Dad's Army (1968–1977)

TV Series  -   -  Comedy | War
8.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.2/10 from 2,344 users  
Reviews: 37 user | 5 critic

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 »

Creator:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb at Comic-Con 2014

Follow our coverage of Comic-Con 2014, direct from San Diego July 23-27 in our Comic-Con section.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 33 titles
created 13 Oct 2012
 
a list of 35 titles
created 23 Dec 2012
 
a list of 34 titles
created 04 Jan 2013
 
a list of 49 titles
created 23 Feb 2013
 
a list of 35 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Dad's Army" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Dad's Army (1968–1977)

Dad's Army (1968–1977) on IMDb 8.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Dad's Army.

User Polls

Season:

9 | 8 | 7 | 6 | 5 | 4 | 3 | 2 | 1

Year:

1977 | 1976 | 1975 | 1974 | 1973 | 1972 | 1971 | 1970 | 1969 | 1968
1 win & 9 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

It Ain't Half Hot Mum (1974–1981)
Comedy | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The comic adventures of a group of misfits who form an extremely bad concert party touring the hot and steamy jungles of Burma entertaining the troops during World War II.

Stars: Windsor Davies, Melvyn Hayes, Donald Hewlett
'Allo 'Allo (1982–1992)
Comedy | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

René Artois runs a small café in France during World War II. He always seems to have his hands full: He's having affairs with most of his waitresses, he's keeping his wife happy, he's ... See full summary »

Stars: Gorden Kaye, Carmen Silvera, Vicki Michelle
Porridge (1974–1977)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

The prison life of Fletcher, a criminal serving a five-year sentence, as he strives to bide his time, keep his record clean, and refuses to be ground down by the prison system.

Stars: Ronnie Barker, Brian Wilde, Fulton Mackay
Steptoe and Son (1962–1974)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Classic 1960s British comedy series about a middle aged man and his elderly father who run an unsuccessful 'rag and bone' business (collecting and selling junk). Harold (the son) wants to ... See full summary »

Stars: Wilfrid Brambell, Harry H. Corbett, Frank Thornton
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

Classic comedy following the misadventures of two Wheeler Dealer brothers Del Boy and Rodney Trotter who scrape their living by selling dodgy goods believing that next year they will be millionaires.

Stars: David Jason, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Roger Lloyd Pack
Fawlty Towers (1975–1979)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

Hotel owner Basil Fawlty's incompetence, short fuse, and arrogance form a combination that ensures accidents and trouble are never far away.

Stars: John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs
Hogan's Heroes (1965–1971)
Comedy | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The inmates of a German World War II prisoner of war camp conduct an espionage and sabotage campaign right under the noses of their warders.

Stars: Bob Crane, Werner Klemperer, John Banner
Dad's Army (1971)
Comedy | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

When World War Two breaks out, the small seaside town of Walmington-on-Sea finds itself less than ably defended by the elderly and inept members of Captain Mainwaring's home guard unit. Put... See full summary »

Director: Norman Cohen
Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn
McHale's Navy (1962–1966)
Comedy | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The misadventures of a misfit PT Boat crew during World War II.

Stars: Ernest Borgnine, Joe Flynn, Tim Conway
M*A*S*H (1972–1983)
Comedy | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

The staff of an army hospital in the Korean war find that laughter is the best way to deal with their situation.

Stars: Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, Loretta Swit
Gomer Pyle: USMC (1964–1969)
Comedy | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The misadventures of a bumbling Marine named Gomer Pyle.

Stars: Jim Nabors, Frank Sutton, Ronnie Schell
The Rear Guard (TV Movie 1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  
Stars: Lou Jacobi, Cliff Norton, Eddie Foy Jr.
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Capt. George Mainwaring / ... (80 episodes, 1968-1977)
...
 Sgt. Arthur Wilson (80 episodes, 1968-1977)
...
 LCpl. Jack Jones (80 episodes, 1968-1977)
...
 Pte. James Frazer (80 episodes, 1968-1977)
...
 Pte. Charles Godfrey (80 episodes, 1968-1977)
...
 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)
...
 Chief Warden Hodges / ... (60 episodes, 1968-1977)
Edward Sinclair ...
 the Verger / ... (49 episodes, 1968-1977)
Colin Bean ...
 Private Sponge (44 episodes, 1968-1977)
...
 the Vicar / ... (40 episodes, 1969-1977)
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | War

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

31 July 1968 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Az ükhadsereg  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(80 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

John Laurie and Arnold Ridley both fought in World War One and both were wounded and invalided out of the army. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Wilson: Do you think that's wise, sir?
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Hemvärnets glada dagar (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Who Do You Think You Are Kidding, Mr. Hitler?
(opening titles)
Written by Derek Taverner and Jimmy Perry
Performed by Bud Flanagan
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

The best comedy EVER!
12 June 2001 | by (Redcar, England) – See all my reviews

Dad's Army is the best comedy ever written. It follows the Walmington-On-Sea Home Guard (part time soldiers) during the course of WW2. The platoon is led by the pompous Captain Mainwaring (Arthur Lowe), and the public school educated Sergeant Wilson (John Le Mesurier). Third in command is the decorated veteran Lance-Corporal Jones (Clive Dunn). Also in the platoon are a Cockney black-market dealing Private Walker (James Beck), a Scottish ex-Royal Navy Chief Petty Officer turned Undertaker named Fraser (John Laurie), a medic with bladder trouble named Godfrey (Arnold Ridley) and a mummy's boy named Pike (Ian Lavender). The platoon frequently gets into various types of trouble, and this usually leads to a clash with the Chief ARP Warden Hodges (Bill Pertwee).

The plots and scripts for all of the episodes are superb, and like a fine wine, the series gets better with age!.

An especially funny exchange was in the episode 'The Deadly Attachment' where the platoon are ordered to look after a U-Boat crew for the night. This exchange was recently voted the funniest moment ever in a comedy series!

If you don't watch this brilliant series, make sure you see it soon, and if you don't find it funny, you will never laugh at anything!


28 of 28 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Least favourite episode johnpstinchcombe
that GET KNOTTED remark........ theterrilliser
Your Least Favourite Character general_pudding
Cpl Jones too old? Maureen5
Sgt. Wilson BenAdams1983
Complete Box Set jonthomas83
Discuss Dad's Army (1968) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?