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The Honourable Man

Series 6 - Episode 5 The Honourable Man



Anyone who enjoys the class collisions of Mainwaring and Wilson will be in heaven with this episode. In The Honourable Man, Wilson becomes entitled following the death of his uncle. The news induces pride in Pike and his beaming mother, but brings out an assortment of colours in the Captain, including red for apoplexy and green for jealousy. 

The welcoming preparations for a visiting Russian worker cause further explosions of pomposity. But the many other weapons in Dad’s arsenal are discharged with equal efficacy, from Walker’s leavening cockiness to Jones’s “cobblers”. It’s a beauty. 


Sergeant Wilson inherits a title following the death of an elderly relative and joins the aristocracy - much to Mainwaring's annoyance. Classic comedy first aired in 1973, starring John Le Mesurier and Arthur Lowe.

Cast & 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
ARP Warden Hodges Bill Pertwee
Rev Timothy Farthing Frank Williams
The Verger Edward Sinclair
Town Clerk Eric Longworth
Mrs Pike Janet Davies
Russian Gabor Vernon
Interpreter Hana-Maria Pravda
Colonel Robert Raglan
Mrs Fox Pamela Cundell
Major Fred McNaughthon
Director David Croft
Producer David Croft
Writer Jimmy Perry
Writer David Croft
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