The Man and the Hour

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Dad's Army, Series 1 Episode 1 of 6

Duration: 30 minutes

Classic comedy about the Home Guard unit of Walmington-on-Sea. In the very first episode of the series, Captain Mainwaring assumes command of the Local Defence Volunteers, an assumption others are not so eager to make.

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Sat 27 Jul 2013 19:40 BBC Two except Northern Ireland

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Credits

Captain Mainwaring
Arthur Lowe
Sgt Wilson
John Le Mesurier
Lance Corporal Jones
Clive Dunn
Pte Frazer
John Laurie
Pte Walker
James Beck
Pte Pike
Ian Lavender
Pte Godfrey
Arnold Ridley
Bracewell
John Ringham
Mrs Pike
Janet Davies
Janet King
Caroline Dowdeswell
Producer
David Croft
Writer
Jimmy Perry
Writer
David Croft

Broadcasts

How Captain Mainwairing and Sgt Wilson got called up

Dad's Army group shot for Archive superpromo

Letters from the actors, internal BBC memos and photos from the first episode to the last.

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