About the Series

Genre: British Sitcom
Series: 9
Episodes: 80
First Transmission: 1968-1977
Channel: BBC

Dad’s Army was created by Jimmy Perry.

The show follows the adventures of the British Home Guard during  World War II. The Home Guard was open to volunteers who were generally too old for military service – hence the moniker “Dad’s Army.” The motley bunch of characters was presided over by the pompous Capt. Mainwaring.

The show is still repeated worldwide.

 

Arthur Lowe: Capt. George Mainwaring
Clive Dunn: L/Cpl Jones
John Le Mesurier: Sgt Arthur Wilson
John Laurie: Pte Jock Fraser
Ian Lavender: Pte Frank Pike
Arnold Ridley: Pte Charles Godfrey

 

Best Episode ( S6 Ep1 )

The Deadly attachment – Mainwaring’s men have been charged with the task of guarding a captured German U-boat crew until a military escort arrives. Much hilarity ensues when they have to house them in the church hall overnight because of a delay with the escort. This episode includes the scene where Pike sings “Hitler is a twerp”  and gets his name put on the Germans hit list.

Imdb Score [9.1]

Worst Episode ( S1 Ep2 )

Museum Piece – The future Home Guard needs military supplies, so Captain Mainwaring simply cannot resist illegally ‘requisitioning’ anything of use in the Peabody Museum of Historical Army Weapons when it closes for the war.  The loot proves worse than disappointing.

Imdb Score – [7.1]