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Dad's Army - The Complete Sixth Series  [DVD] 
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All seven episodes from the sixth series of the BBC wartime comedy classic, about a bumbling platoon of Home Guard soldiers led by the pompous Captain Mainwaring (Arthur Lowe), who are defending the sleepy village of Walmington-on-Sea in the Second World War. In this series, the platoon have to guard some shipwrecked German submariners, get into a fight with some visiting American soldiers, and when Mainwaiting has to go to hospital for a minor operation, Wilson (John Le Mesurier) finds himself in charge. Episodes are: 'The Deadly Attachment'; 'My British Buddy'; 'The Royal Train'; 'We Knows Our Onions'; 'The Honourable Man'; 'Things That Go Bump In the Night'; and 'The Recruit'.
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This said, one cannot be too critical. The episodes are very enjoyable, one of the most delightful being 'We Know Our Onions', featuring a Home Guard training weekend in which Mainwaring and company are pitched against Hodges, an electric fence and an authoritarian officer (a superb performance from Fulton Mackay of Porridge fame).
The transfer of the film to DVD appears to have gone well, with only slight and occasional deterioration in quality and colour. The use of two DVDs for a short series may seem a waste, yet this is surely preferable to a double-sided DVD. In any case, a single DVD would have prevented the inclusion of the feature on John Le Mesurier, which provides a brief insight into his character, and focuses on more than merely his role as Wilson.
I do wonder if they trimmed this series right down to six episodes to maintain quality? They certainly did that in my opinion and watching it all back again, I forgot a lot of this - even though I used to watch them very frequently. Even better than I remembered then! :)
Thankfully, this series still has some great episodes, particularly 'The Deadly Attachment', 'The Royal Train' and 'We Know Our Onions'.
The show followed the adventures or more approporately the misadventures of the Walmington-On-Sea Home Guard who acted as the front line of defence (in their part of England) against enemy invasion.
The DVD comprises of all seven epsiodes spread over two disks. Special features are again very limited but are at least presant, in the form of a photo gallery, and an interview with a cast member, this time around with John Le Mesurier. The picture and sound quality is over all excellent. It is a bit grainy (if that's the technical term) for a brief time in the third epside, but is to be expected with the archive nature of the footage.
This sixth season, while not my fravioute of all produced (you can't beat season eight) is still a fantatic Dad's Army experience. For some people Dad's Army respresents the best of British Comedy, and for the most part I agree completely. It's worth the cost alone for the famous episode "The Deadly Attachement." and the absolutly brillaint "Don't give him your name Pike" scene. The cast are brilliant and constant throughout. Arthur Lowe really seems born to have been Captain Mainwaring. But all of the characters really are just fantatic in creation and realization.
Season six is shorter that the previous seasons (four and five contained thirteen epsidoes, while three contained fourteen.) After this point seasons were shortened (only six epsoides in seasons seven to nine.Read more ›
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bought it as a gift for a relative who has Alzheimers disease. Loves it ,makes, him laugh, remembers the catch phrases ,good purchase.Published 5 months ago by Kindle Customer