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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
Freddie White Freddie White ...  Platoon Member (uncredited) 7 episodes, 1970-1977
Freddie Wiles Freddie Wiles ...  Platoon Member (uncredited) 7 episodes, 1970-1977
Talfryn Thomas ...  Private Cheeseman / ... 6 episodes, 1973-1974
Bud Flanagan Bud Flanagan ...  The Voice of 80 episodes, 1968-1977
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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

With the death of Clive Dunn (Corporal Jones) on November 6, 2012, Ian Lavender (Private Pike) is the last surviving main cast member to have played a member of the Home Guard platoon. See more »

Goofs

In the first episode, Sergeant Wilson mentions that he served as a Sergeant in the Royal Artillery during the First World War. But, in the last episode, he appears in his old uniform as a Captain. 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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Connections

Referenced in Jonathan Ross Salutes 'Dad's Army' (2008) See more »

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It the ha-ha-happy days
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now I'm a believer!
15 June 2008 | by adam-1009See all my reviews

When I first saw "Dad's Army" on BBC Prime I thought that this is really corny one and since it was going on and on with only few laughs I gave up. Then after few weeks when I put BBC Prime again it was "Dad's Army" again, same episodes and again it wasn't as funny as other British comedy series, so again I gave up.

But lately I've seen the whole series from the beginning (since black & white episodes) and this time it all finally began to make sense. Finally I've seen the light and what kind of approach you need to like this series - usually it isn't LOL-funny, but with more subtle kind of humor. After seeing the whole series even the episodes I've seen before and didn't like make sense and I know what was funny about it.

Now I can say that "Dad's Army" is really great series with wonderful ideas, great cast and leaves something within you - now when I watch some films with people in uniforms I usually expect to hear "do you think it's wise", "stupid boy", "they don't like up them" or "permission to worry you, sir".

A really "must see" kind of TV history!


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