Sgt Wilson's Little Secret

Series 2 - Episode 4 Sgt Wilson's Little Secret

Sat 15 May 8pm - 8:30pm BBC Two


The writers didn’t focus on the men’s relationships very often, preferring to play with their quirks and catchphases, but when they did, it made for something special. In this gem of an episode, quite daring in its own way, a white-as-a-sheet Wilson thinks Mrs Pike is having his baby when he overhears her telling Frank she’s taking in an evacuee.

Arthur Lowe gives a mini-masterclass in comedy acting, not only in his horrified reaction to Wilson’s news (“You said you only went round there for meals!”) but also in his timing of a gag after he takes a call from the never-seen Mrs Mainwaring.


Sgt Wilson struggles to concentrate on his Home Guard duties when he has a personal problem to contend with. Classic comedy, 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 Pike Ian Lavender
Pte Godfrey Arnold Ridley
Mrs Pike Janet Davies
Producer David Croft
Writer Jimmy Perry
Writer David Croft
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