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 8, Episode 3 is repeated on BBC2 on Saturday at 7:30pm.

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

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    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
    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

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