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 4, Episode 1 - The Big Parade

Influenced by a trip to the cinema, Mainwaring decides that the platoon should adopt a mascot for an upcoming parade. They set about capturing a ram, but the task is easier said than done when Pike gets trapped in a bog.

Broadcast details

Friday 25th September 1970
30 minutes
  • Friday 17th July 1970, 19:30 at BBC Television Centre


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 20th November 2010 7:50pm BBC2
Saturday 14th April 2012 8:00pm BBC2
Sunday 22nd April 2012 6:30pm BBC2 Scot
Saturday 8th February 2014 9:00pm BBC2
Saturday 31st October 2015 8:30pm BBC2
Saturday 29th July 2017 8:00pm BBC2
Sunday 8th April 2018 8:00pm Gold
Monday 9th April 2018 6:20pm Gold
Friday 28th December 2018 4:40pm Gold
Friday 28th December 2018 7:40pm Gold
Thursday 31st January 2019 7:20pm Gold
Friday 1st February 2019 6:40pm Gold
Saturday 6th April 2019 8:30pm BBC2
Friday 19th April 2019 2:15pm Gold
Friday 19th April 2019 9:00pm Gold
Thursday 19th September 2019 8:20pm Gold
Friday 20th September 2019 7:25pm Gold
Friday 31st January 2020 3:40pm Gold
Friday 31st January 2020 8:20pm Gold
Wednesday 8th April 2020 8:20pm Gold
Thursday 9th April 2020 3:45pm Gold
Thursday 9th April 2020 7:40pm Gold
Friday 7th August 2020 3:20pm Gold
Friday 7th August 2020 8:00pm Gold
Tuesday 15th September 2020 7:20pm Gold
Wednesday 16th September 2020 4:00pm Gold
Wednesday 16th September 2020 6:40pm Gold
Tuesday 9th February 2021 8:20pm Gold
Wednesday 10th February 2021 7:40pm Gold
Monday 24th May 2021 8:40pm Gold
Tuesday 25th May 2021 2:40pm Gold
Tuesday 25th May 2021 8:00pm Gold
Friday 22nd October 2021 12:00pm Gold
Friday 22nd October 2021 7:20pm Gold

Cast & crew

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
Janet Davies Mrs. Pike
Colin Bean Private Sponge
Guest cast
Pamela Cundell Mrs. Fox
Writing team
Jimmy Perry Writer
David Croft Writer
Production team
David Croft Director
David Croft Producer
Bill Harris Editor
Paul Joel Production Designer
Bud Flanagan Theme Tune Vocals

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