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Trivia: Season 4. Episode 1 "Welcome To Korea". At the end of the episode the new commanding officer, Colonel Sherman Potter, played by Harry Morgan is introduced. In Season 3 Episode 1 "The General Flipped at Dawn", Harry Morgan played Major General Bartford Hamilton Steele.

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Trivia: The only member of the cast to have actually served in the Home Guard was John Laurie. Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn and Arnold Ridley were in the regular army.

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Crossroads - S1-E5

Trivia: In the scene where the Red Devils toast the 101st Airborne, when the camera shows the assembled soldiers you'll see Tom Hanks as one of the Red Devils in a beret at the back left (5 or 6 men in) with his right hand on his hip. His head moves forwards to become obscured behind another soldier. (00:30:30)

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Trivia: Julius Caesar was married three times, not twice. His second wife (whom he divorced because of her alleged involvement in a religious scandal) was never mentioned in the miniseries.

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Trivia: Although they didn't have any scenes together, Kevin McKidd (Vorenus) and Tobias Menzies (Brutus) would discuss their characters and brainstorm about how to portray them, because they felt their characters went through very similar moral conflicts. Confirmed by Kevin McKidd on the season one DVD commentary.

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Trivia: In what may have been a casting first, the actor playing Adolf Hitler, Steven Berkoff, was Jewish.

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Trivia: During WW2 Robert Clary, who played Louis LeBeau, had been imprisoned at Drancy internment camp in France, and at Buchenwald Nazi concentration camp where he was tattooed with the number "A5714." He was the youngest of 14 children. Twelve members of his immediate family were sent to Auschwitz, and perished.

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Trivia: In the movie, a soldier called Petronius unsuccessfully tries to murder the emperor Valentinian. The name "Petronius" was probably chosen because in reality the emperor was eventually killed by a senator called Petronius.

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Trivia: Herman Wouk, the author of the source novel, has a cameo as the Archbishop of Siena.

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Trivia: The series stayed in the ratings top ten for all five seasons.

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Trivia: The characters John Blackthorne and Toranaga are based upon two historical figures: Togukawa Ieyasu and William Adams, an Englishman who both became a samurai and a close advisor to Ieyasu in the 1600s.

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Mrs. Wharton and the Lesser Breeds - S10-E17

Trivia: A portion of the background music used during an outdoor scene in the town of Vallejo was later used as the theme song for "Little House On The Prairie."

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Daughters of the Regiment - S1-E7

Trivia: As the Colonel walks down the hospital steps you can see that his flies are open.

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The Last Roll Call - S8-E7

Trivia: Jonathan Ross appears in this episode as an uncredited extra, he's a soldier in the demob centre.

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A Little Bit of England - S2-E13

Trivia: Although they play father and daughter in this episode, Ernie Hudson is only eleven years older than Sheryl Lee Ralph.

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