Introducing the Walmington-On-Sea home guard. During WW2, in a fictional British seaside town, a ragtag group of Home Guard local defense volunteers prepare for an imminent German invasion.
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S01 E01Jul 31, 1968
The Man and the Hour Jul 31, 1968 After listening to a radio broadcast asking for men to form what was to become known as the home guard, George Mainwaring, a local bank manager, decides to act and form the platoon on his own.He appoints himself as Captain and recuruits his chief bank clerk Arthur Wilson as the platoon sergeant as well as enlisting the banks office boy Frank Pike. Several of the local tradesmen, including James Frazer; a philatelist shopkeeper, retired shop worker Charles Godfrey, Jack Jones the butcher and black market business man; Joe Walker also volunteer their service for 'King and Country'.. And so, The Walmington-On-Sea Home Guard was born.
S01 E02Aug 7, 1968
Museum Piece Aug 7, 1968 With the shortage of weapons, Capt Mainwaring goes to the local museum, to see if any of the guns that are on display can be used, by the platoon.
S01 E03Aug 14, 1968
Command Decision Aug 14, 1968 Capt Mainwaring worried about the lack of weapons gets a visit from a Capt Square an old soldier who offers to donate some guns from his collection providing that he can take command of the platoon. Mainwaring agrees until he sees the state of the guns.
S01 E04Aug 21, 1968
The Enemy Within the Gates Aug 21, 1968 Capt Mainwaring is giving a lecture on recognizing enemy agents when he learns that for every Nazi that they capture there is a reward Later on the section on patrol capture two German flyers but back at HQ Godfrey accidently let them escape
S01 E05Aug 28, 1968
The Showing Up of Corporal Jones Aug 28, 1968 Just when the platoon finally get their uniforms LCpl Jones is told that unless he can complete the assault course in 15 minutes he will have to leave So Mainwaring and the rest of the platoon think of a plan to help him
S01 E06Sep 11, 1968
Shooting Pains Sep 11, 1968 When news that the Prime Minister is to pay a visit to the area a shooting contest is held to see which of the local platoons will form the honor guard Walker gets a crack shot from the theatre touring show ( Barbara Windsor ) to take part as a member of the platoon but a surprise is in store for everybody
S02 E01Mar 1, 1969
Operation Kilt Mar 1, 1969 When six members of the Highland Regiment attack the Warmington On Sea's H.Q. The platoon have to come up with a scheme to capture the attackers
S02 E02Mar 8, 1969
The Battle of Godfrey's Cottage Mar 8, 1969 When the church bells start to ring the platoon leap into action Jones takes half the platoon to Godfrey's cottage to set up a machine gun post While Wilson not knowing where Jones has gone also heads for the cottage where they both mistake each other for German's and prepare to attack
S02 E03Mar 15, 1969
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Walker Mar 15, 1969 Walker is finally called up but Mainwaring tries to get his call up differed because of his value to the platoon but he is still ordered to go only to find out that he is allergic to the army's corned beef.
S02 E04Mar 22, 1969
Sergeant Wilson's Little Secret Mar 22, 1969 Sergeant Wilson overhears Mrs Pike telling Frank that she is expecting a child. Wilson assumes that she is pregnant and that he is the father, but it turns out that she is looking after an evacuee.Mainwaring advises that Wilson marry her, until she clears up the misunderstanding.
S02 E05Mar 29, 1969
A Stripe For Frazer Mar 29, 1969 Capt Mainwaring promotes Frazer to Lance Corporal thus causing friction between him and Jones When Frazer starts getting above himself Mainwaring cancels the promotion
S02 E06Apr 5, 1969
Under Fire Apr 5, 1969 The platoon are fire watching when they see a man using a torch Convinced that they have discovered a spy they arrest him only to find that they have made a terrible mistake
S03 E01Sep 11, 1969
The Armoured Might of Lance Corporal Jones Sep 11, 1969 Mainwaring is under orders to be more cooperative with the A.R.P. wardens. A task that's made very difficult by their newly appointed Chief.Walker strikes a deal with Jones to make it easier for him to carry rationed goods without being stopped by the police - he is to let the platoon use his butchers van as a troop carrier and ambulance by day and let Walker use it by night. He bribes Jones with the promise that Jones will receive petrol coupons for it. Unfortunately things don't entirely go to plan...
S03 E02Sep 18, 1969
Battle School Sep 18, 1969 The platoon travel to a secret location to be trained at a battle school. After a long train journey and a march in which they get hopelessly lost, they arrive late and end up missing two meals and the third is virtually inedible.Starving and tired the platoon take on the assault course in which they try their best to get back at Mainwaring for getting them lost. The platoon then have to capture the 'enemy's camp' held by Captain Rodrigues and his men. This task looks impossible but can Mainwaring save the day and win back the respect of his troops?Meanwhile Walker tries to raid the nearby farm to get food for his starving comrades.
S03 E03Sep 25, 1969
The Lion Has Phones Sep 25, 1969 Capt Mainwaring teaches the platoon the tactical use of the phone system when a German plane crashes into the towns reservoir. Because Mainwaring and Wilson cannot decide what to do it is left to Walker to come up with a plan to make the Germans surrender
S03 E04Oct 2, 1969
The Bullet is not for Firing Oct 2, 1969 When a low flying German aircraft. attacks Warmington On Sea. the platoon under the command of Lance Cpl Jones, fire at the aircraft, and use up all their ammunition. Mainwaring is furious, and orders an investigation.
S03 E05Oct 9, 1969
Something Nasty in the Vault Oct 9, 1969 During an air raid an unexploded bomb lands on the bank Mainwaring and Wilson find where the bomb has landed and secure it until the bomb disposal people arrive.
S03 E06Oct 16, 1969
Room at the Bottom Oct 16, 1969 Capt Mainwaring is found not to have held the Kings Commission so he is reduced to the ranks and Sgt Wilson takes over command of the platoon After a disastrous war game against the Eastgate Platoon his men ask the Colonel for him to be reinstated
S04 E01Sep 25, 1970
The Big Parade Sep 25, 1970 Mainwaring watches a film reel at the cinema which shows Winston Churchill inspecting Army troops and their mascot - a ram, of course where Mainwaring's concerned - if another platoon has a mascot, so must his. Sponge volunteers one from his farm but they have to catch it first, something that of course ends in complete disaster with Pike up to his neck in it - literally.Meanwhile the town parade is being organised and of course Mainwaring wants the platoon to lead, but Hodges has other ideas...
S04 E02Oct 2, 1970
Don't Forget the Diver Oct 2, 1970 During home guard maneuvers LCpl Jones disguised as a log and helped by Frazer in a diving suit floats down the river in order to attack the Eastgate platoons headquarters
S04 E03Oct 9, 1970
Boots, Boots, Boots Oct 9, 1970 Capt Mainwaring decides to harden the platoons feet by long route marches When the platoon have had enough they find a clever way of stopping him
S04 E04Oct 16, 1970
Sgt - Save My Boy ! Oct 16, 1970 The platoon have moved to a new H.Q's position on the beach When Pike fails to turn up they find him caught up in the barbed wire at the waters edge With the tide coming in Mainwaring and Wilson mount a rescue mission but someone else gets there first
S04 E05Oct 23, 1970
Don't Fence Me In Oct 23, 1970 Don't Fence Me In is the fifth episode of the fourth series of the British comedy series Dad's Army that was originally transmitted on Friday 23 October 1970.
S04 E06Oct 30, 1970
Absent Friends Oct 30, 1970 Absent Friends is the sixth episode of the fourth series of the British comedy series Dad's Army that was originally transmitted on Friday 30 October 1970.
S05 E01Oct 6, 1972
Asleep in the Deep Oct 6, 1972 The pumping station of the reservoir has been damaged by a bomb with Walker and Godfrey trapped inside. Hodges is determined to overrule Mainwaring's rescue attempt until it's discovered the structure of the building is very unsafe and they draw lots to decide who is going to be the ones to dig the stranded men out.After successfully reaching Walker and Godfrey, the roof caves in and everyone but Jones ends up trapped in the underground bunker that is now filling rapidly with water. But does Godfrey have a solution that is more useful than asking to be relieved?
S05 E02Oct 13, 1972
Keep Young and Beautiful Oct 13, 1972 Vanity swoops through the platoon after Parliament decide that Home Guard members who are not fit for battle must be reassigned to the A.R.P. and A.R.P wardens that are fit should be reassigned to the Home Guard.The platoon obviously don't want this to happen so resort to some rather shocking measures to fool the Area Commander into believing they are suitable to stay where they are.
S05 E03Oct 20, 1972
A Soldier's Farewell Oct 20, 1972 During the journey home after a night at the cinema Mainwaring comes to the assistance of the clippie after Hodges makes fun of her Later Mainwaring dreams of being Napoleon with the clippie as Josephine
S05 E04Oct 27, 1972
Getting the Bird Oct 27, 1972 Rumour sweeps through Warmington, that Wilson is seeing a young girl, He goes AWOL, and is found drunk. It turns out that the girl is his Daughter. Meanwhile Walker has taken a delivery of pigeons that have been stolen from Trafalgar Square, and has to find somewhere to hide them. Then the platoon assemble for church parade.
S05 E05Nov 3, 1972
The Desperate Drive of Lance Corporal Jones Nov 3, 1972 The platoon practice house clearing by using the office and the Vicar and Hodges get caught up in the action Later during a live firing exercise the platoon are sent to the wrong map reference When Jones discovers the mistake he drives to rescue
S05 E06Nov 10, 1972
If the Cap Fits... Nov 10, 1972 The platoon are given a lecture on the German Army but because Frazer keeps on complaining Mainwaring makes him acting C.O. of the platoon Later when the colonel asks the platoon to attend a dinner Mainwaring has to play the bagpipes
S06 E01Oct 31, 1973
The Deadly Attachment Oct 31, 1973 The platoon finally get to grips with the enemy when they have to guard some Nazi Submariners but the Germans turn the tables on Mainwaring and try to escape but somehow Jones ends up with a grenade down his trousers
S06 E02Nov 7, 1973
My British Buddy Nov 7, 1973 The Platoon decide to give a party to the visiting American troops.When the Yanks start to get fresh with the platoon's girl friends, all hell lets loose.
S06 E03Nov 14, 1973
The Royal Train Nov 14, 1973 When news that the King is to travel through Warmington-On-Sea, by train, Capt Mainwaring and the platoon, are detailed to provide an honor guard,then the local stopping train breaks down on the main line,and the King's train is due any time.
S06 E04Nov 21, 1973
We Knows Our Onions Nov 21, 1973 The platoon have gone away to a camp to undergo an efficiency test Meanwhile Walker has a van load of onions to sell to Hodges Later with no blank shells to use on the test Mainwaring has a brain wave and he uses the onions as ammunition to pass the test
S06 E05Nov 28, 1973
The Honourable Man Nov 28, 1973 When a relative of Sergeant Wilson dies, he inherits the title, Then when a Russian factory worker visits the town, to boost Anglo-Russian relations,Mainwaring has been asked to present the key of the town, until the mayor hears about Wilson's title, and asks Mainwaring to step down.
S06 E06Dec 5, 1973
Things that Go Bump in the Night Dec 5, 1973 The platoon get lost on a wild and stormy night and have to take shelter in a old and deserted house that is used for training tracking dogs When Pike gets his uniform wet he changes it for an old German uniform but when the dogs get loose, they chase Pike and the platoon across the fields
S07 E01Nov 15, 1974
Everybody's Trucking Nov 15, 1974 As all the road signs have been removed from the area the platoon are ordered to put up temporary ones to help a large convoy on maneuvers that is due to drive through the area but due to the condition of the ground the platoon's van gets stuck in the mud
S07 E02Nov 22, 1974
Man of Action Nov 22, 1974 Pike gets his head caught in the park railings and the platoon are summoned to help meanwhile a large bomb has exploded near the town and has put the gas and electricity supplies out of order When Mainwaring returns to hear what has happened he puts the town under martial law
S07 E03Nov 29, 1974
Gorilla Warfare Nov 29, 1974 While on maneuvers the platoon come in contact with an escaped gorilla
S07 E04Dec 6, 1974
The Godiva Affair Dec 6, 1974 The platoon are dressed as Morris Dancers for a local show when Jones comes to Capt Mainwaring with a problem concerning Mrs Fox Jones thinks she is seeing the town clerk and wants Mainwaring to sort it out for him
S07 E05Dec 13, 1974
The Captain's Car Dec 13, 1974 Lady Maltby offers her Rolls Royce to Capt Mainwaring for use as his staff car. After the car has been disguised with camouflage paint, it has to be repainted black, because the Mayor's car has run out of petrol, and there no official car to greet a visiting V.I.P.
S08 E01Sep 5, 1975
Ring Dem Bells Sep 5, 1975 The Colonel orders Mainwaring and the platoon to make a training film with a couple of well known actors but unknown to Mainwaring they are to play the Germans Mainwaring refuses to take part but the rest of the platoon are ordered to When the filming is cancelled Mainwaring and the men still dressed as German soldiers are spotted in the local pub and the alarm is given
S08 E02Sep 12, 1975
When You've Got To Go Sep 12, 1975 Pike finally gets his call up papers and is to join the Airforce but when his blood that has been donated for the red cross is checked it is found to be from a rare group and he is excused military service Then he has to find a way to break the news to the platoon
S08 E03Sep 19, 1975
Is There Honey Still For Tea? Sep 19, 1975 Godfrey's cottage is due to be demolished to make way for a new airfield but no-one can bring themselves to break the news to him until Jones finds out that he already knows. In the end Frazer, knowing the family history of the General in charge, bribes him to get the airfield moved 200 yards. This results in some rather amusing consequences.The door to Mainwaring's bank office is replaced with a paper door, apart from the insult of not having a proper door Mainwaring is even more annoyed at the fact that Pike the Colonel and Jones manage to destroy it within minutes of it being installed.
S08 E04Sep 26, 1975
Come In, Your Time Is Up Sep 26, 1975 Captain Mainwaring gives a lecture on field craft in the vicar's garden, covering what to eat and how to erect a tent. Later, apart from having to put with the vicar, verger, Hodges and a gang of boy scouts, their field maneuvers are also interupted by three German fliers who have been shot down and are trapped in their dinghy in the middle of the lake... ""Handi hoch! Handi hoch!""
S08 E05Oct 3, 1975
High Finance Oct 3, 1975 Cpl Jones has problems with his bank account. When Mainwaring tries to help, he finds that the trail leads through the platoon, on to Mrs Pike, and ends with Mr Hodges.
S08 E06Oct 10, 1975
The Face On the Poster Oct 10, 1975 Mainwaring has visions of promotion for himself and Wilson and of expanding the platoon into a company, so he embarks on a recruitment drive. A poster is drawn up and Jones is voted to be in it. Unfortunately a mix-up at the printers results in Jones being branded an escaped prisoner of war instead.
S08 E07Dec 26, 1975
My Brother and I Dec 26, 1975 Second Xmas Special. Mainwaring's drunken brother Barry arrives in Walmington claiming that their father's pocket watch, held by Mainwaring, belongs to him. Mainwaring gives him the pocket watch to assuage him, but he gatecrashes Mainwaring's party for local dignitaries..
S09 E01Oct 7, 1977
Wake-Up Walmington Oct 7, 1977 The people of Walmington-On-Sea are becoming apathetic about the war effort. When practicing on a firing range, Mainwaring is told to keep the noise down and Hodges is verbally assaulted for his efforts as chief warden.Mainwaring decides to scare his townfolk by getting the platoon to dress up as fifth columnists and marching through the countryside 'asking ze questions!' Will their plan work? Or will Mainwaring just end up looking rather silly infront of Captain Square and the Eastgate platoon?
S09 E02Oct 14, 1977
The Making of Private Pike Oct 14, 1977 Capt Mainwaring is to be an umpire in a war game exercise so he gets the use of a car Pike meets a girl and uses the car to take her out but they stay out all night and the whole town is shocked
S09 E03Oct 21, 1977
Knights of Madness Oct 21, 1977 During a ' Wings For Victory ' fundraising event the platoon decide to stage a reenactment of the battle between St George and the Dragon but friction starts when Hodges and the wardens plan the same thing
S09 E04Oct 28, 1977
The Miser's Hoard Oct 28, 1977 Frazer is busy counting up his earnings when his doctor visits and accidentally knocks over a money box revealing that Frazer is far from poor.Concerned, the doctor alerts Mainwaring, who alerts Jones and very soon Frazer's fortune is the subject of town gossip. Eventually the platoon, Hodges, the Vicar and the Verger are spying on Frazer to see what he does with his money. Will they get their hands on it, or does Frazer have a sneaky trick up his sleeve?
S09 E05Nov 4, 1977
Number Engaged Nov 4, 1977 The platoon take over from the regular army in guarding some vital telephone wires During an air raid a bomb lands in the wires and a way has to be found to get it down before it explodes