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Don't Panic, Mr. Mainwaring!

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Fondest memories as a wee lad, of watching the episodes, in my Grandparents red bricked house in Belfast, with a glowing coal fire, a heavy velvet curtain over the door, and the smell of freshly baked scones in the oven...

The house was actually bombed during the biltz, and later when restored, used in a BBC play....

Rest in peace; Jonesy...

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Oh no!

That is so sad!

I grew up on him and the good old British sense of humour!

(@ Druid - you memories make me feel warm and cuddly, thankyou!)

Edit: just read the link that Sin provided - didn´t realise that Dunn was actually a POW...

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A good innings indeed.

There was me, probably the rest of us, watching Corporal Jones at the time and thinking he was 25 years older than the actor, Clive Dunn. I always understood Private Walker best, but that should be obvious. Brilliant comedy and part of my youth.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2VXyLIDDtU&feature=related

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I still listen to the repeats of Dad Army on the radio.

BBC Radio 4 extra.

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I'm sure he doesn't like it up 'em. RIP Clive Dunn.

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I still listen to the repeats of Dad Army on the radio.

I've got the set of 11 DVDs. Has been part of Sunday afternoons the past Winters but we'll probably give it a rest this time around.

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I've been sitting here all day thinking

Same old dream ten years away thinking

Now my days are gone, memories linger on

Thoughts of when I was boy

Penny farthings on the street riding

Motorcars were funny things, frightening

Bow and hoops and spinning tops

Penny Dreadfuls, lollipops

Comic cuts, all different things

Grandad, grandad you're lovely

That's what we all think of you

Grandad, grandad you're lovely

That's what we all think of you

Grandad grandad

Aeroplanes tied up with string flying

Telephones and talking things sighing

A radio and phonograph, Charlie Chaplin made us laugh

Silently falling about

Familiar things I keep around, near me

Memories of my younger days, clearly

Come into my mind

Everyday I find, thoughts of when I was boy

Grandad, grandad you're lovely

That's what we all think of you

Grandad, grandad you're lovely

That's what we all think of you

Grandad, Grandad...

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Wandering into the realms of fantasy one last time...

RIP

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Some of the best of British television.

RIP, Clive.

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That's sad news. At least he lived a long life and seems to have been living it to the full to the end.

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