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 2, Episode 3 - The Loneliness Of The Long-Distance Walker

Walker receives his call-up papers for the regular Army. Whilst Mainwaring's concerned about losing one of his few able-bodied men, Sgt. Wilson's more concerned about his cigarette supplies. Can they unite to keep him in Walmington-on-Sea?


This episode only exists in the form of a radio adaptation.

It was originally scheduled to broadcast on 20th January 1969, and has never been repeated.

This episode no longer exists in the archives. It is missing, believed wiped.

Broadcast details

Saturday 15th 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
Colin Bean Private Sponge
Guest cast
Patrick Waddington Brigadier (Area Command)
Anthony Sharp Brigadier (War Office)
Diana King Chairwoman
Edward Evans Mr Rees
Michael Knowles Captain Cutts
Gilda Perry Judy (Blonde)
Larry Martyn Soldier
Robert Lankesheer Medical Officer
Writing team
Jimmy Perry Writer
David Croft Writer
Production team
David Croft Director
David Croft Producer
Paul Joel Production Designer

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