Dad's Army

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FACTFILE  
ON THE AIR 31st July 1968 - 13th November 1977
ORIGINAL CHANNEL BBC 1
PRODUCTION COMPANY BBC Television
NUMBER OF EPISODES 80
PRODUCTION LOCATIONS BBC Television Centre
Wood Lane
London

Norfolk (Exterior scenes)
CAST Full Cast Listings
   
MISSING BELIEVED WIPED Episode #2.3 - The Lonliness of the Long Distance Walker (TX 01/03/1969)
Episode #2.5 - A Stripe for Frazer (TX 29/03/1969)
Episode # 2.6 - Under Fire (TX 05/04/1969)
ARCHIVE HOLDERS BBC Worldwide
Unit 14-18 Perivale Industrial Estate
Horsenden
UB6 7RW

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THEME TUNE Who do you think you are kidding Mr Hitler?
(Perry)
Performed by Bud Flannagan

"Who do you think you are kidding Mr Hitler
if you think we're on the run?
We are the boys who will stop your little game
we are the boys who will make you think again
Cause who do you think you are kidding Mr Hitler
If you think old England's done?"

"Mr Brown goes off to town on the 8:21
But he comes home each evening and he's ready with his gun
Cause who do you think you are kidding Mr. Hitler
If you think old England's done?"

Click here to play the audio - Dad's Army [Opening Music] - 1971
Click here to play the audio - Dad's Army [Closing Music] - 1971
   
HELD IN THE BRITSET ARCHIVE Series 1 - Complete
Episode #2.1 - Operation Kilt (TX 01/03/1969)
Episode #2.2 - The Battle of Godfrey's Cottage (TX 08/03/1969)
Episode #2.4 - Sgt Wilson's Little Secret (TX 22/03/1969)
Series 3 - Complete
Series 4 - Complete
Series 5 - Complete
Series 6 - Complete
Series 7 - Complete
Series 8 - Complete
Series 9 - Complete


FACTFILE  
ON THE AIR  
ORIGINAL CHANNEL BBC 1
PRODUCTION COMPANY  
NUMBER OF EPISODES 80
PRODUCTION LOCATIONS  
CAST Arthur Lowe - Captain George Mainwearing
John Le Mesuier - Sgt Wilson
Clive Dunn - Jones
Ian Lavender - Pike
John Laurie - Frazer
James Beck - Walker
Arnold Ridley - Godfrey
Colin Bean - Private Sponge
Frank WIlliams - Vicar
Bill Pertwee - Hodges
Edward Sinclair - Verger (Mr Yeatman)
MISSING BELIEVED WIPED  
THEME TUNE
ARCHIVE HOLDERS BBC Worldwide
Unit 14-18 Perivale Industrial Estate
Horsenden
UB6 7RW
   
   
HELD IN THE BRITSET ARCHIVE  

 

Dad's Army was a sitcom written by David Croft and Jimmy Perry about the Home Guard during the second world war.

The show was based in the fictional seaside town Walmington-on-Sea and focused on a group of (mostly) elderly gentlemen who were doing their bit for King and Country by serving in the Home Guard helping to defend the UK if we were to be invaded by Hitler and the Nazis. This group of men were not able to go to war for various reasons , mostly due to their age, and were poorly trained but what they lacked in skill they made up for with passion and resourcefullness.

The group was lead by the pompus local bank manager George Manering and his deputy Wilson. They are joined by the butcher Jones who had years of fighting experience in previous campaigns often mentioning the catchphrase "They don't like it up them!"

The platoon biggest problems were seemingly not the hun but a bit closer to home. Mannering was often in conflict over the use of the hall with the vicar and the verger of the church who disliked Mannering as well as the rival Eastgate platoon lead by Captain Square. Perhaps his biggest arguments were with the ARP Warden Hodges with both men having a deep dislike for each other

 

DAD'S ARMY - BEHIND THE SCENES

 

  Dad's Army
1960s / 1970s
BBC Television

DAD'S ARMY [TITLES] - 1971

   
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Dad's Army [Titles]
Episode #4.14 - Battle of the Giants
27th December 1971
BBC Television

DAD'S ARMY  - 1971

These images were from the 1971 Christmas episode "Battle of the Giants"

 
   
  Dad's Army
Episode #4.14 - Batte of the Giants
27th December 1971
BBC Television

DAD'S ARMY [CREDITS] - 1971

   
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Dad's Army [Credits]
Episode #4.14 - Batte of the Giants
27th December 1971
BBC Television

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