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Dad's Army

Series 5

Episode 12: Round and Round Went the Great Big Wheel

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Scotland HD

Classic wartime sitcom. The platoon is chosen for special duties during the testing of a secret weapon.

Contributors

Captain Mainwaring:
Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson:
John Le Mesurier
Corporal Jones:
Clive Dunn
Private Fraser:
John Laurie
Pte Walker:
James Beck
Pte Godfrey:
Arnold Ridley
Pte Pike:
Ian Lavender
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 Two Wales HD

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 Two Wales HD

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 Scotland HD

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 Two Wales HD

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 Two Northern Ireland HD

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 Two Northern Ireland HD

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 5

Episode 10: Brain versus Brawn

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Classic wartime sitcom. The members of the platoon disguise themselves as firemen during an exercise, but then they are called upon to tackle a real blaze.

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
Mr Fairbrother:
Anthony Roye
Waitress:
Maggie Don
Bridge Corporal:
Geoffrey Hughes
Dump Corporal:
David Rose
Producer:
David Croft

Dad's Army

Series 5

Episode 13: Time on My Hands

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Wartime sitcom. An enemy pilot bails out and becomes tangled up with the town clock - and so do the members of Mainwaring's platoon when they attempt a rescue.

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
Mr Blewett:
Harold Bennett
Private Sponge:
Colin Bean
Miss Fortescue:
Joan Cooper
Mr Gordon:
Eric Longworth
Producer:
David Croft

Dad's Army

Series 5

Episode 3: A Soldier's Farewell

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Classic wartime sitcom. A visit to the cinema and a toasted cheese supper make Captain Mainwaring dream that he is Napoleon.

Contributors

Captain Mainwaring:
Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Arthur Wilson:
John Le Mesurier
Lance Corporal Jack Jones:
Clive Dunn
Private James Frazer:
John Laurie
Clippie:
Joy Allen
Private Frank Pike:
Ian Lavender
Private Charles Godfrey:
Arnold Ridley
Private Joe Walker:
James Beck
Private Sponge:
Colin Bean
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 Two England

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 Scotland HD

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

Dad's Army

Series 5

Episode 11: A Brush with the Law

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Scotland HD

Classic wartime sitcom. The chief warden puts Mainwaring in court after a light is left burning in the church hall.

Contributors

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