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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 9

Episode 3: Knights of Madness

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Classic wartime sitcom. For Wings of Victory week, Mainwaring and his troops stage the story of St George, but end up with one dragon too many.

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
ARP Warden Hodges:
Bill Pertwee
Private Sponge:
Colin Bean
Mrs Yeatman:
Olive Mercer
Town Clerk:
Eric Longworth
Producer:
David Croft
Double for Bill Pertwee:
Jimmy Lodge
Double for Arthur Lowe:
Derek Ware

Dad's Army

Series 7

Episode 3: Gorilla Warfare

Duration: 31 minutes

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

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 7

Episode 2: A Man of Action

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Classic wartime sitcom. Captain Mainwaring declares martial law when a bomb drops on the outskirts of Walmington-on-Sea.

Contributors

Captain Mainwaring:
Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson:
John Le Mesurier
Corporal Jones:
Clive Dunn
Private Frazer:
John Laurie
Mr Cheeseman:
Talfryn Thomas
Inspector Baker:
Jay Denyer
Warden Hodges:
Bill Pertwee
Private Godfrey:
Arnold Ridley
Mr Gordon:
Eric Longworth
Captain Swan:
Robert Mill
Fire Officer Dale:
Arnold Peters
Private Pike:
Ian Lavender
Private Sponge:
Colin Bean
Mr Bluett:
Harold Bennett
Producer:
David Croft

Dad's Army

Series 7

Episode 4: The Godiva Affair

Duration: 31 minutes

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

Classic wartime sitcom. Captain Mainwaring's platoon decide to perform a morris dance to raise funds for the Walmington-on-Sea Spitfire fund.

Contributors

Captain Mainwaring:
Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson:
John Le Mesurier
Corporal Jones:
Clive Dunn
Private Frazer:
John Laurie
Private Day:
Peter Honri
Chief Warden Hodges:
Bill Pertwee
Private Hancock:
George Hancock
Private Pike:
Ian Lavender
Mrs Pike:
Janet Davies
Private Sponge:
Colin Bean
Town Clerk:
Eric Longworth
Private Walker:
James Beck
Private Godfrey:
Arnold Ridley
Private Cheesman:
Talfryn Thomas
Producer:
David Croft

Dad's Army

Series 7

Episode 5: The Captain's Car

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Classic wartime sitcom. Mainwaring is overjoyed when he is offered the use of a Rolls-Royce but gets a shock when it returns from its trip to be camouflaged. Show more

Contributors

Chief Warden Hodges:
Bill Pertwee
Private Frazer:
John Laurie
Town Clerk:
Eric Longworth
Private Godfrey:
Arnold Ridley
Captain Mainwaring:
Arthur Lowe
Private Cheeseman:
Talfryn Thomas
Private Pike:
Ian Lavender
Sergeant Wilson:
John Le Mesurier
French General:
John Hart Dyke
Lady Maltby:
Mavis Pugh
Corporal Jones:
Clive Dunn
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 One London

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

Dad's Army

Series 4

Episode 10: The Test

Duration: 31 minutes

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

Classic sitcom. The Chief Warden challenges Captain Mainwaring to a game of cricket. Featuring a guest appearance by English cricket legend Fred Trueman. Show more

Contributors

Private Frazer:
John Laurie
Sergeant Wilson:
John Le Mesurier
Lance Corporal Jones:
Clive Dunn
Private Pike:
Ian Lavender
Private Walker:
James Beck
Private Godfrey:
Arnold Ridley
Captain Mainwaring:
Arthur Lowe
ARP Warden:
Bill Pertwee
Mr Blewitt:
Harold Bennett
EC Egan:
Fred Trueman
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 One London

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 One London

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 One London

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

The Love of Three Oranges

Duration: 30 minutes

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

A special Christmas episode from 1976. Three oranges are to be auctioned, and Captain Mainwaring is determined to get one for his wife. Show more

Contributors

Captain Mainwaring:
Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson:
John Le Mesurier
Lance Corporal Jones:
Clive Dunn
Private Frazer:
John Laurie
Private Godfrey:
Arnold Ridley
Town Clerk:
Eric Longworth
Mrs Pike:
Janet Davies
Private Pike:
Ian Lavender
ARP Warden Hodges:
Bill Pertwee
Mrs Yeatman:
Oliver Mercer
Private Sponge:
Colin Bean
Director:
David Croft
Producer:
David Croft

Dad's Army

Series 1

Episode 5: The Showing Up of Corporal Jones

Duration: 31 minutes

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

Classic wartime sitcom. Corporal Jones is put to the test and the Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard ensure that he is not found wanting.

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
Mrs Pike:
Janet Davies
The Brigadier:
Patrick Weddington
Major Regan:
Martin Wyldeck
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 London

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 One London

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 5: The Honourable Man

Duration: 31 minutes

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

Classic wartime sitcom. Captain Mainwaring is annoyed when a death elevates Sergeant Wilson to the fringes of the aristocracy.

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
The Vicar:
Frank Williams
The Verger:
Edward Sinclair
Town Clerk:
Eric Longworth
Mrs Pike:
Janet Davies
Russian:
Gabor Vernon
Interpreter:
Hana-Maria Pravda
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 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 3

Episode 7: Big Guns

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Classic sitcom featuring the Home Guard of Walmington-on-Sea. The platoon is sent a huge naval gun - but how does it work? What's more, where is it pointing?

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
The Verger:
Edward Sinclair
Mr Rees:
Edward Evans
Mr Bennett:
Roy Denton
Producer:
David Croft
Director:
David Croft

Dad's Army

Series 9

Episode 6: Never Too Old

Duration: 36 minutes

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

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