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 8, Episode 6 - The Face On The Poster

Mainwaring hopes to recruit more members to the platoon with a series of posters featuring Jones, but there is a mix-up at the printers.

Broadcast details

Friday 10th October 1975
30 minutes
  • Thursday 17th July 1975 at BBC Television Centre


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 8th October 2011 8:30pm BBC2
Saturday 15th October 2011 8:15pm BBC2
Saturday 18th May 2013 8:00pm BBC2
Saturday 1st October 2016 7:40pm BBC2
Thursday 31st May 2018 8:00pm Gold
Friday 1st June 2018 7:20pm Gold
Saturday 4th August 2018 7:30pm BBC2
Sunday 7th April 2019 9:10pm Gold
Monday 8th April 2019 7:20pm Gold
Wednesday 29th May 2019 8:00pm Gold
Thursday 30th May 2019 7:20pm Gold
Monday 21st October 2019 8:00pm Gold
Tuesday 22nd October 2019 2:55pm Gold
Tuesday 22nd October 2019 7:25pm Gold
Monday 25th November 2019 8:00pm Gold
Tuesday 26th November 2019 4:35pm Gold
Tuesday 26th November 2019 7:20pm Gold
Friday 13th March 2020 3:35pm Gold
Friday 13th March 2020 8:20pm Gold
Friday 29th May 2020 3:00pm Gold
Friday 29th May 2020 8:20pm Gold
Monday 7th September 2020 7:20pm Gold
Tuesday 8th September 2020 4:00pm Gold
Tuesday 8th September 2020 6:35pm Gold
Wednesday 14th April 2021 8:20pm Gold
Thursday 15th April 2021 2:20pm Gold
Thursday 15th April 2021 7:40pm Gold

Cast & crew

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
Colin Bean Private Sponge
Guest cast
Harold Bennett Mr. Blewitt
Peter Butterworth Mr. Bugden (Printer)
Gabor Vernon Polish Officer
Bill Tasker Fred
Michael Bevis Police Sergeant
Writing team
Jimmy Perry Writer
David Croft Writer
Production team
David Croft Director
David Croft Producer
John Stothart Editor
Robert Berk Production Designer
Bud Flanagan Theme Tune Vocals

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