great deal of fun and retakes in the recording. See more »

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Seriously funny, mistaken identity has never worked as well :-)
2 September 2018 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

The Face on the poster is a hilarious episode, it has some wonderful lines, and some genuinely funny moments, at times it feels as if the cast are laughing their heads off, and enjoying themselves, with acting as a secondary after thought.

The best sequences come where Mr Bluett is trying hard to take a photo of Corporal Jones for the poster, Harold Bennett is really centre stage here as the jobbing photographer, his timing is great and his delivery spot on, he would have stollen the show were it not for Clive Dunn, absolutely magical here, the part where he tries to avoid a mixup over mistaken identity hilarious.

Love it! 9/10


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