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Dad's Army

Dad's Army

  • Radio sitcom
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 1974 - 1976
  • 66 episodes (3 series)

Whilst the Walmington-On-Sea Home Guard are most famous for their exploits on television, they did also carry out their duty on the wireless. Stars Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie, Arnold Ridley and more.

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1974 - 1976
Channels
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
66 (3 series), plus 1 other episode
Stars
Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie, Arnold Ridley, Ian Lavender, James Beck, Graham Stark and more
Writers
Jimmy Perry, David Croft, Michael Knowles and Harold Snoad
Producer
John Dyas
Companies

Adapted from the highly sccessful television series, the radio version of Dad's Army also looked in on the activities of the Walmington-On-Sea Home Guard. The troops are lead by the pompous Captain Mainwaring, with help from this upper-class subordinate Sergeant Wilson and old war-horse Lance Corporal Jones.

There was also the usual members of the platoon: mummy's boy Private Pike; pessimistic and miserly Scotsman Private Frazer; old and frail Private Godfrey; and black market 'spiv' Private Walker.

Additional details

Part of

Dad's Army

Production
Studio

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 28th January 1974 at 6:15pm on BBC Radio 4
Last new broadcast
Tuesday 7th September 1976 at 12:27pm on BBC Radio 4
Next repeats
  1. Series 2, Episode 19: Tomorrow at 8am on Radio 4 Extra
  2. Series 2, Episode 19: Tomorrow at 12pm on Radio 4 Extra
  3. Series 2, Episode 19: Tomorrow at 7pm on Radio 4 Extra
  4. Series 2, Episode 20: Friday 10th December at 8am on Radio 4 Extra
  5. Series 2, Episode 20: Friday 10th December at 12pm on Radio 4 Extra
  6. Series 2, Episode 20: Friday 10th December at 7pm on Radio 4 Extra
  7. Series 2, Episode 20: Saturday 11th December at 12:30pm on Radio 4 Extra
  8. Series 3, Episode 1: Friday 17th December at 8am on Radio 4 Extra
  9. Series 3, Episode 1: Friday 17th December at 12pm on Radio 4 Extra
Most recent repeats

Recording details

  • Playhouse Theatre
  • Paris Studios

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