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The episode in which the platoon capture a stray barrage balloon and attempt to secure it before Captain Mainwaring (Arthur Lowe) gets caught up in its ropes and carried away has always been a favourite of mine since I was a small boy.
Over 40 years on and I still get laughs when Mainwaring readily sets himself up to be carried away, and the platoon give chase in Jones' van.
The Day The Balloon Went Up is broadcast on BBC2 Wales this evening at 18:00 Hrs. Check local listings for alternative regions.