8.1/10
5,704
43 user 6 critic

Dad's Army 

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

Creator:

Jimmy Perry
Reviews
Popularity
2,552 ( 1)

Episodes

Seasons


Years



9   8   7   6   5   4   3   2   1  
1977   1976   1975   1974   1973   1972   … See all »
3 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Edit

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 31 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
Freddie White Freddie White ...  Platoon Member unknown episodes
Freddie Wiles Freddie Wiles ...  Platoon Member unknown episodes
Talfryn Thomas ...  Private Cheeseman / ... 6 episodes, 1973-1974
Bud Flanagan Bud Flanagan ...  The Voice of 80 episodes, 1968-1977
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | War

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Pike's occasional girlfriend Ivy was played by Ian Lavender's wife in one of her appearances, season six, episode two, Dad's Army: My British Buddy (1973). See more »

Goofs

In the episode Dad's Army: Mum's Army, Mrs. Fox reveals her first name to be Marcia, but in later episodes she is called Mildred. See more »

Quotes

Frazer: Captain Mainwaring. Did I ever tell you the story about the old, empty barn.
Mainwaring: Um. No.
Frazer: Would you like to hear the story about the old, empty barn?
Mainwaring: Um. Yes. Listen everybody. Frazer's going to tell us the story about the old empty barn.
Frazer: Right. The story of the old empty barn. Well. There was nothing in it.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in QI: Fire and Freezing (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Come on. Hold my hand now
See more »

User Reviews

The best comedy series of all time
16 May 2005 | by chris_gaskin123See all my reviews

I've seen lots of episodes of Dad's Army and it has to be the best comedy series of all time, even though I wasn't born when it started and too young to remember it when it finished.

It is about the Home Guard of the fictional Southern coastal town of Walmington-on-Sea and what they got up to, often falling out with Warden Hodges.

The cast: Arthur Lowe as Captain Mainwaring, John Le Mesurier as Seargent Wilson, Clive Dunn as Corperal Jones ("Don't Panic"), Ian Lavender as Pike (Stupid Boy), John Laurie as Frasor ("Doomed"), Arnold Ridley as Godfrey, James Beck as Walker, Bill Pertwee as Warden Hodges ("You ruddy hooligans"), Frank Williams as the Vicar (Timothy Farthing) and Edward Sinclair as the Verger, Mr Yateman.

Only a few of the cast are still alive today: Ian Lavender who is currently in EastEnders but is about to leave, Bill Pertwee, Clive Dunn and Frank Williams. James Beck died young of a heart attack before Dad's Army finished completely.

My favourite episode has to be The Deadly Attachment.

Dad's Army is still occasionally repeated on BBC1 and BBC2 and is always a pleasure to see it again. They certainly don't make 'em like this anymore.


13 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 43 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »
Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 July 1968 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Dad's Army See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(80 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono | DTS (3.1 Surround) (DVD release)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed