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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(80 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Other Home Guard platoons in the series include nearby Eastgate (commanded by Captain Square), Southgate, Dymwych (led by Captain Ashley-Jones) and Littlebourne-on-Sea. 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

Walker: They'll be no German planes over tonight.
[air-raid sirens start]
Jones: Why did you have to open your big mouth?
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Referenced in Hemvärnets glada dagar (2006) See more »

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User Reviews

You Stupid Boy!
10 December 2003 | by otis167See all my reviews

Capt. Mainwaring would frequently utter the above phrase, and then immediately do something much more stupid than young Private Pike could ever accomplish. This is one of the reasons why this colorful program is one of my favorites (pardon my American English spelling).

The scripts are good, but what really make this show brilliant are the great characters and the wonderful actors. It must have been very difficult to get elderly actors to do zany slapstick comedy, but the directors managed to do it beautifully.

The contrast of young and old, and middle class and working class people in perpetual conflict is really great fun to watch. More egos are deflated in this series than ever before, and with hilarious results.

Instead of watching the horrible news accounts of the Iraq War, watch a video tape of Dad's Army. This a very funny remembrance of a much better era.


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