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Mum's Army

Episode 9 of 13

Classic sitcom. Captain Mainwaring encourages the women of Walmington-on-Sea to join the platoon and meets Mrs Gray, an attractive middle-aged widow.

It occurs to Captain Mainwaring that much of the valuable time of his unit is taken up with non-combatant activities such as button sewing, brass polishing and office duties. He discusses with Sergeant Wilson a scheme to recruit some women members to the platoon, thus releasing the men for their duties as front line fighting troops. Jones introduces Mrs Fox, Walker brings along his girlfriend and Mainwaring loses his heart to Mrs Gray, an attractive middle-aged widow. As a result, tongues begin to wag in Walmington-on-Sea.

30 minutes

Last on

Sat 17 Aug 2019 20:30

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:02

    Bud Flanagan & The Band of the Coldstream Guards

    Who Do You Think You Are Kidding Mr Hitler?


Role Contributor
Private Pike Ian Lavender
Private Walker James Beck
Buffet Attendant Deirdre Costello
Captain Mainwaring Arthur Lowe
Lance Corporal Jones Clive Dunn
Private Frazer John Laurie
Edith Parish Wendy Richard
Mrs Pike Janet Davies
Serviceman David Gilchrist
Waitress Melita Manger
Miss Ironside Julian Burbery
Mrs Prosser Eleanor Smale
Mrs Gray Carmen Silvera
Mrs Fox Pamela Cundell
Ivy Samways Rosemary Faith
Private Godfrey Arnold Ridley
Sergeant Wilson John Le Mesurier
Producer David Croft
Writer Jimmy Perry
Writer David Croft


  • Sat 2 Aug 2008 21:30
  • Sat 22 Jan 2011 18:45
  • Sat 26 Jul 2014 19:55
  • Sat 9 Jan 2016 20:30
  • New Year's Day 2017 19:25
  • Sat 30 Sep 2017 20:30
  • Sat 28 Jul 2018 20:30
  • Sat 17 Aug 2019 19:30
  • Sat 17 Aug 2019 20:30

Explore the history of Dad's Army in the BBC Archive

Explore the history of Dad's Army in the BBC Archive

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