The Captain's Car

Series 7 - Episode 5 The Captain's Car



Die-hards always look forward to certain things in a Dad’s Army episode: for example, one of Jones’s windy speeches. This one results in one of Mainwaring’s most despairing puffs of the cheeks.

But before that the simmering resentment the captain has for his sergeant surfaces once more. The occasion is a visit from Lady Maltby (Mavis Pugh, who played shi-tzu-loving Mrs Chase in Fawlty Towers) to offer the platoon her Rolls-Royce towards the war effort. But despite the ill feeling between Wilson and Mainwaring, they are at least united in their dislike of the abhorrent Hodges, who is the butt of the final joke. Even Mainwaring smiles.


Walmington-on-Sea leaves its mark on a visiting French general when Mainwaring's Home Guard heroes repaint Lady Maltby's Rolls-Royce just in time for an official engagement. Comedy first broadcast in 1974, starring Arthur Lowe and John Le Mesurier.

Cast & Crew

Capt Mainwaring Arthur Lowe
Sgt Wilson John Le Mesurier
Cpl Jones Clive Dunn
Pte Frazer John Laurie
Pte Godfrey Arnold Ridley
Pte Pike Ian Lavender
Chief Warden Hodges Bill Pertwee
Pte Cheeseman Talfryn Thomas
Rev Timothy Farthing Frank Williams
The Verger Edward Sinclair
Colonel Robert Raglan
Town clerk Eric Longworth
Mayor Fred McNaughthon
Lady Maltby Mavis Pugh
French general John Hart Dyke
Glossip Donald Morley
Director David Croft
Producer David Croft
Writer Jimmy Perry
Writer David Croft
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