Dad's Army. Image shows from L to R: Private Godfrey (Arnold Ridley), Lance Corporal Jones (Clive Dunn), Private Walker (James Beck), Captain Mainwaring (Arthur Lowe), Private Frazer (John Laurie), Sergeant Wilson (John Le Mesurier), Private Pike (Ian Lavender).

Dad's Army

BBC One sitcom about a home guard unit. 80 episodes (9 series), 1968 - 1977. Stars Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie and others.

Series 3, Episode 12 is repeated on Gold today at 8:45pm.

Series 1, Episode 1 - The Man And The Hour

During World War Two, there is a call for ordinary civilians to form a new section of the army: the Local Defence Volunteers. One man plans to lead them - but is the local bank manager right for the job?

Notes

This episode was originally scheduled to broadcast on 5th June 1968.

Broadcast details

Date
Wednesday 31st July 1968
Time
8:20pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular 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
James Beck Private Walker
Bill Pertwee Chief A.R.P. Warden Hodges
Janet Davies Mrs. Pike
Caroline Dowdeswell Janet King
E. V. H. Emmett Newsreel Announcer (Voice)
Guest cast
John Ringham Bracewell
Neville Hughes Soldier
Jack Wright Despatch Rider
Writing team
Jimmy Perry Writer
David Croft Writer
Production team
David Croft Director
David Croft Producer
Alan Hunter-Craig Production Designer
Paul Joel Production Designer
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