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.

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Series 5, Episode 1 - Asleep In The Deep

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
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
  • Friday 26th May 1972 at BBC Television Centre


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 19th February 2011 7:00pm BBC2
Sunday 20th February 2011 6:40pm BBC2 Wales
Saturday 8th September 2012 7:00pm BBC2
Thursday 13th September 2012 7:00pm BBC2 Scot
Saturday 9th August 2014 8:00pm BBC2
Saturday 13th February 2016 8:30pm BBC2
Friday 4th March 2016 7:00pm BBC2 Scot
Saturday 28th October 2017 8:00pm BBC2
Monday 23rd April 2018 8:00pm Gold
Tuesday 24th April 2018 6:20pm Gold
Tuesday 24th July 2018 8:00pm Gold
Wednesday 25th July 2018 7:20pm Gold
Wednesday 24th October 2018 8:00pm Gold
Thursday 25th October 2018 7:35pm Gold
Monday 29th April 2019 8:20pm Gold
Tuesday 30th April 2019 7:25pm Gold
Saturday 21st September 2019 7:00pm BBC2
Sunday 16th February 2020 8:20pm Gold
Monday 17th February 2020 7:40pm Gold
Thursday 23rd April 2020 8:20pm Gold
Friday 24th April 2020 3:40pm Gold
Friday 24th April 2020 7:40pm Gold
Monday 12th October 2020 8:00pm Gold
Tuesday 13th October 2020 1:20pm Gold
Tuesday 13th October 2020 4:00pm Gold
Tuesday 13th October 2020 6:40pm Gold
Friday 26th February 2021 1:00pm Gold
Friday 26th February 2021 8:20pm Gold
Saturday 10th April 2021 7:00pm BBC2
Friday 11th June 2021 2:35pm Gold
Friday 11th June 2021 8:40pm Gold
Thursday 29th July 2021 8:00pm Gold
Friday 30th July 2021 2:00pm 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
Colin Bean Private Sponge
Writing team
Jimmy Perry Writer
David Croft Writer
Production team
David Croft Director
David Croft Producer
Paul Joel Production Designer
Bud Flanagan Theme Tune Vocals

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