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 9, Episode 3 is repeated on Gold today at 7:35pm.

Battle Of The Giants!

Humiliated by Square's comments for his lack of old service medals, Mainwaring and his opposite commit their men to a high-stakes contest of skill, initiative and military cunning. Which is the better body of men - but more to the point, who is the better commander?

Broadcast details

Date
Monday 27th December 1971
Time
7pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
61 minutes

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    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
    Edward Sinclair The Verger
    Frank Williams The Vicar
    Colin Bean Private Sponge
    Guest cast
    Geoffrey Lumsden Colonel / Corporal-Colonel / Captain Square
    Robert Raglan Colonel
    Rosemary Faith Shirley (Barmaid)
    Charles Hill Sergeant Parkins (Square's Butler)
    Writing team
    Jimmy Perry Writer
    David Croft Writer
    Production team
    David Croft Director
    David Croft Producer
    Bob Rymer Editor
    Paul Joel Production Designer

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