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Dad's Army

Series 1

Episode 4: Sgt Wilson's Little Secret

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Wartime sitcom. Sergeant Wilson's commitment to Home Guard activities wavers while he has a little problem of his own to contend with.

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
Mrs Pike:
Janet Davies
Producer:
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 One London

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 12: Man Hunt

Duration: 28 minutes

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

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 9: War Dance

Duration: 30 minutes

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

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 2: Battle School

Duration: 29 minutes

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

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 10: Menace from the Deep

Duration: 30 minutes

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

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

Dad's Army

Series 6

Episode 7: The Recruit

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Classic sitcom. Captain Mainwaring is temporarily in hospital. During his absence, Sergeant Wilson allows the vicar to join the platoon.

Contributors

Captain Mainwaring:
Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson:
John Le Mesurier
Corporal Jones:
Clive Dunn
Private Frazer:
John Laurie
Private Godfrey:
Arnold Ridley
Private Pike:
Ian Lavender
Chief Warden Hodges:
Bill Pertwee
Producer:
David Croft

Dad's Army

Series 8

Episode 5: High Finance

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Classic wartime sitcom. Captain Mainwaring, in his capacity as bank manager, calls in Corporal Jones to explain why his account is always in the red. Show more

Contributors

Captain Mainwaring:
Arthur Lowe
Private Godfrey:
Arnold Ridley
Private Sponge:
Colin Bean
Private Pike:
Ian Lavender
Lance Corporal Jones:
Clive Dunn
Sergeant Wilson:
John Le Mesurier
Mr Swann:
Ronnie Brody
Miss Twelvetrees:
Natalie Kent
ARP Warden Hodges:
Bill Pertwee
Mavis Pike:
Janet Davies
Private Frazer:
John Laurie
Producer:
David Croft

Dad's Army

Series 3

Episode 6: Room at the Bottom

Duration: 35 minutes

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

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 6: The Face on the Poster

Duration: 30 minutes

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

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 9

Episode 5: Number Engaged

Duration: 31 minutes

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

Classic wartime sitcom. Mainwaring's motley crew is put in charge of a vital telephone line. They awake to find a bomb enmeshed in the wires.

Contributors

Capt Mainwaring:
Arthur Lowe
Sgt Wilson:
John Le Mesurier
Cpl Jones:
Clive Dunn
Private Frazer:
John Laurie
Private Godfrey:
Arnold Ridley
Private Pike:
Ian Lavender
Chief Warden Hodges:
Bill Pertwee
Producer:
David Croft
Director:
Bob Spiers

Dad's Army

Series 4

Episode 6: Absent Friends

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Wartime sitcom. The platoon forego a parade in Mainwaring's absence to compete in a darts match against the ARP wardens. Show more

Contributors

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

Dad's Army

Series 4

Episode 9: Mum's Army

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Classic sitcom. Captain Mainwaring encourages the women of Walmington-on-Sea to join the platoon and meets Mrs Gray, an attractive middle-aged widow. Show more

Contributors

Private Pike:
Ian Lavender
Private Walker:
James Beck
Buffet Attendant:
Deirdre Costello
Captain Mainwaring:
Arthur Lowe
Lance Corporal Jones:
Clive Dunn
Private Frazer:
John Laurie
Edith Parish:
Wendy Richard
Mrs Pike:
Janet Davies
Serviceman:
David Gilchrist
Waitress:
Melita Manger
Miss Ironside:
Julian Burbery
Mrs Prosser:
Eleanor Smale
Ivy Samways:
Rosemary Faith
Private Godfrey:
Arnold Ridley
Sergeant Wilson:
John Le Mesurier
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

Dad's Army

Series 5

Episode 11: A Brush with the Law

Duration: 28 minutes

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

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

Dad's Army

Series 5

Episode 13: Time on My Hands

Duration: 29 minutes

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

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