David Croft sitcoms

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1. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: The Armoured Might of Lance Corporal Jones (1969)

30 min | Comedy, War

Jones' butcher van is converted into an armoured car for the platoon.

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 82

2. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: Battle School (1969)

29 min | Comedy, War

The Platoon spend the weekend at a training facility, where they are challenged to capture an officer.

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 90

3. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: The Lion Has Phones (1969)

29 min | Comedy, War

Mainwaring gives the platoon a lecture in communications but when a German plane crashes into the town's reservoir it becomes obvious that many of the men have no idea how to use a ... See full summary »

Director: Harold Snoad | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 82

4. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: The Bullet Is Not for Firing (1969)

29 min | Comedy, War

Mainwaring is extremely annoyed that all the platoon - except Godfrey, who was too slow - have used up all their ammunition firing in vain at a low-flying German aeroplane. An inquiry is ... See full summary »

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 78

5. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: Something Nasty in the Vault (1969)

29 min | Comedy, War

Mainwaring and Wilson are trapped in the bank with an unexploded bomb.

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 85

6. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: Room at the Bottom (1969)

28 min | Comedy, War

Mainwaring discovers that he was never actually promoted to Captain, and must adjust to life at his correct rank: Private.

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 91

7. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: Big Guns (1969)

29 min | Comedy, War

A large field gun has been delivered to the church hall for a demonstration by the platoon but none of them know how it works. After a process of trial and error using models to represent ... See full summary »

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 75

8. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: The Day the Balloon Went Up (1969)

27 min | Comedy, War

After Mainwaring complains that the men's saluting is sloppy a runaway barrage balloon appears with the verger clinging onto it. He is rescued and various people, including Godfrey's sister... See full summary »

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 84

9. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: Menace from the Deep (1969)

29 min | Comedy, War

Mainwaring and his platoon get into a pickle when they're put in charge manning an observation post on a derelict pier.

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 93

10. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: War Dance (1969)

30 min | Comedy, War

Pike's work is suffering because he is distracted by his girl-friend Violet, whom Mainwaring regards as common as her mother used to clean for him. Furthermore at the upcoming platoon dance... See full summary »

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 77

11. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: Branded (1969)

29 min | Comedy, War

It is revealed that Private Godfrey was a Conscientious Objector in the First World war, leading Mainwaring and some of the platoon to brand him as a coward. However, during an exercise in ... See full summary »

Director: Harold Snoad | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 107

12. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: Sons of the Sea (1969)

29 min | Comedy, War

The platoon buys a canoe, and intends to create a river-based defense system, but get lost and drift into the ocean.

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 81

13. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: Man Hunt (1969)

28 min | Comedy, War

Walker has found a discarded parachute which he cut up to make ladies' knickers. This leads to an embarrassing examination of the ladies' pants to determine their colour as British ... See full summary »

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 75

14. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: No Spring for Frazer (1969)

28 min | Comedy, War

Pte. Fraser loses the butterfly spring from the platoon's Lewis gun, and fears it is trapped inside a coffin with the late Mr. Blewitt.

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 74

15. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: Everybody's Trucking (1974)

28 min | Comedy, War

Even eager Lance Corporal Jones runs out of loyal patriotism as Captain Mainwaring keeps mishandling his lovingly spotlessly kept butchers' van. The vital mission 'to provide directions to ... See full summary »

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 71

16. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: A Man of Action (1974)

29 min | Comedy, War

Despite Wilson's and Frazer's warnings, Mainwaring accepts to enlist local newspaper journalist Cheeseman as 'temporary' private. The very next phone call requires literal covering-up too: ... See full summary »

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 64

17. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: Gorilla Warfare (1974)

29 min | Comedy, War

Mainwaring complains about a man's 'sissy' appearance and luggage during a briefing on a training mission. He'll play a secret agent to be guarded anonymously, while HQ sends equally secret... See full summary »

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 64

18. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: The Godiva Affair (1974)

30 min | Comedy, War

As part of Walmington's patriotic effort to finance a Spitfire, the platoon practices Morris (spring fertility) dancing. It's sissy to Scotsman Frazer's taste, except wielding the whiffling... See full summary »

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 65

19. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: Don't Fence Me In (1970)

29 min | Comedy, War

The platoon is to guard a prisoner of war camp housing Italian soldiers and Mainwaring is suspicious because Walker seems rather too friendly with them. However Walker explains that he uses... See full summary »

Director: Harold Snoad | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 76

20. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: The Captain's Car (1974)

29 min | Comedy, War

Captain George Mainwaring is delighted when widowed Lady Maltby offers his Home Guard platoon first choice, over Mr. Hodges's A.R.P. Wardens, for the use of her Rolls Royce while she can't ... See full summary »

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 57

21. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: The Man and the Hour (1968)

29 min | Comedy, War

After Dunkirk, coastal town Walmington-on-Sea's banker, Rotarian and alderman George Mainwaring, a commissioned 'veteran' without actual war experience, appoints himself commander of the ... See full summary »

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 128

22. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: Museum Piece (1968)

29 min | Comedy, War

The LDV (future Home Guard) is still wanting for military supplies. So Mainwaring can't resists illegally 'requisitioning' anything of use in the Peabody Museum of Historical Army Weapons ... See full summary »

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 113

23. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: Command Decision (1968)

29 min | Comedy, War

Three weeks later, the L.D.V. still have no military equipment, so they improvised 'weapons' and concentrate on the intricacies of unarmed combat. Mainwaring faces a dilemma when estate ... See full summary »

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 99

24. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: The Enemy Within the Gates (1968)

29 min | Comedy, War

Mainwaring's men capture a couple of German airmen.

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 91

25. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: The Showing Up of Corporal Jones (1968)

29 min | Comedy, War

The uniforms finally arrive, albeit without buttons, and all other supplies remain a matter of 'improvisation'. Grim HQ inspector Major Regan thus scolds the stuff and the black market even... See full summary »

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 87

26. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: Operation Kilt (1969)

29 min | Comedy, War

Eager as ever, Captain Mainwaring takes charge of the HQ-instructed physical training. The men's wariness to 'strip down' for it was right, Pike's mum embarrasses everyone when she drops by... See full summary »

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 84

27. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: The Battle of Godfrey's Cottage (1969)

30 min | Comedy, War

The platoon have been told that at the invasion signal, the ringing of the church bells, they must meet up at one of two rallying posts, Godfrey's cottage or the Novelty Rock Emporium. When... See full summary »

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 88

28. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: Shooting Pains (1968)

29 min | Comedy, War

Winston Churchill is to visit Walmington-on-Sea and there is rivalry between Mainwaring's outfit and the Eastgate platoon as to which of them will supply the guard of honour for him. The ... See full summary »

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 86

29. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: Wake-Up Walmington (1977)

30 min | Comedy, War

His Lordship's butler Perkins makes Captain Mainwaring lose a shooting bet by telling them to stop target practice while his master is asleep. Captain Mainwaring agrees with the platoon's ... See full summary »

Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 68

30. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: Mum's Army (1970)

30 min | Comedy, War

After Mainwaring announces that women are to join the Home Guard several lady friends of the platoon come forward, as does Fiona Gray, an elegant, quietly-spoken widow who has brought her ... See full summary »

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 96

31. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: The Making of Private Pike (1977)

31 min | Comedy, War

Captain Mainwaring's reservations to accept the 'non-combatant' role of umpire in maneuver exercises (as deputy for the Home Guard colonel) quickly disappear when he learns the job comes ... See full summary »

Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 62

32. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: Sgt. Wilson's Little Secret (1969)

29 min | Comedy, War

On parade Mainwaring notices that Wilson is looking even more distracted than usual and asks him what is wrong. Wilson has heard Mavis telling Pike that 'a little Arthur is on his way' and ... See full summary »

Director: Harold Snoad | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 75

33. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: High Finance (1975)

30 min | Comedy, War

Captain Mainwaring feels his local bank branch can no longer honor Mr. Jones's checks because his account has a five month overdraft of £50. After hours, the 'financial genius' trio goes ... See full summary »

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 64

34. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: The Face on the Poster (1975)

30 min | Comedy, War

Mainwaring scolds sergeant Wilson for his 'unmanly general appearance' because HQ is considering to upgrade his platoon to company, which could get them promoted. So he eagerly sets about ... See full summary »

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 53

35. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: Knights of Madness (1977)

31 min | Comedy, War

As part of a fund-raising pageant the Home Guard decides to put on a patriotic version of St. George and the dragon, with the dragon representing Naziism. Mainwaring is St. George in a suit... See full summary »

Directors: David Croft, Robert Knights | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 58

36. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: Number Engaged (1977)

29 min | Comedy, War

Captain Mainwaring gives a 'top secret lecture on the coastal defense warning system his platoon will guard for a weekend, only to learn even the warden knows. Trouble with Jones' van makes... See full summary »

Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 59

37. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: Don't Forget the Diver (1970)

29 min | Comedy, War

The platoon is to take part in an exercise to supposedly place a bomb in a windmill occupied by the Eastgate men. It is decided that, as the mill is by water, Frazer, in an ancient diving ... See full summary »

Director: Harold Snoad | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 77

38. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: Boots, Boots, Boots (1970)

30 min | Comedy, War

Dissent in the ranks follows after a foot inspection as a result of which Mainwaring decides the platoon need their feet toughening up and proposes bare foot football as well as a twenty ... See full summary »

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 77

39. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: Sgt - Save My Boy! (1970)

29 min | Comedy, War

The platoon are on night watch in a hut by the beach waiting for Pike to bring their tea but Pike has got himself tangled up on barbed wire on the beach in the middle of a minefield. Whilst... See full summary »

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 75

40. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: Put That Light Out! (1970)

29 min | Comedy, War

Jones, Fraser, Godfrey and Pike are trapped in the lighthouse tower at night when they accidentally illuminate the entire town for enemy bombers.

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 82

41. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: Absent Friends (1970)

30 min | Comedy, War

On return from London Mainwaring is shocked to find that almost all of the platoon are playing in a darts tournament against Hodges and the air raid wardens, which they refuse to leave, ... See full summary »

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 76

42. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: Asleep in the Deep (1972)

29 min | Comedy, War

A bomb hits the gasworks where Godfrey and Walker are on duty and the platoon and Hodges go to rescue them from a small room in which Godfrey is asleep. Jones, who is in an outer chamber, ... See full summary »

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 87

43. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: A Soldier's Farewell (1972)

29 min | Comedy, War

The platoon are at the cinema watching a Greta Garbo film but only Mainwaring stands to attention for the National Anthem and gets knocked over by the others rushing for the exit. On the ... See full summary »

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 76

44. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: Getting the Bird (1972)

27 min | Comedy, War

Rumours abound when Sergeant Wilson is seen with his arm around an attractive young woman in a WREN's uniform, causing an argument between himself and Mainwaring who catches him sleeping ... See full summary »

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 68

45. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: The Desperate Drive of Corporal Jones (1972)

28 min | Comedy, War

The platoon are on an exercise whereby everyone except for Godfrey and Jones ends up in a deserted barn. Jones sees from the map that they have been given the wrong reference and the barn ... See full summary »

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 69

46. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: If the Cap Fits.... (1972)

30 min | Comedy, War

After another of Mainwaring's long, creative 'vital' lectures, Jock is appointed spokesman to complain that the men have had enough of wasting their time. Mainwaring tries a suggestion from... See full summary »

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 70

47. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: All Is Safely Gathered In (1972)

29 min | Comedy, War