The BEST episodes of Dad's Army

Every episode of Dad's Army ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Dad's Army!

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.

Last Updated: 11/29/2022Network:BBC One
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All Is Safely Gathered In
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8.79
81 votes

#1 - All Is Safely Gathered In

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/24/1972

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.

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Brain versus Brawn
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8.53
17 votes

#2 - Brain versus Brawn

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/8/1972

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

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The Face on the Poster
star
8.53
17 votes

#3 - The Face on the Poster

Season 8 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/10/1975

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.

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Fallen Idol
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8.50
22 votes

#4 - Fallen Idol

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired 12/18/1970

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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Battle School
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8.49
61 votes

#5 - Battle School

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/18/1969

The platoon travel to a secret location to be trained at a battle school. After a long train journey and a march in which they get hopelessly lost, they arrive late and end up missing two meals and the third is virtually inedible. Starving and tired the platoon take on the assault course in which they try their best to get back at Mainwaring for getting them lost. The platoon then have to capture the 'enemy's camp' held by Captain Rodrigues and his men. This task looks impossible but can Mainwaring save the day and win back the respect of his troops? Meanwhile Walker tries to raid the nearby farm to get food for his starving comrades.

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High Finance
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8.47
19 votes

#6 - High Finance

Season 8 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/3/1975

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.

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Ring Dem Bells
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8.35
23 votes

#7 - Ring Dem Bells

Season 8 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/5/1975

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.

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The Test
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8.28
25 votes

#8 - The Test

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/27/1970

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.

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The Loneliness of the Long Distance Walker
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8.27
22 votes

#9 - The Loneliness of the Long Distance Walker

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/15/1969

Walker is finally called up but Mainwaring tries to get his call up differed because of his value to the platoon but he is still ordered to go only to find out that he is allergic to the army's corned beef.

Is There Honey Still for Tea?
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8.26
27 votes

#10 - Is There Honey Still for Tea?

Season 8 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/19/1975

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.

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Everybody's Trucking
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8.25
20 votes

#11 - Everybody's Trucking

Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/15/1974

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.

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We Know Our Onions
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8.21
19 votes

#12 - We Know Our Onions

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/21/1973

The platoon have gone away to a camp to undergo an efficiency test Meanwhile Walker has a van load of onions to sell to Hodges. Later with no blank shells to use on the test Mainwaring has a brain wave and he uses the onions as ammunition to pass the test

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Mum's Army
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8.19
27 votes

#13 - Mum's Army

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/20/1970

Captain Mainwaring decides to enlist women to the platoon to assist with the war effort. After initial interviews go rather less than satisfactory, a Mrs. Fiona Grey walks into his office and into his life. Mainwaring is flattered that Fiona not only has similar views to him about the war, but also is complementary about his persona. He finds himself falling in love, unfortunately the men very quickly realise and start to gossip behind his back and Fiona decides to leave, but can Mainwaring get to the station in time to stop her?

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Come In, Your Time Is Up
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8.17
23 votes

#14 - Come In, Your Time Is Up

Season 8 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/26/1975

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 manoeuvres are also interrupted 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!""

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The Godiva Affair
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8.14
22 votes

#15 - The Godiva Affair

Season 7 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/6/1974

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.

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Keep Young and Beautiful
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8.12
25 votes

#16 - Keep Young and Beautiful

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/13/1972

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.

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When Did You Last See Your Money?
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8.12
52 votes

#17 - When Did You Last See Your Money?

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/1/1972

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.

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The Deadly Attachment
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8.10
60 votes

#18 - The Deadly Attachment

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/31/1973

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

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The Royal Train
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8.09
22 votes

#19 - The Royal Train

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/14/1973

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.

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A. Wilson (Manager)?
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8.08
26 votes

#20 - A. Wilson (Manager)?

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/4/1970

Sgt Wilson becomes a manager of his own branch and gets a commission on the same day but hours later his new branch has been destroyed during an air raid Mainwaring offers him his old job back and his old rank.

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Don't Forget the Diver
star
8.04
28 votes

#21 - Don't Forget the Diver

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/2/1970

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

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Shooting Pains
star
8.03
64 votes

#22 - Shooting Pains

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 9/11/1968

When news that the Prime Minister is to pay a visit to the area a shooting contest is held to see which of the local platoons will form the honor guard Walker gets a crack shot from the theatre touring show ( Barbara Windsor ) to take part as a member of the platoon but a surprise is in store for everybody

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The Honourable Man
star
8.02
46 votes

#23 - The Honourable Man

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/28/1973

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.

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Under Fire
star
8.00
1 votes

#24 - Under Fire

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/5/1969

The platoon are fire watching when they see a man using a torch Convinced that they have discovered a spy they arrest him only to find that they have made a terrible mistake

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Put That Light Out!
star
8.00
24 votes

#25 - Put That Light Out!

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/6/1970

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

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