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 4, Episode 8 is repeated on Gold tomorrow at 8:20pm.

Dad's Army. Image shows from L to R: Private Walker (James Beck), Private Pike (Ian Lavender), Sergeant Wilson (John Le Mesurier), Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown. Copyright: BBC.

Series 2, Episode 2 - The Battle Of Godfrey's Cottage

Mainwaring plans to use Godfrey's cottage as a vital post in case the Germans should ever invade. His plan is put into action when the church bells ring.


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

Broadcast details

Saturday 8th March 1969
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
    Colin Bean Private Sponge
    Guest cast
    Amy Dalby Dolly
    Nan Braunton Cissy Godfrey
    Writing team
    Jimmy Perry Writer
    David Croft Writer
    Production team
    Oliver Bayldon Production Designer
    David Croft Director
    David Croft Producer

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