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 2 - Keep Young And Beautiful

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.

Broadcast details

Friday 13th October 1972
30 minutes
  • Friday 9th June 1972 at BBC Television Centre


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 26th February 2011 7:00pm BBC2
Tuesday 1st March 2011 7:30pm BBC2 Scot
Saturday 22nd September 2012 7:40pm BBC2
Thursday 27th September 2012 7:00pm BBC2 Scot
Saturday 16th August 2014 7:45pm BBC2
Saturday 20th February 2016 6:30pm BBC2
Saturday 4th November 2017 8:30pm BBC2
Tuesday 24th April 2018 8:00pm Gold
Wednesday 25th April 2018 6:20pm Gold
Wednesday 25th July 2018 8:00pm Gold
Thursday 26th July 2018 7:20pm Gold
Thursday 25th October 2018 8:20pm Gold
Friday 26th October 2018 7:20pm Gold
Tuesday 30th April 2019 8:05pm Gold
Wednesday 1st May 2019 7:20pm Gold
Saturday 28th September 2019 8:30pm BBC2
Monday 17th February 2020 8:20pm Gold
Tuesday 18th February 2020 3:40pm Gold
Tuesday 18th February 2020 7:40pm Gold
Friday 24th April 2020 1:00pm Gold
Friday 24th April 2020 8:20pm Gold
Monday 12th October 2020 8:40pm Gold
Tuesday 13th October 2020 2:00pm Gold
Tuesday 13th October 2020 7:20pm Gold
Monday 1st March 2021 8:20pm Gold
Tuesday 2nd March 2021 7:40pm Gold
Thursday 29th July 2021 8:40pm Gold
Friday 30th July 2021 2:40pm Gold
Wednesday 9th February 2022 7:20pm Gold
Thursday 10th February 2022 11:35am Gold
Thursday 10th February 2022 6:40pm Gold
Monday 14th March 2022 8:40pm Gold
Tuesday 15th March 2022 12:00pm Gold
Friday 13th May 2022 8:20pm Gold
Monday 15th August 2022 7:20pm Gold
Tuesday 16th August 2022 2:00pm Gold
Tuesday 16th August 2022 6:40pm Gold
Friday 11th November 2022 2:40pm Gold
Friday 11th November 2022 7:20pm Gold
Friday 10th March 2023 7:20pm Gold
Sunday 9th July 2023 8:40pm Gold
Monday 10th July 2023 1:20pm Gold
Thursday 14th September 2023 8:20pm Gold
Friday 15th September 2023 1:00pm Gold
Friday 15th September 2023 7:40pm Gold
Wednesday 29th November 2023 8:35pm Gold
Thursday 30th November 2023 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
Guest cast
Robert Raglan Colonel
Derek Bond Minister
James Ottaway 1st Member of Parliament
Charles Morgan 2nd Member of Parliament
Writing team
Jimmy Perry Writer
David Croft Writer
Production team
David Croft Director
David Croft Producer
Bob Rymer Editor
Paul Joel Production Designer
Bud Flanagan Theme Tune Vocals

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