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Release Date:
31 July 1968 (UK) See more »
Popular BBC comedy series set in the fictional south coast seaside town of Walmington-On-Sea during World War 2... See more »
1 win & 9 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
now I'm a believer! See more (37 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 12 of 77)

Arthur Lowe ... Capt. George Mainwaring / ... (80 episodes, 1968-1977)

John Le Mesurier ... Sgt. Arthur Wilson (80 episodes, 1968-1977)

Clive Dunn ... LCpl. Jack Jones (80 episodes, 1968-1977)

John Laurie ... Pte. James Frazer (80 episodes, 1968-1977)

Arnold Ridley ... Pte. Charles Godfrey (80 episodes, 1968-1977)

Ian Lavender ... Pte. Frank Pike (80 episodes, 1968-1977)
Bud Flanagan ... The Voice of (76 episodes, 1968-1977)
James Beck ... Pte. Joe Walker (60 episodes, 1968-1973)

Bill Pertwee ... Chief Warden Hodges / ... (60 episodes, 1968-1977)
Edward Sinclair ... the Verger / ... (49 episodes, 1968-1977)
Colin Bean ... Private Sponge (44 episodes, 1968-1977)

Frank Williams ... the Vicar / ... (40 episodes, 1969-1977)

Series Directed by
David Croft (71 episodes, 1968-1977)
Harold Snoad (5 episodes, 1969-1970)
Bob Spiers (4 episodes, 1977)
Series Writing credits
David Croft (80 episodes, 1968-1977)
Jimmy Perry (80 episodes, 1968-1977)
Harold Snoad (1 episode, 1970)

Series Produced by
David Croft .... producer (80 episodes, 1968-1977)
Series Film Editing by
Bob Rymer (21 episodes, 1969-1973)
Bill Harris (15 episodes, 1970-1974)
John Stothart (4 episodes, 1975)
John Dunstan (4 episodes, 1977)
Series Production Design by
Paul Joel (49 episodes, 1968-1973)
Robert Berk (7 episodes, 1975)
Alan Hunter-Craig (6 episodes, 1968)
Bryan Ellis (6 episodes, 1974)
Ray London (4 episodes, 1969)
Richard Hunt (3 episodes, 1969)
Tim Gleeson (3 episodes, 1977)
Geoff Powell (3 episodes, 1977)
Oliver Bayldon (2 episodes, 1969)
Series Costume Design by
Susan Wheal (3 episodes, 1972-1973)
Series Makeup Department
Sylvia Thornton .... makeup artist (20 episodes, 1974-1977)
Cynthia Goodwin .... makeup artist / make up (6 episodes, 1970-1972)
Penny Bell .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1970-1971)
Anna Chesterman .... make up / makeup artist (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
Series Sound Department
Michael McCarthy .... sound / sound: studio (45 episodes, 1969-1976)
Les Collins .... sound recordist / film sound (12 episodes, 1970-1972)
John Gatland .... sound recordist / film sound (9 episodes, 1973-1974)
James Cole .... sound (8 episodes, 1968-1969)
John Delany .... sound (6 episodes, 1972)
Alan Machin .... sound / sound: studio (6 episodes, 1975)
Laurie Taylor .... sound: studio / sound (6 episodes, 1977)
John Holmes .... sound (4 episodes, 1969-1970)
Ron Blight .... sound recordist (4 episodes, 1972)
Bill Chesneau .... film sound (4 episodes, 1975)
Graham Bedwell .... film sound (4 episodes, 1977)
Keith Bowden .... grams operator (4 episodes, 1977)
Clive Derbyshire .... boom operator (3 episodes, 1973)
Mike Roberts .... grams operator (2 episodes, 1977)
Series Special Effects by
Peter Day .... special effects (7 episodes, 1969)
Series Visual Effects by
Peter Day .... visual effects (15 episodes, 1970-1975)
Martin Gutteridge .... visual effects (4 episodes, 1977)
Tony Harding .... visual effects (2 episodes, 1972)
Jim Ward .... visual effects (2 episodes, 1974)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Howard King .... lighting / studio lighting (60 episodes, 1969-1977)
James Balfour .... film cameraman (26 episodes, 1969-1973)
George Summers .... lighting (17 episodes, 1968-1970)
Stewart A. Farnell .... film cameraman (12 episodes, 1970-1972)
Peter Chapman .... film cameraman (8 episodes, 1975-1977)
Alan Jonas .... film cameraman (6 episodes, 1968)
Len Newson .... film cameraman (4 episodes, 1974)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mary Husband .... costumes (14 episodes, 1975-1977)
Susan Wheal .... costumes (8 episodes, 1972-1974)
George W. Ward .... costumes (3 episodes, 1968-1970)
Michael Burdle .... costumes (2 episodes, 1969)
Barbara Kronig .... costumes (2 episodes, 1970)
Series Editorial Department
Angela Beveridge .... vision mixer (6 episodes, 1977)
Series Music Department
Band of H.M. Coldstream Guards .... musicians: band / musician: band / ... (80 episodes, 1968-1977)
Trevor L. Sharpe .... conductor: The Band of the Coldstream Guards / conductor (80 episodes, 1968-1977)
Series Other crew
Charles Garland .... series editor (31 episodes, 1968-1977)
Jo Austin .... production assistant (8 episodes, 1975-1976)
Bob Spiers .... production assistant (6 episodes, 1974)
Susan Belbin .... assistant floor manager (6 episodes, 1977)
Gordon Elsbury .... production assistant (6 episodes, 1977)
Judy Littler .... floor assistant (6 episodes, 1977)
Hilary West .... producer's assistant (6 episodes, 1977)
Brendan Carr .... technical manager (5 episodes, 1977)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
30 min (80 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:G (some episodes) | Australia:PG (some episodes) | Singapore:PG

Did You Know?

Three episodes of this series ("Dad's Army: The Loneliness of the Long Distance Walker (#2.3)" (1969), "Dad's Army: A Stripe for Frazer (#2.5)" (1969) and "Dad's Army: Under Fire (#2.6)" (1969)) are no longer thought to exist (although the off-air soundtrack to one, "Dad's Army: A Stripe for Frazer (#2.5)" (1969), was recovered in 2008), after an archive purge at the BBC in the 1970s saw the destruction of the only known copies. Until recently, there were five missing episodes (all from the second season) before an appeal by the BBC called "Treasure Hunt" saw the return of two 16mm film recordings ("Dad's Army: Operation Kilt (#2.1)" (1969) and "Dad's Army: The Battle of Godfrey's Cottage (#2.2)" (1969)) taken from the original video tapes. These recordings had been dumped in a skip outside the Elstree Studios when they were found and taken home by one of the studio staff, 30 years before. After seeing the 'Treasure Hunt' appeal on TV in 2001, the prints were returned by a friend of the staff member, to whom the prints had been entrusted.See more »
Factual errors: 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 »
Frazer:I am refusing to obey.
Mainwaring:You'll be in charge of the liquor permits, Frazer.
Frazer:I'm right behind you, Captain.
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12 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
now I'm a believer!, 15 June 2008
Author: adam-1009 from Poland

When I first saw "Dad's Army" on BBC Prime I thought that this is really corny one and since it was going on and on with only few laughs I gave up. Then after few weeks when I put BBC Prime again it was "Dad's Army" again, same episodes and again it wasn't as funny as other British comedy series, so again I gave up.

But lately I've seen the whole series from the beginning (since black & white episodes) and this time it all finally began to make sense. Finally I've seen the light and what kind of approach you need to like this series - usually it isn't LOL-funny, but with more subtle kind of humor. After seeing the whole series even the episodes I've seen before and didn't like make sense and I know what was funny about it.

Now I can say that "Dad's Army" is really great series with wonderful ideas, great cast and leaves something within you - now when I watch some films with people in uniforms I usually expect to hear "do you think it's wise", "stupid boy", "they don't like up them" or "permission to worry you, sir".

A really "must see" kind of TV history!

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