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The Builder

Episode 10 of 13

A workman's nationality reignites old hostilities for Wilson, Hodges and Pike. Dad's Army spin-off stars John Le Mesurier. From August 1984.

The nationality of a workman reignites old Home Guard hostilities for Wilson, Hodges and Pike.

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, Glynn Edwards as Guthrie and Stella Tanner as Myrtle.

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 August 1984.

30 minutes