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Dad's Army. Copyright: BBC
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 3, Episode 20 - The Cricket Match

Hodges challenges the Home Guard to a game of cricket, but what Mainwaring does not know is that Hodges is getting a professional to play for the ARP. Although Hodges might not need the ringer, if Mainwaring's poor skills are anything to go by.


This is based on the TV episode The Test.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 27th July 1976
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes

Upcoming repeats

  1. Thursday 25th July 2024 at 7:30am on Radio 4 Extra
  2. Thursday 25th July 2024 at 12:30pm on Radio 4 Extra
  3. Thursday 25th July 2024 at 6:30pm on Radio 4 Extra
  4. Friday 26th July 2024 at 2:30am on 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
Bill Pertwee ARP Warden Hodges
John Snagge Announcer
Guest cast
Frank Williams The Vicar
Edward Sinclair The Verger
Anthony Smee G C Egan
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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