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 2 is repeated on BBC2 on Saturday at 7:45pm.

Series 5

1. Asleep In The Deep

First broadcast: Friday 6th October 1972

A bomb hits Walmington's pumping station, where Walker and Godfrey are on watch. The efforts to free them from the wreckage are somewhat wasted after Mainwaring, Wilson, Pike, Frazer and Hodges are trapped with them... and then a broken pipe slowly floods the room with water.

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2. Keep Young And Beautiful

First broadcast: Friday 13th October 1972

Following questions in the House of Commons, it is proposed that older members of the Home Guard should join the ARP while younger members of the ARP join the Home Guard. It looks like most of Mainwaring's men could be in the firing line.

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3. A Soldier's Farewell

First broadcast: Friday 20th October 1972

Captain Mainwaring becomes disillusioned due to the platoon's refusal to respect the national anthem and problems with his wife Elizabeth. Maybe 'Napoleon' can find escape in his dreams?

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4. Getting The Bird

First broadcast: Friday 27th October 1972

Jones is running low on meat, but Walker claims that he can get some for him. But surely a massive drop in Trafalgar Square's pigeon population cannot go unnoticed? Meanwhile, Sergeat Wilson has gone AWOL.

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5. The Desperate Drive Of Corporal Jones

First broadcast: Friday 3rd November 1972

When the platoon go on an exercise, Jones and Godfrey make a mistake with the map reference and send half of the men to the wrong spot. The spot that Mainwaring goes to just happens to be the target for some 25-pounders.

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6. If The Cap Fits....

First broadcast: Friday 10th November 1972

Frazer is becoming increasingly troublesome, so Mainwaring tries to solve the problem by temporarily promoting him to the rank of captain. The plan soon backfires when a visitor mistakes Frazer for Mainwaring.

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7. The King Was In His Counting House

First broadcast: Friday 17th November 1972

While Mainwaring hosts a party in his house for some of his men, the bank gets bombed. It is up to his troops to make sure that none of the bank's money goes missing.

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8. All Is Safety Gathered In

First broadcast: Friday 24th November 1972

After a near-death experience, Hodges resolves to be kinder to everyone. This includes Captain Mainwaring, who has decided to have the platoon assist a farmer friend of Godfrey's to gather in the annual wheat harvest.

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9. When Did You Last See Your Money?

First broadcast: Friday 1st December 1972

Intending to deposit £500 collected for the servicemen's canteen, Jones is horrified to find he has misplaced the money. The platoon attempt to help him remember where it might be.

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10. Brain Versus Brawn

First broadcast: Friday 8th December 1972

The Colonel is unamused by his superiors' plans to forge a commando-style unit of younger Home Guard. In order to prove his point, he invites Mainwaring's platoon to take part in a special exercise...

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11. A Brush With The Law

First broadcast: Friday 15th December 1972

After one of the wardens sees a light shining from the church hall, Hodges believes he has Mainwaring on an indefensible charge. Mainwaring is sure of his innocence, but Captain Square's presence as Chief Magistrate does not bode well!

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12. Round And Round Went The Great Big Wheel

First broadcast: Friday 22nd December 1972

The platoon are called upon to help work on a camp which is testing a new weapon, a huge wheel. While at first their work is not so glamorous, they soon find themselves trying to stop the weapon when it goes haywire - by Pike's home-made portable radio.

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13. Time On My Hands

First broadcast: Friday 29th December 1972

The platoon jump to arms when a German pilot ejects from his plane and gets his parachute caught on the front of Walmington Town Hall, grapsing to the clock face for dear life. Their attempts to disentagle and capture him do not go to plan.

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Short Insert: Broadcast To Empire

First broadcast: Monday 25th December 1972

Mainwaring's platoon are enlisted to provide the Home Guard segment on a special BBC Christmas broadcast of messages from servicemen to their families at home across the Empire. The script is somewhat at odds with reality.

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