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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 7

Episode 1: Everybody's Trucking

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Wartime sitcom. A big exercise is jeopardised when the platoon find an abandoned steam engine blocking the road.

Contributors

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

Dad's Army

Series 7

Episode 3: Gorilla Warfare

Duration: 31 minutes

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

Classic sitcom. During an exercise, Captain Mainwaring takes the role of a highly important secret agent. The regular army try to prevent him completing his mission.

Contributors

Private Pike:
Ian Lavender
Captain Mainwaring:
Arthur Lowe
Private Godfrey:
Arnold Ridley
Chief Warden Hodges:
Bill Pertwee
Man in white coat:
Michael Sharvell-Martin
Lance Corporal Jones:
Clive Dunn
Sergeant Wilson:
John Le Mesurier
Private Cheeseman:
Talfryn Thomas
Private Frazer:
John Laurie
Lieutenant Wood:
Robin Parkinson
Producer:
David Croft

Dad's Army

Series 8

Episode 1: Ring Dem Bells

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Classic wartime sitcom. When the platoon members are ordered to play Nazi soldiers in a training film, Captain Mainwaring is far from happy. Show more

Contributors

Captain Wainwaring:
Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson:
John Le Mesurier
Corporal Jones:
Clive Dunn
Private Frazer:
John Laurie
Private Pike:
Ian Lavender
Harold Forster:
John Bardon
Landlord:
Jack Haig
Doris, the Barmaid:
Janet Mahoney
ARP Warden Hodges:
Bill Pertwee
Queenie Beal:
Hilda Fenemore
Private Godfrey:
Arnold Ridley
Producer:
David Croft

Timeshift

Series 2

The Great British Seaside Holiday

Duration: 42 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Timeshift presents a bank holiday celebration of the British seaside holiday experience from its Victorian origins and heyday in the 1950s to its slow decline and attempts at reinvention since. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
John Walton
Interviewed Guest:
Jane Seddon
Interviewed Guest:
Jonathan Meades
Interviewed Guest:
Matthew Harwood
Interviewed Guest:
Bill Pertwee
Interviewed Guest:
Martin Parr

Dad's Army

Series 8

Episode 4: Come In, Your Time Is Up

Duration: 31 minutes

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

Classic wartime sitcom. Walmington-on-Sea's Home Guard attempt to bring ashore a German Luftwaffe aircraft crew who have bailed out into a nearby lake. 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
Mr Bluett:
Harold Bennett
Private Charles Godfrey:
Arnold Ridley
Private Frank Pike:
Ian Lavender
The Reverend Timothy Farthing:
Frank Williams
Private Sponge:
Colin Bean
ARP Warden William Hodges:
Bill Pertwee
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 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 1

Episode 4: The Enemy within the Gates

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Classic sitcom about the Home Guard unit of Walmington-on-Sea. The platoon triumphs over problems of security, fifth columnists and parachuting airmen.

Contributors

Captain Mainwaring:
Arthur Lowe
Lance-Corporal Jones:
Clive Dunn
ARP Warden:
Bill Pertwee
Sergeant Wilson:
John Le Mesurier
Second German Pilot:
Nigel Rideout
First German Pilot:
Denys Peek
Private Frazer:
John Laurie
Private Walker:
James Beck
Private Godfrey:
Arnold Ridley
Military Police Sergeant:
David Davenport
Private Pike:
Ian Lavender
Captain Winogrodski:
Carl Jaffe
Producer:
David Croft

Dad's Army

Series 6

Episode 1: The Deadly Attachment

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Classic wartime sitcom. Captain Mainwaring and his platoon are instructed to guard a captive U-boat crew. Are they up to the job?

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
U-Boat Captain:
Philip Madoc
Chief Warden Hodges:
Bill Pertwee
The Verger:
Edward Sinclair
GHQ Colonel:
Robert Raglan
Private Sponge:
Colin Bean
Producer:
David Croft

Dad's Army

Series 6

Episode 2: My British Buddy

Duration: 31 minutes

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

Classic wartime sitcom. As the first contingent of American soldiers arrives in Walmington-on-Sea, Captain Mainwaring and his troops prepare to welcome them.

Contributors

Captain Mainwaring:
Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson:
John Le Mesurier
Private Frazer:
John Laurie
Private Godfrey:
Arnold Ridley
Private Walker:
James Beck
Ivy Bandways:
Suzanne Kerchiss
Landlord:
Verne Morgan
Private Pike:
Ian Lavender
Corporal Jones:
Clive Dunn
US Sergeant:
Blain Fairman
Chief Warden Hodges:
Bill Pertwee
Mrs Pike:
Janet Davies
Mr Cheeseman:
Talfryn Thomas
Colonel Shultz:
Alan Tilvern
GHQ Colonel:
Robert Raglan
Producer:
David Croft

Dad's Army

Series 6

Episode 7: The Recruit

Duration: 29 minutes

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

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 9

Episode 6: Never Too Old

Duration: 36 minutes

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

In the last episode ever made of the classic wartime sitcom, Corporal Jones falls in love and decides to marry.

Contributors

Sergeant Wilson:
John Le Mesurier
Private Pike:
Ian Lavender
Private Godfrey:
Arnold Ridley
ARP Warden Hodges:
Bill Pertwee
The Colonel:
Robert Raglan
Private Frazer:
John Laurie
The Verger:
Edward Sinclair
Lance Corporal Jones:
Clive Dunn
Private Sponge:
Colin Bean
The Vicar:
Frank Williams
Mrs Pike:
Janet Davies
Captain Mainwaring:
Arthur Lowe
Producer:
David Croft

Dad's Army

Series 6

Episode 3: The Royal Train

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Wartime sitcom. The king is coming to Walmington-on-Sea. Captain Mainwaring and the platoons prepare to greet him but things don't quite go according to plan. Show more

Contributors

Captain Mainwaring:
Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson:
John Le Mesurier
Corporal Jones:
Clive Dunn
Private Frazer:
John Laurie
Warden Hodges:
Bill Pertwee
Station Master:
William Moore
Private Walker:
James Beck
Private Pike:
Ian Lavender
Private Godfrey:
Arnold Ridley
Producer:
David Croft

Dad's Army

Series 6

We Know Our Onions

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Classic wartime sitcom. Mainwaring and the platoon take part in a Home Guard efficiency test using Jones's van, which happens to be full of onions.

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
ARP Warden Hodges:
Bill Pertwee
Private Walker:
James Beck
Captain Ramsey:
Fulton Mackay
Producer:
David Croft

Dad's Army

Series 9

Episode 4: The Miser's Hoard

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Classic wartime sitcom. Frazer keeps his savings in gold sovereigns. Mainwaring thinks the money should be in a safe place, such as a bank - his bank.

Contributors

Captain Mainwaring:
Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson:
John Le Mesurier
Lance Corporal Jones:
Clive Dunn
Private Frazer:
John Laurie
Private Godfrey:
Arnold Ridley
Private Pike:
Ian Lavender
ARP Warden:
Bill Pertwee
Private Walker:
James Beck
Dr McCeavedy:
Fulton Mackay
Private Sponge:
Colin Bean
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