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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.

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Series 1, Episode 15 - Sorry, Wrong Number

Mainwaring tries to improve communications amongst the platoon by giving lessons in using public telephone boxes. Their lessons are needed when a German plane crash lands into the local reservoir.

Notes

This episode is the radio version of the TV episode "The Lion Has 'Phones".

Broadcast details

Date
Monday 6th May 1974
Time
6:15pm
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 26th October 2009 7:00pm Radio 7
Sunday 1st November 2009 4:30pm Radio 7
Thursday 27th October 2011 12:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Thursday 27th October 2011 7:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Thursday 8th August 2013 8:00am Radio 4 Extra
Thursday 8th August 2013 12:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Thursday 8th August 2013 7:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Saturday 10th August 2013 2:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Monday 27th April 2015 8:00am Radio 4 Extra
Monday 27th April 2015 12:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Monday 27th April 2015 7:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Saturday 2nd May 2015 12:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Monday 10th June 2019 8:30am Radio 4 Extra
Monday 10th June 2019 12:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Monday 10th June 2019 7:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Friday 18th June 2021 8:00am Radio 4 Extra
Friday 18th June 2021 12:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Friday 18th June 2021 7:00pm Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

Cast
Arthur Lowe Captain Mainwaring
John Le Mesurier Sergeant Wilson
Clive Dunn Lance Corporal Jones
John Laurie Private Frazer
Ian Lavender Private Pike
Graham Stark Private Walker
Bill Pertwee ARP Warden Hodges
Pearl Hackney Mrs Pike
John Snagge Announcer
Guest cast
Avril Angers The Telephone Operator
John Forest Lieutenant Hope-Bruce
Writing team
Jimmy Perry Writer
David Croft Writer
Michael Knowles Writer (Adapted By)
Harold Snoad Writer (Adapted By)
Production team
John Dyas Producer

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