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.

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Series 3, Episode 13 - No Spring For Frazer

When Frazer discovers that the butterfly spring for his Lewis gun has vanished, the platoon must face up to the reality of defending the coast without a machine gun. Unless they can find the piece, that is. Unfortunately, it could very well be inside a coffin - and not unaccompanied!

Broadcast details

Thursday 4th December 1969
30 minutes
  • Friday 28th November 1969 at BBC Television Centre


  1. Thursday 27th January 2022 at 7:20pm on Gold
  2. Friday 28th January 2022 at 11:15am on Gold
  3. Friday 28th January 2022 at 7:00pm on Gold

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 6th November 2010 8:00pm BBC2
Saturday 28th July 2012 6:30pm BBC2 Scot
Saturday 28th July 2012 7:30pm BBC2
Saturday 25th January 2014 8:00pm BBC2
Saturday 17th October 2015 7:30pm BBC2 Scot
Saturday 17th October 2015 8:30pm BBC2
Saturday 1st July 2017 8:30pm BBC2
Thursday 5th April 2018 8:00pm Gold
Friday 6th April 2018 6:00pm Gold
Monday 19th November 2018 9:00pm Gold
Tuesday 20th November 2018 7:20pm Gold
Tuesday 29th January 2019 7:20pm Gold
Wednesday 30th January 2019 6:40pm Gold
Saturday 23rd March 2019 8:30pm BBC2
Friday 19th April 2019 1:35pm Gold
Friday 19th April 2019 8:20pm Gold
Tuesday 17th September 2019 8:25pm Gold
Wednesday 18th September 2019 7:40pm Gold
Wednesday 29th January 2020 8:20pm Gold
Thursday 30th January 2020 3:40pm Gold
Thursday 30th January 2020 7:40pm Gold
Monday 6th April 2020 8:20pm Gold
Tuesday 7th April 2020 3:40pm Gold
Tuesday 7th April 2020 7:35pm Gold
Wednesday 5th August 2020 8:00pm Gold
Thursday 6th August 2020 3:20pm Gold
Thursday 6th August 2020 7:20pm Gold
Friday 5th February 2021 12:20pm Gold
Friday 5th February 2021 3:00pm Gold
Friday 5th February 2021 8:20pm Gold
Thursday 20th May 2021 8:40pm Gold
Friday 21st May 2021 2:40pm Gold
Friday 21st May 2021 8:00pm Gold
Wednesday 20th October 2021 12:00pm Gold
Wednesday 20th October 2021 7:20pm 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
Edward Sinclair The Verger
Frank Williams The Vicar
Guest cast
Harold Bennett Mr. Blewitt
Joan Cooper Miss Baker
Ronnie Brandon Mr Drury
Writing team
Jimmy Perry Writer
David Croft Writer
Production team
David Croft Director
David Croft Producer
Bob Rymer Editor
Richard Hunt Production Designer
Bud Flanagan Theme Tune Vocals

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