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Episode 52
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October 07, 2010 02:35 PM PDT
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Hello and welcome to Episode 52 of the Dad’s Army podcast. This time out we begin to go through the bulging mailbag that's full of the feedback you've all been sending in. Yes, you’ve been busy at the keyboard again and Oliver and I had a fantastic time reading your comments, your opinions and observations about all things Dad’s Army. For the first time, we've had to hold over a few emails as we've just been overwhelmed with the volume of feedback - but don't worry if you don't hear your message read out this time, we will get to it in a future show.

We also announce the winner of the clip-montage competition! At last! All those of you who have sent in entries over the last six month or so finally get to find out whether or not you’ve won a complete set of Dad’s Army DVDs! Oh, and a rather special guest joins us to make the announcement!

Please keep your feedback coming in – james@dadsarmypodcast.com or oliver@dadsarmypodcast.com are the email addresses you need, and you can follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/dadsarmypodcast or www.twitter.com/olivercrocker.

We’ll be back in a few weeks time with a commentary episode of My British Buddy. Thanks for listening and enjoy the show.

Episode 51 - Dad's Army Weekend 2010 special
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August 20, 2010 04:48 AM PDT
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Welcome to a very special episode of the Dad’s Army podcast. This episode James and Oliver bring you coverage of the 2010 Dad’s Army weekend held back in June this year. We listen in on the unveiling of the Captain Mainwaring statue and hear from both David Croft and Bill Pertwee at the ceremony.

But that’s not all! At the Dad’s Army appreciation society member’s meal, I had the honour of interviewing Jimmy Perry, Harold Snoad and Michael Knowles – live on stage in front of over 200 people! I also spoke to Frank Williams and Pamela Cundell at the event who were both as charming as ever.

Last but not least, I spoke to Stuart Wright, the Thetford Town Councillor and driving force behind the statue initiative – and he talks about the next project which is a re-creation of the Marigold Team Rooms! Thetford really is the place to be for all Dad’s Army fans these days!

Enjoy the show and as always, send in your feedback to us at james@dadsarmypodcast.com or oliver@dadsarmypodcast.com. We’ll be back in late September with a feedback episode.

Episode 50
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July 14, 2010 01:03 PM PDT
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James and Oliver are back with a commentary to the series 3 episode, War Dance. Enjoy this commentary – I don't think we've ever made so many mistakes during a recording! Well, all these commentaries are recorded ‘as live’ with no editing and quite honestly, under the influence of a bottle of rather nice white wine...

Episode 51 will be out late August and will feature coverage of this year’s Dad’s Army weekend held in June – and what a weekend that was! I was able to record interviews with Jimmy Perry, Michael Knowles and Harold Snoad along with a few others. It was great to meet so many listeners over the weekend too – thank you all for being so friendly and complimentary about the podcast.

We will also announce the winner of the competition on the next show, so keep your ears tuned if you entered!

Thanks also to everyone who has sent in feedback – once again we’ve had a load and Oliver and I look forward to going through it all in detail in a future podcast very soon.

Send in your feedback to us at james@dadsarmypodcast.com or oliver@dadsarmypodcast.com and follow us on twitter – www.twitter.com/dadsarmypodcast and www.twitter.com/olivercrocker.

Episode 49
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June 08, 2010 07:23 AM PDT
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James and Oliver are back with episode 49 of the Dad's Army podcast. This month is a feedback episode - you've all been so busy writing to us we've had to dedicate an entire podcast to discussing all your thoughts and opinions about all things Dad's Army! Thank you all so much - it's an absolute joy to receive so many emails.

We'll be back next month with coverage of the Dad's Army weekend being held in Thetford in June. Let us know if you are planning to go!

In the meantime, please keep the feedback coming in - james@dadsarmypodcast.com or oliver@dadsarmypodcast.com are the e-mail addresses you need. You can follow both of on Twitter - www.twitter.com/dadsarmypodcast and www.twitter.com/olivercrocker

Enjoy the show.

Episode 48
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May 15, 2010 03:02 PM PDT
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Hello and welcome to episode 48 of the Dad’s Army podcast. Yes, this is the second DAP in under a month!

This time around, Oliver and I catch up on the latest Dad’s Army news – of which there has been quite a bit! From restored props to a new DVD, we cover it all here.

We also welcome Paul Carpenter from the Dad’s Army Appreciation Society back to the show to preview the upcoming Dad’s Army weekend being held in Thetford and Bressingham over the weekend of the 19th and 20th June 2010 - some really exciting events are planned to celebrate everything Dad's Army.

The next podcast will be a review of the new Dad’s Army Marches On stage play – you’ll hear what I think along with the reaction of other audience members fresh out of the theatre. That should be online in the first week of June or thereabouts.

As always, keep your feedback coming into either james@dadsarmypodcast.com or oliver@dadsarmypodcast.com, follow us on twitter at www.twitter.com/dadsarmypodcast or www.twitter.com/olivercrocker and leave comments about the show by clicking on ‘comments’ on our webpage - www.dadsarmypodcast.com.

Enjoy the show!

Episode 47 - Perry and Croft Tribute special
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May 06, 2010 11:41 AM PDT
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Hello and welcome to a special edition of the Dad’s Army podcast. Oliver goes it alone this edition and covers the recent Perry and Croft tribute luncheon organised by the Heritage Foundation. Sit back and enjoy speeches from Frank Williams, Pamela Cundell, Bill Pertwee, Harold Snoad, Jimmy Perry, Su Pollard, Ruth Madoc, Vicki Michelle and Paul Shane.

The sound quality in this podcast is varied and some speeches are clearer than others – but I didn’t want to cut anything!

We’ll be back towards the end of May with Episode 48, and will bring you a preview of the Dad’s Army weekend at Thetford being held in June this year. All good stuff!

As always, please send in your feedback to us as james@dadsarmypodcast.com, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/dadsarmypodcast and make sure you enter our competition! Your chance to win an entire set of Dad’s Army DVDs. Stay tuned beyond the closing credits for details or take a listen to Episode 46.

Enjoy the show!

Episode 46
April 14, 2010 01:45 AM PDT
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Hello and welcome to a rather special edition of the Dad’s Army podcast. Special for two reasons – one, we have an absolute first here; we have a member of the cast join Oliver and I for a commentary podcast - yes, Mr Frank Williams, better known as the Vicar of Walmington on Sea, joins us in commentating on the classic series six episode, The Royal Train. This episode is one of Frank’s favourites and hearing his memories about making the programme is a joy to behold.

As I said, this episode is special for two reasons – the second is that this is your opportunity to bag yourself the whole set of Dad’s Army DVDs by entering our new competition. Yes, series one to nine and the three Christmas specials are up for grabs by simply identifying eleven clips from the series. Could it be simpler?! Take a listen and find out!

Feedback as always is welcome – send it in to james@dadsarmypodcast.com. You can also follow us on twitter at www.twitter.com/dadsarmypodcast or www.twitter.com/olivercrocker.

Episode 45
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March 23, 2010 04:03 AM PDT
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Hello and welcome to podcast 45! Firstly, the podcast is a little later than usual this month so apologies for that – but hopefully the content makes up for it!

This month Oliver and I go through the latest Dad’s Army news, and once again empty the bulging podcast mailbag. Thanks once again to everyone who has sent in feedback – you’ve raised some great points and we thoroughly enjoyed sitting back, eating a toasted cheese supper and sipping some rather fine black-market port whilst reading your emails!

We also welcome Tony Gallichan to the show who joins me to discuss the very first episode of Dad’s Army, The Man and the Hour. You can hear Tony over at the Flashing Blade podcast talk about all things Doctor Who at www.flashingblade.org.uk

Next month we have a rather special episode for you. Keep your eyes peeled for a commentary episode with a member of the cast in mid-April!

Thanks again for listening and please keep your feedback coming in – james@dadsarmypodcast.com.

You can follow James on Twitter at www.twitter.com/dadsarmypodcast and Oliver at www.twitter.com/olivercrocker.

Check out David Croft's webpage at http://www.davidcroft.co.uk/ and information about the Heritage Foundation and its events can be found over at http://www.theheritagefoundation.info/

Enjoy the show.

Episode 44
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February 10, 2010 09:01 AM PST
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Hello and welcome to Episode 44 of the Dad’s Army podcast. This month Oliver and I discuss the recent Dad’s Army board game/e-bay story, read a review from one of our listeners on Nicolas Ridley’s new book about his father - Godfey’s Ghost, and to a triumphant fanfare, announce the winner of the signed copy of that very book. All that, and a commentary on the superb series six episode, The Honourable Man. What more could you possibly ask for?!

In March’s podcast, we’ll be reviewing the very first episode of Dad’s Army, The Man and the Hour, so please send in your thoughts and comments to me at james@dadsarmypodcast.com and we’ll read them out and discuss them during our review.

As usual, you can follow the podcast on twitter – www.twitter.com/dadsarmypodcast and keep an eye on the blog – yes, despite me neglecting it far too much! That’s over at www.dadsarmypodcast.blogspot.com.

Enjoy the show.

Episode 43
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January 13, 2010 11:34 AM PST
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Happy New Year everyone! And welcome to the first Dad's Army podcast of 2010.

This month Oliver and I catch up on the Dad’s Army news and spend pretty much the remainder of the podcast going through the loads of fantastic feedback we’ve received. You really have been very busy sending in your views and its humbling when I consider the amount of time and effort you have all put into airing your opinions via the podcast.

I am also pleased to include a superb piece recorded especially for the podcast by Dave Homewood. Dave introduces himself during this episode and has a rich history in Dad’s Army fandom. His website is http://www.cambridgeairforce.org.nz/ and follow the Dad’s Army link.

Next month will be a commentary podcast on The Honourable Man – feel free to send in your thoughts about this episode.

Please keep your views coming in – james@dadsarmypodcast.com is the email address to get in touch. Our twitter page is www.twitter.com/dadsarmypodcast.

Hope you enjoy the show.

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