Command Decision
Series 1, Episode 3
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Air Date 14th August 1968
Written by Jimmy Perry & David Croft
Director David Croft
Producer David Croft
Length 30 minutes
Original Audience Figures 8.6 Million
Previous episode Museum Piece
Next episode The Enemy Within the Gates
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Command Decision is the third episode of the first series of Dad's Army. It first aired on 14th August 1968.

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

Leadership agrees with Captain Mainwairing, but the men, still without uniforms and arms, are getting restless. The platoon's fortunes take a turn when old campaigner Colonel Square arrives with an offer of rifles and horses. There is a catch; to secure the weapons, Mainwaring must hand over command to Colonel Square

Plot[edit | edit source]

The platoon are all feeling blue due to their lack of rifles. Mainwaring promises them some before the week is out, but time is running short. He eventually puts the platoon under the command of Colonel Square on a promise of rifles, but after being forced to ride horses holding elephant-shooting muskets, he takes control again. In the end, rifles arrive.

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