Dad's Army (1968–1977)

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Popular BBC comedy series set in the fictional south coast seaside town of Walmington-On-Sea during World War 2. Alternating moments of gentle character comedy with broad slapstick, it ... See full summary »

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 Capt. George Mainwaring / ... (80 episodes, 1968-1977)
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 Sgt. Arthur Wilson (80 episodes, 1968-1977)
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 LCpl. Jack Jones (80 episodes, 1968-1977)
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 Pte. James Frazer (80 episodes, 1968-1977)
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 Pte. Charles Godfrey (80 episodes, 1968-1977)
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 Pte. Frank Pike (80 episodes, 1968-1977)
Bud Flanagan ...
 The Voice of (74 episodes, 1968-1977)
James Beck ...
 Pte. Joe Walker (60 episodes, 1968-1973)
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 Chief Warden Hodges / ... (60 episodes, 1968-1977)
Edward Sinclair ...
 the Verger / ... (49 episodes, 1968-1977)
Colin Bean ...
 Private Sponge (44 episodes, 1968-1977)
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 the Vicar / ... (40 episodes, 1969-1977)
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Popular BBC comedy series set in the fictional south coast seaside town of Walmington-On-Sea during World War 2. Alternating moments of gentle character comedy with broad slapstick, it recounts the misadventures of the local voluntary defence force (or 'Home Guard') consisting of men too old or 'unfit' for military service. They are led by the pompous Mainwaring, manager of the local bank, and consist of the suave, mild-mannered Sergeant Wilson , Lance-Corporal Jones, the town's butcher and an old soldier prone to hysteria, cockney spiv Walker, dour Scots undertaker Frazer, gentle, elderly and incontinent Godfrey and dim-witted mummy's boy, Pike, whose mother is 'friendly' with Wilson. They are based in the Church hall where there is much friction between Mainwaring, the effeminate Vicar, his creeping Verger and ARP Warden Hodges (the grocer) who calls Mainwaring 'Napoleon' and strongly dislikes him. The 80 episodes (the last 68 made in colour) have been frequently repeated, many are ... Written by Allen Dace <a.w.dace@maff.gov.uk>

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On 19th June 2010 a life-size bronze statue of Captain Mainwaring, seated on a bench by the Bell and Old Anchor Hotels in Thetford, Norfolk (the market town having doubled as Walmington-on-Sea throughout the series, with many of the cast and crew based at the hotels during filming) was unveiled by David Croft, with Bill Pertwee and Pamela Cundell in attendance. The statue was the work of sculptor Sean Hedges-Quinn, and funded by the local Friends of Dad's Army Museum. See more »

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Throughout the series LCPL Jones is the only member of the platoon to wear medal ribbons on his uniform. Frazer, Wilson, and Godfrey (and possibly others) all saw service in WWI and would have medals and ribbons, and would most likely have worn them proudly as well. See more »

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Pike: I'll tell mum.
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Best TV programme ever made
20 November 2003 | by (Switzerland) – See all my reviews

Dad's Army is my favourite TV programme of all time. It is just a work of genius. Jimmy Perry & David Croft really knew how to write a good script. Like Perry said the cast was right, the time was right, the script was right, the tunes were right and the whole situation was right which was what made Dad's Army a miracle. All the gags, jokes, tunes and atmosphere's are all hilarious, jolly and wonderful. It's why Dad's Army has always and will be one of the most popular programmes in TV history. Set in World War II of course it shows you the hilarities of pompous kind-hearted bank manager Captain Mainweering (Arthur Lowe), charming upper-class twit cheif bank clerk Sergeant Wilson (John Le Mesurier), kind old fool and long time soldier now butcher Corporal Jones (Clive Dunn) and many other hilarious characters. With these men of course operating the Walmington-On-Sea Home Guard disasters can of course happen even if at the end of the day it turns out the the platoon is needed to pick up the pieces. The men themselves give the war a brighter atmosphere. With the platoon having the most bizarre members like Private Frazer (John Laurie) being an undertakes, Private Walker (James Beck) being a spinster, Private Godfrey (Arnold Ridley) being a retired old aged pensioner and Private Pike (Ian Lavender) being a complete pansy and mummy's boy. Also with the gay and meaning well Rev. Timothy Farthing, the sneaky Verger and the platoons arch enemy Warden & Greencrocer & common git Bill Hodges (Bill Pertwee). Even though situations that the men get into may be a bit bizarre they always come out the other end feeling victorius. And why shouldn't they having proved to the whole town that they are not just a bunch of pomous, twitish, foolish, dirty and some other stuff. My favourite episode of Dads Army has "The Deadly Attachment". Reason is that it has the men coming face to face with the Germans and seeing the hilarities of getting out of it. Also other episodes like "Time On My Hands", "Keep Young And Beautiful" and "No Spring For Frazer" I still find really hilarious and stimulating. The show will undoubtedly go on forever being known as the programme that changed the face of television forever.


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