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.

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Series 9, Episode 1 - Wake-Up Walmington

Morale is at rock bottom as no-one is taking the Home Guard seriously. Hodges is being similarly ridiculed, so he and Mainwaring decide to join forces and shake Walmington-on-Sea out of its complacency.

Broadcast details

Sunday 2nd October 1977
30 minutes
  • Friday 8th July 1977 at BBC Television Centre


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 2nd January 2010 7:30pm BBC2
Saturday 29th October 2011 8:10pm BBC2
Tuesday 1st November 2011 7:30pm BBC2 Scot
Saturday 25th May 2013 8:20pm BBC2
Tuesday 18th June 2013 6:30pm BBC2 Wales
Saturday 28th March 2015 7:35pm BBC2
Tuesday 31st March 2015 7:00pm BBC2 Wales
Thursday 2nd April 2015 7:00pm BBC2 Scot
Saturday 8th October 2016 7:30pm BBC2
Sunday 13th November 2016 7:30pm BBC2 Wales
Friday 1st June 2018 12:20pm Gold
Friday 1st June 2018 8:00pm Gold
Saturday 11th August 2018 6:20pm BBC2 Wales
Saturday 11th August 2018 7:30pm BBC2
Monday 20th August 2018 8:00pm Gold
Tuesday 21st August 2018 7:20pm Gold
Wednesday 21st November 2018 8:20pm Gold
Thursday 22nd November 2018 7:40pm Gold
Thursday 30th May 2019 8:00pm Gold
Friday 31st May 2019 7:20pm Gold
Sunday 6th October 2019 8:20pm Gold
Monday 7th October 2019 7:40pm Gold
Wednesday 6th November 2019 8:00pm Gold
Thursday 7th November 2019 7:20pm Gold
Sunday 31st May 2020 9:00pm Gold
Monday 1st June 2020 3:20pm Gold
Monday 1st June 2020 7:20pm Gold
Monday 24th August 2020 8:20pm Gold
Tuesday 25th August 2020 3:40pm Gold
Tuesday 25th August 2020 7:40pm Gold
Saturday 12th September 2020 7:30pm BBC2
Saturday 19th September 2020 7:30pm BBC2 Wales
Thursday 15th April 2021 8:20pm Gold
Friday 16th April 2021 2:20pm Gold
Friday 16th April 2021 7:40pm Gold
Monday 26th July 2021 8:00pm Gold
Tuesday 27th July 2021 2:00pm Gold
Sunday 9th January 2022 9:25pm Gold
Monday 10th January 2022 11:30am Gold
Monday 10th January 2022 6:40pm Gold
Wednesday 9th March 2022 8:00pm Gold
Thursday 10th March 2022 11:50am Gold
Thursday 10th March 2022 3:40pm 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
Geoffrey Lumsden Colonel / Corporal-Colonel / Captain Square
Robert Raglan Colonel
Charles Hill Sergeant Parkins (Square's Butler)
Sam Kydd Yokel
Jeffrey Holland Soldier
Barry Linehan Van Driver
Alister Williamson Bert
Michael Stainton Frenchy
Writing team
Jimmy Perry Writer
David Croft Writer
Production team
David Croft Director
Bob Spiers Director
David Croft Producer
John Dunstan Editor
Tim Gleeson Production Designer
Bud Flanagan Theme Tune Vocals

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