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Dad's Army

Series 3

Episode 2: Battle School

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Classic wartime sitcom. The platoon spends the weekend at a training camp. If an army marches on its stomach, everyone hopes the journey will be short.

Contributors

Captain Mainwaring:
Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson:
John Le Mesurier
Lieutenant Corporal Jones:
Clive Dunn
Private Frazer:
John Laurie
Private Pike:
Ian Lavender
Private Walker:
James Beck
Private Godfrey:
Arnold Ridley
Captain Rodrigues:
Alan Tilvern
Major Smith:
Alan Haines
Private Sponge:
Colin Bean
Producer:
David Croft
Director:
David Croft

Dad's Army

Series 3

Episode 12: Man Hunt

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Wartime sitcom. Captain Mainwaring and the men of the Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard enlist the help of a recruit with four feet.

Contributors

Captain Mainwaring:
Arthur Lowe
Sgt Wilson:
John Le Mesurier
L/Cpl. Jones:
Clive Dunn
Pte Frazer:
John Laurie
Pte Pike:
Ian Lavender
Pte Godfrey:
Arnold Ridley
Pte Walker:
James Beck
Chief ARP Warden:
Bill Pertwee
Mrs Pike:
Janet Davies
Suspect:
Patrick Tull
Lareman:
Robert Moore
Small Man:
Leon Cortez
Fierce Lady:
Olive Mercer
Sexy Lady:
Miranda Hampton
Producer:
David Croft
Director:
David Croft

Dad's Army

Series 3

Episode 1: The Armoured Might of Lance Corporal Jones

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Classic sitcom about the Home Guard unit of Walmington-on-Sea. The men add an armoured car to their fighting strength.

Contributors

Captain Mainwaring:
Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson:
John Le Mesurier
Corporal Jones:
Clive Dunn
Private Frazer:
John Laurie
Private Pike:
Ian Lavender
Private Godfrey:
Arnold Ridley
Private Walker:
James Beck
Mrs Pike:
Janet Davies
ARP Warden:
Bill Pertwee
Miss Meadow:
Jean St Clair
Angry Man:
Nigel Hawthorne
Mrs Peters:
Queenie Watts
Producer:
David Croft
Director:
David Croft

Dad's Army

Series 3

Episode 6: The Face on the Poster

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Classic wartime sitcom. Mainwaring starts an advertising campaign to increase recruiting but Wilson mixes up the photographs for the poster. Show more

Contributors

Captain Mainwaring:
Arthur Lowe
Private Godfrey:
Arnold Ridley
Private Frazer:
John Laurie
Corporal Jones:
Clive Dunn
Sergeant Wilson:
John Le Mesurier
Private Walker:
James Beck
Private Pike:
Ian Lavender
Polish Officer:
Gabor Vernon
Chief ARP Warden Hodge:
Bill Pertwee
Private Sponge:
Colin Bean
Mr Bluett:
Harold Bennett
Police Sergeant:
Michael Bevis
Producer:
David Croft

Dad's Army

Series 3

Episode 13: No Spring for Frazer

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Wartime sitcom. Frazer loses a vital part of a gun he was responsible for and thinks it is in the box he keeps his tools in - which happens to be a coffin.

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
The Vicar:
Frank Williams
The Verger:
Edward Sinclair
Miss Baker:
Joan Cooper
Producer:
David Croft
Director:
David Croft

Dad's Army

Series 3

Episode 14: Sons of the Sea

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

Wartime sitcom. Captain Mainwaring and the men of the Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard take to the water when they acquire a platoon boat.

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
Mr Maxwell:
Michael Bilton
First soldier:
John Leeson
Second soldier:
Jonathan Holt
Man on station:
Ralph Ball
Producer:
David Croft

Dad's Army

Series 3

Episode 3: The Lion Has Phones

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

Wartime sitcom. An enemy aircraft crash-lands in the local reservoir, testing Captain Mainwaring's communication system.

Contributors

Captain Mainwaring:
Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson:
John Le Mesurier
Corporal Jones:
Clive Dunn
Private Frazer:
John Laurie
Private Walker:
James Beck
Private Pike:
Ian Lavender
Private Godfrey:
Arnold Ridley
Mrs Pike:
Janet Davies
ARP Warden Hodges:
Bill Pertwee
Director:
Harold Snoad
Producer:
David Croft

Dad's Army

Series 3

Episode 11: Branded

Duration: 33 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Wartime sitcom. There's trouble in the ranks of the Home Guard when the bravery of the gentle and well-mannered Private Godfrey is called into question.

Contributors

Captain Mainwaring:
Arthur Lowe
Sgt Wilson:
John Le Mesurier
L/Cpl Jones:
Clive Dunn
Pte Frazer:
John Laurie
Pte Pike:
Ian Lavender
Pte Godfrey:
Arnold Ridley
Pte Walker:
James Beck
Chief AP Warden:
Bill Pertwee
Miss Godfrey:
Nan Braunton
2nd ARP Warden:
Stuart Sherwin
Doctor:
Roger Avon
Producer:
David Croft
Director:
Harold Snoad

Dad's Army

Series 3

Episode 5: Something Nasty in the Vault

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Classic wartime sitcom featuring the Home Guard of Walmington-on-Sea. Mainwaring and Wilson are in the bank when an unexpected guest drops in.

Contributors

Captain Mainwaring:
Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson:
John Le Mesurier
Lieutenant Corporal Jones:
Clive Dunn
Private Frazer:
John Laurie
Private Pike:
Ian Lavender
Private Walker:
James Beck
Private Godfrey:
Arnold Ridley
Mrs Pike:
Janet Davies
ARP Warden:
Bill Pertwee
Bank Inspector (Mr West):
Robert Dorning
Captain Rogers:
Norman Mitchell
Director:
David Croft
Producer:
David Croft

Dad's Army

Series 3

Episode 4: The Bullet Is Not for Firing

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Classic wartime sitcom. Captain Mainwaring calls a court of inquiry when the platoon's ammunition is used up on a passing aircraft. Show more

Contributors

Captain Mainwaring:
Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson:
John Le Mesurier
Leading Corporal Jones:
Clive Dunn
Private Frazer:
John Laurie
The Vicar:
Frank Williams
Private Walker:
James Beck
Private Pike:
Ian Lavender
Private Godfrey:
Arnold Ridley
Mrs Pike:
Janet Davies
The Verger:
Edward Sinclair
Captain Cutts:
Michael Knowles
Captain Pringle:
Tim Barrett
Mrs Dowding:
May Warden
Producer:
David Croft
Director:
David Croft

Dad's Army

Series 3

Episode 6: Room at the Bottom

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Captain Mainwaring is horrified to discover that he is not a commissioned officer, so Sgt Wilson is put in charge of the platoon - with disastrous consequences.

Contributors

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

Dad's Army

Series 3

Episode 7: Big Guns

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Classic sitcom featuring the Home Guard of Walmington-on-Sea. The platoon is sent a huge naval gun - but how does it work? What's more, where is it pointing?

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
The Verger:
Edward Sinclair
Mr Rees:
Edward Evans
Mr Bennett:
Roy Denton
Producer:
David Croft
Director:
David Croft

Dad's Army

Series 3

Episode 8: The Day the Balloon Went Up

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Classic comedy. The verger gets tied up with disastrous consequences. Can the platoon set him free? And where will they hide the barrage balloon?

Contributors

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

Dad's Army

Series 3

Episode 9: War Dance

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Wartime sitcom. It is the night of the Home Guard Dance, and Pike has brought a girlfriend, but is she suitable for a respectable young bank clerk?

Contributors

Captain Mainwaring:
Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson:
John Le Mesurier
Lieutenant Corporal Jones:
Clive Dunn
Private Frazer:
John Laurie
The Verger:
Edward Sinclair
Mrs Pike:
Janet Davies
The Vicar:
Frank Williams
Private Pike:
Ian Lavender
Private Godfrey:
Arnold Ridley
Private Walker:
James Beck
Producer:
David Croft
Director:
David Croft

Dad's Army

Series 3

Episode 10: Menace from the Deep

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Wartime sitcom. The Home Guard are given full responsibility for the defence of Walmington-on-Sea for one week.

Contributors

Captain Mainwaring:
Arthur Lowe
Sgt Wilson:
John Le Mesurier
Lt Cpl Jones:
Clive Dunn
Private Frazer:
John Laurie
Private Walker:
James Beck
Chief ARP Warden:
Bill Pertwee
2nd ARP Warden:
Stuart Sherwin
1st Sailor:
Bill Treacher
2nd Sailor:
Larry Martyn
Private Pike:
Ian Lavender
Private Godfrey:
Arnold Ridley
Producer:
David Croft