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Classic BBC Radio Comedy: Beyond Dad's Army: It Sticks Out Half a Mile

Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
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Summary

Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Ian Lavender, and Bill Pertwee star in the radio sequel sitcom to Dad’s Army.

'The Pilot': In this rare pilot, war is over and former Home Guard Captain Mainwaring plans to renovate Frambourne-on-Sea’s pier. However, to get a loan, he approaches local bank manager Arthur Wilson.

'The Business Proposition': In the first episode of the series (and after the sad death of Arthur Lowe), Bert Hodges, former ARP warden, is looking for a partner to renovate the pier. Maybe he can get Frank Pike to talk to his ‘uncle’ Arthur....

'The Bank Loan': How can Hodges and Pike persuade Wilson to loan them the money?

'Who Owned the Pier?': Pike and Hodges research the history of Frambourne Pier, and a visit by the electrician brings worrying news.

With Arthur Lowe as George Mainwaring, John Le Mesurier as Arthur Wilson, Ian Lavender as Frank Pike, and Bill Pertwee as Bert Hodges, 'It Sticks Out Half a Mile' was written by Harold Snoad and Michael Knowles, who also adapted Dad’s Army for radio.

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If you enjoyed Dads Army you'll love this...

Being a massive dads Army fan I was really excited when I discovered this radio recording and I wasn’t disappointed when I bought it. Pilot episode with Lowe and Le Mesurier is a wonderful last chance to hear these two fantastic actors bring to life their altered egos, Mainwaring and Wilson. Whilst the other episodes certainly miss Mainwaring (after the death of Arthur Lowe) they are never the less very enjoyable, with the return of Hodges and Pike.



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Pure class

A lovely spin off from dad's army. Just a shame about the late Arthur Lowe.

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Brilliant

Loved Dads Army and this as a follow on is brilliant too, well worth the listen.

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Past it best

Although I enjoy full cast recordings unfortunately this isn’t the best of its type, so rather disappointing.

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It's Pretty Good

Enjoyed revisiting classic chsracters. It's a very different show from Dad's Army. Memories of a simpler time.

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Great follow up to dads army

Great to read how they got on after the home guard great characters love pike

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Good old fashioned comedy

If you liked Dad's Amy, you will ensure a smile from what happened in the seaside town on peace time

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  • johann rublein
  • 11-06-20

cult classic and rightfully so

this is a light-hearted listen end an extra special Easter egg for anyone familiar with Dad's army.