The Best Episodes of Dad's Army
Last Updated: Mar 29, 2019
Introducing the Walmington-On-Sea home guard, a bunch of hapless old and young men who have kept people all over the world very amused for the past thirty seven years. Creator/Writers David Croft and Jimmy Perry made each episode of Dad's Army as funny as the previous one, with an element of humour which has survived decades. It has the most memorable catch phrases of any sitcom and due to our fondness of it, it's probably the most re-run show ever. The BBC keep an episode of it queued up in case of a fault at TV centre and it even successfully invaded the big screen with a memorable, well loved Dad's Army feature film made by Columbia pictures.
#1 - Battle of the Giants
Season 4 - Episode 14
Captain Mainwaring tries to get out of attending a big church parade when the Home Guard are ordered to wear their medals from previous conflicts. (Christmas Special)
#2 - High Finance
Season 8 - Episode 5
Cpl Jones has problems with his bank account. When Mainwaring tries to help, he finds that the trail leads through the platoon, on to Mrs Pike, and ends with Mr Hodges.
#3 - The Face on the Poster
Season 8 - Episode 6
Mainwaring has visions of promotion for himself and Wilson and of expanding the platoon into a company, so he embarks on a recruitment drive. A poster is drawn up and Jones is voted to be in it. Unfortunately a mix-up at the printers results in Jones being branded an escaped prisoner of war instead.
#4 - Brain Versus Brawn
Season 5 - Episode 10
During an exercise Mainwaring And the platoon have to find a way to gain access into an ammo dump After dressing up as firemen they are called to a real fire
#5 - Fallen Idol
Season 4 - Episode 13
While the platoon are at a training camp Mainwaring gets drunk with the other officers during the night and misses the live grenade training the following morning. Later during the training one of the grenades lands in Jones van and Mainwaring rides to the rescue
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#6 - Ring Dem Bells
Season 8 - Episode 1
The Colonel orders Mainwaring and the platoon to make a training film with a couple of well known actors but unknown to Mainwaring they are to play the Germans Mainwaring refuses to take part but the rest of the platoon are ordered to When the filming is cancelled Mainwaring and the men still dressed as German soldiers are spotted in the local pub and the alarm is given
#7 - The Recruit
Season 6 - Episode 7
Capt Mainwaring has gone into hospital for an operation on an ingrowing toenail Meanwhile Wilson as acting C O has Asked the Vicar and the Verger to join the platoon to make up the numbers
#8 - All is Safely Gathered In
Season 5 - Episode 8
Godfrey asks for a holiday from the platoon in order to help an old girlfriend who runs a farm to bring in the harvest. As it's important work Mainwaring brings all the platoon to help.
#9 - The Test
Season 4 - Episode 10
In a cricket Match between the platoon and the air raid wardens, Chief Warden Hodges has a secret weapon up his sleeve. He plans to use England's fast bowler Fred Trueman, but all does not go as planed.
#10 - Is There Honey Still for Tea?
Season 8 - Episode 3
Godfrey's cottage is due to be demolished to make way for a new airfield but no-one can bring themselves to break the news to him until Jones finds out that he already knows. In the end Frazer, knowing the family history of the General in charge, bribes him to get the airfield moved 200 yards. This results in some rather amusing consequences. The door to Mainwaring's bank office is replaced with a paper door, apart from the insult of not having a proper door Mainwaring is even more annoyed at the fact that Pike the Colonel and Jones manage to destroy it within minutes of it being installed.
#11 - Keep Young and Beautiful
Season 5 - Episode 2
Vanity swoops through the platoon after Parliament decide that Home Guard members who are not fit for battle must be reassigned to the A.R.P. and A.R.P wardens that are fit should be reassigned to the Home Guard. The platoon obviously don't want this to happen so resort to some rather shocking measures to fool the Area Commander into believing they are suitable to stay where they are.
#12 - The Royal Train
Season 6 - Episode 3
When news that the King is to travel through Warmington-On-Sea, by train, Capt Mainwaring and the platoon, are detailed to provide an honor guard,then the local stopping train breaks down on the main line,and the King's train is due any time.
#13 - The Bullet is Not for Firing
Season 3 - Episode 4
When a low flying German aircraft. attacks Warmington On Sea. the platoon under the command of Lance Cpl Jones, fire at the aircraft, and use up all their ammunition. Mainwaring is furious, and orders an investigation.
#14 - Everybody's Trucking
Season 7 - Episode 1
As all the road signs have been removed from the area the platoon are ordered to put up temporary ones to help a large convoy on maneuvers that is due to drive through the area but due to the condition of the ground the platoon's van gets stuck in the mud
#15 - The Deadly Attachment
Season 6 - Episode 1
The platoon finally get to grips with the enemy when they have to guard some Nazi Submariners but the Germans turn the tables on Mainwaring and try to escape but somehow Jones ends up with a grenade down his trousers
#16 - The Honourable Man
Season 6 - Episode 5
When a relative of Sergeant Wilson dies, he inherits the title, Then when a Russian factory worker visits the town, to boost Anglo-Russian relations,Mainwaring has been asked to present the key of the town, until the mayor hears about Wilson's title, and asks Mainwaring to step down.
#17 - The Captain's Car
Season 7 - Episode 5
Lady Maltby offers her Rolls Royce to Capt Mainwaring for use as his staff car. After the car has been disguised with camouflage paint, it has to be repainted black, because the Mayor's car has run out of petrol, and there no official car to greet a visiting V.I.P.
#18 - Don't Forget the Diver
Season 4 - Episode 2
During home guard maneuvers LCpl Jones disguised as a log and helped by Frazer in a diving suit floats down the river in order to attack the Eastgate platoons headquarters
#19 - Turkey Dinner
Season 7 - Episode 6
When the platoon accidentally shoot a turkey they try and return it to the local farmer but he will not accept it so the men come up with the idea of providing a dinner for the local O.A.P's
#20 - Put That Light Out!
Season 4 - Episode 7
The platoon are manning the local lighthouse and they accidently switch on the light and can't find a way to switch it off During an upcoming air raid they must a way to cover up the glare
#21 - Man Hunt
Season 3 - Episode 12
The platoon are told to be on the lookout for any parachutes found lying about so Walker tells Mainwaring that he has found one. They also take on a dog which they use to track an escaped German pilot but accidently arrest a bird watcher
#22 - When Did You Last See Your Money?
Season 5 - Episode 9
Lance Corporal Jones has mislaid £500 that has been collected by the merchants to build a center for the local people Frazer hypnotizes Jones and after a long search the money finally turns up.
#23 - The Godiva Affair
Season 7 - Episode 4
The platoon are dressed as Morris Dancers for a local show when Jones comes to Capt Mainwaring with a problem concerning Mrs Fox Jones thinks she is seeing the town clerk and wants Mainwaring to sort it out for him
#24 - Come In, Your Time Is Up
Season 8 - Episode 4
Captain Mainwaring gives a lecture on field craft in the vicar's garden, covering what to eat and how to erect a tent. Later, apart from having to put with the vicar, verger, Hodges and a gang of boy scouts, their field maneuvers are also interupted by three German fliers who have been shot down and are trapped in their dinghy in the middle of the lake... ""Handi hoch! Handi hoch!""
#25 - Things That Go Bump in the Night
Season 6 - Episode 6
The platoon get lost on a wild and stormy night and have to take shelter in a old and deserted house that is used for training tracking dogs When Pike gets his uniform wet he changes it for an old German uniform but when the dogs get loose, they chase Pike and the platoon across the fields