TV clas­sic’s best mo­ments

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - News -

“Don’t tell him, Pike!” Cap­tain Main­war­ing (Arthur Lowe) urg­ing Pri­vate Pike not to give his name to a captured Ger­man of­fi­cer is com­edy gold. (The Deadly At­tach­ment, 1973)

“Watch it Wil­son, you might snap your gir­dle.” Main­war­ing re­buffs his sergeant for laugh­ing at his toupée. (Keep Young and Beau­ti­ful, 1972)

Pri­vate Pike, in typ­i­cal “stupid boy” mode, tips gravy down Capt Main­war­ing’s best jacket at the OAP Christ­mas dinner. (Turkey Dinner, 1974)

Told a US colonel will greet him by say­ing: “Howdy part­ner, put it there”, Main­war­ing asks dis­dain­fully: “Put what where?” (My Bri­tish Buddy, 1973)

On ex­er­cises, Frazer and Walker try to spy on “en­emy HQ” on a farm – dressed as a pan­tomime cow. But a bull in­ter­feres. (Op­er­a­tion Kilt, 1969)

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