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Dad's Army, Series 4 Episode 10 of 13

Duration: 29 minutes

Classic sitcom about the Home Guard unit of Walmington-on-Sea. Capt. Mainwaring receives a challenge from the Chief Warden to play his platoon at cricket. A team is mustered including Sgt Wilson, who is something of an all-rounder. L/Cpl Jones volunteers to keep the wicket. But, unbeknownst to Mainwaring, the wardens have signed up EC Egan who, were it not for the war, would be bowling for England.

Featuring a guest appearance by English cricket legend Fred Trueman.

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Captain Mainwaring
Arthur Lowe
Sgt Wilson
John Le Mesurier
Pte Frazer
John Laurie
Pte Walker
James Beck
Pte Godfrey
Arnold Ridley
Pte Pike
Ian Lavender
ARP Warden
Bill Pertwee
Frank Williams
Edward Sinclair
Don Estelle
Mr Blewitt
Harold Bennett
L/Cpl Jones
Clive Dunn
EC Egan
Fred Trueman
David Croft
Jimmy Perry
David Croft


  • Sat 27 Sep 2008 19:35 BBC Two England, Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland (Analogue) only

  • Fri 10 Oct 2008 19:30 BBC Two Scotland only

  • Wed 15 Oct 2008 19:00 BBC Two Wales (Analogue) only

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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