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 1, Episode 2 is repeated on Gold tomorrow at 8:20pm.

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
    Bud Flanagan Theme Tune Vocals

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