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Dad's Army 

A ragtag group of Home Guard volunteers prepare for an imminent German invasion during World War II.

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Jimmy Perry
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Cast

Series cast summary:
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
James Beck ...  Pte. Joe Walker 60 episodes, 1968-1973
Bill Pertwee ...  Chief Warden Hodges 60 episodes, 1968-1977
Edward Sinclair Edward Sinclair ...  Verger Maurice Yeatman 49 episodes, 1968-1977
Colin Bean Colin Bean ...  Private Sponge 46 episodes, 1968-1977
Frank Williams ...  Reverend Timothy Farthing 40 episodes, 1969-1977
Janet Davies ...  Mrs. Mavis Pike 30 episodes, 1968-1977
Robert Raglan ...  the Colonel / ... 17 episodes, 1970-1977
Pamela Cundell Pamela Cundell ...  Mrs. Fox 13 episodes, 1969-1977
Harold Bennett ...  Mr. Bluett 13 episodes, 1969-1977
Olive Mercer Olive Mercer ...  Mrs. Yeatman 9 episodes, 1969-1977
Eric Longworth Eric Longworth ...  the Town Clerk / ... 8 episodes, 1972-1977
Geoffrey Lumsden Geoffrey Lumsden ...  Captain Square / ... 8 episodes, 1968-1977
Bud Flanagan Bud Flanagan ...  The Voice of 53 episodes, 1968-1972
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Storyline

A ragtag group of Home Guard volunteers prepare for an imminent German invasion during World War II.

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Comedy | War

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 July 1968 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Armata lui Bunicu See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(80 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Jimmy Perry based the character of Private Pike on his own background and his experiences during the war. He originally wrote the part of Private Walker, the spiv, for himself to play, but David Croft vetoed this on the grounds that other cast members would think Perry had taken the best part for himself. See more »

Goofs

On multiple occasions throughout the series Bill Pertwee (Chief Warden Hodges) can clearly be seen mouthing dialogue of the other actors. See more »

Quotes

Pike: I'll tell mum.
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In a word.....Outstanding!
19 February 2001 | by wishkah7See all my reviews

Yet another favorite British sit-com of mine. Dad's Army takes place in WW2 and centers around a bunch of misfit soliders with problems which would ordinarly keep someone out of the military. One of the soliders is a dim-witted Momma's boy (Ian Lavender), and he's also my favorite character in this show! Just like any other British sit-com I've seen, the characters and storylines are very provacative and outstanding! Also, one of the actors in this was in that movie "Invasion Quartet". Can't remember his name, though. Though I wonder what Ian Lavender is doing nowadays.

My favorite episode was the one where they decided to take the day off to play Cricket. Dad's Army will keep you laughing from beginning to end! This show also pops up on PBS periodically. Catch it if you can! The downside is that my friends from work haven't even heard of these British sit-coms that I like. I'm the only one who's a fan. Unfortunatly, they're all into Malcolm in the Middle, That 70's Show, and Titus. But comparing those shows to British sit-coms would be like comparing The French Connection and Casablanca to American Pie and 10 Things I Hate About You.


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