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John Le Mesurier film reviews


John Le Mesurier

British actor


1956-1961

Hancock’s Half Hour

Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald 1956

One of the first situation comedy series in British tv. Each week Tony Hancock presents different story about life of his character falling into pieces, often with help of scheming Sid James.

1956

The Battle of the River Plate

as Rev. George Groves

Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald 1956

True story of battle between British cruisers and German pocket battleship that led to diplomatic dispute.

1961

Very Important Person

as Piggott, Escape Officer

Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald 1961

British scientist is put into POW camp and the officers are trying to find the way to send him back to England.

1965-1966

Pardon the Expression

as Sir Charles Dobson

Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald 1965

Leonard Swindley becomes the deputy manager of the department store Dobson & Hawks. He is constantly suspended between the demands of management and the reluctance of the employees.

1967

The 25th Hour

as judge

Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald 1967

During World War 2 simple Romanian villager Johann Moritz is denounced as being Jew. This lie changed his life and threw him in the middle of world conflict.

1968-1977

Dad’s Army

as Arthur Wilson

Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald 1968

During World War II Great Britain was forced to call up the civilians to form Local Defence Volunteers (later known as the Home Guard) - the formation that would backup the regular army in case of German invasion. This series show how this force looked like. More or less...

1971

Dad’s Army

as Sergeant Wilson

Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald 1971

Local bank manager answers to radio broadcast and begins to organize the Local Defence Volunteers in small seaside resort when German invasion of England is real threat.

1977

Jabberwocky

as The Chamberlain

Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald 1977

Clumsy young cooper leaves his father’s workshop and tries his luck in the town that is under constant threat from a dragon.




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