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Dad's Army

  • 1975
  • Season 8
  • 8 episodes
  • Drama
  • Sitcom

Summary

The platoon is selected to appear in an army training film; Pike receives his call-up papers and unexpectedly passes his medical; and learns his cottage is scheduled for demolition to make way for a new airstrip.

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Episode 1: Ring Dem Bells

Summary

The members of Walmington-on-Sea's Home Guard platoon are excited when they hear they have been selected to appear in an army training film - but Captain Mainwaring refuses to take part when he finds out he and his men are to play Nazi soldiers. Classic comedy first aired in 1975, starring Arthur Lowe and John Le Mesurier

Review

“I like being an officer, don’t you, Uncle Arthur?” No, Pike and Wilson haven’t been promoted, but are strutting around in German uniforms in this 1975 knockabout caper. The platoon is taking part in a training film, and Mainwaring turns puce when it transpires they’ll be playing Nazis. Injured pride is the least of his worries, however…

Ian Lavender makes the most of his expanded role as a haughty, monocle-wearing officer — it was one of his favourite stories — and watch for Bill Pertwee, Frank Williams and Edward Sinclair running in character as Hodges, the Vicar and the Verger.

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Cast

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Capt MainwaringArthur Lowe
Sgt WilsonJohn Le Mesurier
Pte PikeIan Lavender
Cpl JonesClive Dunn
Pte GodfreyArnold Ridley
Pte FrazerJohn Laurie
Chief Warden HodgesBill Pertwee
Rev Timothy FarthingFrank Williams
The VergerEdward Sinclair
ColonelRobert Raglan
Queenie BealHilda Fenemore
Harold FosterJohn Bardon
LandlordJack Haig
Doris the barmaidJanet Mahoney

Crew

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WriterJimmy Perry
WriterDavid Croft
ProducerDavid Croft
DirectorDavid Croft

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  • Episode 1

    Ring Dem Bells

    Summary

    The members of Walmington-on-Sea's Home Guard platoon are excited when they hear they have been selected to appear in an army training film - but Captain Mainwaring refuses to take part when he finds out he and his men are to play Nazi soldiers. Classic comedy first aired in 1975, starring Arthur Lowe and John Le Mesurier

    Review

    “I like being an officer, don’t you, Uncle Arthur?” No, Pike and Wilson haven’t been promoted, but are strutting around in German uniforms in this 1975 knockabout caper. The platoon is taking part in a training film, and Mainwaring turns puce when it transpires they’ll be playing Nazis. Injured pride is the least of his worries, however…

    Ian Lavender makes the most of his expanded role as a haughty, monocle-wearing officer — it was one of his favourite stories — and watch for Bill Pertwee, Frank Williams and Edward Sinclair running in character as Hodges, the Vicar and the Verger.

    How to watch

    Next showing

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming providers below.

    Streaming

    We may earn commission from links on this page. Our editorial is always independent (learn more)

    Details

    Languages
    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    Capt MainwaringArthur Lowe
    Sgt WilsonJohn Le Mesurier
    Pte PikeIan Lavender
    Cpl JonesClive Dunn
    Pte GodfreyArnold Ridley
    Pte FrazerJohn Laurie
    Chief Warden HodgesBill Pertwee
    Rev Timothy FarthingFrank Williams
    The VergerEdward Sinclair
    ColonelRobert Raglan
    Queenie BealHilda Fenemore
    Harold FosterJohn Bardon
    LandlordJack Haig
    Doris the barmaidJanet Mahoney

    Crew

    rolename
    WriterJimmy Perry
    WriterDavid Croft
    ProducerDavid Croft
    DirectorDavid Croft
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