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Dad's Army 

A ragtag group of Home Guard volunteers prepare for an imminent German invasion during World War II.

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Jimmy Perry
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Arthur Lowe ...  Capt. George Mainwaring / ... 80 episodes, 1968-1977
John Le Mesurier ...  Sgt. Arthur Wilson 80 episodes, 1968-1977
Clive Dunn ...  LCpl. Jack Jones 80 episodes, 1968-1977
John Laurie ...  Pte. James Frazer 80 episodes, 1968-1977
Arnold Ridley ...  Pte. Charles Godfrey 80 episodes, 1968-1977
Ian Lavender ...  Pte. Frank Pike 80 episodes, 1968-1977
James Beck ...  Pte. Joe Walker 60 episodes, 1968-1973
Bill Pertwee ...  Chief Warden Hodges 60 episodes, 1968-1977
Edward Sinclair Edward Sinclair ...  Verger Maurice Yeatman 49 episodes, 1968-1977
Colin Bean Colin Bean ...  Private Sponge 46 episodes, 1968-1977
Frank Williams ...  Reverend Timothy Farthing 40 episodes, 1969-1977
Janet Davies ...  Mrs. Mavis Pike 30 episodes, 1968-1977
Robert Raglan ...  the Colonel / ... 17 episodes, 1970-1977
Pamela Cundell Pamela Cundell ...  Mrs. Fox 13 episodes, 1969-1977
Harold Bennett ...  Mr. Bluett 13 episodes, 1969-1977
Olive Mercer Olive Mercer ...  Mrs. Yeatman 9 episodes, 1969-1977
Eric Longworth Eric Longworth ...  the Town Clerk / ... 8 episodes, 1972-1977
Geoffrey Lumsden Geoffrey Lumsden ...  Captain Square / ... 8 episodes, 1968-1977
Bud Flanagan Bud Flanagan ...  The Voice of 80 episodes, 1968-1977
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A ragtag group of Home Guard volunteers prepare for an imminent German invasion during World War II.

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Comedy | War

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 July 1968 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Armata lui Bunicu See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(80 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Three missing episodes, "The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Walker", "A Stripe for Frazer" and "Under Fire", were remade by the TV Channel GOLD with a new cast in 2019. See more »

Goofs

In the first episode, Sergeant Wilson mentions that he served as a Sergeant in the Royal Artillery during the First World War. But, in the last episode, he appears in his old uniform as a Captain. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Pike: Mum won't like it, Uncle Arthur.
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Connections

Referenced in The Omid Djalili Show: Episode #2.1 (2009) See more »

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Arguably the greatest, and most enduring comedy series EVER.
7 July 2006 | by jdmu7See all my reviews

Dad's Army is still played again and again, and it's easy to see why. Dad's Army created some of the most memorable characters on British television. The hilarity is still there. Even after seeing a lot of episodes 7 or 8 times over, I still laugh. That is a hard thing to achieve in comedy. Jimmy Perry and David Croft came up with something that surpassed anything created before and after. The central core actors executed their parts PERFECTLY. I still can't picture anyone than Arthur Lowe being the pompous captain, or Le Mesurier as the polite Sgt. This is the type of series where, when asked to pick your favorite character, you just can't. And that's because every character is very different from its fellow characters. There's Corporal Jones, the hilariously "wooly minded" butcher. And Private Walker, the spiv who would sell his own grandmother. Sadly James Beck died, and no matter how hard the writers tried, they couldn't replace him. There's Private Pike, the mommy's boy, who is constantly having the famous "You stupid Boy!" line directed his way. Then there's Frazer, the frugal Scottish mortician. And Godfrey, the gentleman, and the one who always needs to be excused. Then the afore mentioned Capt. Mainwaring, and Srgt. Wilson. The ARP Warden Hodges, the uncouth green grocer, who has a fierce feud with Capt. Mainwaring. The Vicar and the Verger, the troublemaker, and Mrs. Pike.

Even the more minor characters in this epic comedy are just so well done. It is a comic story set in the small seaside town of Walmington-On-Sea which is doing its bit to fight off the boche.

Dad's Army highlights a golden age for British Comedy. It's famous lines such as "Don't Panic!", have pervaded other areas of T.V. and culture. Dad's Army will keep marching on and on....


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