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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 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 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 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 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 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

Hi-de-Hi!

Series 6

Episode 5: Hey Diddle Diddle, Who's on the Fiddle?

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Classic sitcom about a holiday camp. Peggy finds a letter which leads the team to believe that Clive Dempster is a mole. Show more

Contributors

Fred Quilly:
Felix Bowness
Bruce Matthews:
Tony Webb
Stanley Matthews:
David Webb
Sylvia Garnsey:
Nikki Kelly
Spike Dixon:
Jeffrey Holland
Gladys Pugh:
Ruth Madoc
Ted Bovis:
Paul Shane
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 Northern Ireland

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

Hi-de-Hi!

Series 9

Episode 3: The Perils of Peggy

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Holiday camp sitcom. Clive decides after a trip to Dempster Hall that Gladys really is the girl for him, but she has other ideas. Show more

Contributors

Ted Bovis:
Paul Shane
Gladys Pugh:
Ruth Madoc
Spike Dixon:
Jeffrey Holland
Fred Quilley:
Felix Bowness
Peggy Ollerenshaw:
Su Pollard
Clive Dempster:
David Griffin
Yvonne Stuart-Hargreaves:
Diane Holland
Stanley Matthews:
David Webb
Bruce Matthews:
Tony Webb
Producer:
David Croft

Hi-de-Hi!

Series 9

Episode 4: Let Them Eat Cake

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Holiday camp sitcom with the Yellowcoats at Maplin's. Ted and Spike re-enact the French Revolution in the pool.

Contributors

Spike Dixon:
Jeffrey Holland
Gladys Pugh:
Ruth Madoc
Ted Bovis:
Paul Shane
Fred Quilley:
Felix Bowness
Peggy Ollerenshaw:
Su Pollard
Sylvia Garnsey:
Nikki Kelly
Stanley Matthews:
David Webb
Bruce Matthews:
Tony Webb
Director:
Mike Stephens

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 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 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 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

Hi-de-Hi!

Series 3

Episode 2: Carnival Time

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Holiday camp sitcom. Joe Maplin orders the camp staff to enter a float in the local carnival.

Contributors

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