Series Six

Main Cast
Arthur Lowe - Captain George Mainwaring
John Le Mesurier - Sergeant Arthur Wilson
Clive Dunn - Lance Corporal Jack Jones
John Laurie - Private James Frazer
Arnold Ridley - Private Charles Godfrey
James Beck - Private Joe Walker
Ian Lavender - Private Frank Pike

Episode 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).

Episode 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).

Episode 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.

Episode 57: We Know Our Onions     BBCDVD1599
Recorded: Friday 22/07/73
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).
Due to a BBC electrician’s strike, this episode was filmed entirely on location execpt for two short studio scenes which were rewritten and captured whilst recording 'The Recuit'.

Episode 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 (13 July) and died after a short illness on Monday 6 August 1973...

Episode 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.

Episode 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 6 Production Team

Producer : David Croft
Director : David Croft
Production Assistant : Gordon Pert
Producer’s Assistant : Jo Austin
Assistant Floor Manager : Peter Fitton
Floor Assistant : Philip Hill
Technical Manager 1 : Howard King
Technical Manager 2 : Peter Valentine
Sound Supervisor : Mike McCarthy
Tape/Gram Operator : Barry Bonner (e54), Dave Thompson (e55-60)
Costume Supervisor : Sue Wheal
Make-Up Supervisor : Ann Alies (e54,56-60), Anna Chesterman (e55)
Designer : Paul Joel
Vision Mixer : Dave Hanks
Visual Effects : Peter Day (e57)
Film Cameraman : James Balfour (e54,56-59)
Film Sound : John Gatland (e54,56-59)
Film Editor : Bob Rymer (e54,56 & 57), Bill Harris (e58 & 59)