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Dad's Army

  • 1968
  • Season 1
  • 6 episodes
  • Sitcom
  • Drama

Summary

Mainwaring responds to the call to set up a Local Defence Volunteers platoon; tries to secure equipment that could see off potential Nazi invaders; and nearly loses command of the platoon.

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Episode 6: Shooting Pains

Summary

Prime Minister Winston Churchill is to visit Walmington-on-Sea, and there is a shooting contest between Captain Mainwaring's unit and a rival platoon from nearby Eastgate to see who will have the honour of guarding him. Classic comedy first aired in 1968, guest starring Barbara Windsor, with Arthur Lowe and John Le Mesurier

Review

Lovely, but also sad, to see the late Barbara Windsor guest-starring in this 1968 parade for the Walmington-on-Sea platoon. Babs plays the exotically named Laura la Plaz, a stage crack-shot whose help is covertly needed in a spot of Home Guard target practice. But first she has to drag up in army fatigues, pebble glasses and moustache. 

Look out, too, for a cameo from Dad’s Army creator Jimmy Perry as an awful stand-up comedian. Six episodes in and the friction between Mainwaring and Wilson – one of the show’s comedy keystones – is in full flow. 

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Details

Released on
1968-09-04
Languages
Formats
Black and white

Credits

Cast

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Capt MainwaringArthur Lowe
Sgt WilsonJohn Le Mesurier
Cpl JonesClive Dunn
Pte FrazerJohn Laurie
Pte WalkerJames Beck
Pte GodfreyArnold Ridley
Pte PikeIan Lavender
Mrs PikeJanet Davies
Janet KingCaroline Dowdeswell
Laura La PlazBarbara Windsor
Major ReganMartin Wyldeck

Crew

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WriterJimmy Perry
WriterDavid Croft
ProducerDavid Croft

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  • Summary

    Prime Minister Winston Churchill is to visit Walmington-on-Sea, and there is a shooting contest between Captain Mainwaring's unit and a rival platoon from nearby Eastgate to see who will have the honour of guarding him. Classic comedy first aired in 1968, guest starring Barbara Windsor, with Arthur Lowe and John Le Mesurier

    Review

    Lovely, but also sad, to see the late Barbara Windsor guest-starring in this 1968 parade for the Walmington-on-Sea platoon. Babs plays the exotically named Laura la Plaz, a stage crack-shot whose help is covertly needed in a spot of Home Guard target practice. But first she has to drag up in army fatigues, pebble glasses and moustache. 

    Look out, too, for a cameo from Dad’s Army creator Jimmy Perry as an awful stand-up comedian. Six episodes in and the friction between Mainwaring and Wilson – one of the show’s comedy keystones – is in full flow. 

    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

    Released on
    1968-09-04
    Languages
    Formats
    Black and white

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    Capt MainwaringArthur Lowe
    Sgt WilsonJohn Le Mesurier
    Cpl JonesClive Dunn
    Pte FrazerJohn Laurie
    Pte WalkerJames Beck
    Pte GodfreyArnold Ridley
    Pte PikeIan Lavender
    Mrs PikeJanet Davies
    Janet KingCaroline Dowdeswell
    Laura La PlazBarbara Windsor
    Major ReganMartin Wyldeck

    Crew

    rolename
    WriterJimmy Perry
    WriterDavid Croft
    ProducerDavid Croft
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