Two episodes of the classic sitcom, chronicling the trials and tribulations of Walmington-on-Sea’s Home Guard platoon. Written by Jimmy Perry and David Croft, and starring Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, Ian Lavender, John Laurie and Arnold Ridley.
TEN SECONDS FROM NOW
First radio broadcast on 7th September 1976. Original TV version broadcast as “Broadcast To The Empire” on 25th December 1972.
It’s the late summer of 1942, and the platoon have been chosen to broadcast in a special programme on the Home Service, between a message from Hong Kong and a speech by the King himself. Things don’t go according to plan however…
A JUMBO SIZED PROBLEM
First radio broadcast on 20th July 1976. Original TV version broadcast as “Everybody’s Trucking” on 15th November 1974.
Ordered to signpost the area for a convoy, the platoon set off in Lance Corporal Jones’s newly-refurbished van, to carry out the orders, only to have their way blocked by a van carrying a huge circus elephant.