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Unknown walk-on star of countless TV shows slips away unnoticed

will be discreetly buried somewhere way over thereTributes have been pouring in following the announcement of the death of professional extra Joe “Shady” Fingleton at the age of 70. A virtual unknown but rarely off the nation’s television screens during the 1970s and 1980s, Fingleton was described as the ‘consummate professional’ by television critic A.A. Gill. ‘He was the perfect background man. You never noticed him, but he was always there somehow. He won’t be sorely missed – which is, I think, a tribute he would have appreciated.’

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Posted: Nov 8th, 2015
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Government to relaunch Dad’s Army to repel asylum seekers

Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has today revealed plans to reform the Home Guard, originally set up during the Second World War as a last line of defence against a Nazi invasion, to prevent swarms of asylum seekers from invading the home counties.

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Posted: Aug 13th, 2015
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New ‘Dad’s Army’ cast ill-prepared for Ebola storyline

fans were wondering who'd spot that firstScriptwriter Hamish McColl has been told that he needs to ‘reboot’ his big-screen remake of the 70’s sitcom, in a way that reflects the perils of modern warfare.

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Posted: Oct 10th, 2014
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Disasters to be rated on Dad’s Army Scale

Following the blanket, round the clock reporting of the recent spate of tragedies, worldwide agreement has been reached that all future disasters, such as earthquakes, tsunamis and the Eurovision Song Contest, will be rated from 1 to 7 on a new’ Dad’s Army Scale’, based on the popular British sitcom of the same name.

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Posted: May 8th, 2011
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