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Starring
ARTHUR LOWE as Captain Mainwaring
JOHN LE MESURIER as Sergeant Wilson
CLIVE DUNN as Lance Corporal Jones
JOHN LAURIE (JL) as Private Frazer
JAMES BECK (JB), GRAHAM STARK (GS) and LARRY MARTYN (LM) as Private Walker
ARNOLD RIDLEY (AR) as Private Godfrey
IAN LAVENDER (IL) as Private Pike

 

BBC Announcer for all episodes: John Snagge.
Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier and Clive Dunn appeared in all 67 episodes, the other main members of the cast appeared as listed
Selected episodes currently available on CD indicated by BBC reference number.
All have been released as 3 BBC CD box sets

RADIO SERIES ONE Episodes 1-20    
1. The Man and the Hour (1/1) BBC CD Ref: 9780563504184
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Recorded: Sunday 3rd June 1973
First Broadcast: Monday 28th January 1974, 6.15-6.45pm & Wednesday 30th January 1974, 12.27-12.57pm
The Man - Mr Mainwaring. The Hour - 11.30am, 14th May 1940, when the Manager of Swallows Bank, Walmington-on-Sea, answers his country's call and forms a Platoon of Local Defence Volunteers to defend our island home.
With: AR, JB, IL, JL and Timothy Bateson (Elliott / General Wilkinson / G.H.Q. Driver).
TV: The Man and the Hour, Series 1 (1968)    

2. Museum Piece (2/1)
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Recorded: Thursday 7th June 1973
First Broadcast: Monday 4th February 1974, 6.15-6.45pm & Wednesday 6th February 1974, 12.27-12.57pm
The determination of Captain Mainwaring and his Platoon to fight to the last man in defence of our island shores is marred only by one small detail - a total lack of weapons.
With: JB, JL, IL and Eric Woodburn (George Jones).
TV: Museum Piece, Series 1 (1968)    

3. Command Decision (3/1)
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Recorded: Thursday 21st June 1973
First Broadcast: Monday 11th February 1974, 6.15-6.45pm & Wednesday 13th February 1974, 12.27-12.57pm
Mr Mainwaring, self-appointed Commander of his Platoon of L.D.V., puts the defence of the realm before his own personal pride - and nearly comes a cropper.
With: JL, JB, Geoffrey Lumsden (Colonel Square) and David Sinclair (the G.H.Q. Driver).
TV: Command Decision, Series 1 (1968)    

4. The Enemy Within the Gates (4/1)
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Recorded: Thursday 21st June 1973
First Broadcast: Monday 18th February 1974, 6.15-6.45pm & Wednesday 20th February 1974, 12.27-12.57pm
Captain Mainwaring and his men triumph over the problems of security, Fifth Columnists and German parachutists - and make a profit.
With: JB, AR, IL, Carl Jaffe (Captain Winogrodzki) and David Sinclair (the German Airman).
TV: The Enemy Within the Gates, Series 1 (1968)    

5. The Battle of Godfrey's Cottage (5/1) BBC CD Ref: 9781846071690
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Recorded: Friday 6th July 1973
First Broadcast: Monday 25th February 1974, 6.15-6.45pm & Wednesday 27th February 1974, 12.27-12.57pm
When the bells ring out signalling the invasion, Captain Mainwaring calls on his men for their supreme effort - only to find that half of them have gone to the Pictures.
With: JL, AR, IL, Bill Pertwee (the A.R.P. Warden), Nan Braunton (Cissy Godfrey) and Percy Edwards (Percy the Parrot).
TV: The Battle of Godfrey's Cottage, Series 2 (1968)    

6. The Armoured Might of Lance Corporal Jones (6/1)
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Recorded: Friday 6th July 1973
First Broadcast: Monday 4th March 1974, 6.15-6.45pm & Wednesday 6th March 1974, 12.27-12.57pm
The Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard use their initiative and convert Corporal Jones's Butchers van into a machine of war.
With: JL, JB, Bill Pertwee (the A.R.P. Warden), Pearl Hackney (Mrs Pike), Richard Davies (the Volunteer), Elizabeth Morgan (Mrs Lennon) and Diana Bishop (Miss Meadows).
TV: The Armoured Might of Lance Corporal Jones, Series 3 (1969)    

7. Sgt.Wilson's Little Secret (7/1)
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Recorded: Friday 13th July 1973
First Broadcast: Monday 11th March 1974, 6.15-6.45pm & Wednesday 13th March 1974, 12.27-12.57pm
The freedom of the world pales into insignificance for Sergeant Wilson when his own freedom is threatened.
With: JB, AR, IL, Bill Pertwee (the A.R.P. Warden) and Pearl Hackney (Mrs Pike).
TV: Sgt Wilson's Little Secret, Series 2 (1969)    

8. A Stripe for Frazer (8/1)
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Recorded: Friday 13th July 1973
First Broadcast: Monday 18th March 1974, 6.15-6.45pm & Wednesday 20th March 1974, 12.27-12.57pm
Captain Mainwaring's promotion of Private Frazer also promotes a state of none-too-friendly rivalry with Corporal Jones.
With: JL, JB, IL, Geoffrey Lumsden (Corporal-Colonel Square), Michael Knowles (Captain Bailey)
TV: A Stripe for Frazer, Series 2 (1969)
N.B. This is the last episode that James Beck recorded, and is his last work on Dad's Army. The character of Walker does reappear but not until The Showing Up of Corporal Jones in which the part is taken over by Graham Stark.    

9. Operation Kilt (9/1)
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Recorded: Monday 23rd July 1973
First Broadcast: Monday 25th March 1974, 6.15-6.45pm & Wednesday 27th March 1974, 12.27-12.57pm
In their efforts to turn themselves into an efficient fighting force, Mainwaring and his men pit their wits against a detachment of Highland Infantry.
With: JL, IL, AR, Pearl Hackney (Mrs Pike) and Jack Watson (Captain Ogilvy).
TV: Operation Kilt, Series 2 (1969)  

10. Battle School (10/1)
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Recorded: Thursday 28th June 1973
First Broadcast: Monday 1st April 1974, 6.15-6.45pm &Wednesday 3rd April 1974, 12.27-12.57pm
Captain Mainwaring and his men undergo training for guerrilla warfare and get their first experience of live ammunition - from the wrong end.
With: JL, AR, IL, Jack Watson (Major Smith) and Alan Tilvern (Captain Rodrigues).
TV: Battle School, Series 3 (1969)    

11. Under Fire (11/1)
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Recorded: Friday 27th July 1973
First Broadcast: Monday 8th April 1974, 6.15-6.45pm & Wednesday 10th April 1974, 12.27-12.57pm
When German high explosives rain down on Walmington-on-Sea, Captain Mainwaring and his men demonstrate their great resourcefulness and unearth a spy in their midst.
With: JL, AR, Pearl Hackney (Mrs Pike), Geoffrey Lumsden (Corporal-Colonel Square), Avril Angers (Mrs Keane) and David Gooderson (Mr Murphy).
TV: Under Fire, Series 2 (1969)    

12. Something Nasty in the Vault (12/1)
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Recorded: Monday 23rd July 1973
First Broadcast: Monday 15th April 1974, 6.15-6.45pm & Wednesday 17th April 1974, 12.27-12.57pm
Captain Mainwaring & Sergeant Wilson fall upon an explosive situation when the Bank is broken into
With: JL, IL, Bill Pertwee (the A.R.P. Warden), John Barron (Mr West), Frank Thornton (Captain Rogers) and Elizabeth Morgan (Janet King).
TV: Something Nasty in the Vault, Series 3 (1969)    

13. The Showing Up of Corporal Jones (13/1)
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Recorded: Friday 20th July 73
First Broadcast: Monday 22nd April 1974, 6.15-6.45pm & Wednesday 24th April 1974, 12.27-12.57pm
Cpl. Jones must prove his fitness for the Home Guard by completing an assault course in 15 minutes.
With: JL, AR, Graham Stark (Private Walker) and Jack Watson (Major Regan)
TV: The Showing Up of Corporal Jones, Series 1 (1968)    

14. The Loneliness of the Long Distance Walker (14/1)
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Recorded: Friday 20th July 1973
First Broadcast: Monday 29th April 1974, 6.15-6.45pm & Wednesday 1st May 1974, 12.27-12.57pm
When Private Walkers call up threatens the Platoon's Black Market supplies, Captain Mainwaring and his men scheme to avert this disaster
With: JL, AR, GS, Jack Watson (the Sergeant / the Brigadier), Judith Furze (the Chairwoman) and Michael Knowles (the Captain / Mr Rees)
TV: The Loneliness of the Long Distance Walker, Series 2 (1969)    

15. Sorry, Wrong Number (15/1)
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Recorded: Friday 27th July 1973
First Broadcast: Monday 6th May 1974, 6.15-6.45pm & Wednesday 8th May 1974, 12.27-12.57pm
Captain Mainwaring attempts to instruct the Platoon in the use of telephone boxes, hoping to improve communication between men on patrol and his H.Q. at the Church Hall. But when a German plane crash lands in the reservoir, Corporal Jones causes nothing but confusion!
With: JL, IL, GS, Bill Pertwee (the A.R.P. Warden), Pearl Hackney (Mrs Pike), Avril Angers (the Telephone Operator) and John Forest (Lieutenant Hope-Bruce)
TV: The Lion Has Phones, Series 3 (1969)    

16. The Bullet is Not for Firing (16/1)
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Recorded: Thursday 26th July 1973
First Broadcast: Monday 13th May 1974, 6.15-6.45pm & Wednesday 15th May 1974, 12.27-12.57pm
When Corporal Jones and his Platoon waste their meagre ration of five rounds of ammunition per man, Captain Mainwaring takes action - a Court of Inquiry
With: AR, GS, Frank Williams (the Vicar), Michael Knowles (Captain Pringle), Timothy Bateson (Captain Marsh) and John Whitehall (all the Choir)
TV: The Bullet is Not for Firing, Series 3 (1969)    

17. Room at the Bottom (17/1)
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Recorded: Monday 23rd July 1973
First Broadcast: Monday 20th May 1974, 6.15-6.45pm & Wednesday 22nd May 1974, 12.27-12.57pm
Exactly one year after Captain Mainwaring assumed command of Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard, Brigade Headquarters discover a slight irregularity - he's never had the authority.
With: JL, AR, John Ringham (Captain Turner) and Jack Watson (Sergeant Gregory)
TV: Room at the Bottom, Series 3 (1969)    

18. The Menace from the Deep (18/1) BBC CD Ref: 9781846071690
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Recorded: Tuesday 24th July 1973
First Broadcast: Monday 27th May 1974, 6.15-6.45pm & Wednesday 29th May 1974, 12.27-12.57pm
Marooned on the end of the pier with no food, no communication and no means of getting back to dry land, Captain Mainwaring and his doughty men face the horrors of the sea.
With: JL, IL, Bill Pertwee (the A.R.P. Warden) and David Sinclair (the 2nd A.R.P. Warden)
TV: Menace from the Deep, Series 3 (1969)    

19. No Spring for Frazer (19/1) BBC CD Ref: 9780563504337
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Recorded: Thursday 26th July 1973
First Broadcast: Monday 3rd June 1974, 6.15-6.45pm & Wednesday 5th June 1974, 12.27-12.57pm
When Private Frazer loses a vital part, Captain Mainwaring is prepared to waken the dead at this threat to the security of our island fortress
With: JL, AR, Edward Sinclair (the Verger), Joan Cooper (Miss Baker) and Timothy Bateson (Mr Blewitt / Captain Turner).
TV: No Spring for Frazer, Series 3 (1969)    

20. Sons of the Sea (20/1)
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Recorded: Wednesday 25th July 1973
First Broadcast: Monday 10th June 1974, 6.15-6.45pm & Wednesday 12th June 1974, 12.27-12.57pm
When Captain Mainwaring and his men take to the water, their plans go dangerously adrift.
With: IL, JL, AR and Timothy Bateson (Mr Maxwell and everybody else).
TV: Sons of the Sea, Series 3 (1969)    

ONE HOUR SPECIAL Episode 21    
21. Present Arms
BBC CD ref:9780563525929
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Recorded: Thursday 18th July 1974
First Broadcast: Tuesday 24th December 1974, 1.15-2.15pm & Wednesday 25th December 1974, 7.30-8.30pm
Mainwaring and his men pit their wits against Eastgate Platoon for the honour of guarding a V.I.P.
With: JL, IL, AR, Larry Martin (Private Walker), Bill Pertwee (Chief Warden), Pearl Hackney (Mrs Pike), Geoffrey Lumsden (Captain Square), Jack Watson (the Brigadier / Cheerful Charlie Cheeseman) and Norman Bird (Bert Postlethwaite).
TV: Shooting Pains, Series 1 (1968) and Battle of the Giants, One Hour Episode (1971).    

RADIO SERIES TWO Episodes 22-41    
22. Don't Forget the Diver
(1/2)
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Recorded: Tuesday 16th July 1974
First Broadcast: Tuesday 11th February 1975, 12.27-12.57pm & Thursday 13th February 1975, 6.15-6.45pm
Enlisting the additional services of a bird warbler, a scarecrow and a flock of sheep, Captain Mainwaring and his men mount a river attack on Captain Squares H.Q.
With: JL, IL, AR, LM, Edward Sinclair (the Verger), Geoffrey Lumsden (Captain Square) and Norman Ettlinger (the Sergeant).
TV: Don't Forget the Diver, Series 4 (1970)
N.B. In transmission terms, 'Don't Forget the Diver' features the last appearance of Graham Stark as Private Walker. The character does not appear in the remaining episodes of Series 1.    

23. If the Cap Fits... (2/2)
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Recorded: Wednesday 17th April 1974
First Broadcast: Tuesday 18th February 1975, 12.27-12.57pm & Thursday 20th February 1975, 6.15-6.45pm
One way to deal with a persistent grumbler is to give him a taste of responsibility. So Captain Mainwaring hands over command to Private Frazer - with unexpected results.
With: JL, AR, IL, Edward Sinclair (the Verger) and Fraser Kerr (Major General Menzies / Sergeant MacKenzie)
TV: If the Cap Fits..., Series 5 (1972)    

24. Put That Light Out (3/2)
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Recorded: Tuesday 30th April 1974
First Broadcast: Tuesday 25th February 1975, 12.27-12.57pm & Thursday 27th February 1975, 6.15-6.45pm
Put in charge of the observation post in the disused lighthouse, Corporal Jones sets out to prove his qualities of leadership - and ends up endangering the whole town.
With: JL, IL, AR, Bill Pertwee (the A.R.P. Warden), Avril Angers (the Telephone Operator) and Stuart Sherwin (the Lighthouse Keeper)
TV: Put that Light Out, Series 4 (1970)    

25. Boots, Boots, Boots (4/2)
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Recorded: Tuesday 16th April 1974
First Broadcast: Tuesday 4th March 1975, 12.27-12.57pm & Thursday 6th March 1975, 6.15-6.45pm
The men of Walmington-on-Sea's Home Guard object strongly to Captain Mainwarings recipe for an efficient fighting force, the three Fs - fast feet, functional feet, fit feet.
With: JL, AR, IL and Erik Chitty (Mr Sedgewick).
TV: Boots, Boots, Boots, Series 4 (1970)    

26. Sgt... - Save My Boy! (5/2)
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Recorded: Tuesday 16th April 1974
First Broadcast: Tuesday 11th March 1975, 12.27-12.57pm & Thursday 13th March 1975, 6.15-6.45pm
When Pike gets the seat of his pants caught by barbed wire in a minefield, Captain Mainwaring springs to his rescue - treading very, very carefully.
With: JL, AR, IL and Pearl Hackney (Mrs Pike).
TV: Sgt - Save My Boy!, Series 4 (1970)    

27. Branded (6/2)
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Recorded: Wednesday 17th July 1974
First Broadcast: Tuesday 18th March 1975, 12.27-12.57pm & Thursday 20th March 1975, 6.15-6.45pm
Thrown out of the Platoon by Captain Mainwaring for being a conscientious objector, spurned by his friends, Godfrey has to prove himself - and does!
With: JL, AR, IL, Bill Pertwee (Chief Warden Hodges), Nan Braunton (Cissy Godfrey), Michael Segal (the 2nd Warden) and Norman Ettlinger (the Doctor)
TV: Branded, Series 3 (1969)    

28. Uninvited Guests (7/2)
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Recorded: Thursday 18th April 1974
First Broadcast: Tuesday 25th March 1975, 12.27-12.57pm & Thursday 27th March 1975, 6.15-6.45pm
When Chief Warden Hodges and his men try to take over the Church Hall, Captain Mainwaring is determined to make things hot for them..
With: JL, AR, IL, Bill Pertwee (the A.R.P. Warden), Frank Williams (the Vicar) and Edward Sinclair (the Verger).
TV: Uninvited Guests, Series 4 (1970)    

29. A Brush with the Law (8/2)
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Recorded: Wednesday 17th July 1974
First Broadcast: Tuesday 1st April 1975, 12.27-12.57pm & Thursday 3rd April 1975, 6.15-6.45pm
When a light is left switched on in the Church Hall, the Chief Warden achieves his burning ambition - to haul Captain Mainwaring into Court.
With: JL, AR, IL, LM, Bill Pertwee (Chief Warden Hodges), Geoffrey Lumsden (Captain Square), Edward Sinclair (the Verger), Michael Segal (the 2nd Warden), Michael Knowles (Mr Wintergreen) and Norman Ettlinger (the Clerk of the Court).
TV: A Brush with the Law, Series 5 (1972)    

30. A Soldier's Farewell (9/2) BBC CD Ref: 9780563504184
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Recorded: Wednesday 15th May 1974
First Broadcast: Tuesday 8th April 1975, 12.27-12.57pm & Thursday 10th April 1975, 6.15-6.45pm
A visit to the Cinema and an off-the-ration toasted-cheese supper set the scene for Captain Mainwaring at the Battle of Waterloo.
With: JL, AR, IL, LM, Bill Pertwee (the A.R.P. Warden) and Pat Coombs (the Clippie / Marie).
TV: A Soldier's Farewell, Series 5 (1972)    

31. Brain Versus Brawn (10/2)
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Recorded: Tuesday 30th April 1974
First Broadcast: Tuesday 15th April 1975, 12.27-12.57pm & Thursday 17th April 1975, 6.15-6.45pm
During an initiative test, Captain Mainwaring and his men disguise themselves as Firemen complete with Fire Engine, but get diverted to tackle a real blaze
With: JL, AR, IL, LM, Avril Angers (the Waitress / the Policewoman), Robert Raglan (Colonel Pritchard) and Stuart Sherwin (Mr Fairbrother / the Corporal).
TV: Brain Versus Brawn, Series 5 (1972)    

32. War Dance (11/2)
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Recorded: Sunday 12th May 1974
First Broadcast: Tuesday 22nd April 1975, 12.27-12.57pm & Thursday 24th April 1975, 6.15-6.45pm
The enjoyment of a Platoon Dance - arranged by Captain Mainwaring to boost the morale of his men - is spoiled when Pike announces his engagement.
With: JL, AR, IL, LM, Pearl Hackney (Mrs Pike) and Wendy Richard (Violet Gibbons).
TV: War Dance, Series 3 (1969)    

33. Mum's Army (12/2)
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Recorded: Sunday 12th May 1974
First Broadcast: Tuesday 29th April 1975, 12.27-12.57pm & Thursday 1st May 1975, 6.15-6.45pm
When Captain Mainwaring opens the ranks of his Home Guard Platoon to the ladies of Walmington, he discovers to his sorrow that the problems are not only physical, but emotional as well.
With: JL, AR, IL, LM, Carmen Silvera (Mrs Gray), Mollie Sugden (Mrs Fox / the Waitress) and Wendy Richard (Edith Parrish).
TV: Mum's Army, Series 4 (1970)    

34. Getting the Bird (13/2)
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Recorded: Monday 15th July 1974
First Broadcast: Tuesday 6th May 1975, 12.27-12.57pm & Thursday 8th May 1975, 6.15-6.45pm
Private Walker arranges to supply Corporal Jones with some off-the-ration pigeons. But the question is not where they come from, but where to store them
With: JL, AR, IL, LM, Frank Williams (the Vicar) and Diana Bishop (Sgt Wilson's Daughter).
TV: Getting the Bird, Series 5 (1972)    

35. Don't Fence Me In (14/2)
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Recorded: Thursday 16th May 1974
First Broadcast: Tuesday 13th May 1975, 12.27-12.57pm & Thursday 15th May 1975, 6.15-6.45pm
While the Walmington-on-Sea Platoon are in charge of a P.O.W. Camp, the prisoners escape and a traitor is unearthed in their midst - Private Walker.
With: JL, AR, IL, LM, Cyril Shaps (General Monteverdi), John Ringham (Captain Turner) and Sion Probert (the P.O.W. / the Sentry).
TV: Don't Fence Me In, Series 4 (1970)    

36. The King was in His Counting House (15/2)
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Recorded: Wednesday 15th May 1974
First Broadcast: Tuesday 20th May 1975, 12.27-12.57pm & Thursday 22nd May 1975, 6.15-6.45pm
When a bomb falls on the strong-room of Mainwarings Bank, the Platoon are set to guard the money. But first they must count it - every penny.
With: JL, AR, IL, LM, Bill Pertwee (the A.R.P. Warden) and Wendy Richard (Shirley).
TV: The King was in His Counting House, Series 5 (1972)    

37. When Did You Last See Your Money? (16/2) BBC CD Ref: 9781846071690
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Recorded: Wednesday 15th May 1974
First Broadcast: Tuesday 27th May 1975, 12.27-12.57pm & Thursday 29th May 1975, 6.15-6.45pm
Corporal Jones cant remember how he lost 500, so the Platoon try to jog his memory and Private Frazer reveals himself as a hypnotist.
With: JL, AR, IL and Timothy Bateson (Mr Blewitt / Mr Billings).
TV: When Did You Last See Your Money?, Series 5 (1972)    

38. Fallen Idol (17/2) BBC CD Ref: 9780563504337
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Recorded: Tuesday 16th July 1974
First Broadcast: Tuesday 3rd June 1975, 12.27-12.57pm & Thursday 5th June 1975, 6.15-6.45pm
On a weekend exercise, Captain Mainwaring's maxim that he and his men eat together, sleep together and fight together comes badly unstuck - and so does his sobriety.
With: JL, AR, IL, Geoffrey Lumsden (Captain Square), Jack Watson (Captain Reed), Michael Brennan (the Sergeant-Major) and Norman Ettlinger (Pritchard).
TV: Fallen Idol, Series 4 (1970)    

39. A. Wilson (Manager) ? (18/2)
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Recorded: Wednesday 17th April 1974
First Broadcast: Tuesday 10th June 1975, 12.27-12.57pm & Thursday 12th June 1975, 6.15-6.45pm
Captain Mainwarings complacency is rudely shaken when Wilson, his Chief Clerk at the Bank, is given his own Branch - and promoted to Second Lieutenant.
With: JL, AR, IL, Edward Sinclair (the Verger), Michael Knowles (Captain Bailey) and Fraser Kerr (Mr West)
TV: A. Wilson (Manager) ?, Series 4 (1970)    

40. All is Safely Gathered In (19/2)
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Recorded: Monday 15th July 1974
First Broadcast: Tuesday 17th June 1975, 12.27-12.57pm & Thursday 19th June 1975, 6.15-6.45pm
Captain Mainwaring and his men try to work alongside the Warden to bring in the harvest, but not even the presence of the Vicar can ensure peaceful co-existence.
With: JL, AR, IL, Bill Pertwee (the A.R.P. Warden), Frank Williams (the Vicar) and Nan Kenway (Mrs Prentice).
TV: All is Safely Gathered In, Series 5 (1972)    

41. The Day the Balloon Went Up (20/2)
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Recorded: Thursday 18th April 1975
First Broadcast: Tuesday 24th June 1975, 12.27-12.57pm & Thursday 26th June 1975, 6.15-6.45pm
Captain Mainwaring and Corporal Jones get carried away in their efforts to secure a runaway barrage balloon.
With: JL, AR, IL, Bill Pertwee (the A.R.P. Warden), Frank Williams (the Vicar), Edward Sinclair (the Verger) and Michael Knowles (Squadron Leader Horsfall)
TV: The Day the Balloon Went Up, Series 3 (1969)    

RADIO SERIES THREE Episodes 42-67    
42. A Man of Action
(1/3)
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Recorded: Monday 28th April 1975
First Broadcast: Tuesday 16th March 1976, 12.27-12.57pm & Thursday 18th March 1976, 6.15-6.45pm
For the benefit of a reporter from the Eastbourne Gazette, Captain Mainwaring tries to portray himself as a dynamic, efficient leader in the true Churchill mould, only to come a shade unstuck when Private Pike gets up to his ears in trouble.
With: JL, AR, IL, LM, Bill Pertwee (Chief Warden Hodges), Julian Orchard (Mr Upton - the Town Clerk), Jonathan Cecil (Mr Norris) and Fraser Kerr (Captain Swan / the Inspector).
TV: A Man of Action, Series 7 (1974)    

43. The Honourable Man (2/3)
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Recorded: Monday 28th April 1975
First Broadcast: Tuesday 23rd March 1976, 12.27-12.57pm & Thursday 25th March 1976, 6.15-6.45pm
On the occasion of the goodwill visit by a distinguished Russian, the Town Council of Walmington-on-Sea decides to offer him the Freedom of the Town...
With: JL, AR, IL, LM, Bill Pertwee (the A.R.P. Warden), Julian Orchard (Mr Upton - the Town Clerk) and Fraser Kerr (the Visiting Russian)
TV: The Honourable Man, Series 6 (1973)    

44. The Godiva Affair (3/3)
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Recorded: Monday 5th May 1975
First Broadcast: Tuesday 30th March 1976, 12.27-12.57pm & Thursday 1st April 1976, 6.15-6.45pm
The choosing of a local lady to play the part of Lady Godiva in Walmingtons Carnival Procession in aid of the Spitfire Fund strikes a discordant note for Captain Mainwaring and his men, who were planning their own musical surprise.
With: JL, AR, IL, LM, Bill Pertwee (A.R.P. Warden), Frank Williams (the Vicar), Julian Orchard (Mr Upton) and Mollie Sugden (Mrs Fox).
TV: The Godiva Affair, Series 7 (1974)    

45. Keep Young and Beautiful (4/3)
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Recorded: Monday 12th May 1975
First Broadcast: Tuesday 6th April 1976, 12.27-12.57pm & Thursday 8th April 1976, 6.15-6.45pm
When the War Office notifies all Home Guard Units that in future only the younger and healthier members will be retained, while those older and less fit will be exchanged with A.R.P. personnel - Captain Mainwaring and the veteran members of his Platoon are driven to adopt drastic measures.
With:JL, AR, IL, LM and Michael Burlington (the Wig Maker).
TV: Keep Young and Beautiful, Series 5 (1972)    

46. Absent Friends (5/3) BBC CD Ref: 9781846071690
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Recorded: Tuesday 6th May 1975
First Broadcast: Tuesday 13th April 1976, 12.27-12.57pm & Thursday 15th April 1976, 6.15-6.45pm
With mutiny on his hands from within the ranks of his Home Guard Platoon, Captain Mainwaring, battling to regain his authority, receives unexpected help - from an escaped convict.
With: JL, AR, IL, LM, Bill Pertwee (Chief Warden Hodges), Pearl Hackney (Mrs Pike), Michael Brennan (Tom / George Pearson) and Stuart Sherwin (the Policeman).
TV: Absent Friends, Series 4 (1970)    

47. Round and Round Went the Great Big Wheel (6/3)
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Recorded: Wednesday 7th May 1975
First Broadcast: Tuesday 20th April 1976, 12.27-12.57pm & Thursday 22nd April 1976, 6.15-6.45pm
When, during its testing at Walmington-on-Sea, a new secret weapon runs amok, Captain Mainwaring and his Home Guard Platoon turn the humiliation of spud-bashing into the glory of saving the town.
With: JL, AR, IL, LM, Bill Pertwee (the A.R.P. Warden), John Barron (Colonel Pierce) and Michael Knowles (Captain Stewart).
TV: Round and Round Went the Great Big Wheel, Series 5 (1972)    

48. The Great White Hunter (7/3)
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Recorded: Friday 30th May 1975
First Broadcast: Tuesday 27th April 1976, 12.27-12.57pm & Thursday 29th April 1976, 6.15-6.45pm
Private Walker converts an open parachute he's found into several pairs of ladies underwear and in the process, causes Captain Mainwaring and his men some embarrassment.
With: JL, AR, IL, LM, Pearl Hackney (Mrs Pike), Elizabeth Morgan (Housewife) and Fraser Kerr (the Policeman).
TV: Man Hunt, Series 3 (1969)    

49. The Deadly Attachment (8/3) BBC CD Ref: 9780563504337
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Recorded: Wednesday 30th April 1975
First Broadcast: Tuesday 4th May 1976, 12.27-12.57pm & Thursday 6th May 1976, 6.15-6.45pm
Corporal Jones life is put in jeopardy when the crew of a German U Boat and their cunning Commander turn the tables on Captain Mainwaring and his men, who are supposed to be guarding them.
With: JL, AR, IL, LM, Frank Williams (the Vicar), Philip Madoc (Captain Muller) and Fraser Kerr (Colonel Winters).
TV: The Deadly Attachment, Series 6 (1973)    

50. Things That Go Bump in the Night (9/3)
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Recorded: Wednesday 7th May 1975
First Broadcast: Tuesday 11th May 1976, 12.27-12.57pm & Thursday 13th May 1976, 6.15-6.45pm
A storm forces Captain Mainwaring and his men to take shelter for the night in a deserted country mansion, but when they begin to hear weird noises, everyone is convinced that the hounds of Hell are after them.
With: JL, AR, IL, LM and John Barron (Captain Cadbury).
TV: Things That Go Bump in the Night, Series 6 (1973)    

51. My British Buddy (10/3) BBC CD Ref: 9780563504184
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Recorded: Tuesday 6th May 1975
First Broadcast: Tuesday 18th May 1976, 12.27-12.57pm & Thursday 20th May 1976, 6.15-6.45pm
Captain Mainwaring arranges a Welcome to England party for the first contingent of American troops to arrive in Walmington, but his hopes to cement Anglo-U.S. relations come somewhat unstuck when a brawl develops between the visitors and his Platoon.
With: JL, AR, IL, LM, Bill Pertwee (Chief Warden Hodges), Jack Watson (Colonel Schultz), Pearl Hackney (Mrs Pike), Mollie Sugden (Mrs Fox), Wendy Richard (Shirley) and Michael Middleton (the American Sergeant).
TV: My British Buddy, Series 6 (1973)    

52. Big Guns (11/3)
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Recorded: Monday 5th May 1975
First Broadcast: Tuesday 25th May 1976, 12.27-12.57pm & Thursday 27th May 1976, 6.15-6.45pm
Captain Mainwaring and his men set their sights on total dominance of Walmington-on-Sea.
With: JL, AR, IL, LM, Julian Orchard (Mr Upton - the Town Clerk) and Michael Middleton (the Pickfords Man).
TV: Big Guns, Series 3 (1969)    

53. The Big Parade (12/3)
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Recorded: Friday 2nd may 1975
First Broadcast: Tuesday 1st June 1976, 12.27-12.57pm & Thursday 3rd June 1976, 6.15-6.45pm
When Private Walker offers to provide the Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard Platoon with a suitable mascot to lead them on parade, Captain Mainwaring, to his dismay, discovers that the cheapest is not necessarily the best.
With: JL, AR, IL, LM, Bill Pertwee (Chief Warden Hodges), Edward Sinclair (the Verger) and Pearl Hackney (Mrs Pike).
TV: The Big Parade, Series 4 (1970)    

54. Asleep in the Deep (13/3)
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Recorded: Friday 9th May 1975
First Broadcast: Tuesday 8th June 1976, 12.27-12.57pm & Thursday 19th June 1976, 6.15-6.45pm
While attempting to rescue Privates Walker and Godfrey from the bombed Water Works, Captain Mainwaring and his men themselves become trapped - with the water rapidly rising about them.
With: JL, AR, IL, LM and Bill Pertwee (the A.R.P. Warden).
TV: Asleep in the Deep, Series 5 (1972)    

55. We Know Our Onions (14/3)
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Recorded: Thursday 8th May 1975
First Broadcast: Tuesday 15th June 1976, 12.27-12.57pm & Thursday 17th June 1976, 6.15-6.45pm
With Captain Mainwaring and his men facing the humiliation of failure in the Home Guard Efficiency Tests and Private Pike on the verge of tears, it takes a shady deal by Joe Walker to save the day.
With: JL, AR, IL, LM, Bill Pertwee (the A.R.P. Warden), Alan Tilvern (Captain Ramsay) and Michael Middleton (Sgt Baxter).
TV: We Know Our Onions, Series 6 (1973)    

56. The Royal Train (15/3) BBC CD Ref: 9780563504337
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Recorded: Tuesday 29th April 1975
First Broadcast: Tuesday 22nd June 1976, 12.27-12.57pm & Thursday 24th June 1976, 6.15-6.45pm
With the main line at Walmington Station blocked and H.M. King George VI due any moment, Captain Mainwaring and his men take charge, only to find they are on a runaway train.
With: JL, AR, IL, Bill Pertwee (the A.R.P. Warden), Frank Williams (the Vicar), Stuart Sherwin (the Station Master), Fraser Kerr (the Train Driver) and Michael Middleton (the Driver's Mate).
TV: The Royal Train, Series 6 (1973)    

57. A Question of Reference (16/3)
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Recorded: Monday 12th May 1975
First Broadcast: Tuesday 29th June 1976, 12.27-12.57pm & Thursday 1st July 1976, 6.15-6.45pm
Having sent Captain Mainwaring and his Home Guard Platoon into the target area by mistake, it's up to Corporal Jones and Private Godfrey to save them being blown to pieces by the 25-pounders.
With: JL, AR, IL, LM, Peter Williams (the Colonel) and Michael Burlington (the Signaller).
TV: The Desperate Drive of Corporal Jones, Series 5 (1972)    

58. High Finance (17/3)
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Recorded: Friday 27th June 1975
First Broadcast: Tuesday 6th July 1976, 12.27-12.57pm & Thursday 8th July 1976, 6.15-6.45pm
When Mr Mainwaring refuses any longer to extend Jones's credit at the Bank, the rest of the Platoon try to find the 50 to save him from bankruptcy.
With: JL, AR, IL, LM, Bill Pertwee (Chief Warden Hodges), Pearl Hackney (Mrs Pike) and Frank Williams (the Vicar).
TV: High Finance, Series 8 (1975)    

59. The Recruit (18/3)
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Recorded: Thursday 1st May 1975
First Broadcast: Tuesday 13th July 1976, 12.27-12.57pm & Thursday 15th July 1976, 6.15-6.45pm
Sergeant Wilson takes over command of the Home Guard Platoon during Captain Mainwarings enforced absence and makes the most unusual addition to their strength
With: JL, AR, IL, LM, Bill Pertwee (Chief Warden Hodges), Frank Williams (the Vicar), Edward Sinclair (the Verger) and Elizabeth Morgan (the Nurse and the Small Boy).
TV: The Recruit, Series 6 (1973)    

60. A Jumbo-Sized Problem (19/3)
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Recorded: Wednesday 18th June 1975
First Broadcast: Tuesday 20th July 1976, 12.27-12.57pm & Thursday 22nd July 1976, 6.15-6.45pm
Travelling in Jones's van to a vitally important assignment, Captain Mainwaring and his men get bogged down, and it takes two pairs of feet and a trunk to get them out.
With: JL, AR, IL, LM and Bill Pertwee (Chief Warden Hodges).
TV: Everybody's Trucking, Series 7 (1974)  

61. The Cricket Match (20/3)
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Recorded: Thursday 1st May 1975
First Broadcast: Tuesday 27th July 1976, 12.27-12.57pm & Thursday 29th July 1976, 6.15-6.45pm
As a relief from their accustomed role as defenders of these island shores against the common foe - Adolf Hitler - Captain Mainwaring and his men propose to do battle with their local adversary, Chief Warden Hodges, on the playing field.
With: JL, AR, IL, LM, Bill Pertwee (Chief Warden Hodges), Frank Williams (the Vicar), Edward Sinclair (the Verger), and Anthony Smee (G.C. Egan)
TV: The Test, Series 4 (1970)    

62. Time On My Hands (21/3) BBC CD Ref: 9780563504184
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Recorded: Tuesday 29th April 1975
First Broadcast: Tuesday 3rd August 1976, 12.27-12.57pm & Thursday 5th August 1976, 6.15-6.45pm
When a German pilot bales out over Walmington, his parachute gets entangled with the Town Hall clock and so does Captain Mainwarings Platoon when they attempt to rescue him.
With: JL, AR, IL, LM, Bill Pertwee (Chief Warden Hodges), Frank Williams (the Vicar), Erik Chitty (Mr Parsons) and Fraser Kerr (the German Pilot)
TV: Time On My Hands, Series 5 (1972)    

63. Turkey Dinner (22/3)
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Recorded: Friday 2nd May 1975
First Broadcast: Tuesday 10th August 1976, 12.27-12.57pm & Thursday 12th August 1976, 6.15-6.45pm
When Captain Mainwaring is due to be guest speaker at the local Rotary Club, he and his dress suit have to run the gauntlet of some sloppy work by the men of his own Platoon.
With: JL, AR, IL, LM, Bill Pertwee (Chief Warden Hodges), Frank Williams (the Vicar), Pearl Hackney (Mrs Pike) and Harold Bennett (Mr Blewitt).
TV: Turkey Dinner, Series 7 (1974)    

64. The Captain's Car (23/3)
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Recorded: Friday 9th May 1975
First Broadcast: Tuesday 17th August 1976, 12.27-12.57pm & Thursday 19th August 1976, 6.15-6.45pm
The running feud between the Wardens and the Home Guard of Walmington-on-Sea is sorely aggravated, when Captain Mainwaring is offered the use of a Rolls-Royce for the duration.
With: JL, AR, IL, LM, Bill Pertwee (Chief Warden Hodges), Betty Marsden (Lady Maltby) and Gerard Green (Colonel).
TV: The Captain's Car, Series 7 (1974)    

65. The Two and a Half Feathers (24/3)
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Recorded: Thursday 8th May 1975
First Broadcast: Tuesday 24th August 1976, 12.27-12.57pm & Thursday 26th August 1976, 6.15-6.45pm
The bemedalled military career of Lance-Corporal Jones comes under grave suspicion when an old comrade-in-arms dredges up their past service in the Sudan.
With: JL, AR, IL, LM, Bill Pertwee (Chief Warden Hodges), Michael Bates (Private Clarke) and Avril Angers (Edna).
TV: The Two and a Half Feathers, Series 4 (1970)

66. Is There Honey Still for Tea? (25/3)
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Recorded: Friday 11th July 1975
First Broadcast: Tuesday 31st August 1976, 12.27-12.57pm & Thursday 2nd September 1976, 6.15-6.45pm
When plans for building a new airfield in the neighbourhood are announced, Captain Mainwaring and his men engage bureaucracy in a rearguard action to save Godfrey's cottage from demolition.
With: JL, AR, IL, Joan Cooper (Cissy Godfrey) and Fraser Kerr (Sir Charles Renfrew-McAllister / the Colonel).
TV: Is There Honey Still for Tea?, Series 8 (1975) 

67. Ten Seconds from Now (26/3)
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Recorded: Wednesday 18th June 1975
First Broadcast: Tuesday 7th September 1976, 12.27-12.57pm & Thursday 9th September 1976, 6.15-6.45pm
The climax to Captain Mainwarings role as O.C. Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard comes when his Platoon is chosen to take part in a world-wide radio broadcast that culminates in a speech from H.M. King George VI.
With: JL, AR, IL, LM, Frank Thornton (the BBC Producer) and Roger Gartland (Bert - the BBC Engineer).
TV: Christmas Night with the Stars: Broadcast to the Empire, (1972), see Related Appearances section.

Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier and Clive Dunn appeared in all 67 episodes, the other main members of the cast appeared as listed

Television Episodes not adapted for radio:-

SERIES 7 (1974)
63.Gorilla Warfare.
SERIES 8 (1975):
67.Ring Dem Bells.
68.When You've Got to Go.
70.Come In, Your Time is Up.
72.The Face on the Poster
SPECIAL EPISODE FOR CHRISTMAS (1975):-
73.My Brother and I
SPECIAL EPISODE FOR CHRISTMAS (1976):-
74.The Love of Three Oranges.
SERIES 9 (1977):-
75.Wake Up Walmington.
76.The Making of Private Pike.
77.Knights of Madness.
78.The Miser's Hoard.
79.Number Engaged
80.Never Too Old.

Of the Christmas Night with the Stars mini-episodes, the 1972 sketch -'Broadcast to the Empire' - was adapted for radio. The Choir Practice (Floral dance) from 'Chritmas Night with the Stars' 1970 was used to replace the Morris Dance in the radio version The Godiva Affair. This item was also adapted for the Stage Show, scene five
N.B. On first broadcast of Series 1, all episodes were given numbers in their introduction by John Snagge, eg Episode 19: No Spring for Frazer. These were frequently omitted from subsequent broadcasts and from several of the BBC Enterprises L.P. and cassette releases

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