More classic comedy from the days when the Civil Service had a sense of humour. The Men from the Ministry were the hilarious radio forerunners of TV's Yes Minister, bungling bureaucrats who bungled for fifteen glorious years from 1962 to 1977. Muddling through were Wilfrid Hyde White, as the first head of the ubiquitous General Assistance Department, and the imperturbable Deryck Guyler, who followed him in 1966. Richard Murdoch was their faithfully incompetent Number Two.
From the annals of wartime Britain come four brilliantly funny episodes with Captain Mainwaring's fully trained Home Guard platoon, ever ready to strike terror into the heart of the Wehrmacht from their unit in Walmington-on-Sea. Always prepared to fight to the finish, this endearing team of characters are at their incompetent best in these wonderfully entertaining adventures specially adapted for radio.
"The Best of British Humour"
Dad's Army fan Phill Jupitus has selected four of his favorite episodes from the evergreen radio series, starring Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, and Clive Dunn. "The Man and the Hour", 28 January 1974; "My British Buddy", 18 May 1976; "Time On My Hands", 3 August 1976; and "A Soldier's Farewell", 8 April 1975.
Captain Mainwaring's platoon find themselves pitted against Captain Square's Eastgate platoon when they embark on a quest to guard a VIP visitor. A lot of intense training is required and, from time to time, a battle of wits.