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 8, Episode 1 - Ring Dem Bells

The platoon are to take part in a training film, but are horrified to learn that they are to play the Germans. There's also the issue of trying not to be seen in Nazi uniforms for fear of causing a panic.

Broadcast details

Friday 5th September 1975
30 minutes


    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
    Guest cast
    Robert Raglan Colonel
    Jack Haig Mr Palethorpe the Landlord
    Felix Bowness Special Constable
    John Bardon Harold Forster (Film Producer)
    Hilda Fenemore Queenie Beal
    Janet Mahoney (as Janet Malhoney) Doris, the Barmaid
    Adele Strong Lady with Umbrella
    Writing team
    Jimmy Perry Writer
    David Croft Writer
    Production team
    John Stothart Editor
    Robert Berk Production Designer
    David Croft Director
    David Croft Producer

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