Dad's Army (1968–1977)
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The Loneliness of the Long Distance Walker 

"The Loneliness of the Long Distance Walker" is an episode of Dad's Army starring Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, and Clive Dunn. When Private Walker gets his call-up papers to join the regular army it comes as a shock to the platoon because he is useful to them for his black market activities. Wilson is chairing a ... See full summary »

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Episode credited cast:
... Capt. George Mainwaring
... Sgt. Arthur Wilson
... LCpl. Jack Jones
... Pte. James Frazer
... Pte. Joe Walker
... Pte. Charles Godfrey
... Pte. Frank Pike
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Colin Bean ... Private Sponge
... Mr. Reed
Diana King ... Chairwoman
... Capt. Cutts
Robert Lankesheer ... Medical Officer
Larry Martyn ... Soldier
Gilda Perry ... Blonde
... War Office Brigadier
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When Private Walker gets his call-up papers to join the regular army it comes as a shock to the platoon because he is useful to them for his black market activities. Wilson is chairing a committee and tries to get him turned down whilst Jones has him jumping off a ladder barefoot to induce flat feet. Ultimately he does get turned down because he is allergic to corned beef. Written by don @ minifie-1

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15 March 1969 (UK)  »

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1.33 : 1
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This episode is currently missing from the BBC's television archives after staff wiped the tapes so they could reuse them. This is one of three episodes that are still missing from the archives. The other two are Dad's Army: A Stripe for Frazer (1969) and Dad's Army: Under Fire (1969). See more »

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References The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962) See more »

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