Dad's Army (1968–1977)
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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 »

Writers:

Jimmy Perry (by), David Croft (by) | 3 more credits »

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Arthur Lowe ... Capt. George Mainwaring
John Le Mesurier ... Sgt. Arthur Wilson
Clive Dunn ... LCpl. Jack Jones
John Laurie ... Pte. James Frazer
Arnold Ridley ... Pte. Charles Godfrey
Ian Lavender ... Pte. Frank Pike
Bill Pertwee ... Chief Warden Hodges
Frank Williams ... Reverend Timothy Farthing
Edward Sinclair Edward Sinclair ... Verger Maurice Yeatman
Ronnie Brody ... the GPO Man
Robert Mill Robert Mill ... the Army Captain
Kenneth MacDonald ... the Army Sergeant
Felix Bowness Felix Bowness ... the Van Driver
Colin Bean Colin Bean ... Private Sponge
Stuart McGugan ... the Scottish Sergeant
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Storyline

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 them late to relieve regular troops; they set up camp and have porridge in their bumbling fashion. After a nightly air raid, the vicar comes to say mass. Only then do they see a German bomb, caught in the very wires they guard. Getting it down is a job the GPO turns down, but Mainwaring and other old-timers volunteer themselves, all failing, while wisely reluctant Frank is forced to try more unwise monkey-methods. Written by KGF Vissers

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Plot Keywords:

ritual | fall | campfire | See All (3) »

Genres:

Comedy | War

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Details

Country:

UK

Release Date:

30 October 1977 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (77 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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During location filming, Arnold Ridley had a severe cold. He was feverish and congested. But being the trooper he was, did stand in the background during filming of the last scenes. Later, at the studio when his congestion cleared, they filmed his speaking parts. See more »

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