Dad's Army (1968–1977)
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The Making of Private Pike 

Captain Mainwaring's reservations to accept the 'non-combatant' role of umpire in maneuver exercises (as deputy for the Home Guard colonel) quickly disappear when he learns the job comes ... See full summary »

Writers:

Jimmy Perry (by), David Croft (by) | 3 more credits »

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Arthur Lowe ... Capt. George Mainwaring
John Le Mesurier ... Sgt. Arthur Wilson
Clive Dunn ... LCpl. Jack Jones
John Laurie ... Pte. James Frazer
Arnold Ridley ... Pte. Charles Godfrey
Ian Lavender ... Pte. Frank Pike
Bill Pertwee ... Chief Warden Hodges
Frank Williams ... Reverend Timothy Farthing
Edward Sinclair Edward Sinclair ... Verger Maurice Yeatman
Jean Gilpin ... Sylvia
Anthony Sharp ... the Colonel
Jeffrey Segal Jeffrey Segal ... the Brigadier
Pamela Cundell Pamela Cundell ... Mrs. Fox
Janet Davies ... Mrs. Mavis Pike
Melita Manger Melita Manger ... Nora
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Storyline

Captain Mainwaring's reservations to accept the 'non-combatant' role of umpire in maneuver exercises (as deputy for the Home Guard colonel) quickly disappear when he learns the job comes with a non-assigned staff car. His platoon might be allowed to keep this car, but he makes the mistake of bragging in advance it would be some sort of limousine, so the less grand model gets him generally laughed at. Next Jones' remarks about military car seating etiquette starts an unmusical dance of chairs in it. Pike's eagerness to be allowed in it as runner and general boyish pride are irresponsibly stirred by warden Hodges's niece Sylvia, a regular army driver and the only girl to look at him in times, who besots him to go to the pictures and makes him take the car, ignoring Jones didn't put the petrol in. Written by KGF Vissers

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Genres:

Comedy | War

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Country:

UK

Release Date:

9 October 1977 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Jean Gilpin didn't have a driving licence at the time of filming. See more »

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The shield emblem on the staff car's left front fender changes from early in the show to the end. See more »

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