TV Series | | Comedy, War
A ragtag group of Home Guard volunteers prepare for an imminent German invasion during World War II.
David Jason was offered the the part of Corporal Jones because of the unavailability of Clive Dunn. Croft and Perry had been honest and upfront with Jason that Dunn had been the first choice for the role. However Jason lost the part via a telephone call from his agent after Croft and Perry learned the same day that Dunn has become available due to the cancellation of the Spike Milligan show.
They'll be no German planes over tonight.
Jones: Why did you have to open your big mouth?
Throughout the series LCPL Jones is the only member of the platoon to wear medal ribbons on his uniform. Frazer, Wilson, and Godfrey (and possibly others) all saw service in WWI and would have medals and ribbons, and would most likely have worn them proudly as well.
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