The Desperate Drive of Corporal Jones

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"The Desperate Drive of Corporal Jones"
Dad's Army episode
Episode no. Series Five
Episode 045
Directed by David Croft
Story by Jimmy Perry and David Croft
Produced by David Croft
Original air date Friday 3/11/72 8.30pm
(recorded Friday 16/6/72)
Running time 30 minutes
Episode chronology
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"Getting the Bird"
Next →
"If the Cap Fits..."

The Desperate Drive of Corporal Jones is the fifth episode of the fifth series of the British comedy series Dad's Army that was originally transmitted on 3 November 1972.

Synopsis[edit]

The platoon, during the course of a weekend exercise, occupies a deserted barn which turns out to be the target for some 25-pounder artillery guns. Back at HQ, Jones and Godfrey try phoning to stop the firing, but Godfrey has cut the telephone wire by mistake. There is only one solution: Jones will have to reach the barn before it's blown to bits.

Notes[edit]

The reference for the barn is 937 641, 641 937 is written down by Jones and Godfrey in error.

Radio episode[edit]

"A Question of Reference"
Dad's Army episode
Episode no. Series Three
Episode 057
Story by Harold Snoad and Michael Knowles
Produced by John Dyas
Original air date Tuesday 29/6/76 12.27pm
(recorded Tuesday 22/6/76)
Running time 30 minutes
Episode chronology
← Previous
"The Royal Train"
Next →
"The Recruit"

Notes[edit]

The reason why Harold Snoad and Michael Knowles changed the name of TV episode for radio was because the name "A Question of Reference" (referring to the map reference) meant a bit more than "The Desperate Drive of Corporal Jones".[1]

Cast[edit]

Character TV episode Audio drama
Capt. George Mainwaring
Arthur Lowe
Sgt. Arthur Wilson
John Le Mesurier
Lcpl. Jack Jones
Clive Dunn
Pte. James Frazer
John Laurie
Pte. Charles Godfrey
Arnold Ridley
Pte. Joe Walker James Beck Larry Martyn
Pte. Frank Pike Ian Lavender
William Hodges Bill Pertwee
Rev. Timothy Farthing Frank Williams
Maurice Yeatman Edward Sinclair
Col. Pritchard Robert Raglan Peter Williams
Signals Private Larry Martyn Michael Burlington
Artillery Officer James Taylor

References[edit]

  1. ^ Croft, David; Perry, Jimmy; Webber, Richard (2000). The Complete A-Z of Dads Army. Orion. ISBN 0-7528-1838-4
  • Croft, David; Perry, Jimmy; Webber, Richard (2000). The Complete A-Z of Dad’s Army. Orion. ISBN 0-7528-4637-X. 

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