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.

Series 4, Episode 8 is repeated on Gold on Tuesday at 8:20pm.

Series 7, Episode 5 - The Captain's Car

There is good news for the platoon: they are to welcome a French General and Mainwaring is to get a staff car - a Rolls-Royce, no less. It is decided to have the car camouflage-painted.

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 13th December 1974
Time
7:45pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

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    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
    Bill Pertwee Chief A.R.P. Warden Hodges
    Edward Sinclair The Verger
    Frank Williams The Vicar
    Talfryn Thomas Mr. Cheeseman
    Guest cast
    Robert Raglan Colonel
    Eric Longworth Mr. Gordon (Town Clerk)
    Fred McNaughton The Mayor
    Mavis Pugh Lady Maltby
    John Hart Dyke French General
    Donald Morley Glossip (Chauffeur)
    Writing team
    Jimmy Perry Writer
    David Croft Writer
    Production team
    Bill Harris Editor
    Bryan Ellis Production Designer
    David Croft Director
    David Croft Producer
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