- Man Hunt (Dad's Army)
"Man Hunt" Dad's Army episode Episode no. Series Three
Directed by David Croft Story by Jimmy Perry and David Croft Produced by David Croft Original air date Thursday 27/11/69 7.30pm
(recorded Friday 21/11/69)
Running time 30 minutes Episode chronology ← Previous
"No Spring for Frazer"
Mainwaring is giving a lecture on the progress of the war, and admits that they have thrown the Allies out of Greece and Crete, but reminds them that Rudolf Hess surrendered not too long ago, so the rats are leaving the sinking ship. However, he tells the platoon that the enemy are dropping empty parachutes to confuse the people, and if they spot one, they must report it to GHQ. Jones wonders what the difference is between British parachutes and Nazi parachutes. Mainwaring's memo tells him that British parachutes are white, while Nazi parachutes are a dirty, creamy, off-white. Frazer points out that the parachutist may be miles away by the time they find the parachute, so Walker decides to bring a tracker dog to the next parade.
After the parade, Jones decides to go to the pub, but Walker has to talk to Mainwaring. He confides in Mainwaring and Wilson that he found a parachute not too long ago. Mainwaring is anxious to know whether it was white or cream. Walker can't remember, as he sold it on his stall in the guise of eight dozen pairs of ladies knickers. He, Mainwaring and Wilson now have the unenviable task of trying to find a pair among the citizens of Walmington-on-Sea. Unsurprisingly, they have no luck, except a young lady who has no hesitation in showing Wilson her blue knickers. The people they have questioned complain to ARP Warden Hodges, who leaves Mainwaring in a tough situation when a pair of knickers emerge from a letterbox.
During a stealth practice the next day, Walker brings in the tracker dog. They test the dog's sniffing power by having Jones pretending to be a Nazi parachutist. They remove Jones' jacket and allow the dog to pick up his scent. As they head up the church hall stairs, Mrs Pike arrives to remind Wilson about their téte-a-téte supper. As the platoon, Jones and the dog come charging down the stairs, they knock down Mrs Pike, revealing her knickers. Walker remembers that he sold the last pair to Mrs Pike, and they're white: it was a British parachute.
Some time later, Hodges notices a parachute stuck in a tree. He is so busy trying to get it down, that he doesn't have any problems in giving directions to Downsend Woods for a man with a peculiar accent. Just as he removes the parachute, the platoon arrive, and it isn't long before the dog picks up the scent. Hodges tells Mainwaring about the man with the German accent, and it isn't long before they spot him. They chase him into a dilapidated old barn, and storm him. However, it turns out he's a Viennese ornithologist, looking for a Golden Oriole egg. Suddenly, the parachutist comes charging in, desperate to give himself up.
Cast Characters Arthur Lowe Captain Mainwaring John Le Mesurier Sergeant Wilson Clive Dunn Lance Corporal Jones John Laurie Private Frazer James Beck Private Walker Arnold Ridley Private Godfrey Ian Lavender Private Pike Bill Pertwee ARP Warden Hodges Janet Davies Mrs Pike Patrick Tull Suspect Robert Moore Large Man Leon Cortez Small Man Olive Mercer Fierce Lady Miranda Hampton Sexy Lady Robert Aldous German Pilot Bran Himself
- Croft, David; Perry, Jimmy; Webber, Richard (2000). The Complete A-Z of Dad’s Army. Orion. ISBN 0-75284-637-X.
Dad's Army series 3 episodes"The Armoured Might of Lance Corporal Jones" · "Battle School" · "The Lion Has Phones" · "The Bullet is Not for Firing" · "Something Nasty in the Vault" · "Room at the Bottom" · "Big Guns" · "The Day the Balloon Went Up" · "War Dance" · "Menace from the Deep" · "Branded" · "Man Hunt" · "No Spring for Frazer"" · "Sons of the Sea"
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Man Hunt (Dad's Army episode) — Infobox Dad s Army episode number episode name=024 Man Hunt script=Jimmy Perry and David Croft director=David Croft producer=David Croft recorded=Friday 21/11/69 original transmission=Thursday 27/11/69 7.30pm series=Three length=30 minutes… … Wikipedia
Dad's Army — For other uses, see Dad s Army (disambiguation). Dad s Army Series title card Format Sitcom Written by Jimmy Perry and … Wikipedia
Dad’s Army (Sitcom) — Seriendaten Deutscher Titel Dad’s Army … Deutsch Wikipedia
List of Dad's Army episodes — Dad s Army is a British sitcom about the Home Guard during World War II. The sitcom aired between 1968 and 1977, and there were a total of eighty episodes spread over nine series, as well as four Christmas specials. Most episodes were also… … Wikipedia
List of Dad's Army DVD and video releases — Below is a list of all the Dad s Army DVD and video releases so far. Included are the region 2 release dates, and the episodes that were released. Contents 1 Video releases 1.1 BBC The Very Best releases 1.2 BBC episode releases … Wikipedia
Branded (Dad's Army episode) — Infobox Dad s Army episode number episode name=023 Branded script=Jimmy Perry and David Croft director=Harold Snoad producer=David Croft recorded=Friday 14/11/69 original transmission=Thursday 20/11/69 7.30pm series=Three length=30 minutes… … Wikipedia
Army Men (series) — Army Men is a series of video games made by The 3DO Company. HistoryThe series was based on a war between four main sets of plastic army men: the Green, the Tan, the Blue, and the Grey. Two other factions, red and orange, had brief appearances,… … Wikipedia
Manhunt — may refer to: In film: Bloodfist VII: Manhunt, a 1995 action/adventure film starring Don Wilson Man Hunt (1941 film), a 1941 film directed by Fritz Lang Man Hunt (1985 film), a 1985 Western film directed by Fabrizio De Angelis In gaming: Manhunt… … Wikipedia
Liste von Kriegsfilmen — Es ist teilweise umstritten, welche Spielfilme als „Kriegsfilme“ gelten können. Wie im Hauptartikel Kriegsfilm dargelegt, gibt es die Auffassung, nur die Thematisierung moderner Kriege rechtfertige das Etikett „Kriegsfilm“. Hiervon abweichend… … Deutsch Wikipedia
Ulster Defence Regiment — CGC Regimental badge Active 1970 1992 Country … Wikipedia