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

It Sticks Out Half A Mile

  • Radio sitcom
  • BBC Radio 2
  • 1983 - 1984
  • 14 episodes (1 series)

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

Key details

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

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.

Additional details

Part of

Dad's Army

Production
Studio

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 13th November 1983 at 1:30pm on BBC Radio 2
Last new broadcast
Sunday 12th February 1984 at 1:30pm on BBC Radio 2
Most recent repeats
  • Saturday 2nd October 2021 at 7:00pm on Radio 4 Extra - Episode 1
  • Saturday 2nd October 2021 at 9:00am on Radio 4 Extra - Episode 1
  • Monday 7th September 2020 at 7:30pm on Radio 4 Extra - Episode 10

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