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"They don't like it up 'em!"
« on: August 13, 2015, 12:59:41 AM »
The above is a catchphrase which will be instantly recognizable to all Brits. It's from one of the BBC's best-loved tv sitcoms...ever..."Dad's Army". It dates from the late 60s early 70s and is still regularly screened today and continues to delight and amuse tv audiences. For the uninitiated, it was set in the dark days of 1940 when Britain was under the threat of invasion by the Nazis and follows the antics of a platoon of the citizen's militia known as the "Home Guard" which was raised from men who were either too old or medically unfit to join the regular army. They were armed and trained along military lines and were intended as a back-up to the regulars. They would not have stopped a Panzer Division of course, but at least it boosted the public's morale and gave people the opportunity to "do their bit" for their country.

Anyway...it has recently been revived as a full-length motion picture, scheduled for release in the not too distant future. All of the familiar characters are there and played by well-known current British actors. However...in my humble opinion they should have left it well alone! In US terms it's akin to Steve Martin's attempt to revive Sgt. Bilko...doomed to failure! Perfection cannot be improved upon.

In fact, there is already a "Dad's Army" movie dating from 1971 which featured the original cast...it and lots of the single episodes are still available to watch on YouTube. It's very British humour!

Enjoy!   ;D

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/film/dads-army/trailer/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7yAGQSVr5Y&list=PLo4_LZPk4l3dVpFLLjlBKDQJu4dA3tfCV
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Re: "They don't like it up 'em!"
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2015, 04:57:15 AM »
They look like some of us,

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Re: "They don't like it up 'em!"
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2015, 05:56:09 AM »
They look like some of us,

Speak for yourself Gary!!   ;D ;)
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Re: "They don't like it up 'em!"
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2015, 10:52:32 AM »
"Do you think that's wise ??"  ;D
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Re: "They don't like it up 'em!"
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2015, 11:09:33 AM »
"Do you think that's wise ??"  ;D

Nah...little Ern never appeared in it.
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Re: "They don't like it up 'em!"
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2015, 11:18:12 AM »
Tea Ern ??.  ;D
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Re: "They don't like it up 'em!"
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2015, 11:25:09 AM »
Tea Ern ??.  ;D

Careful Carl...this is getting too British. It'll confuse our transAtlantic cousins!!  ;D
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Re: "They don't like it up 'em!"
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2015, 11:42:48 AM »
I'm playing all the right notes but not necessarily in the right order !! ;D
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Re: "They don't like it up 'em!"
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2015, 11:48:16 AM »
I'm playing all the right notes but not necessarily in the right order !! ;D

Andrew Preview?!
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Re: "They don't like it up 'em!"
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2015, 01:10:00 PM »
Gone bonkers boys ?  ::)  ;)





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Re: "They don't like it up 'em!"
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2015, 01:23:41 PM »
Gone bonkers boys ?  ::)  ;)

KTB  >:(

No...not really Kohima. Just some oblique references to various comedy characters etc., which all of our British members will instantly recognize!   ;)
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Re: "They don't like it up 'em!"
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2015, 01:29:09 PM »
on a more somber note chaps , in the original photo, Ian has posted , only one of the original actors is still with us , Ian Lavender ,who plays "Pike" the molly coddled bank office junior

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Re: "They don't like it up 'em!"
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2015, 01:36:35 PM »
Gone bonkers boys ?  ::)  ;)

KTB  >:(

No...not really Kohima. Just some oblique references to various comedy characters etc., which all of our British members will instantly recognize!   ;)

I assume you gents are referring to Ernie Wise OBE (little Ern).


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Re: "They don't like it up 'em!"
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2015, 01:42:02 PM »
The characters
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Re: "They don't like it up 'em!"
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2015, 01:43:11 PM »
Gone bonkers boys ?  ::)  ;)

KTB  >:(

No...not really Kohima. Just some oblique references to various comedy characters etc., which all of our British members will instantly recognize!   ;)

I assume you gents are referring to Ernie Wise OBE (little Ern).


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K is showing his English roots !!! ;) :D
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