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 Dad's Army
Topic Originator: BigJPar  
Date:   Sat 5 Oct 18:43

Why is this still being shown on the BBC?
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 Re: Dad's Army
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sat 5 Oct 18:48

Cos some folk still find it funny.
If you don't... Don't watch it.
You're welcome.
Another problem sorted 🤣



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 Re: Dad's Army
Topic Originator: BigJPar  
Date:   Sat 5 Oct 18:51

Quote:

widtink, Sat 5 Oct 18:48

Cos some folk still find it funny.
If you don't... Don't watch it.
You're welcome.
Another problem sorted 🤣


Fair enough. Just wondered if anyone watched this. Plenty better sit coms in the BBC back catalogue that merit airtime in front of this nonsense.
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 Re: Dad's Army
Topic Originator: twin par  
Date:   Sat 5 Oct 19:15

Cant think of a better, safe comedy. The likes of Amanda ,are cringe worthy. I can feel my face goin red watching that guff.
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 Re: Dad's Army
Topic Originator: Jbob  
Date:   Sat 5 Oct 21:09

Because it is brilliant

Bobs of the world unite
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 Re: Dad's Army
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Sat 5 Oct 21:36

How many episodes are there? The Beeb seems to love it as a 'filler'.
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 Re: Dad's Army
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sat 5 Oct 21:40

80 episodes made over 9 years



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 Re: Dad's Army
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Sat 5 Oct 23:04

Cause we 'ate the gerries and we dunt want folk forgettin it, awriiiight?

The BBC has a fantastic comedy back catalogue so not sure why they continue to show something that's only beaten in repeats by Last of the Summer Wine.
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 Re: Dad's Army
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sat 5 Oct 23:26

Is that still being shown?
What channel?
I've no seen that for years.
Didn't like it that much... But I didn't know it was still being repeated.
Probably 6 or 7 years since I seen that



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 Re: Dad's Army
Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Sun 6 Oct 08:34

Dad's Army probably still gets decent ratings. That's why they show it. Also it's hardly jingoistic tub thumping anti German.

Turn on, Tune in, Drop out.
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 Re: Dad's Army
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Sun 6 Oct 08:46

The entire programme is about plucky but useless older white men taking on Germany. Sound familiar?
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 Re: Dad's Army
Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Sun 6 Oct 09:04

Ahh right so it being shown as part of the BBCs pro remain agenda.

Turn on, Tune in, Drop out.
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 Re: Dad's Army
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Sun 6 Oct 11:53

The problem with stupid people is they don't always realise they're stupid. Like voting for a party who will cut your benefits, increase your taxes (whilst lowering them for the wealthy) and increase your pension age. Then still voting for that party when they cut services to the bone before revealing a "spending bonanza", which is just the money they cut in the first place!
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 Re: Dad's Army
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Sun 6 Oct 11:58

I didn't realise that's what Captain Mannering was up to!
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 Re: Dad's Army
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sun 6 Oct 12:36

It's a conspiracy....
Don't tell them your name wee Eck...
Oops! 🤣



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 Re: Dad's Army
Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Sun 6 Oct 15:14

You stupid boy.

Turn on, Tune in, Drop out.
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 Re: Dad's Army
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Sun 6 Oct 21:01

Don't panic! Don't panic!

And DON'T mention the war!

Oh, wait a minute....



Not your average Sunday League player.
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 Re: Dad's Army
Topic Originator: Mario  
Date:   Sun 6 Oct 21:54

Dockyard workers were in a reserved occupation, so were in the Home Guard.
My Mother related the tale of seeing them, including my Dad and many of the other local men, running about the fields behind old Dollytown training with broomsticks because no rifles had yet been issued.
Her neighbour remarked drily “ Christ, is that all that stands between us and the ruddy Germans...”
A scene no doubt repeated the length of the land, personal experience of which influenced the writers of the series.
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 Re: Dad's Army
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Sun 6 Oct 22:38

There were no rifles to issue in 1940 until the government bought a large supply from the USA to meet the shortage.

The P14 / P17 models seen in "Dad's Army" are historically accurate.
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 Re: Dad's Army
Topic Originator: Frank Butchers LoveHandles  
Date:   Sun 6 Oct 22:38

One thing I've never watched along with Last of the Summerwine. No appeal whatsoever.

Awight Pat!
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