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 6, Episode 3 - The Royal Train

The platoon go to the railway station in order to honour the King, who is travelling through. When another train blocks the line, Mainwaring decides to move the train himself, but then there is the small matter of stopping it.

Broadcast details

Date
Wednesday 14th November 1973
Time
6:30pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes
Recorded
  • Friday 29th June 1973 at BBC Television Centre

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 4th June 2011 6:40pm BBC2
Saturday 4th June 2011 7:10pm BBC2 Wales
Saturday 19th January 2013 6:30pm BBC2
Saturday 28th May 2016 8:30pm BBC2
Saturday 17th March 2018 8:30pm BBC2
Monday 7th May 2018 3:20pm Gold
Monday 7th May 2018 7:30pm Gold
Tuesday 6th November 2018 9:00pm Gold
Wednesday 7th November 2018 6:20pm Gold
Tuesday 12th March 2019 7:20pm Gold
Wednesday 13th March 2019 6:40pm Gold
Tuesday 14th May 2019 8:00pm Gold
Wednesday 15th May 2019 7:15pm Gold
Sunday 25th August 2019 1:00pm Gold
Sunday 25th August 2019 5:20pm Gold
Saturday 1st February 2020 7:30pm BBC2
Monday 2nd March 2020 9:00pm Gold
Tuesday 3rd March 2020 3:55pm Gold
Tuesday 3rd March 2020 7:55pm Gold
Friday 8th May 2020 3:40pm Gold
Friday 8th May 2020 8:20pm Gold
Wednesday 21st October 2020 8:40pm Gold
Thursday 22nd October 2020 2:00pm Gold
Thursday 22nd October 2020 7:20pm Gold
Tuesday 23rd March 2021 8:25pm Gold
Wednesday 24th March 2021 7:40pm Gold
Friday 12th November 2021 12:00pm Gold
Friday 12th November 2021 7:20pm Gold
Friday 25th February 2022 12:00pm Gold
Friday 25th February 2022 7:20pm Gold
Tuesday 22nd March 2022 8:40pm Gold
Wednesday 23rd March 2022 12:05pm Gold
Thursday 2nd June 2022 8:20pm Gold
Friday 3rd June 2022 2:25pm Gold
Friday 3rd June 2022 7:40pm Gold
Thursday 1st September 2022 7:20pm Gold
Friday 2nd September 2022 12:50pm Gold
Friday 2nd September 2022 4:05pm Gold
Friday 2nd September 2022 6:40pm Gold
Monday 28th November 2022 8:40pm Gold
Tuesday 29th November 2022 12:35pm Gold
Tuesday 29th November 2022 4:00pm Gold
Tuesday 29th November 2022 8:00pm Gold
Monday 27th March 2023 7:25pm Gold
Tuesday 28th March 2023 1:25pm Gold
Tuesday 28th March 2023 4:45pm Gold
Tuesday 28th March 2023 6:45pm Gold
Sunday 23rd July 2023 8:30pm Gold
Monday 24th July 2023 1:20pm Gold
Monday 25th September 2023 8:20pm Gold
Tuesday 26th September 2023 1:00pm Gold
Tuesday 26th September 2023 7:40pm Gold
Monday 15th January 2024 7:20pm Gold
Tuesday 16th January 2024 2:00pm Gold
Tuesday 16th January 2024 6:40pm 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
Edward Sinclair The Verger
Frank Williams The Vicar
Guest cast
William Moore Station Master
Freddie Earlle Henry (Engine Driver)
Ronnie Brody Bob (Engine Fireman)
Fred McNaughton The Mayor
Sue Bishop Ticket Collector
Bob Hornery City Gent
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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