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 8 - The Day The Balloon Went Up

The platoon discover a runaway barrage balloon and decide to release it safely themselves. This proves not to be wise, when the balloon flies away with Captain Mainwaring still hanging onto it.

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 30th October 1969
Time
7:30pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes
Recorded
  • Thursday 23rd October 1969 at BBC Television Centre

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 2nd October 2010 6:00pm BBC2
Saturday 24th September 2011 7:45pm BBC2
Tuesday 27th September 2011 7:00pm BBC2 Wales
Friday 30th September 2011 8:00pm BBC2 Scot
Saturday 16th June 2012 6:00pm BBC2
Saturday 23rd November 2013 8:00pm BBC2
Saturday 12th September 2015 6:45pm BBC2
Sunday 13th September 2015 7:30pm BBC2 Scot
Saturday 13th May 2017 8:00pm BBC2
Tuesday 27th March 2018 7:20pm Gold
Wednesday 28th March 2018 6:40pm Gold
Tuesday 12th June 2018 8:00pm Gold
Wednesday 13th June 2018 7:20pm Gold
Tuesday 22nd January 2019 7:20pm Gold
Wednesday 23rd January 2019 6:40pm Gold
Saturday 23rd February 2019 8:30pm BBC2
Thursday 18th April 2019 8:20pm Gold
Friday 19th April 2019 2:55pm Gold
Tuesday 10th September 2019 8:20pm Gold
Wednesday 11th September 2019 7:40pm Gold
Thursday 23rd January 2020 8:20pm Gold
Friday 24th January 2020 3:50pm Gold
Friday 24th January 2020 7:40pm Gold
Tuesday 31st March 2020 8:20pm Gold
Wednesday 1st April 2020 3:40pm Gold
Wednesday 1st April 2020 7:40pm Gold
Wednesday 29th July 2020 8:00pm Gold
Thursday 30th July 2020 3:20pm Gold
Thursday 30th July 2020 7:20pm Gold
Friday 29th January 2021 12:20pm Gold
Friday 29th January 2021 8:20pm Gold
Thursday 13th May 2021 8:20pm Gold
Friday 14th May 2021 2:20pm Gold
Friday 14th May 2021 7:40pm Gold
Wednesday 13th October 2021 12:00pm Gold
Wednesday 13th October 2021 7:20pm Gold
Saturday 30th October 2021 6:25pm BBC2
Sunday 23rd January 2022 9:00pm Gold
Monday 24th January 2022 12:00pm Gold
Tuesday 19th April 2022 12:30pm Gold
Tuesday 19th April 2022 3:45pm Gold
Wednesday 20th July 2022 7:20pm Gold
Thursday 21st July 2022 2:10pm Gold
Thursday 21st July 2022 6:40pm Gold
Tuesday 18th October 2022 7:10pm Gold
Wednesday 19th October 2022 1:15pm Gold
Wednesday 19th October 2022 3:55pm Gold
Wednesday 19th October 2022 6:30pm Gold
Tuesday 14th February 2023 7:20pm Gold
Wednesday 15th February 2023 1:20pm Gold
Wednesday 15th February 2023 4:40pm Gold
Wednesday 15th February 2023 6:40pm Gold
Sunday 18th June 2023 8:20pm Gold
Monday 19th June 2023 5:00pm Gold
Monday 19th June 2023 7:40pm Gold
Monday 6th November 2023 8:30pm Gold
Tuesday 7th November 2023 2:10pm Gold
Tuesday 7th November 2023 8:00pm Gold
Thursday 29th February 2024 7:20pm Gold
Friday 1st March 2024 2:00pm Gold
Friday 1st March 2024 6:40pm Gold
Friday 24th May 2024 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
Bill Pertwee Chief A.R.P. Warden Hodges
Edward Sinclair The Verger
Frank Williams The Vicar
Guest cast
Nan Braunton Cissy Godfrey
Harold Bennett Mr. Blewitt
Jennifer Browne W.A.A.F. Sergeant
Andrew Carr Operations Room Officer
Therese McMurray (as Thérèse McMurray) Girl in the Haystack
Kenneth Watson R.A.F. Officer
Vicki Lane Girl on the Tandem
Jack Haig Gardener
Writing team
Jimmy Perry Writer
David Croft Writer
Production team
David Croft Director
David Croft Producer
Bob Rymer Editor
Ray London Production Designer
Bud Flanagan Theme Tune Vocals

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