Saturday, 16 June 2012

On Television: Dad's Army - The Day The Balloon Went Up

Captain Mainwaring gets
carried away - Image BBC
After showing the first half of series 4 from 1974, BBC 2 have now jumped back to the second half of the third series of Dad's Army and tonight will broadcast The Day The Balloon Went Up.

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.


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