Dad's Army (1968–1977)
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The Recruit 

Whilst Mainwaring is in hospital Sergeant Wilson is in charge. Following the speedy departure of Walker back to London, leaving only a note behind, Wilson decides to make up the platoon's ... See full summary »

Director:

David Croft (uncredited)

Writers:

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

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Arthur Lowe ... Capt. George Mainwaring
John Le Mesurier ... Sgt. Arthur Wilson
Clive Dunn ... LCpl. Jack Jones
John Laurie ... Pte. James Frazer
James Beck ... Pte. Joe Walker (credit only)
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
Susan Majolier Susan Majolier ... the Nurse
Lindsey Dunn Lindsey Dunn ... Hamish
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Storyline

Whilst Mainwaring is in hospital Sergeant Wilson is in charge. Following the speedy departure of Walker back to London, leaving only a note behind, Wilson decides to make up the platoon's numbers by allowing the vicar and the verger to join. Needless to say both of them are hopeless and the verger causes trouble by hitting a cheeky young lad who turns out to be Hodges' nephew. These new recruits are not in the Home Guard for very long. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Genres:

Comedy | War

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

UK

Release Date:

12 December 1973 (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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Did You Know?

Trivia

When Pike is talking about Angels with Dirty Faces (1938), he mistakenly names the stars as James Cagney and Spencer Tracy, rather than Cagney and Pat O'Brien. Similarly, he later names Edward G. Robinson as starring in Scarface (1932). This is in keeping with Pike's immaturity and lack of knowledge. (However, the errors were corrected for the subsequent radio adaptation). See more »

Connections

References Little Caesar (1931) See more »

Soundtracks

Oft In Danger, Oft In Woe
(uncredited)
Lyrics by Henry Kirke White and Frances Sara Fuller-Maitland
Sung by Edward Sinclair (the verger) whilst on guard duty
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