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 3, Episode 6 is repeated on Gold today at 1pm.

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

Thursday 30th October 1969
30 minutes


  1. Friday 29th January 2021 at 12:20pm on Gold
  2. Friday 29th January 2021 at 8:20pm on Gold

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

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