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 9 is repeated on BBC4 today at 8pm.

Series 3, Episode 3 - The Lion Has 'Phones

Mainwaring tries to improve communications amongst the platoon by giving lessons in using public telephone boxes. Their lessons are needed when a German plane crash lands into the local reservoir.

Broadcast details

Thursday 25th September 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
Guest cast
Pamela Cundell Mrs. Fox
Avril Angers Freda (Telephone Operator)
Timothy Carlton Lieutenant Hope-Bruce
Stanley McGeagh Sergeant Waller
Olive Mercer Lady in the Queue
Bernadette Milnes Lady in the Queue
Gilda Perry Doreen
Linda James Betty
Richard Jacques Mr Cheesewright (Cinema Manager)
Colin Daniels Boy
Carson Green Boy
Writing team
Jimmy Perry Writer
David Croft Writer
Production team
Harold Snoad Director
David Croft Producer

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