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

Dad's Army

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 1968 - 1977
  • 80 episodes (9 series)

Beloved sitcom about the struggles of a Home Guard platoon during World War II who are fighting incompetence, age and pomposity more than Nazis. Stars Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie, Arnold Ridley and more.

Episode menu

Series 2, Episode 1 - Operation Kilt

The platoon take part in an exercise in which they must protect the church hall from being captured by full-time soldiers lead by a Scottish captain.


This episode was wiped by the BBC but has since been recovered.

Broadcast details

Saturday 1st March 1969
30 minutes
  • Sunday 13th October 1968 at BBC Television Centre


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 3rd July 2010 8:10pm BBC2
Saturday 4th February 2012 7:30pm BBC2
Tuesday 7th February 2012 7:30pm BBC2 Scot
Saturday 31st August 2013 7:40pm BBC2
Saturday 20th June 2015 8:30pm BBC2
Sunday 21st June 2015 6:30pm BBC2 Wales
Saturday 18th February 2017 8:30pm BBC2
Sunday 5th August 2018 3:00pm Gold
Sunday 5th August 2018 6:20pm Gold
Saturday 17th November 2018 8:30pm BBC2
Thursday 22nd November 2018 7:00pm BBC2 Scot
Thursday 10th January 2019 7:20pm Gold
Friday 11th January 2019 6:40pm Gold
Sunday 25th August 2019 9:20pm Gold
Monday 26th August 2019 6:35pm Gold
Sunday 1st September 2019 3:55pm Gold
Sunday 1st September 2019 9:30pm Gold
Tuesday 22nd October 2019 8:00pm Gold
Wednesday 23rd October 2019 7:25pm Gold
Wednesday 18th March 2020 8:20pm Gold
Thursday 19th March 2020 3:35pm Gold
Thursday 19th March 2020 7:35pm Gold
Wednesday 19th August 2020 8:20pm Gold
Thursday 20th August 2020 3:35pm Gold
Thursday 20th August 2020 7:35pm Gold
Thursday 8th October 2020 7:20pm Gold
Friday 9th October 2020 2:55pm Gold
Friday 9th October 2020 6:45pm Gold
Tuesday 12th January 2021 8:20pm Gold
Wednesday 13th January 2021 1:00pm Gold
Wednesday 13th January 2021 7:35pm Gold
Friday 30th April 2021 2:20pm Gold
Friday 30th April 2021 8:20pm Gold
Sunday 29th August 2021 11:50am Gold
Sunday 29th August 2021 3:55pm Gold

Cast & crew

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
Janet Davies Mrs. Pike
Guest cast
James Copeland Captain Ogilvie
Colin Daniels Small Boy
Writing team
Jimmy Perry Writer
David Croft Writer
Production team
David Croft Director
David Croft Producer
Paul Joel Production Designer
Bud Flanagan Theme Tune Vocals

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