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Starring:
ARTHUR LOWE as Captain Mainwaring
JOHN LE MESURIER as Sergeant Wilson
CLIVE DUNN as Lance Corporal Jones
JOHN LAURIE as Private Frazer
JAMES BECK as Private Walker
ARNOLD RIDLEY as Private Godfrey

IAN LAVENDER as Private Pike

All programmes produced by the BBC are in colour unless otherwise indicated.
Newsreel Narration: E.V.H. Emmett (all Series One episodes)
All Series one titles were preceded with an episode number.
All episodes available on DVD. BBC reference number indicated in RED
The complete collection is available as a DVD boxset BBCDVD2254

SERIES ONE Episodes 1-6
Episode 1:
1. The Man and the Hour (B/W)
BBCDVD1368
Recorded: Monday 15/04/68 First broadcast Wednesday 31/07/68, 8.20-8.50pm
In which our heroes band together to form a platoon of Local Defence Volunteers to defend our island home
With: Janet Davies (Mrs Pike), Caroline Dowdeswell (Janet King), John Ringham (Bracewell), Bill Pertwee (the A.R.P. Warden) and Neville Hughes (the Soldier).

Episode 2:
2. Museum Piece (B/W)
BBCDVD1368
Recorded: Monday 22/04/68 First broadcast Wednesday 7/08/68, 7.00-7.30pm
In which our heroes go to great lengths in their endeavours to equip themselves as a fighting force powerful enough to repel a ruthless enemy.
With: Janet Davies (Mrs Pike), Caroline Dowdeswell (Janet King), Eric Woodburn (Museum Caretaker), Leon Cortez (the Milkman) and Michael Osborne (the Boy Scout).

Episode 3:
3. Command Decision (B/W)
BBCDVD1368
Recorded: Monday 29/04/68 First broadcast Wednesday 14/08/68, 8.20-8.50pm
In which our poorly-armed heroes receive an offer of rifles. All Captain Mainwaring has to do to secure their delivery is hand over command of the Walmington-on-Sea Platoon to Colonel Square.
With: Caroline Dowdeswell (Janet King), Geoffrey Lumsden (Colonel Square), Charles Hill (the Butler) and Gordon Peters (the Soldier). Animals by Winships Circus.

Episode 4:
4. The Enemy Within the Gates (B/W)
BBCDVD1368
Recorded: Monday 6/05/68 First broadcast Wednesday 28/08/68, 8.20-8.50pm
In which our heroes capture two German airmen. However, Private Godfrey complicates matters when he releases them from his charge to go for a tinkle.
With: Caroline Dowdeswell (Janet King), Carl Jaffe (Captain Winogrodzki), Denys Peek / Nigel Rideout (German Pilots), Bill Pertwee (A.R.P Warden) and David Davenport (Military Police Sgt.).

Episode 5:
5. The Showing Up of Corporal Jones (B/W)
BBCDVD1368
Recorded: Monday 13/05/68 First broadcast Wednesday 4/09/68, 8.20-8.50pm
In which Corporal Jones's fitness is tested and our heroes ensure that he is not found wanting.
With: Janet Davies (Mrs Pike), Martin Wyldeck (Major Regan), Patrick Waddington (the Brigadier), Edward Sinclair (the Caretaker) and Therese McMurray (the Girl at the Window).

Episode 6:
6. Shooting Pains (B/W)
BBCDVD1368
Recorded: Monday 20/05/68 First broadcast Wednesday 11/09/68, 8.20-8.50pm
In which our heroes use their rifles and their wits to compete for the honour of guarding a V.I.P
With: Guest Star: Barbara Windsor (Laura La Plaz), Janet Davies (Mrs Pike), Caroline Dowdeswell (Janet King), Martin Wyldeck (Major Regan), Jimmy Perry (Charlie Cheeseman) and Therese McMurray (the Girl at the Window),Marksmanship by Geoff Winship.
Episodes 1-6 have been newly digitally enhanced and broadcast thanks to Charles Garland at the BBC.

SERIES TWO Episodes 7-12
(EPISODES MARKED '' DO NOT EXIST IN BBC ARCHIVES)
7. Operation Kilt (B/W)
BBCDVD1368
Recorded: Sunday 13/10/68 First broadcast Saturday 1/03/69, 7.00-7.30pm
In which our heroes defend their HQ from the regular Army by laying a trap in Pinner Woods.
With: Janet Davies (Mrs Pike),James Copeland (Captain Ogilvy) and Colin Bean (Private Sponge).

8. The Battle of Godfrey's Cottage (B/W) BBCDVD1368
Recorded: Sunday 20/10/68 First broadcast Saturday 8/03/69, 7.00-7.30pm
The bells ring a false alarm. The platoon arrive at Godfrey's cottage at different times and each think that the other is the enemy.
With: Janet Davies (Mrs Pike), Amy Dalby (Dolly), Nan Braunton (Cissy), Bill Pertwee (the A.R.P. Warden) and Colin Bean (Private Sponge).

9. The Loneliness of the Long Distance Walker (B/W)
Recorded: Sunday 27/10/68 First broadcast Saturday 15/03/69, 7.00-7.30pm
Private Walker is called up for National Service. Every attempt by the platoon to fix the medical fails, then corned beef comes to the rescue.
With: Anthony Sharp (Brigadier-War Office), Diana King (the Chairwoman), Patrick Waddington (the Brigadier), Edward Evans (Mr Reed), Michael Knowles (Captain Cutts), Gilda Perry (Blondie), Larry Martyn (Soldier), Colin Bean (Private Sponge) and Robert Lankesheer (Medical Officer).

10. Sgt. Wilson's Little Secret (B/W) BBCDVD1368
Recorded: Friday 15/11/68 First broadcast Saturday 22/03/69, 7.00-7.30pm
In which Sergeant Wilson finds it difficult to concentrate on Home Guard activities as he has a little problem of his own.
With: Janet Davies (Mrs Pike) and Graham Harboard (Little Arthur) and Colin Bean (Private Sponge).

11. A Stripe for Frazer (B/W)*
Recorded: Friday 15/11/68 First broadcast Saturday 29/03/69, 7.00-7.30pm
Captain Mainwaring has a vacancy for a Corporal, Jones and Frazer compete for promotion.
With: Geoffrey Lumsden (Corporal-Colonel Square), John Ringham (Captain Bailey), Gordon Peters (Policeman) and Edward Sinclair (the Caretaker).
*An audio recording of this show has been recovered. This recording has been used as the soundtrack for an animated version of the episode.
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12. Under Fire (B/W)
Recorded: Wed. 27/11/68 First broadcast Saturday 5/04/69, 7.00-7.30pm
A local resident is suspected of signalling to the enemy, the platoon go and investigate.
With: Janet Davies (Mrs Pike), Geoffrey Lumsden (Corporal-Colonel Square), John Ringham (Captain Bailey), Ernst Ulman (Sigmund Murphy), Bill Pertwee (the A.R.P. Warden), Queenie Watts (Mrs Keene), June Petersen (Woman) and Gladys Dawson (Mrs Witt).

SERIES THREE Episodes 13-26
13. The Armoured Might of Lance Corporal Jones
BBCDVD1577
Recorded: Sunday 25/05/69 First broadcast Thursday 11/09/69, 7.30-8.00pm
In which our heroes convert Jones' van into an armoured car, ambulance and troop transport.
With: Janet Davies (Mrs pike), Bill Pertwee (the A.R.P. Warden), Frank Williams (the Vicar), Pamela Cundell (Mrs Fox), Jean St. Clair (Miss Meadows), Nigel Hawthorne (the Angry Man), Queenie Watts (Mrs Peters), Olive Mercer (Mrs Casson), Harold Bennett (the Old Man) and Dick Haydon (Raymond).

14. Battle School BBCDVD1577
Recorded: Sunday 1/06/69 First broadcast Thursday 18/09/69, 7.30-8.00pm
In which our heroes practice the art of war with live ammunition.
With: Alan Tilvern (Captain Rodrigues), Alan Haines (Major Smith) and Colin Bean (Private Sponge).

15. The Lion Has Phones BBCDVD1577
Recorded: Sunday 8/06/69 First broadcast Thursday 25/09/69, 7.30-8.00pm
In which an enemy aircraft crash lands in the town reservoir and our heroes make the crew surrender.
With: Janet Davies (Mrs Pike), Bill Pertwee (the A.R.P. Warden), Avril Angers (the Telephone Operator), Timothy Carlton (Lieut. Hope Bruce), Stanley McGeagh (Sgt. Waller), Richard Jacques (Mr Cheesewright), Pamela Cundell, Bernadette Milnes and Olive Mercer (the Ladies in the Queue), Linda James (Betty), Gilda Perry (Doreen), Colin Daniels and Carson Green (the Boys).

16. The Bullet is Not for Firing BBCDVD1577
Recorded: Sunday 22/06/69 First broadcast Thursday 2/10/69, 7.30-8.00pm
In which our heroes use up their ammunition on a passing aircraft and Captain Mainwaring calls a Court of Enquiry.
With: Janet Davies (Mrs Pike), Frank Williams (the Vicar), Tim Barrett (Captain Pringle), Michael Knowles (Captain Cutts), Edward Sinclair (the Verger), Harold Bennett (Mr Blewitt), 05 Warden (Mrs Dowding) and Fred Tomlinson, Kate Forge, Eilidh McNab, Andrew Daye and Arthur Lewis (the Choir).

17. Something Nasty in the Vault BBCDVD1577
Recorded: Sunday 15/06/69 First broadcast Thursday 9/10/69, 7.30-8.00pm
In which our heroes discover an unexploded bomb in the vault of Captain Mainwaring's bank.
With: Bill Pertwee (the A.R.P. Warden), Robert Dorning (the Bank Inspector), Norman Mitchell (Captain Rogers) and Janet Davies (Mrs Pike).

18. Room at the Bottom B/W (colour restored 11/2008) BBCDVD1577
Recorded: Sunday 29/06/69 First broadcast Thursday 16/10/69, 7.30-8.00pm
In which Captain Mainwaring discovers that he is not a commissioned Officer.
With: Anthony Sagar (Drill Sergeant Gregory), John Ringham (Captain Bailey), Edward Sinclair (the Verger) and Colin Bean (Private Sponge).

19. Big Guns BBCDVD1577
Recorded: Sunday 6/07/69 First broadcast Thursday 23/10/69, 7.30-8.00pm
In which the platoon receive heavy artillery.
With: Edward Evans (Mr Rees), Edward Sinclair (the Verger), Don Estelle (the Man from Pickfords) and Roy Denton (Mr Bennett).

20. The Day the Balloon Went Up BBCDVD1577
Recorded: Thursday 23/10/69 First broadcast Thursday 30/10/69, 7.30-8.00pm
In which our heroes capture a runaway barrage balloon.
With: Bill Pertwee (the A.R.P. Warden), Frank Williams (the Vicar), Edward Sinclair (the Verger), Nan Braunton (Miss Godfrey), Jennifer Browne (the W.A.A.F. Sergeant), Andrew Carr (the Operations Room Officer), Therese McMurray (the Girl in the Haystack), Kenneth Watson (the R.A.F. Officer), Vicki Lane (the Girl on the Tandem), Harold Bennett (Mr Blewitt), and a fleeting appearance of Jack Haig (as the Gardener).

21. War Dance BBCDVD1577
Recorded: Thursday 30/10/69 First broadcast Thursday 6/11/69, 7.30-8.00pm
In which Captain Mainwaring decides to lift the morale of the troops by giving a Platoon Dance.
With: Frank Williams (the Vicar), Edward Sinclair (the Verger), Janet Davies (Mrs Pike), Nan Braunton (Miss Godfrey), Olive Mercer (Mrs Yeatman), Sally Douglas (Blodwen), The Graham Twins (Doris and Dora), Hugh Hastings (the Pianist) and Eleanor Smale (Mrs Prosser).

22. Menace from the Deep BBCDVD1577
Recorded: Friday 7/11/69 First broadcast Thursday 13/11/69, 7.30-8.00pm
In which our heroes are very nearly blown to kingdom come by a mine under the pier.
With: Bill Pertwee (the A.R.P. Warden), Stuart Sherwin (the 2nd A.R.P. Warden), Bill Treacher (the 1st Sailor) and Larry Martyn (the 2nd Sailor).

23. Branded BBCDVD1577
Recorded: Friday 14/11/69 First broadcast Thursday 20/11/69, 7.30-8.00pm
In which the bravery of Private Godfrey is called into question.
With: Bill Pertwee (the Chief Warden), Nan Braunton (Miss Godfrey), Roger Avon (the Doctor), Stuart Sherwin (the 2nd A.R.P. Warden).

24. Man Hunt BBCDVD1577
Recorded: Friday 21/11/69 First broadcast Thursday 27/11/69, 7.30-8.00pm
Walker makes up 10 dozen pairs but cannot remember the colour and platoon enlist a recruit with four feet.
With: Bill Pertwee (the Chief Warden), Janet Davies (Mrs Pike), Patrick Tull (the Suspect), Robert Aldous (the German Pilot), Robert Moore (the Large Man), Leon Cortez (the Small Man), Olive Mercer (the Fierce Lady), Miranda Hampton (the Sexy Lady) and Bran the dog (as himself).

25. No Spring for Frazer BBCDVD1577
Recorded: Friday 28/11/69 First broadcast Thursday 4/12/69, 7.30-8.00pm
In which Frazer loses the Lewis gun butterfly spring
With: Frank Williams (the Vicar), Edward Sinclair (the Verger), Harold Bennett (Mr Blewitt), Joan Cooper (Miss Baker) and Ronnie Brandon (Mr Drury).

26. Sons of the Sea BBCDVD1577
Recorded: Friday 5/12/69 First broadcast Thursday 11/12/69, 7.30-8.00pm
In which our heroes acquire a Platoon boat.
With: Michael Bilton (Mr Maxwell), John Leeson (the 1st Soldier), Jonathan Holt (the 2nd Soldier) and Ralph Ball (the Man on Station).

SERIES FOUR Episodes 27-39
27. The Big Parade BBCDVD1597

Recorded: Friday 17/07/70 First broadcast Friday 25/09/70, 8.00-8.30pm
Captain Mainwaring decides that Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard should have a mascot to lead them on parade. But he soon discovers that trusting Private Walker to supply one was a serious error of judgment.
With: Bill Pertwee (the A.R.P. Warden), Janet Davies (Mrs Pike), Edward Sinclair (the Verger), Colin Bean (Private Sponge) and Pamela Cundell (Mrs Fox).

28. Don't Forget the Diver BBCDVD1597
Recorded: Friday 24/07/70 First broadcast Friday 2/10/70, 8.00-8.30pm
The Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard come up with an ingenious plan to capture Captain Square's HQ, in the windmill, which does not quite go according to plan.
With: Bill Pertwee (the A.R.P. Warden), Frank Williams (the Vicar), Edward Sinclair (the Verger), Geoffrey Lumsden (Captain Square), Robert Raglan (the H.G. Sergeant), Colin Bean (Private Sponge), Don Estelle (the 2nd A.R.P. Warden) and Verne Morgan (the Landlord).

29. Boots, Boots, Boots BBCDVD1597
Recorded: Friday 31/07/70 First broadcast Friday 9/10/70, 8.00-8.30pm
The Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard are instructed in the three Fs - all of which, it seems, involve feet. So begins a gruelling programme of exercises and route marches to toughen up their metatarsals.
With: Bill Pertwee (the A.R.P. Warden), Janet Davies (Mrs Pike) and Erik Chitty (Mr Sedgewick).

30. Sgt. - Save My Boy! BBCDVD1597
Recorded: Saturday 27/06/70 First broadcast Friday 16/10/70, 8.00-8.30pm
When Private Pike is trapped in a minefield, Private Godfrey risks his life to save him.
With: Bill Pertwee (the A.R.P. Warden), Janet Davies (Mrs Pike) and Michael Knowles (the Engineer Officer).

31. Don't Fence Me In BBCDVD1597
Recorded: Friday 10/07/70 First broadcast Friday 23/10/70, 8.00-8.30pm
The men of the Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard are sent to watch over the local Italian Prisoner of War Camp.
With: Edward Evans (General Monteverdi), John Ringham (Captain Bailey) and Larry Martyn (the Italian P.O.W.).

32. Absent Friends BBCDVD1597
Recorded: Friday 7/08/70 First broadcast Friday 30/10/70, 8.00-8.30pm
Our heroes take advantage of Captain Mainwaring's absence and undermine his authority. But Mainwaring receives help from an unexpected quarter.
With: Bill Pertwee (the A.R.P. Warden), Janet Davies (Mrs Pike), Edward Sinclair (the Verger), J.G. Devlin (Regan), Arthur English (the Policeman), Patrick Connor (Shamus), Verne Morgan (the Landlord), and Michael Lomax (the 2nd A.R.P. Warden).

33. Put That Light Out BBCDVD1597
Recorded: Friday 30/10/70 First broadcast Friday 6/11/70, 8.00-8.30pm
Episode based on an idea by Harold Snoad
Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard are sent to guard the local lighthouse but end up accidentally turning the light on the town - making an inviting target for enemy planes overhead.
With: Bill Pertwee (the A.R.P. Warden), Avril Angers (the Telephone Operator), Stuart Sherwin (the 2nd A.R.P. Warden) and Gordon Peters (the Lighthouse Keeper).

34. The Two and a Half Feathers BBCDVD1597
Recorded: Friday 6/11/70 First broadcast Friday 13/11/70, 8.00-8.30pm
The glorious history of Lance Corporal Jones comes under a cloud when an old comrade-in-arms dredges up their service in the Sudan.
With: Bill Pertwee (A.R.P. Warden), John Cater (Private Clarke), Wendy Richard (Edith), Queenie Watts (Edna), Gilda Perry (Doreen), Linda James (Betty), Parnell McGarry (Elizabeth) and John Ash (Raymond).

35. Mum's Army BBCDVD1597
Recorded: Friday 13/11/70 First broadcast Friday 20/11/70, 8.00-8.30pm
Captain Mainwaring involves the ladies of the town for the local War Effort and becomes involved himself with one of their number...
With: Carmen Silvera (Mrs Gray), Janet Davies (Mrs Pike), Wendy Richard (Edith Parish), Pamela Cundell (Mrs Fox), Julia Burbury (Miss Ironside), Rosemary Faith (Ivy Samways), Melita Manger (the Waitress), David Gilchrist (the Serviceman), Eleanor Smale (Mrs Prosser), Deirdre Costello (the Buffet Attendant) and Jack Le White (the Porter).

36. The Test BBCDVD1597
Recorded: Friday 20/11/70 First broadcast Friday 27/11/70, 8.00-8.30pm
The Wardens, with a secret weapon, challenge the Home Guard to a cricket match.
With: Bill Pertwee (A.R.P. Warden), Frank Williams (Vicar), Edward Sinclair (Verger), Don Estelle (Gerald), Harold Bennett (Mr Blewitt) and the special appearance of Freddie Trueman (E.C. Egan).

37. A. Wilson (Manager)? BBCDVD1597
Recorded: Friday 27/11/70 First broadcast Friday 4/12/70, 8.00-8.30pm
Captain Mainwaring is left smarting when he is informed that promotion is in the air for Sergeant Wilson - both at Swallow Bank and in the Home Guard.
With: Frank Williams (the Vicar), Edward Sinclair (the Verger), Janet Davies (Mrs Pike), Blake Butler (Mr West), Robert Raglan (Captain Pritchard), Arthur Brough (Mr Boyle), Colin Bean (Private Sponge) and Hugh Hastings (Private Hastings).

38. Uninvited Guests BBCDVD1597
Recorded: Friday 4/12/70 First broadcast Friday 11/12/70, 8.00-8.30pm
After the A.R.P. Headquarters is damaged in an air raid, Hodges moves his Wardens into Mainwaring's H.Q. at the Church Hall, much to the Home Guard Platoons irritation. A battle for territory ensues which leads to a blazing climax on the roof.
With: Bill Pertwee (the A.R.P. Warden), Frank Williams (the Vicar), Edward Sinclair (the Verger), Rose Hill (Mrs Cole) and Don Estelle (Gerald).
N.B. This episode was erroneously billed in Radio Times on first broadcast as Unwanted Guests.

39. Fallen Idol BBCDVD1597
Recorded: Friday 11/12/70 First broadcast Friday 18/12/70, 8.00-8.30pm
An Officers drinking session at the weekend training school leaves Captain Mainwaring more than a little the worse for wear, only an heroic action can restore his wounded reputation.
With: Geoffrey Lumsden (Captain Square), Rex Garner (Captain Ashley-Jones), Michael Knowles (Captain Reed), Anthony Sagar (the Sergeant Major), Tom Mennard (the Mess Orderly) and Robert Raglan (Captain Pritchard).
 

SPECIAL PROGRAMME FOR CHRISTMAS Episode 40
40. Battle of the Giants BBCDVD1603

Recorded: Sunday 19/09/71 First broadcast Monday 27/12/71, 7.00-8.00pm
Captain Mainwaring's Walmington-on-Sea Platoon take part in an initiative test against old rivals - the Eastgate Platoon. The contest is umpired by the Warden, the Vicar and the Verger.
With: Bill Pertwee (the A.R.P. Warden), Geoffrey Lumsden (Captain Square), Frank Williams (the Vicar), Edward Sinclair (the Verger), Robert Raglan (the Colonel), Charles Hill (the Sergeant), Colin Bean (Private Sponge) and Rosemary Faith (the Barmaid)
N.B. The original one hour version of Battle of the Giants was broadcast in 1993 for the first time in over a decade and again on 27/11/96, the 1986 and 1992 repeats being broadcast from a separate 2-inch master tape which had been edited to 55 minutes duration.

SERIES FIVE Episodes 41-53
41. Asleep in the Deep BBCDVD1598

Recorded: Friday 26/05/72 First broadcast Friday 6/10/72, 8.30-9.00pm
The Platoon are trapped in an underground room at the Water Works. They happily await rescue - until a water main begins to leak.
With: Bill Pertwee (the A.R.P. Warden) and Colin Bean (Private Sponge).

42. Keep Young and Beautiful BBCDVD1603
Recorded: Friday 9/06/72 First broadcast Friday 13/10/72, 8.30-9.00pm
It is decided in parliament that some of the Home Guard veterans and the younger A.R.P wardens should change places. Mainwaring's outfit set out to thwart it with the young look.
With: Bill Pertwee (the A.R.P. Warden), Robert Raglan (the Colonel), James Ottaway (the 1st Member of Parliament), Charles Morgan (2nd Member of Parliament), Derek Bond (The Minister), and local Thetford man, Ron Barrell (The General).

43. A Soldier's Farewell BBCDVD1603
Recorded: Friday 2/06/72 First broadcast Friday 20/10/72, 8.30-9.00pm
Mainwaring dreams that he is Napoleon.
With: Bill Pertwee (the A.R.P. Warden), Frank Williams (the Vicar), Robert Gillespie (Charles Boyer), Joan Savage (Greta Garbo), Colin Bean (Private Sponge) and Joy Allen (the Clippie).

44. Getting the Bird BBCDVD1603
Recorded: Friday 19/05/72 First broadcast Friday 27/10/72, 8.30-9.00pm
Walker arranges for Jones to get some off-ration pigeons, but did they come from Trafalgar Square?
With: Bill Pertwee (A.R.P. Warden), Frank Williams (Vicar), Edward Sinclair (Verger), Pamela Cundell (Mrs Fox), Olive Mercer (Mrs Yeatman), Seretta Wilson (Wren) and Alvar Lidell (the Newsreader).

45. The Desperate Drive of Corporal Jones BBCDVD1603
Recorded: Friday 16/06/72 First broadcast Friday 3/11/72, 8.30-9.00pm
Mainwaring's Platoon are sitting in a barn which is the target for some 25-pounders, only Jones knows of the danger.
With: Bill Pertwee (the A.R.P. Warden), Frank Williams (the Vicar), Edward Sinclair (the Verger), Robert Raglan (the Colonel), Larry Martyn (the Signals Private) and James Taylor (the Artillery Officer).

46. If the Cap Fits... BBCDVD1603
Recorded: Friday 30/06/72 First broadcast Friday 10/11/72, 8.30-9.00pm
One way to deal with a grumbler is to let him take over - so Mainwaring tries it with Frazer.
With: Bill Pertwee (A.R.P. Warden), Campbell Singer (Major General Menzies), Robert Raglan (Colonel), Edward Sinclair (Verger), Alex McAvoy (Sergeant) and Dennis Blanch (2nd Lieutenant).

47. The King Was in his Counting House BBCDVD1603
Recorded: Friday 23/06/72 First broadcast Friday 17/11/72, 8.30-9.00pm
A bomb falls on the strong room of Mainwaring's bank. He insists that the Platoon count the money and guard it.
With: Bill Pertwee (the A.R.P. Warden), Frank Williams (the Vicar), Edward Sinclair (the Verger), Wendy Richard (Shirley) and Colin Bean (Private Sponge).

48. All is Safely Gathered In BBCDVD1603
Recorded: Friday 3/11/72 First broadcast Friday 24/11/72, 8.30-9.00pm
The Platoon help a widowed lady friend of Private Godfrey to gather the harvest.
With: Bill Pertwee (the A.R.P. Warden), Brenda Cowling (Mrs Prentice), Frank Williams (the Vicar), Edward Sinclair (Verger), Colin Bean (Private Sponge), April Walker (Judy) and Tina Cornioli (Olive).

49. When Did You Last See Your Money? BBCDVD1603
Recorded: Friday 10/11/72 First broadcast Friday 1/12/72, 8.30-9.00pm
Jones can't remember where he put the 500 that was collected for the canteen fund, so the Platoon try to jog his memory.
With: Bill Pertwee (the A.R.P. Warden), Frank Williams (the Vicar), Edward Sinclair (the Verger), Harold Bennett (Mr Blewitt) and Tony Hughes (Mr Billings).

50. Brain Versus Brawn BBCDVD1603
Recorded: Friday 17/11/72 First broadcast Friday 8/12/72, 8.30-9.00pm
The Platoon disguise themselves as Firemen during an initiative exercise, but are called on to tackle a real fire.
With: Bill Pertwee (the A.R.P. Warden), Robert Raglan (the Colonel), Edward Sinclair (the Verger), Anthony Roye (Mr Fairbrother), Maggie Don (the Waitress), Geoffrey Hughes (the Bridge Corporal) and David Rose (the Dump Corporal).

51. A Brush with the Law BBCDVD1603
Recorded: Sunday 26/11/72 First broadcast Friday 15/12/72, 8.30-9.00pm
A light is left burning from the Church Hall, so the Chief Warden puts Mainwaring in Court.
With: Bill Pertwee (the A.R.P. Warden), Frank Williams (the Vicar), Edward Sinclair (the Verger), Geoffrey Lumsden (Captain Square), Jeffrey Gardiner (Mr Wintergreen), Stuart Sherwin (the Junior Warden), Marjorie Wilde (the Lady Magistrate), Chris Gannon (the Clerk of the Court), and Toby Perkins (the Usher).

52. Round and Round Went the Great Big Wheel BBCDVD1603
Recorded: Friday 1/12/72 First broadcast Friday 22/12/72, 8.30-9.00pm
The Platoon are chosen for Special Duties during the test of a secret weapon which runs amok.
With: Bill Pertwee (the A.R.P. Warden), Geoffrey Chater (Colonel Pierce), Edward Underdown (Major General Sir Charles Holland), Michael Knowles (Captain Stewart), Jeffrey Segal (the Minister) and John Clegg (the Wireless Operator). 'Great Big Wheel' operated by Mr D. Harding.

53. Time On My Hands BBCDVD1603
Recorded: Friday 8/12/72 First broadcast Friday 29/12/72, 8.30-9.00pm
An enemy pilot bails out and becomes tangled up with the town clock - and so does Mainwaring's Platoon.
With: Bill Pertwee (the A.R.P. Warden), Frank Williams (the Vicar), Edward Sinclair (the Verger), Harold Bennett (Mr Blewitt), Colin Bean (Private Sponge), Joan Cooper (Miss Fortescue), Eric Longworth (Mr Gordon) and Christopher Sandford (the German Pilot).

SERIES SIX Episodes 54-60
54. The Deadly Attachment BBCDVD1599

Recorded: Friday 22/06/73 First broadcast Wednesday 31/10/73, 6.50-7.20pm
Captain Mainwaring's Platoon are detailed to guard a captured U-Boat Captain and crew.
With: Philip Madoc (as the U Boat Captain) Bill Pertwee (Chief Warden Hodges), Edward Sinclair (the Verger), Robert Raglan (the Colonel) and Colin Bean (Private Sponge).

55. My British Buddy BBCDVD1599
Recorded: Friday 8/06/73 First broadcast Wednesday 7/11/73, 6.50-7.20pm
The first contingent of American troops arrive in Walmington and the Platoon make arrangements to welcome them.
With: Bill Pertwee (Chief Warden Hodges), Alan Tilvern (the U.S. Colonel), Frank Williams (the Vicar), Edward Sinclair (the Verger), Janet Davies (Mrs Pike), Wendy Richard (Shirley), Pamela Cundell (Mrs Fox), Verne Morgan (the Landlord), Talfryn Thomas (Mr Cheeseman), Suzanne Kerchiss (Ivy), Robert Raglan (the Colonel) and Blain Fairman (the U.S. Sergeant).

56. The Royal Train BBCDVD1599
Recorded: Friday 29/06/73 First broadcast Wednesday 14/11/73, 6.30-7.00pm
H.M. King George VI is passing through Walmington by train. The Platoon provide a Guard of Honour.
With: Bill Pertwee (Chief Warden Hodges), Frank Williams (the Vicar), Edward Sinclair (the Verger), William Moore (the Station Master), Freddie Earlle (Henry), Ronnie Brody (Bob), Fred McNaughton (the Mayor), Sue Bishop (the Ticket Collector) and Bob Hornery (the City Gent).
N.B. This earlier time slot was to celebrate the Royal Wedding of Princess Anne and Captain Mark Philips, 14th November 1973.

57. We Know Our Onions BBCDVD1599
Recorded: Friday 15/06/73 First broadcast Wednesday 21/11/73, 6.50-7.20pm
Captain Mainwaring and the Platoon take part in a Home Guard Efficiency Test.
With: Fulton Mackay (Captain Ramsey), Bill Pertwee (Chief Warden Hodges), Edward Sinclair (the Verger), Alex McAvoy (the Sergeant), Pamela Manson (the N.A.A.F.I. Girl) and Cy Town (the Mess Steward).

58. The Honourable Man BBCDVD1599
Recorded: Sunday 8/07/73 First broadcast Wednesday 28/11/73, 6.50-7.20pm
A relation of Sergeant Wilson dies. This puts Wilson on the outer fringes of the aristocracy - much to Mainwarings annoyance.
With: Bill Pertwee (Chief Warden Hodges), Frank Williams (the Vicar), Edward Sinclair (the Verger), Eric Longworth (the Town Clerk), Janet Davies (Mrs Pike), Gabor Vernon (the Russian), Hana-Maria Pravda (the Interpreter), Robert Raglan (the Colonel), Pamela Cundell (Mrs Fox) and Fred McNaughton (the Mayor).
The studio sequences in this episode represent James Beck's last work on the TV 'Dad's Army'. He recorded two radio episodes - Sergeant Wilson's Little Secret and A Stripe for Frazer - the following Friday night and died after a short illness on Monday 6th August 1973...

59. Things That Go Bump in the Night BBCDVD1599
Recorded: Sunday 15/07/73 First broadcast Wednesday 5/12/73, 6.50-7.20pm
Jones's van, carrying the Platoon, breaks down outside an apparently deserted house where Mainwaring decides they should spend the night.
With: Jonathan Cecil (Captain Cadbury) and Colin Bean (Private Sponge).
N.B. This episode features James Beck in location film work, shot prior to the studio recording of The Honourable Man, and is, in transmission order, his final appearance in the TV series.

60. The Recruit BBCDVD1599
Recorded: Sunday 22/07/73 First broadcast Wednesday 12/12/73, 6.50-7.20pm
Captain Mainwaring is temporarily in hospital, during his absence Sergeant Wilson allows the Vicar and the Verger to join the Platoon.
With: Bill Pertwee (Chief Warden Hodges), Frank Williams (the Vicar), Edward Sinclair (the Verger), Susan Majolier (the Nurse) and Lindsey Dunn (the Small Boy).

SERIES SEVEN Episodes 61-66
61. Everybody's Trucking BBCDVD1600

Recorded: Sunday 27/10/74 First broadcast Friday 15/11/74, 7.45-8.15pm
The platoon are to sign the route for the convoy. They discover a steam engine obstructing the road.
With: Bill Pertwee (Chief Warden Hodges), Frank Williams (the Vicar), Edward Sinclair (the Verger), Pamela Cundell (Mrs Fox), Harold Bennett (Mr Bluett) (sic), Olive Mercer (Mrs Yeatman), Felix Bowness (the Driver) and Colin Bean (Private Sponge).

62. A Man of Action BBCDVD1600
Recorded: Tuesday 7/05/74 First broadcast Friday 22/11/74, 7.45-8.15pm
A bomb drops on the outskirts of Walmington-on-Sea. Mainwaring declares Martial Law.
With: Bill Pertwee (Chief Warden Hodges), Talfryn Thomas (Mr Cheeseman), Frank Williams (the Vicar), Edward Sinclair (the Verger), Eric Longworth (the Town Clerk), Harold Bennett (Mr Bluett) (sic), Arnold Peters (Fire Officer Dale), Jay Denyer (Inspector Baker), Robert Mill (Captain Swan) and Colin Bean (Private Sponge).
N.B.Shown as a special tribute to Arthur Lowe on Sunday 16th April 1982 at 9.25pm (after his death on 15th April 1982).

63. Gorilla Warfare BBCDVD1600
Recorded: Sunday 27/10/74 First broadcast Friday 29/11/74, 7.45-8.15pm
During an exercise, Mainwaring casts himself as a Highly Important Secret Agent. The regular Army try to prevent him from completing his mission.
With: Bill Pertwee (Chief Warden Hodges), Talfryn Thomas (Private Cheeseman), Edward Sinclair (the Verger), Robert Raglan (the Colonel), Robin Parkinson (Lieutenant Wood), Erik Chitty (Mr Clerk), Rachel Thomas (the Mother Superior), Michael Sharvell-Martin (the Lieutenant), Verne Morgan (the Farmer) and Joy Allen (the Lady with the Pram).

64. The Godiva Affair BBCDVD1600
Recorded: Sunday 3/11/74 First broadcast Friday 6/12/74, 7.45-8.15pm
The platoon decide to perform a Morris Dance in the Walmington-on-Sea Spitfire Fund Carnival.
With: Bill Pertwee (Chief Warden Hodges), Talfryn Thomas (Private Cheeseman), Frank Williams (the Vicar), Edward Sinclair (the Verger), Janet Davies (Mrs Pike), Pamela Cundell (Mrs Fox), Eric Longworth (the Town Clerk), Peter Honri (Private Day), Rosemary Faith (the Waitress), Colin Bean (Private Sponge) and George Hancock (Private Hancock).

65. The Captain's Car BBCDVD1600
Recorded: Sunday 17/11/74 First broadcast Friday 13/12/74, 7.45-8.15pm
Captain Mainwaring is offered the use of a Rolls-Royce. On the way to be camouflaged, it gets mixed up with the Mayor's official car.
With: Bill Pertwee (Chief Warden Hodges), Talfryn Thomas (Private Cheeseman), Frank Williams (the Vicar). Edward Sinclair (the Verger), Robert Raglan (the Colonel), Eric Longworth (the Town Clerk), Fred McNaughton (the Mayor), Mavis Pugh (Lady Maltby), John Hart Dyke (the French General) and Donald Morley (Glossip).

66. Turkey Dinner BBCDVD1600
Recorded: Sunday 10/11/74 First broadcast Monday 23/12/74, 8.00-8.30pm
The Platoon decide to give a turkey dinner to the old-age pensioners of Walmington-on-Sea.
With: Bill Pertwee (Chief Warden Hodges), Talfryn Thomas (Private Cheeseman), Frank Williams (the Vicar), Edward Sinclair (the Verger), Harold Bennett (Mr Bluett) (sic), Pamela Cundell (Mrs Fox), Janet Davies (Mrs Pike), Olive Mercer (Mrs Yeatman) and Dave Butler (the Farmhand).

SERIES EIGHT Episodes 67-72
67. Ring Dem Bells BBCDVD1601

Recorded: Thursday 3/07/75 First broadcast Friday 5/09/75, 8.00-8.30pm
Captain Mainwaring and the Platoon play the part of Nazi soldiers in a training film
With: Bill Pertwee (Chief Warden Hodges), Frank Williams (the Vicar), Edward Sinclair (the Verger), Jack Haig (the Landlord), Robert Raglan (the Colonel), Felix Bowness (the Special Constable), John Bardon (Harold Forster), Hilda Fenemore (Queenie Beal), Janet Mahoney (the Barmaid) and Adele Strong (the Lady with Umbrella).

68. When You've Got to Go BBCDVD1601
Recorded: Friday 6/06/75 First broadcast Friday 12/09/75, 8.00-8.30pm
Private Pike receives his call-up papers and, to the great alarm of his mother, he is passed A1.
With: Bill Pertwee (Chief Warden Hodges), Frank Williams (the Vicar), Edward Sinclair (the Verger), Janet Davies (Mrs Pike), Eric Longworth (the Town Clerk), Freddie Earlle (the Italian Sergeant), Tim Barrett (the Doctor), Colin Bean (Private Sponge) and Frankie Holmes (the Fishfryer).

69. Is There Honey Still for Tea ? BBCDVD1601
Recorded: Thursday 26/06/75 First broadcast Friday 19/09/75, 8.00-8.30pm
Private Godfrey's cottage is condemned to be bulldozed because a new airstrip is to be built.
With: Bill Pertwee (Chief Warden Hodges), Gordon Peters (the Man with the Door), Robert Raglan (the Colonel), Campbell Singer (Sir Charles McAllister), Joan Cooper (Dolly) and Kathleen Saintsbury (Cissy).

70. Come In, Your Time is Up BBCDVD1601
Recorded: Thursday 10/07/75 First broadcast Friday 26/09/75, 8.00-8.30pm
While camping they discover a German air crew, in a dinghy on a lake and endeavour to bring it ashore.
With: Bill Pertwee (Chief Warden Hodges), Frank Williams (the Vicar), Edward Sinclair (the Verger), Harold Bennett (Mr Bluett) (sic) and Colin Bean (Private Sponge).

71. High Finance BBCDVD1601
Recorded: Friday 30/05/75 First broadcast Friday 3/10/75, 8.00-8.30pm
Mainwaring decides that Jones must do something about the precarious state of his bank account.
With: Bill Pertwee (Chief Warden Hodges), Frank Williams (the Vicar), Edward Sinclair (the Verger), Janet Davies (Mrs Pike), Ronnie Brody (Mr Swann), Colin Bean (Private Sponge) and Natalie Kent (Miss Twelvetrees).

72. The Face on the Poster BBCDVD1601
Recorded: Thursday 17/07/75 First broadcast Friday 10/10/75, 8.00-8.30pm
Mainwaring's plans for a recruitment campaign suffer a set back when the photographs on the poster are mixed up and Jones is mistaken as an escaped prisoner of war
With: Bill Pertwee (Chief Warden Hodges), Frank Williams (the Vicar), Edward Sinclair (the Verger), Peter Butterworth (as Mr Bugden), Harold Bennett (Mr Bluett) (sic), Gabor Vernon (the Polish Officer), Colin Bean (Private Sponge), Bill Tasker (Fred) and Michael Bevis (the Police Sergeant).

SPECIAL PROGRAMMES FOR CHRISTMAS Episodes 73-74
73. My Brother and I BBCDVD1603

Recorded: Friday 23/05/75 First broadcast Friday 26/12/75, 6.05-6.45pm
Captain Mainwaring gives a sherry party for local dignitaries. Unfortunately, an unwelcome guest arrives in the shape of Mainwaring's brother Barry.
With: Bill Pertwee (Chief Warden Hodges), Frank Williams (the Vicar), Edward Sinclair (the Verger), Arnold Diamond (the Major-General), Penny Irving (the Chambermaid) and Colin Bean (Private Sponge).

74. The Love of Three Oranges BBCDVD1603
Recorded: Friday 10/12/76 First broadcast Sunday 26/12/76, 7.25-7.55pm
Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard Platoon decide to help the Vicar with his Bazaar to raise money for comforts for the troops.
With: Bill Pertwee (Chief Warden Hodges), Frank Williams (the Vicar), Edward Sinclair (the Verger), Pamela Cundell (Mrs Fox), Janet Davies (Mrs Pike), Joan Cooper (Dolly), Eric Longworth (the Town Clerk), Olive Mercer (Mrs Yeatman) and Colin Bean (Private Sponge).

SERIES NINE Episodes 75-80
75. Wake-Up Walmington BBCDVD1602

Recorded: Friday 8/06/77 First broadcast Sunday 2/10/77, 8.10-8.40pm
Mainwaring believes that the people of Walmington have become apathetic to the threat of invasion, so he arranges for the platoon to masquerade as Fifth Columnists to test the town's reaction.
With: Bill Pertwee (Chief Warden Hodges), Edward Sinclair (the Verger), Geoffrey Lumsden (Captain Square), Sam Kydd (the Yokel), Harold Bennett (Mr Bluett) (sic), Robert Raglan (the Colonel), Charles Hill (the Butler), Jeffrey Holland (the Soldier), Barry Linehan (the Van Driver), Colin Bean (Private Sponge), Alister Williamson (Bert) and Michael Stainton (Frenchy).

76. The Making of Private Pike BBCDVD1602
Recorded: Friday 1/07/77 First broadcast Sunday 9/10/77, 8.10-8.40pm
Captain Mainwaring is given a staff car. It breaks down when Private Pike and a girlfriend borrow it to go to the pictures.
With: Bill Pertwee (Chief Warden Hodges), Frank Williams (the Vicar), Edward Sinclair (the Verger), Jean Gilpin (Sylvia), Anthony Sharp (the Colonel), Jeffrey Segal (the Brigadier), Pamela Cundell (Mrs Fox), Janet Davies (Mrs Pike) and Melita Manger (Nora).

77. Knights of Madness BBCDVD1602
Recorded: Friday 22/07/77 First broadcast Sunday 16/10/77, 8.10-8.40pm
To help Wings for Victory Week, Mainwaring and the Platoon stage the Battle of St. George versus the Dragon.
With: Bill Pertwee (Chief Warden Hodges), Frank Williams (the Vicar), Edward Sinclair (the Verger), Colin Bean (Private Sponge), Janet Davies (Mrs Pike), Olive Mercer (Mrs Yeatman), Eric Longworth (the Town Clerk) and Fred McNaughton (the Mayor).

78. The Miser's Hoard BBCDVD1602
Recorded: Friday 24/06/77 First broadcast Sunday 23/10/77, 8.10-8.40pm
Frazer keeps his savings of gold sovereigns in a tin. Mainwaring thinks the money should be in a safe place - such as a bank - his bank!
With: Special Guest Appearance: Fulton Mackay (as Dr. McCeavedy), Bill Pertwee (Chief Warden Hodges), Frank Williams (the Vicar), Edward Sinclair (the Verger) and Colin Bean (Private Sponge).

79. Number Engaged BBCDVD1602
Recorded: Friday 15/07/77 First broadcast Sunday 6/11/77, 8.10-8.40pm
The Platoon are guarding a vital telephone line. They awake to find a bomb enmeshed in the wires.
With: Bill Pertwee (Chief Warden Hodges), Frank Williams (the Vicar), Edward Sinclair (the Verger), Ronnie Brody (the G.P.O. Man), Robert Mill (the Army Captain), Kenneth MacDonald (the Army Sergeant), Felix Bowness (the Van Driver), Colin Bean (Private Sponge), Stuart McGugan (the Scottish Sergeant), Bernice Adams (the A.T.S. Girl).

80. Never Too Old BBCDVD1602
Recorded: Friday 29/07/77 First broadcast Sunday 13/11/77, 8.10-8.45pm
Love comes to Corporal Jones in this, the final episode of 'Dad's Army'.
With: Bill Pertwee (Chief Warden Hodges), Frank Williams (the Vicar), Edward Sinclair (the Verger), Pamela Cundell (Mrs Fox), Janet Davies (Mrs Pike), Colin Bean (Private Sponge), Joan Cooper (Dolly) and Robert Raglan (the Colonel).
Note: Wedding guests were played by husbands and wives of the cast and crew.

* Shown as part of BBC1's programmes to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of VE Day.

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