Captain Mainwaring. Credit: BBC Studios
Dad's Army: The Animations

Dad's Army: The Animations

  • TV sitcom
  • Gold
  • 2023
  • 4 episodes (1 series)

Five lost episodes of Dad's Army, animated to surviving soundtrack recordings. Stars Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie, David Benson and more.

  • Episode 4 repeated tomorrow at 7:30pm on Gold

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 4 - The Animated Christmas Specials

Captain Mainwaring. Credit: BBC Studios
In these two shorts (from Christmas Day 1968 and Christmas Day 1970), Captain Mainwaring drills his platoon in physical fitness and assembles a choir to entertain the troops.


The audio of this episode comes from the original television specials.

Broadcast details

Monday 27th November 2023
30 minutes


  1. Tuesday 28th November 2023 at 7:30pm on Gold
  2. Friday 1st December 2023 at 1:55pm on Gold
  3. Friday 1st December 2023 at 8:00pm on Gold
  4. Saturday 2nd December 2023 at 12:40am on Gold
  5. Saturday 2nd December 2023 at 10:05am on Gold


Cast & crew

Arthur Lowe Captain Mainwaring (Voice)
John Le Mesurier Sergeant Wilson (Voice)
Clive Dunn Lance Corporal Jones (Voice)
John Laurie Private Frazer (Voice)
Arnold Ridley Private Godfrey (Voice)
James Beck Private Walker (Voice)
Ian Lavender Private Pike (Voice)
Guest cast
Bill Pertwee Chief A.R.P. Warden Hodges (Voice)
Writing team
Jimmy Perry Writer
David Croft Writer
Production team
Charles Norton Director
David Croft Director
Charles Norton Producer
David Croft Producer
Rebecca Richmond Executive Producer
Paul Hembury Executive Producer
Pete Thornton Executive Producer
Paul Joel Production Designer

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