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Dad's Army: Complete Radio Series 3

Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
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Summary

Here are 26 episodes from the third BBC Radio series starring Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, and Clive Dunn, plus the pilot episode of It Sticks Out Half a Mile.

In 1973, the BBC adapted its hit wartime TV series for radio, featuring the original television cast and characters. Three series were broadcast between 1974 and 1976, with episodes adapted by Harold Snoad and Michael Knowles.

Now you can enjoy once again these unique recordings, with a supporting cast including John Laurie, Arnold Ridley and Ian Lavender.

Among the 26 episodes are "A Man of Action", "Keep Young and Beautiful", "Absent Friends", "The Deadly Attachment", "Things That Go Bump in the Night", "My British Buddy", "Asleep in the Deep", "Time on My Hands" and "Is There Honey Still for Tea"?

Also included is the 1981 pilot episode of the radio sequel to Dad's Army, It Sticks Out Half a Mile, starring Arthur Lowe and John Le Mesurier.

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A delight - as expected!

Would you listen to Dad's Army: Complete Radio Series 3 again? Why?

Yes as its endlessly entertaining and provides light relief in a world of stress and awful news stories!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Dad's Army: Complete Radio Series 3?

The court scene when Arthur Lowe is defending his honour - accused of showing a light! He is shown to be a character of inner strength and integrity. Not just as a figure of fun.

Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Very similar and equally enjoyable

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Not really the reaction to Dad's Army -

Any additional comments?

Lovely to be able to hear all the familiar voices again and enjoy the whacky comments and situations they find themselves in.

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Forever funny

Would you consider the audio edition of Dad's Army: Complete Radio Series 3 to be better than the print version?

This edition is a great add on to the Dad's Army army. It allowed me to have many of my favourite episodes with me on the move.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Dad's Army: Complete Radio Series 3?

The two original audio epsiodes 'A jumbo sized problem' and 'Ten seconds from now' are particular standouts. They are both well performed, and leave wishing that they had been filmed for the regular series.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

All of it was a joy to listen to. There were no lulls and the inclusion of the first episode of 'It sticks out half a mile' was a treat too.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes.

Any additional comments?

Well worth the money, and time invested into listening.

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The bumbling captain Mainwaring at his best.

They certainly dont make them like this anymore. take a walk down memory lane and meet the home guard of Warmington on sea.
"Dont Panic" its easy listening.

















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Dad's Army: Complete Radio Series 3

Bit bias here with my rating stars; but I am a self confessed Dads Army Junkie. The episodes are delightfully restored for digital listening, with all the sound effects and cock ups in clear stereo! A marvellous throw back to when humour did not have to reply on profanity or politics to get a laugh. A gem of a series for your collection my little bookworms. Tootle Pip for now.

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Excellent

More funny stories from our favourite army men.
Excellent as are the first n second ones

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brilliant

Careful when listening it made me laugh out loud embarrassing when your in a public place. If you loved the TV episodes you'll love this,

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BRILLIANT FUN TO LISTEN TO AGAIN AND FUNTASTASTIC.

ABSOLUTELY BRILL AND REAL FUN TO HEAR ALL THE OLF GUYS AND PIKEY BOY. EXCELLENT.

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A war with laughs

A wonderfully old fashioned type of comedy which we don’t see or hear today. Looking forward to the next series.

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very funny

love Dads Army ,and listening to it is good enough to take me back in time and laugh at each of the characters mannerisms you know them so well

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Difficult to Find Specific Episodes

The performances are excellent, very close to the TV variants. Some rewording is made around visual jokes where possible. Sometimes parts of the script are changed more substantially to accommodate. The episodes are only given chapter numbers, not episode names. This makes it difficult to remember which chapter is which episode.

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Great Period Comedy

Very Funny and Entertaining! Very funny plot lines, quirky characters, and very funny and dry British humor!