Command Decision (Dad's Army)

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"Command Decision"
Dad's Army episode
Episode no. Series One
Episode 003
Directed by David Croft[1]
Story by Jimmy Perry and David Croft[1]
Produced by David Croft[1]
Original air date Wednesday 14/8/68 8.20pm[1]
(recorded Monday 29/4/68[1])
Running time 30 minutes
Episode chronology
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"Museum Piece"
Next →
"The Enemy Within the Gates"

Command Decision is the third episode of the first series of the British comedy series Dad's Army, which was originally transmitted on Wednesday 14 August 1968.

Synopsis[edit]

Leadership agrees with Captain Mainwairing, but the men, still without uniforms and arms, are getting restless. The platoon's fortunes take a turn when old campaigner Colonel Square arrives with an offer of rifles and horses. There is a catch; to secure the weapons, Mainwaring must hand over command to Colonel Square.

Plot[edit]

The platoon are all feeling blue due to their lack of rifles. Mainwaring promises them some before the week is out, but time is running short. He eventually puts the platoon under the command of Colonel Square on a promise of rifles, but after being forced to ride horses holding elephant-shooting muskets, he takes control again. In the end, rifles arrive.

Cast[edit]

Notes[edit]

Radio episode[edit]

"Command Decision"
Dad's Army episode
Episode no. Series One
Episode 003
Story by Harold Snoad & Michael Knowles[1]
Produced by John Dyas
Original air date Monday 11/2/74 6.15pm[1]
(recorded Thursday 21/6/73[1])
Running time 30 minutes
Episode chronology
← Previous
"Museum Piece"
Next →
"The Enemy Within the Gates"

Further reading[edit]

  • Croft, David; Perry, Jimmy; Webber, Richard (2000). The Complete A-Z of Dad’s Army. Orion. p. 48. ISBN 0-7528-4637-X. 
  • McCann, Graham (2001). Dad's Army: The story of a classic television show. Fourth Estate. ISBN 1-84115-308-7. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Croft, David; Perry, Jimmy; Webber, Richard (2000). The Complete A-Z of Dad’s Army. Orion. p. 48. ISBN 0-7528-4637-X. 

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