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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 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 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

Dad's Army

Series 4

Episode 10: The Test

Duration: 31 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

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 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 5: The Showing Up of Corporal Jones

Duration: 31 minutes

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

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 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 3

Episode 6: The Face on the Poster

Duration: 30 minutes

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

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 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 3

Episode 13: No Spring for Frazer

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Wartime sitcom. Frazer loses a vital part of a gun he was responsible for and thinks it is in the box he keeps his tools in - which happens to be a coffin.

Contributors

Captain Mainwaring:
Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson:
John Le Mesurier
Corporal Jones:
Clive Dunn
Private Frazer:
John Laurie
Private Pike:
Ian Lavender
Private Walker:
James Beck
Private Godfrey:
Arnold Ridley
The Vicar:
Frank Williams
The Verger:
Edward Sinclair
Miss Baker:
Joan Cooper
Producer:
David Croft
Director:
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 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

Dad's Army

Series 4

Episode 2: Don't Forget the Diver

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Wartime sitcom. The ingenuity of Mainwaring's men is put to the test.

Contributors

Capt George Mainwaring:
Arthur Lowe
Sgt Arthur Wilson:
John Le Mesurier
LCpl Jack Jones:
Clive Dunn
Pte Frazer:
John Laurie
Pte Walker:
James Beck
Pte Godfrey:
Arnold Ridley
Pte Pike:
Ian Lavender
ARP Warden:
Bill Pertwee
Capt Square:
Geoffrey Lumsden
Pte Sponge:
Colin Bean
2nd ARP Warden:
Don Estelle
Landlord:
Verne Morgan
Producer:
David Croft
Director:
Harold Snoad

Dad's Army

Series 3

Episode 4: The Bullet Is Not for Firing

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Classic wartime sitcom. Captain Mainwaring calls a court of inquiry when the platoon's ammunition is used up on a passing aircraft. Show more

Contributors

Captain Mainwaring:
Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson:
John Le Mesurier
Leading Corporal Jones:
Clive Dunn
Private Frazer:
John Laurie
The Vicar:
Frank Williams
Private Walker:
James Beck
Private Pike:
Ian Lavender
Private Godfrey:
Arnold Ridley
Mrs Pike:
Janet Davies
The Verger:
Edward Sinclair
Captain Cutts:
Michael Knowles
Captain Pringle:
Tim Barrett
Mrs Dowding:
May Warden
Producer:
David Croft
Director:
David Croft

Dad's Army

Series 3

Episode 7: Big Guns

Duration: 30 minutes

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

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