All nine surviving episodes from Series 1 and 2 of Jimmy Perry and David Croft's classic BBC wartime comedy based around the Home Guard in Walmington-on-Sea. In 'The Man and the Hour', bank manager Captain Mainwaring (Arhtur Lowe) is put in charge of Walmington-on-Sea's new Local Defence Volunteers platoon. 'Museum Piece' sees the men in training with only fifteen carving knives and a shotgun to defend themselves against a Nazi invasion. In 'Command Decision', Mainwaring is forced to consider resigning as commander in exchange for 20 rifles from Colonel Square. In 'Enemy Within the Gates', the Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard capture two German airmen, only to have Private Godfrey (Arnold Ridley) let them 'go for a tinkle'. In 'The Showing Up of Corporal Jones', Jones (Clive Dunn) is forced to undergo a 15-minute gruelling assault course to prove his fitness. 'Shooting Pains' sees the platoon forced to sharpen up their shooting skills in time to impress the visiting PM. In 'Operation Kilt', the HQ comes under attack from six members of the Highland Regiment. In 'The Battle of Godfrey's Cottage', two halves of the platoon mistake each other for German troops, and prepare to attack each other. Finally, in 'Sergeant Wilson's Little Secret', Sergeant Wilson (John Le Mesurier)finds his mind distracted from his grenade-launching-crossbow demonstration.
The platoon defends headquarters in an exercise against members of the Highland Regiment; an invasion alert throws Mainwaring's would-be heroes into a panic; and Sgt Wilson struggles to concentrate on his Home Guard duties when he has a personal problem to contend with.
The platoon boosts its fighting strength by acquiring an armoured car; the men head off for a weekend at a training camp; and an enemy aircraft ditches in a reservoir.
The platoon plumps for a ram as a mascot for a big parade; Jones finds himself cast adrift during an exercise pitting the home-front heroes against their arch-rival Captain Square; and Mainwaring starts a foot-hardening regimen involving lengthy route marches.
All 13 episodes from the fifth 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 get trapped in a bombed reservoir, Wilson (John Le Mesurier) is rumoured to be having an affair with a young girl, and during a live-firing exercise, the platoon end up in the wrong place after misreading their maps. Episodes are: 'Asleep in the Deep'; 'Keep Young and Beautiful'; 'A Soldier's Farewell'; 'Getting the Bird'; 'The Desperate Drive of Lance Corporal Jones'; 'If the Cap Fits...'; 'The King Was in His Counting House'; 'All is Safely Gathered In'; 'When Did You Last See Your Money?'; 'Brain Versus Brawn'; 'A Brush With the Law'; 'Round and Round Went the Great Big Wheel'; and 'Time On My Hands'.
The entire collection of surviving episodes of Jimmy Perry and David Croft's classic wartime comedy based around the Home Guard in Walmington-on-Sea, which was broadcast from 1969 to 1977. Includes all nine surviving episodes from the first and second series and the complete series 3-9.
All six episodes from the seventh 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, Mainwaring puts the town under martial law after a bomb puts the gas and electricity out of order, and the platoon are given commando training at the same time as an escaped gorilla is on the loose. Episodes are: 'Everybody's Trucking'; 'Man of Action'; 'Gorilla Warfare'; 'The Godiva Affair'; 'The Captain's Car'; and 'Turkey Dinner'.
All six episodes from the eighth series of the BBC wartime comedy classic, about a bumbling platoon of Home Guard soldiers led by the pompous Captain Mainwaring (Arthur Lowe), defending the sleepy village of Walmington-on-Sea in the Second World War. In this series, the platoon is ordered to star in a propaganda film but are made to play Germans, Jonesy is mistaken for an escaped POW and an auction for three oranges causes friction between Mainwaring and Pikey. Episodes included: 'Ring Dem Bells', 'When You've Got To Go', 'Is There Honey Still For Tea?', 'Come In, Your Time Is Up', 'High Finance', 'The Face On the Poster', 'My Brother and I'and 'The Love Of Three Oranges'.