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.

Episode menu

Series 3, Episode 4 - The Bullet Is Not For Firing

The platoon get into a spot of bother after firing at a German plane during an air raid. Displeased at the spending of precious bullets, Mainwaring organises a court of inquiry into the situation.

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 2nd October 1969
Time
7:30pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes
Recorded
  • Sunday 22nd June 1969 at BBC Television Centre

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 4th September 2010 4:40pm BBC2
Saturday 17th March 2012 6:30pm BBC2
Saturday 12th October 2013 8:30pm BBC2
Thursday 17th October 2013 7:00pm BBC2 Scot
Saturday 15th August 2015 8:40pm BBC2
Saturday 1st April 2017 8:30pm BBC2
Thursday 22nd March 2018 7:20pm Gold
Friday 23rd March 2018 6:40pm Gold
Monday 11th June 2018 12:20pm Gold
Monday 11th June 2018 7:20pm Gold
Wednesday 3rd October 2018 8:00pm Gold
Thursday 4th October 2018 7:20pm Gold
Wednesday 16th January 2019 7:20pm Gold
Thursday 17th January 2019 6:40pm Gold
Saturday 26th January 2019 8:30pm BBC2
Sunday 8th September 2019 9:00pm Gold
Monday 9th September 2019 7:40pm Gold
Sunday 19th January 2020 8:00pm Gold
Monday 20th January 2020 3:40pm Gold
Monday 20th January 2020 7:40pm Gold
Thursday 26th March 2020 8:20pm Gold
Friday 27th March 2020 3:00pm Gold
Friday 27th March 2020 7:40pm Gold
Thursday 23rd July 2020 8:00pm Gold
Friday 24th July 2020 2:40pm Gold
Friday 24th July 2020 7:20pm Gold
Monday 25th January 2021 8:20pm Gold
Tuesday 26th January 2021 1:00pm Gold
Tuesday 26th January 2021 7:40pm Gold
Sunday 9th May 2021 8:20pm Gold
Monday 10th May 2021 2:20pm Gold
Monday 10th May 2021 7:40pm Gold
Saturday 28th August 2021 8:00pm BBC2
Thursday 7th October 2021 12:00pm Gold
Thursday 7th October 2021 7:20pm Gold
Tuesday 18th January 2022 7:20pm Gold
Wednesday 19th January 2022 11:20am Gold
Wednesday 19th January 2022 6:40pm Gold
Tuesday 12th April 2022 8:20pm Gold
Wednesday 13th April 2022 12:30pm Gold
Wednesday 13th April 2022 3:45pm Gold
Friday 15th July 2022 2:50pm Gold
Friday 15th July 2022 7:20pm Gold

Cast & crew

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
Edward Sinclair The Verger
Frank Williams The Vicar
Janet Davies Mrs. Pike
Guest cast
Michael Knowles Captain Cutts
Tim Barrett Captain Pringle
Harold Bennett Mr. Blewitt
May Warden Mrs Dowding
Fred Tomlinson Choir Member
Kate Forge Choir Member
Eilidh McNab Choir Member
Andrew Daye Choir Member
Arthur Lewis Choir Member
Writing team
Jimmy Perry Writer
David Croft Writer
Production team
David Croft Director
David Croft Producer
Bob Rymer Editor
Paul Joel Production Designer
Bud Flanagan Theme Tune Vocals

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