Dad's Army

Put That Light Out - S5-E7

Corrected entry: During the pier scene where Captain Mainwaring and APR Hodges meet, mainwaring refers to Hodges as 'Walker'.

Correction: Mainwaring actually refers to Hodges as Warden (his job title) not Walker.

Don't Forget the Diver - S5-E2

Corrected entry: Fraser regales the platoon with a tale of how he inherited a deep sea diver's suit when the owner died of the bends, and later there is some concern that when Fraser uses the suit underwater he will get the bends if he surfaces too quickly. Deep sea divers don't get the bends; they breathe uncompressed surface air pumped into their helmets. They do not 'compress', do not need to 'decompress' and do not get the bends.

Correction: Absolute rubbish. It is physically impossible for a diver to be at any depth and NOT be breathing compressed air. Even if it is pumped down to the diver at surface pressure (unlikely for reasons too numerous to mention), the air in the divers lungs will sill be compressed, the nitrogen in the blood will still be compressed and this will require decompression stops on ascent.

Big Guns - S3-E7

Corrected entry: When Sgt Wilson puts the invoice for the gun on the desk, he moves the lamp. It is seen that it is not connected as we see two bare wires.

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Correction: Since the lamp isn't on this simply demonstrates how tatty their equipment is.

The Armoured Might of Lance Corporel Jones - S3-E1

Corrected entry: Cpl. jones has converted his butcher's van into a troop carrier. It has concealed holes in either side and in the roof to shoot the platoon's rifles out of. When the platoon show Cpt. Mainwaring their drill, the command is for five rounds to be fired out the lefthand side, then the righthand side, then the roof. But instead of firing out of the lefthand side of the van, the platoon fire out of the righthand side twice.

Correction: Yhe Warmington-on-Sea platoon are not the sharpest, most efficient military squad and it is quite likely the orders were botched. Regardless, at best it is a character choice and not an actual mistake.

War Dance - S4-E2

Corrected entry: When Fraser introduces his niece Blodwin to Captain Mainwaring, she starts her line, "Sorry, I didn't have time to put a dress on," too early. She starts it, then Mainwaring says his line, then Blodwin says her line in full.

Correction: More of a character mistake. I have often seen and done myself the same thing where a sentence is started, then halted and then resume after some one else has spoken. Especially with some one who has apparent authority.

Mad Ade

Show generally

Corrected entry: Jones' military history keeps changing from episode to episode. In 'The Man and The Hour', he states that he was invalided out in 1915. However in 'The Deadly Attachment' and many other episodes he talks about being in the trenches in 1916. In 'My British Buddy', he recollects serving with Americans in WWI. America didn't join the war until 1917.

Correction: The man is a doddering old nitwit. He could easily have his years confused, and perhaps he also confused Canadian troops, who arrived in France in 1915, with Americans?

The Armoured Might of Lance Corporel Jones - S3-E1

Corrected entry: In the episode 'The Armoured Might of Lance Corporal Jones', Mainwaring has Jones' van converted to gas. However, for the rest of the run of the programme, the gas bag has vanished, and the van runs on petrol.

Correction: The gas bag experiment was a total failure, and almost all of the conversions were promptly converted back. This is exactly what happened to Jones' van.

The Man and the Hour - S1-E1

Corrected entry: In the first episode of Series 1, Wilson mentions to Mainwaring that he was a sergeant during the First World War. However, in this episode, at Jones' wedding, he is wearing the insignia of a Captain.

Correction: Wilson could have been promoted to Captain right at the end of the war. Given his absent minded nature its quite possible that most of his memories were of his time as a Sergeant. In either case he'd be telling the truth.

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