East Anglia and Dad’s Army

On the drive home we visited the town of Thetford.  Mum wanted to visit the Dad’s Army Museum.  She remembered that it was one of my Dad’s favourites.  It is a small place run by volunteers but well worth a stop over.  I have posted about it before so wan’t trouble you with it again.

Click on an image to scroll through the Gallery…

In a BBC poll in 2003 of best ever sitcoms Dad’s Army came fourth,  In no particular order are my own personal top 5…

Dad’s Army

The Likely Lads/Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads

One Foot in The Grave

Rising Damp

The Detectorists

Any suggestions anyone?

 

22 responses to “East Anglia and Dad’s Army

  1. I don’t even know what The Detectorists is (but I remember you mentioning it before). Definitely agree with Dad’s Army, would probably also include Men Behaving Badly and Dear John (may be in a minority on that one but it always made me laugh)

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    • Dear John was a good one for sure. Maybe Steptoe and Son should be in there too.

      I really do recommend watching the Detectorists, it is based in Framlingham in Suffolk and is really good TV.

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      • Wait a minute…I could also have mentioned Hi-De-Hi, and I really should have thought of really one of my favourite sitcoms ever, The Royle Family. Maybe the connection between all of these classic sitcoms is the great characters – generally they were exaggerated versions of people that we all knew and could all identify. These days you probably couldn’t do the exaggeration bit in case it offended someone (God forbid!)

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      • Royle Family for sure.

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  2. Oh yes, Steptoe and Son. I liked Open all Hours and To the Manor Born. Oh, and The Good Life. My husband had such a crush on the wife!

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  3. Only Fools and Horses, Fawlty Towers, Steptoe and Son

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  4. I think that I would pick “Dad’s Army” as my No 1, as it encapsulates so much about the English. I also enjoyed “Till death us do part”, because Alf Garnett was a wonderful portrayal of so many working class attitudes of the time. Other than that, “Fools and Horses” has its moments, but I think in second place “Reggie Perrin” with Leonard Rossiter”. It’s no longer shown any more, presumably because of its message that the only way to cope with life is suicide, but the script is “Great!” or should I say “Super!” ?

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  5. My favourite classics have already been mentioned – Perrin, Steptoe, plus from your choice, Dad’s Army, Rising Damp, and The Likely Lads. Some days I would include Fawlty Towers, others I would find it a bit too excruciating. Oh, and, who could forget Mrs Slocombe’s pussy, so Are you being served? My taste obviously runs to the simple and vulgar and I lost interest in sit coms after the 1970s!

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  6. Who do you think you are kidding Mr. Putin? Unfortunately he may not be. I really liked silliness of the Some mothers do have them variety, and Fawlty Towers. The world needs silliness. Mike is a Last of the Summer wine afficianado and I’m quite fond, but there’s only so many times I can watch them. Kim is very photogenic, as well as a lovely lass.

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  7. Fun photo’s and drawings, Andrew. Definitely, a Dad’s Army. Maybe even a grandads. On another note: Is there a place your recommend staying in Amsterdam? –Curt

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