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Dad's Army

Dad's Army

  • Radio sitcom
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 1974 - 1976
  • 67 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 - Present Arms

Captain Square insults Captain Mainwaring after it is revealed that Mainwaring got no medals after the 1914-18 war. Mainwaring believes that medals will not matter if the Germans invade. This results in a competition between their platoons. Sadly, the Walmington-on-Sea platoon's shooting is not up to scratch. Perhaps Walker can come up with a solution.


This is based on the TV episodes Battle Of The Giants! and Shooting Pains.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 25th December 1974
BBC Radio 4
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 21st December 2009 7:00pm Radio 7
Thursday 23rd December 2010 5:00pm Radio 7
Friday 25th December 2015 7:00am Radio 4 Extra
Friday 25th December 2015 5:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Saturday 26th December 2015 5:00am Radio 4 Extra
Sunday 20th December 2020 8:30am Radio 4 Extra
Friday 24th December 2021 8:00am Radio 4 Extra
Friday 24th December 2021 12:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Friday 24th December 2021 7:00pm Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

Arthur Lowe Captain Mainwaring
John Le Mesurier Sergeant Wilson
Clive Dunn Lance Corporal Jones
John Laurie Private Frazer
Arnold Ridley Private Godfrey
Ian Lavender Private Pike
Larry Martyn Private Walker
Bill Pertwee ARP Warden Hodges
John Snagge Announcer
Guest cast
Pearl Hackney Mrs Pike
Geoffrey Lumsden Captain / Colonel Square
Jack Watson The Brigadier
Jack Watson Cheerful Charlie Cheeseman
Norman Bird Bert Postlethwaite
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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