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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 40 episodes, 1968-1971
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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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Runtime:

(80 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

As of March 2017, due to the loss of three of the episodes, in a usable television broadcast condition for 2017, season two currently consists of a television broadcast run of just three thirty-minute episodes. The rest of the entire series run remains intact, apart from the loss of several short specials sketches. 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?
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Connections

Referenced in A Very English Scandal: Episode #1.3 (2018) See more »

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Who Do You Think You Are Kidding, Mr. Hitler?
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Written by Derek Taverner and Jimmy Perry
Performed by Band of H.M. Coldstream Guards
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The best comedy EVER!
12 June 2001 | by kennezSee 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!


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