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 6, Episode 7 is repeated on Gold today at 7:40pm.

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?


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

Broadcast details

Wednesday 31st July 1968
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
    Alan Hunter-Craig Production Designer
    Paul Joel Production Designer
    David Croft Director
    David Croft Producer

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