The Showing Up of Corporal Jones

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"The Showing Up of Corporal Jones"
Dad's Army episode
Episode no. Series One
Episode 005
Directed by David Croft[1]
Story by Jimmy Perry and David Croft[1]
Produced by David Croft[1]
Original air date Wednesday 4/9/68 8.20pm[1]
(recorded Monday 13/5/68[1])
Running time 30 minutes
Episode chronology
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"The Enemy Within the Gates"
Next →
"Shooting Pains"

The Showing Up of Corporal Jones is the fifth episode of the first series of the British comedy series Dad's Army, which was originally transmitted on Wednesday 4 September 1968.

Synopsis[edit]

When Major Regan from GHQ inspects the platoon, he decides that Jones must resign, on account of being too old; he also says that if Jones completes an assault course in 15 minutes, he can stay. The platoon organise an elaborate plan to keep Jones amongst them.

Cast[edit]

Radio episode[edit]

"The Showing up of Corporal Jones"
Dad's Army episode
Episode no. Series One
Episode 013
Story by Harold Snoad and Michael Knowles[1]
Produced by John Dyas
Original air date Monday 22/4/74, 6.15pm[1]
(recorded Monday 20/7/73[1])
Running time 30 minutes
Episode chronology
← Previous
"Something Nasty in the Vault"
Next →
"The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Walker"

Trivia[edit]

This episode is the only time Mainwaring says the word "bastard".

Strangely Wilson says "I've never heard you swear before, sir" after Mainwaring says "Bloody cheek!" during The Lion Has Phones, an episode from Series 3, despite the fact he clearly hears Mainwaring say "the rotten bastard", initially thinking Mainwaring is directing the insult at him.

Notes[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. pp. 169, 194. ISBN 0-7528-4637-X. 

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