It Sticks Out Half A Mile. Image shows from L to R: Frank Pike (Ian Lavender), Arthur Wilson (John Le Mesurier), Miss Perkins (Vivienne Martin), Bert Hodges (Bill Pertwee). Copyright: BBC.

It Sticks Out Half A Mile

BBC Radio 2 sitcom. 14 episodes (pilot + 1 series), 1983 - 1984. Stars John Le Mesurier, Ian Lavender, Bill Pertwee and Vivienne Martin.

It Sticks Out Half A Mile. Image shows from L to R: Bert Hodges (Bill Pertwee), Miss Perkins (Vivienne Martin), Arthur Wilson (John Le Mesurier), Frank Pike (Ian Lavender). Copyright: BBC.

It Sticks Out Half A Mile

Radio spin-off from Dad's Army, with John Le Mesurier, Ian Lavender and Bill Pertwee returning as Wilson, Pike and Hodges

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1983 - 1984
Channel
BBC Radio 2
Episodes
14   (1 pilot + 1 series)
Starring
John Le Mesurier, Ian Lavender, Bill Pertwee and Vivienne Martin
Writers
Harold Snoad and Michael Knowles
Producer
Martin Fisher

World War Two has finished, and former Home Guard Sergeant Arthur Wilson is now the manager of the Frambourne branch of Swallows Bank. He gets an unexpected visit from ex-Private Frank Pike who asks for a loan to help former ARP Warden Bert Hodges buy old Frambourne pier. The series follows Wilson, Pike and Hodges's exploits in reviving the pier.

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Production Details

Part of

Dad's Army

Production company
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 13th November 1983 on BBC Radio 2 at 1:30pm
Last new broadcast
Sunday 12th February 1984 on BBC Radio 2 at 1:30pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Monday 8th October 2018 at 8:30am on Radio 4 Extra

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