Dad's Army

Series 6 - 3. The Royal Train

The Royal Train
Radio Times
Review by:
Mark Braxton

Dad’s Army goes a bit Mack Sennett in this episode when a sealed-order mission turns into a frantic choo-choo chase. King George VI is due to pass through the station, but a mix-up between sleeping pills and saccharine puts a spanner - or a defective brake wheel - in the works.

One false alarm sees Captain Mainwaring moving along a stopped train while sheepishly inquiring, “Your Majesty, are you there?” But the sight of the Vicar, Verger and Hodges on a pump trolley takes some beating.

About this programme

3/7. Captain Mainwaring and the platoon are asked to provide a guard of honour for a royal train carrying George VI that is passing through Walmington-on-Sea, but another locomotive confounds their plans. Classic comedy first broadcast in 1973, starring Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier and Clive Dunn.

Cast and crew


Capt Mainwaring
Arthur Lowe
Sgt Wilson
John Le Mesurier
Cpl Jones
Clive Dunn
Pte Frazer
John Laurie
Pte Walker
James Beck
Pte Godfrey
Arnold Ridley
Pte Pike
Ian Lavender
Warden Hodges
Bill Pertwee
Frank Williams
Edward Sinclair
Station Master
William Moore


David Croft
Jimmy Perry
David Croft