The Fancy Dress Parade
The pier's costume party is going well, until Pike brings a piano. Dad's Army spin-off stars John Le Mesurier and Ian Lavender. From January 1984.
Frambourne-on-Sea's pier restoration fund-raising costume party is going well, until Pike brings a piano.
A seaside saga of pier perpetuation starring John Le Mesurier as Arthur Wilson, Ian Lavender as Frank Pike, Bill Pertwee as Bert Hodges and Vivienne Martin as Miss Perkins.
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.