The Face on the Poster

Series 8 - Episode 6 The Face on the Poster



In this 1975 episode, Captain Mainwaring implements a recruitment drive for the platoon that requires a face to go on the accompanying poster. But whose should it be? “We should all vote in a secret ballet,” suggests Jones, unhelpfully.

The lance-corporal’s subsequent arrest after a printing mix-up makes for an awkward third act, but high spots include Godfrey’s mortified expression at the suggestion that he’s being rude (“He was sort of slightly hurt all the time,” show creator Jimmy Perry once said of his character), and a guest appearance from Carry On stalwart Peter Butterworth as Mr Bugden the harassed printer.


Captain Mainwaring initiates a recruitment campaign to attract new blood to Walmington-on-Sea's Home Guard - but makes the mistake of leaving Wilson in charge of the poster. Classic comedy first shown in 1975, starring Arthur Lowe and John Le Mesurier.

Cast & Crew

Capt Mainwaring Arthur Lowe
Sgt Wilson John Le Mesurier
L Cpl Jones Clive Dunn
Pte Frazer John Laurie
Pte Godfrey Arnold Ridley
Pte Pike Ian Lavender
Vicar Frank Williams
The Verger Edward Sinclair
Chief Warden Hodges Bill Pertwee
Pte Sponge Colin Bean
Mr Bluett Harold Bennett
Mr Bugden Peter Butterworth
Fred Bill Tasker
Police sergeant Michael Bevis
Polish officer Gabor Vernon
Producer David Croft
Writer Jimmy Perry
Writer David Croft
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