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 9, Episode 5 is repeated on Gold today at 2pm.

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
David Croft Director
David Croft Producer

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