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.

Dad's Army. Image shows from L to R: Private Pike (Ian Lavender), Sergeant Wilson (John Le Mesurier), Captain Mainwaring (Arthur Lowe), Private Frazer (John Laurie), Private Godfrey (Arnold Ridley), Private Walker (James Beck), Chief A.R.P. Warden Hodges (Bill Pertwee). Copyright: BBC.

Series 5, Episode 1 - Asleep In The Deep

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.

Broadcast details

Friday 6th October 1972
30 minutes

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
Colin Bean Private Sponge
Writing team
Jimmy Perry Writer
David Croft Writer
Production team
David Croft Director
David Croft Producer

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