TV Series | | Comedy, War
A ragtag group of Home Guard volunteers prepare for an imminent German invasion during World War II.
The cast could have turned out very differently from the one audiences became used to. BBC Head of Comedy Michael Mills was initially against the casting of Arthur Lowe in the lead role of Captain Mainwaring because of his previous role in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street (1960). Thorley Walters was first ... ...
It's a brick. It's a damn brick.
Frazer: Aye, aye. It's a brick. And yon vicar can have it for the fabric of his kirk.
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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