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.

Great scenes

Don't tell him Pike!

Perhaps the most famous scene in British sitcom history involves Captain Mainwaring, Private Pike, and a German U-Boat captain with a list.

This scene, featuring Ian Lavender, Arthur Lowe and Philip Madoc is from Series 6, Episode 1.

Two Mainwarings

One scene in the Christmas Special My Brother And I featured Arthur Lowe playing two roles: George Mainwaring, and his black sheep drunk brother Barry.

This scene, featuring Arthur Lowe and Arthur Lowe is from Series 8, Christmas Special.

Rejecting Godfrey

In the episode Branded it is revealed that during the Great War Godfrey was a conscientious objector; one moving scene featured several of his fellow privates turning their backs on him.

This scene, featuring James Beck, Clive Dunn, John Laurie, Ian Lavender and Arnold Ridley is from Series 3, Episode 11.

Mainwaring's Brief Encounter

In the episode Mum's Army Mainwaring falls in love with a woman called Mrs. Gray. However, she returns to London and so they part at Walmington train station in their own Brief Encounter moment.

This scene, featuring Arthur Lowe and Carmen Silvera is from Series 4, Episode 9.

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