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Duration: 39 minutes

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

The very first episode of the classic holiday camp comedy series. The Maplin's entertainment staff find they have a new boss. Show more

Contributors

Ted Bovis:
Paul Shane
Peggy Ollerenshaw:
Su Pollard
Jeffrey Fairbrother:
Simon Cadell
Spike Dixon:
Jeffrey Holland
Gladys Pugh:
Ruth Madoc
Fred Quilley:
Felix Bowness
Yvonne Stuart-Hargreaves:
Diane Holland
Barry Stuart-Hargreaves:
Barry Howard
Mr Partridge:
Leslie Dwyer
Sylvia Garnsey:
Nikki Kelly
Stanley Matthews:
David Webb
Bruce Matthews:
Tony Webb
Composer:
Jimmy Perry

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

Are You Being Served?

Series 8

Heir Apparent

Duration: 27 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One London

Mr Humphries is nominated for Sales Person of the Year. Yet he may be in for much more when Old Mr Grace sees a photo of his mother and remembers an old romance.

Contributors

Mr Rumbold:
Nicholas Smith
Mrs Slocombe:
Mollie Sugden
Captain Peacock:
Frank Thornton
Mr Humphries:
John Inman
Miss Brahms:
Wendy Richard
Mr Grossman:
Milo Sperber
Mr Harman:
Arthur English
Mr Spooner:
Mike Berry
Producer:
David Croft

Are You Being Served?

Series 5

The Old Order Changes

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One London

Young Mr Grace brings back some unusual ideas from his trip to the US, creating a more informal staff policy. Getting rid of uniforms and staff titles is just the beginning!

Contributors

Mr Rumbold:
Nicholas Smith
Mrs Slocombe:
Mollie Sugden
Captain Peacock:
Frank Thornton
Mr Humphries:
John Inman
Miss Brahms:
Wendy Richard
Mr Grossman:
Milo Sperber
Mr Harman:
Arthur English
Mr Spooner:
Mike Berry
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

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Terry Wogan presents a compilation programme celebrating the unique talent of Arthur Lowe, including interviews with those who knew him. (2000) Show more

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 9

Episode 1: Wake Up Walmington

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Classic wartime sitcom. Captain Mainwaring's platoon masquerade as traitors to test the town's reaction to the threat of invasion. Show more

Contributors

Captain Mainwaring:
Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson:
John Le Mesurier
Lance Corporal Jones:
Clive Dunn
Private Frazer:
John Laurie
The Verger:
Edward Sinclair
ARP Warden Hodges:
Bill Pertwee
The Yokel:
Sam Kydd
Captain Square:
Geoffrey Lumsden
The Soldier:
Jeffrey Holland
Private Sponge:
Colin Bean
Perkins the Butler:
Charles Hill
Private Pike:
Ian Lavender
The Van Driver:
Barry Linehan
Producer:
David Croft

Are You Being Served?

Series 10

Episode 2: Grounds for Divorce

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Department store sitcom. When the staff of Grace Bros discover that Captain Peacock has a shameful secret, they decide to help him in any way they can. Show more

Contributors

Mr Humphries:
John Inman
Mrs Slocombe:
Mollie Sugden
Captain Peacock:
Frank Thornton
Miss Brahms:
Wendy Richard
Mr Rumbold:
Nicholas Smith
Mr Harman:
Arthur English
Mr Spooner:
Mike Berry
Miss Belfridge:
Candy Davis
Miss Bagnold:
Maggie Henderson
Mrs Peacock:
Diana Lambert
Customer:
Philip Kendal

Hi-de-Hi!

Series 2

Episode 6: Sausages or Limelight

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Holiday-camp sitcom. Spike is in love, and his prospective father-in-law wants him to join the family business.

Contributors

Bruce Matthews:
Tony Webb
Fred Quilley:
Felix Bowness
Gladys Pugh:
Ruth Madoc
Peggy Ollerenshaw:
Su Pollard
Spike Dixon:
Jeffrey Holland
Stanley Matthews:
David Webb
Sylvia Garnsey:
Nikki Kelly
Ted Bovis:
Paul Shane
Yvonne Stuart-Hargreaves:
Diane Holland
Director:
John Kilby
Producer:
David Croft

Are You Being Served?

Series 9

Episode 3: Memories Are Made of This

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Classic sitcom set in a department store. While practising their golf swings, Mrs Slocombe gets hit on the head with a golf ball and loses her memory. Show more

Contributors

Mr Harman:
Arthur English
Mr Walpole:
Jess Conrad
Miss Belfridge:
Candy Davis
Mr Humphries:
John Inman
Mr Spooner:
Mike Berry
Mr Rumbold:
Nicholas Smith
Miss Brahms:
Wendy Richard
Captain Peacock:
Frank Thornton
Mrs Slocombe:
Mollie Sugden

Are You Being Served?

Series 9

Episode 5: Monkey Business

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Department store sitcom. When the staff are denied their promised rise in wages, they refuse to work and are rude to customers in order to get themselves fired. Show more

Contributors

Captain Peacock:
Frank Thornton
Mrs Slocombe:
Mollie Sugden
Miss Brahms:
Wendy Richard
Mr Humphries:
John Inman
Mr Harman:
Arthur English
Mr Walpole:
Jess Conrad
Miss Belfridge:
Candy Davis
Mr Spooner:
Mike Berry
Mr Rumbold:
Nicholas Smith