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In 1967 actor Jimmy Perry shows his friend David Croft the script of a sitcom he has written based on his time in the Home Guard, entitled 'Fighting Tigers'. Head of BBC TV comedy Michael ... See full summary »
Bill Pertwee had previous experience in stand-up comedy so thus became the shows warm up act.
I've been uneasy with this project from the start.
Michael Mills: You've made that very clear.
Paul Fox: The titles re-enforce that unease. They mix fact with fiction.
Michael Mills: The point of the series is to contrast the pathetic, brave, yet comic Homeguard against the Nazi hoards.
Jimmy Perry: ...
David Croft drives a Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud standard saloon, but for the interior shots a Daimler DS420 Limousine is used, which has a window behind the rear door, much more room in the back and a glass partition behind the front seats, which Croft uses to block out the noise of his children in the back.
Closing titles showed a "You have been watching" caption followed by each principal cast member marching on the spot holding an improvised "weapon", in the style of the credits sequence for Dad's Army (1968).