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Dad's Army

Series 4

Episode 5: Don't Fence Me In

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Classic comedy about the Home Guard. Mainwaring's men are sent to guard the local POW camp but have trouble keeping on the right side of the fence. Show more

Contributors

Captain Mainwaring:
Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson:
John Le Mesurier
Corporal Jones:
Clive Dunn
Private Frazer:
John Laurie
Private Pike:
Ian Lavender
Private Walker:
James Beck
Private Godfrey:
Arnold Ridley
General Monteverdi:
Edward Evans
Captain Bailey:
John Ringham
Italian POW:
Larry Martin
Producer:
David Croft

Dad's Army

Series 4

Episode 8: The Two and a Half Feathers

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Classic wartime sitcom. An old comrade-in-arms dredges up the past and brings the glorious history of Corporal Jones into question.

Contributors

Private Frazer:
John Laurie
Sergeant Wilson:
John Le Mesurier
Lance Corporal Jones:
Clive Dunn
Private Pike:
Ian Lavender
Private Walker:
James Beck
Private Godfrey:
Arnold Ridley
Captain Mainwaring:
Arthur Lowe
ARP Warden:
Bill Pertwee
Private Clarke:
John Cater
Raymond:
John Ash
Elizabeth:
Parnell McGarry
Director:
David Croft

Dad's Army

Series 4

Episode 10: The Test

Duration: 31 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Classic sitcom. The Chief Warden challenges Captain Mainwaring to a game of cricket. Featuring a guest appearance by English cricket legend Fred Trueman. Show more

Contributors

Private Frazer:
John Laurie
Sergeant Wilson:
John Le Mesurier
Lance Corporal Jones:
Clive Dunn
Private Pike:
Ian Lavender
Private Walker:
James Beck
Private Godfrey:
Arnold Ridley
Captain Mainwaring:
Arthur Lowe
ARP Warden:
Bill Pertwee
Mr Blewitt:
Harold Bennett
EC Egan:
Fred Trueman
Producer:
David Croft

Dad's Army

Series 4

Episode 11: A Wilson (Manager?)

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Classic sitcom. Sergeant Wilson is to be appointed manager of the Eastgate branch of the bank and made a lieutenant in the Eastgate Home Guard to fill a vacancy. Show more

Contributors

Sergeant Arthur Wilson:
John Le Mesurier
Private James Frazer:
John Laurie
Captain George Mainwaring:
Arthur Lowe
Lance Corporal Jack Jones:
Clive Dunn
Private Charles Godfrey:
Arnold Ridley
Private Frank Pike:
Ian Lavender
Private Joe Walker:
James Beck
The Vicar:
Frank Williams
Producer:
David Croft

Dad's Army

Series 4

Episode 12: Uninvited Guests

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Classic wartime comedy. When HQ is bombed, the wardens have to share the church hall with the Home Guard, despite Captain Mainwaring's disapproval. Show more

Contributors

Captain George Mainwaring:
Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Arthur Wilson:
John Le Mesurier
Lance Corporal Jack Jones:
Clive Dunn
Private James Frazer:
John Laurie
Private Charles Godfrey:
Arnold Ridley
Private Frank Pike:
Ian Lavender
Private Joe Walker:
James Beck
The Vicar:
Frank Williams
Producer:
David Croft

Dad's Army

Series 5

Episode 1: Asleep in the Deep

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One London

Classic wartime sitcom. The pumping station is hit during an air raid with Godfrey and Walker inside, trapping them alongside a rapidly-leaking pipe. Show more

Contributors

Captain George Mainwaring:
Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Arthur Wilson:
John Le Mesurier
Lance Corporal Jack Jones:
Clive Dunn
Private James Frazer:
John Laurie
Private Joe Walker:
James Beck
Private Charles Godfrey:
Arnold Ridley
Private Frank Pike:
Ian Lavender
Private Sponge:
Colin Bean
The ARP Warden:
Bill Pertwee
Producer:
David Croft

Dad's Army

Series 5

Episode 2: Keep Young and Beautiful

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One London

Classic wartime sitcom. Captain Mainwaring's platoon want to look as young as possible in case they are drafted into the Air Raid Patrol. Show more

Contributors

Captain Mainwaring:
Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson:
John Le Mesurier
Lance Corporal Jones:
Clive Dunn
Private Frazer:
John Laurie
Private Walker:
James Beck
Private Godfrey:
Arnold Ridley
Private Pike:
Ian Lavender
ARP Warden:
Bill Pertwee
Minister:
Derek Bond
1st Member of Parliament:
James Ottaway
2nd Member Of Parliament:
Charles Morgan
Producer:
David Croft

Dad's Army

Series 5

Episode 8: All Is Safely Gathered In

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One London

Classic wartime sitcom. Captain Mainwaring and the platoon help a widowed lady friend of Private Godfrey to gather in the harvest.

Contributors

Captain George Mainwaring:
Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Arthur Wilson:
John Le Mesurier
Lance-Corporal Jack Jones:
Clive Dunn
Private James Frazer:
John Laurie
Private Joe Walker:
James Beck
Private Charles Godfrey:
Arnold Ridley
Private Frank Pike:
Ian Lavender
The Vicar:
Frank Williams
Producer:
David Croft

Dad's Army

Series 5

Episode 5: The Desperate Drive of Corporal Jones

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One London

Classic wartime sitcom. Mainwaring's platoon is in a barn which is the target for some 25-pounders, but only Jones knows of the danger.

Contributors

Captain Mainwaring:
Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson:
John Le Mesurier
Lance Corporal Jones:
Clive Dunn
Private Frazer:
John Laurie
Private Walker:
James Beck
Private Godfrey:
Arnold Ridley
Private Pike:
Ian Lavender
ARP Warden:
Bill Pertwee
Signals Private:
Larry Martyn
Artillery Officer:
James Taylor
Producer:
David Croft

Dad's Army

Series 5

Episode 4: Getting the Bird

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One London

Classic wartime sitcom. Walker arranges for Jones to get some off-ration pigeons - but did they come from Trafalgar Square?

Contributors

Captain Mainwaring:
Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson:
John Le Mesurier
Corporal Jones:
Clive Dunn
Private Frazer:
John Laurie
Private Walker:
James Beck
Private Godfrey:
Arnold Ridley
Private Pike:
Ian Lavender
ARP Warden:
Bill Pertwee
Mrs Yeatman:
Olive Mercer
Announcer:
Alvar Lidell
Producer:
David Croft

Dad's Army

Series 5

Episode 7: The King Was in His Counting House

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One London

Wartime sitcom. When a bomb falls on the vault of Captain Mainwaring's bank, he insists that the platoon count the money and guard it.

Contributors

Captain Mainwaring:
Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Arthur Wilson:
John Le Mesurier
Lance Corporal Jack Jones:
Clive Dunn
Private James Frazer:
John Laurie
Private Joe Walker:
James Beck
Private Charles Godfrey:
Arnold Ridley
Private Frank Pike:
Ian Lavender
Reverend Timothy Farthing:
Frank Williams
ARP Warden Hodges:
Bill Pertwee
Henry Yeatman:
Edward Sinclair
Producer:
David Croft

Dad's Army

Series 1

Episode 1: The Man and the Hour

Duration: 31 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One CambridgeshireLatest broadcast: on BBC One Cambridgeshire

Classic comedy about the Home Guard unit of Walmington-on-Sea. Captain Mainwaring assumes command of the newly formed platoon of volunteers. Show more

Contributors

Sergeant Wilson:
John Le Mesurier
Captain Mainwaring:
Arthur Lowe
Private Godfrey:
Arnold Ridley
Mrs Pike:
Janet Davies
Private Frazer:
John Laurie
Lance Corporal Jones:
Clive Dunn
Bracewell:
John Ringham
Private Walker:
James Beck
Private Pike:
Ian Lavender
Producer:
David Croft

Dad's Army

Series 1

Episode 2: Museum Piece

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One CambridgeshireLatest broadcast: on BBC One Cambridgeshire

Classic comedy. The Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard go to great lengths to equip themselves as a fighting force powerful enough to repel a ruthless enemy.

Contributors

Captain George Mainwaring:
Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Arthur Wilson:
John Le Mesurier
Lance Corporal Jack Jones:
Clive Dunn
Private James Fraser:
John Laurie
Private Joe Walker:
James Beck
Private Charles Godfrey:
Arnold Ridley
Private Frank Pike:
Ian Lavender
Mrs Pike:
Janet Davies
Producer:
David Croft

Dad's Army

Series 1

Episode 3: Command Decision

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One CambridgeshireLatest broadcast: on BBC One Cambridgeshire

Classic comedy about the Home Guard unit of Walmington-on-Sea. Captain Mainwaring puts the defence of the realm before personal pride. Show more

Contributors

Captain Mainwaring:
Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson:
John Le Mesurier
Lance Corporal Jones:
Clive Dunn
Private Frazer:
John Laurie
Private Walker:
James Beck
Private Pike:
Ian Lavender
Private Godfrey:
Arnold Ridley
Colonel Square:
Geoffrey Lumsden
The Soldier:
Gordon Peters
Producer:
David Croft
Director:
David Croft

Dad's Army

Series 1

Episode 4: The Enemy within the Gates

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One CambridgeshireLatest broadcast: on BBC One Cambridgeshire

Classic sitcom about the Home Guard unit of Walmington-on-Sea. The platoon triumphs over problems of security, fifth columnists and parachuting airmen.

Contributors

Captain Mainwaring:
Arthur Lowe
Lance-Corporal Jones:
Clive Dunn
ARP Warden:
Bill Pertwee
Sergeant Wilson:
John Le Mesurier
Second German Pilot:
Nigel Rideout
First German Pilot:
Denys Peek
Private Frazer:
John Laurie
Private Walker:
James Beck
Private Godfrey:
Arnold Ridley
Military Police Sergeant:
David Davenport
Private Pike:
Ian Lavender
Captain Winogrodski:
Carl Jaffe
Producer:
David Croft

Dad's Army

Series 1

Episode 5: The Showing Up of Corporal Jones

Duration: 31 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One CambridgeshireLatest broadcast: on BBC One Cambridgeshire

Classic wartime sitcom. Corporal Jones is put to the test and the Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard ensure that he is not found wanting.

Contributors

Captain George Mainwaring:
Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Arthur Wilson:
John Le Mesurier
Lance Corporal Jack Jones:
Clive Dunn
Private James Frazer:
John Laurie
Private Joe Walker:
James Beck
Private Charles Godfrey:
Arnold Ridley
Private Frank Pike:
Ian Lavender
Mrs Pike:
Janet Davies
The Brigadier:
Patrick Weddington
Major Regan:
Martin Wyldeck
Producer:
David Croft

Dad's Army

Series 1

Episode 6: Shooting Pains

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One CambridgeshireLatest broadcast: on BBC One Cambridgeshire

Classic wartime sitcom. The crew use their rifles and their wits to compete for the honour of guarding a VIP.

Contributors

Private James Frazer:
John Laurie
Private Joe Walker:
James Beck
Sargeant Arthur Wilson:
John Le Mesurier
Lance Corporal Jack Jones:
Clive Dunn
Private Frank Pike:
Ian Lavender
Major Regan:
Martin Wyldeck
Captain George Mainwaring:
Arthur Lowe
Mrs Pike:
Janet Davies
Private Charles Godfrey:
Arnold Ridley
Laura la Plaz:
Barbara Windsor
Producer:
David Croft

Dad's Army

Series 9

Episode 2: The Making of Private Pike

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One London

Classic wartime sitcom. Captain Mainwaring is given a staff car, which breaks down when Pike and his girlfriend borrow it to go to the pictures.

Contributors

Captain Mainwaring:
Arthur Lowe
Sgt Wilson:
John Le Mesurier
Lance Corporal Jones:
Clive Dunn
Pte Frazer:
John Laurie
Pte Godfrey:
Arnold Ridley
Pte Pike:
Ian Lavender
Pte Sponge:
Colin Bean
Chief ARP Warden Hodges:
Bill Pertwee
The Verger:
Edward Sinclair
Pte Walker:
James Beck
Mrs Pike:
Janet Davies
Producer:
David Croft

Dad's Army

Series 5

Episode 6: If the Cap Fits

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One London

Classic wartime sitcom about the Home Guard unit in a seaside town during the Second World War. Mainwaring lets Frazer take over in a bid to end his grumbling. Show more

Contributors

Captain Mainwaring:
Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson:
John Le Mesurier
Corporal Jones:
Clive Dunn
Private Frazer:
John Laurie
Private Walker:
James Beck
Private Godfrey:
Arnold Ridley
Private Pike:
Ian Lavender
Producer:
David Croft

Dad's Army

Series 5

Episode 9: When Did You Last See Your Money?

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One London

Classic wartime sitcom. Corporal Jones mislays the platoon's funds and the boys face a tough time jogging his memory. Show more

Contributors

Captain George Mainwaring:
Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Arthur Wilson:
John Le Mesurier
Lance-Corporal Jack Jones:
Clive Dunn
Private James Frazer:
John Laurie
Private Joe Walker:
James Beck
Private Charles Godfrey:
Arnold Ridley
Private Frank Pike:
Ian Lavender
The Vicar:
Frank Williams
Producer:
David Croft