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Duration: 39 minutes

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

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 Two Northern Ireland

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 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 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

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 Two HD

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

Hi-de-Hi!

Series 4

Episode 1: Co-Respondent's Course

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Sitcom. Fairbrother's wife sends her boyfriend to Jeffrey to ask him for a divorce. With the professor unwilling to cooperate, they start to dig for evidence. Show more

Contributors

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

Hi-de-Hi!

Series 2

Episode 4: On with the Motley

Duration: 29 minutes

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

The camp host gets his big chance when he is booked to do a cabaret spot at a posh golf club dinner.

Contributors

Sylvia Garnsey:
Nikki Kelly
Gary Bolton:
Terence Creasey
Bruce Matthews:
Tony Webb
Stanley Matthews:
David Webb
Betty Whistler:
Rikki Howard
Jeffrey Fairbrother:
Simon Cadell
Peggy Ollerenshaw:
Su Pollard
Mr Partridge:
Leslie Dwyer
Barry Stuart-Hargreaves:
Barry Howard
Yvonne Stuart-Hargreaves:
Diane Holland
Fred Quilley:
Felix Bowness
Gladys Pugh:
Ruth Madoc
Spike Dixon:
Jeffrey Holland
Ted Bovis:
Paul Shane
Director:
John Kilby
Producer:
David Croft

Hi-de-Hi!

Series 8

Episode 5: Only the Brave

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Holiday camp sitcom. As a birthday treat, the staff take April to see Bambi - or so they think.

Contributors

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

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

Hi-de-Hi!

Series 6

Episode 4: Off with the Motley

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Holiday camp sitcom with the Yellowcoats at Maplin's. Peggy's promotion means she is missing out on all the fun.

Contributors

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

Hi-de-Hi!

Series 3

Episode 5: Trouble and Strife

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Classic comedy series set at Maplin's Holiday Camp in 1959. Ted Bovis's ex-wife turns up at the camp with a bailiff in tow, demanding arrears of her maintenance. Show more

Contributors

Fred Quilley:
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
Director:
John Kilby

Hi-de-Hi!

Series 7

Episode 2: It's Murder!

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Classic holiday camp sitcom with the Yellowcoats at Maplin's. The guests are complaining about Mr Partridge's behaviour until things take a dark turn. Show more

Contributors

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

Hi-de-Hi!

Series 5

Episode 7: The Epidemic

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Holiday-camp humour with the Yellowcoats at Maplin's. There's an outbreak of graffiti in the camp.

Contributors

Jeffrey Fairbrother:
Simon Cadell
Ted Bovis:
Paul Shane
Gladys Pugh:
Ruth Madoc
Spike Dixon:
Jeffrey Holland
Mr Partridge:
Leslie Dwyer
Fred Quilly:
Felix Bowness
Yvonne Stuart-Hargreaves:
Diane Holland
Julian Dalrympl:
Ben Aris
Sylvia Garnsey:
Nikki Kelly
Director:
John Kilby
Producer:
David Croft

Hi-de-Hi!

Series 6

Episode 1: Together Again

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Holiday camp sitcom with the Yellowcoats at Maplin's. It's the start of the new season and Gladys can't find Jeffrey anywhere. Show more

Contributors

Ted Bovis:
Paul Shane
Gladys Pugh:
Ruth Madoc
Spike Dixon:
Jeffrey Holland
Mr Partridge:
Leslie Dwyer
Fred Quilly:
Felix Bowness
Yvonne Stuart-Hargreaves:
Diane Holland
Barry Stuart-Hargreaves:
Barry Howard
Sylvia Yellowcoat:
Nikki Kelly
Producer:
David Croft

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 2

Episode 2: The Battle of Godfrey's Cottage

Duration: 32 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One CambridgeshireLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Classic sitcom. Mainwaring and his outfit, convinced that a German invasion has already begun, mount a gun placement at Private Godfrey's cottage. 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 Pike:
Ian Lavender
Private Godfrey:
Arnold Ridley
Mrs Pike:
Janet Davies
Dolly:
Amy Dalby
ARP Warden:
Bill Pertwee
Private Sponge:
Colin Bean
Member of the Platoon:
Richard Jacques
Member of the Platoon:
Frank Godfrey
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 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 4

Episode 9: Mum's Army

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

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 3

Episode 12: Man Hunt

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

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 11: Branded

Duration: 29 minutes

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

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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