Captain Mainwaring (short, bespectacled, bossy) - Dave
Sgt. Wilson (softly spoken nice chap) - John
L. Cpl Jones (easily confused and prone to panic) - Martin
Pvt. Walker (dodgy geezer, frequently disappears for a smoke) - Gunter
Pvt. Pike (stupid boy) - Steve
Pvt. Fraser (cantankerous Scotsman) - your humble correspondent....
The action opened with the platoon arriving in a small hamlet to investigate a report of an unexploded bomb. A great deal of milling around ensued with Walker cadging cigarettes and Fraser disappearing to make a telephone call. Meanwhile Pike has spotted a hole on the roof of one of the houses but everyone is ignoring him..
ARP Warden Hodges then appeared grumbling about it being "an ARP matter". While the argument raged, Jones accidentally discharged his rifle and shot Hodges's helmet off! Eventually Jones bribed Hodges with some sausages and he buggered off.
While part of the platoon was searching the timbered house a large dog appeared and ran at Walker. Walker then ran off and tripped over a metal object which turned out to be a bomb! As Mainwaring tried to restore order, Wilson went to ring GHQ and Jones flung himself on the bomb which promptly began ticking... As the episode ends, cut to a close up of Fraser - "we're all doomed...."