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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 3, Episode 18 - The Recruit

While Captain Mainwaring is in hospital, the Vicar and the Verger decide to join the Home Guard. Mainwaring is not pleased about it, but there is nothing he can do, so he sends them out to patrol with Jones' men.

Broadcast details

Date
Tuesday 13th July 1976
Time
12:27pm
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

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Date Time Channel
Thursday 23rd August 2012 8:30am Radio 4 Extra
Thursday 23rd August 2012 12:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Thursday 23rd August 2012 7:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Saturday 25th August 2012 2:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Thursday 5th June 2014 8:00am Radio 4 Extra
Thursday 5th June 2014 12:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Monday 22nd February 2016 8:00am Radio 4 Extra
Monday 22nd February 2016 12:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Monday 22nd February 2016 7:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Saturday 27th February 2016 12:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Monday 1st January 2018 8:30am Radio 4 Extra
Monday 1st January 2018 12:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Monday 1st January 2018 7:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Monday 6th April 2020 8:30am Radio 4 Extra
Monday 6th April 2020 12:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Monday 6th April 2020 7:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Friday 22nd April 2022 8:00am Radio 4 Extra
Friday 22nd April 2022 12:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Friday 22nd April 2022 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
Arnold Ridley Private Godfrey
Ian Lavender Private Pike
Larry Martyn Private Walker
Bill Pertwee ARP Warden Hodges
Frank Williams The Vicar
Edward Sinclair The Verger
John Snagge Announcer
Guest cast
Elizabeth Morgan The Nurse
Elizabeth Morgan The Small Boy
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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