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 5, Episode 3 - A Soldier's Farewell

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?

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 20th October 1972
Time
8:30pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes
Recorded
  • Friday 2nd June 1972 at BBC Television Centre

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 5th March 2011 4:00pm BBC2 Scot
Saturday 5th March 2011 7:00pm BBC2
Saturday 29th September 2012 7:30pm BBC2
Saturday 23rd August 2014 7:45pm BBC2
Sunday 21st September 2014 5:45pm BBC2 Wales
Saturday 27th February 2016 8:30pm BBC2
Saturday 11th November 2017 8:30pm BBC2
Wednesday 25th April 2018 8:00pm Gold
Thursday 26th April 2018 6:20pm Gold
Sunday 29th July 2018 9:00pm Gold
Monday 30th July 2018 8:20pm Gold
Monday 29th October 2018 8:00pm Gold
Tuesday 30th October 2018 7:20pm Gold
Wednesday 1st May 2019 8:00pm Gold
Thursday 2nd May 2019 7:15pm Gold
Saturday 5th October 2019 6:40pm BBC2
Tuesday 18th February 2020 8:20pm Gold
Wednesday 19th February 2020 3:40pm Gold
Wednesday 19th February 2020 7:40pm Gold
Sunday 26th April 2020 8:20pm Gold
Monday 27th April 2020 3:00pm Gold
Monday 27th April 2020 7:40pm Gold
Tuesday 13th October 2020 8:00pm Gold
Wednesday 14th October 2020 1:20pm Gold
Wednesday 14th October 2020 4:00pm Gold
Wednesday 14th October 2020 6:40pm Gold
Tuesday 2nd March 2021 8:20pm Gold
Wednesday 3rd March 2021 7:40pm Gold
Friday 30th July 2021 8:00pm Gold
Thursday 10th February 2022 7:20pm Gold
Friday 11th February 2022 11:35am Gold
Friday 11th February 2022 6:40pm Gold
Tuesday 15th March 2022 8:00pm Gold
Wednesday 16th March 2022 11:25am Gold
Friday 20th May 2022 8:20pm Gold
Tuesday 16th August 2022 7:20pm Gold
Wednesday 17th August 2022 2:00pm Gold
Wednesday 17th August 2022 6:40pm Gold
Sunday 13th November 2022 9:20pm Gold
Monday 14th November 2022 12:40pm Gold
Monday 14th November 2022 4:00pm Gold
Monday 14th November 2022 8:00pm Gold
Sunday 12th March 2023 8:20pm Gold
Monday 13th March 2023 1:20pm Gold
Monday 13th March 2023 4:40pm Gold
Monday 13th March 2023 6:40pm Gold
Sunday 9th July 2023 9:20pm Gold
Monday 10th July 2023 6:40pm Gold
Friday 15th September 2023 8:20pm Gold
Thursday 30th November 2023 8:40pm Gold
Friday 1st December 2023 1:15am Gold

Cast & crew

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
Frank Williams The Vicar
Colin Bean Private Sponge
Guest cast
Robert Gillespie Charles Boyer (Napoleon)
Joan Savage Greta Garbo (Countess Marie Walewska)
Joy Allen Clippie
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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