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The First Meeting

Episode 7 of 13

Pike and Hodges campaign to save the pier, while Uncle Arthur upsets Mavis. Dad's Army spin-off stars John Le Mesurier. Part of Radio 4 Extra's Great British Seaside Staycation.

Pike and Hodges campaign to save the pier, while Uncle Arthur upsets Mavis

A seaside saga of pier perpetuation starring John Le Mesurier as Arthur Wilson, Ian Lavender as Frank Pike, Bill Pertwee as Bert Hodges, Vivienne Martin as Miss Perkins and Glynn Edwards as Fred Guthrie.

After a pilot episode was made in 1981, Arthur Lowe sadly died. So this 13-part series was revamped to feature the Dad's Army characters played by Pertwee and Lavender instead. The series was later adapted for ITV by Yorkshire TV.

Written by Harold Snoad and Michael Knowles, based on the characters originally created by Jimmy Perry and David Croft.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in January 1984.

Part of Radio 4 Extra's Great British Seaside Staycation.

30 minutes

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