Geoffrey Lumsden

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Geoffrey Lumsden (26 December 1914 - 4 March 1984) was a British character actor who had a lengthy career on television.

By some way his best known role was Captain Square in Dad's Army, the pompous commander of the Eastgate platoon of the Home Guard who was a rival of Captain Mainwaring.

He appeared in a few episodes, some credited, some cameos, and mentioned (but not seen) in others -

  • Series 1 episode 3 "Command Decision" 1968,
    Series 2 episode 11 "A Stripe for Frazer" 1969 (lost),
    Series 2 episode 12 "Under Fire" 1969 (lost),
    Series 4 episode 28 "Don’t Forget the Diver" 1970,
    Series 4 episode 37 "A. Wilson (Manager)" 1970, (Mentioned)
    First Xmas Special episode 39 "Fallen Idol" 1970,
    Second Xmas special, episode 40 "Battle of the Giants" 1971,
    Series 5 episode 50 "Brain Versus Brawn" 1972, (Cameo),
    *Series 5 episode 51 "A Brush with the Law" 1972,
    Series 5 episode 52 "Round and Round went the Great Big Wheel" 1972, (Cameo),
    *Series 6 episode 55 "My British Buddy" 1973,
    *Series 6 episode 56 "The Royal Train" 1973
    *Series 7 episode 64 "The Godiva Affair" 1974 (Cameo),
    Third Xmas special, episode 66 "Turkey Dinner" 1974 (Cameo),
    Series 8 episode 68 "When You've Got to Go" (Cameo),
    Series 8 episode 71 "High Finance" 1975 (Cameo),
    Fifth Xmas special "The Love of Three Oranges" (Cameo),
    Series 9 episode 75 "Wake Up Walmington" 1977 and
    Series 9 episode 77 "Knights of Madness" 1977 (Cameo).

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