The BEST Episodes of Dad's Army

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 2, 2019

Network: BBC One

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.

High Finance

#1 - 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.

star 8.67
18 votes
The Face on the Poster

#2 - 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.

star 8.63
16 votes
Brain Versus Brawn

#3 - 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

star 8.44
18 votes
Fallen Idol

#4 - 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

star 8.41
22 votes
Ring Dem Bells

#5 - 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.

star 8.40
25 votes
The Recruit

#6 - The Recruit

Season 6 - Episode 7

Capt Mainwaring has gone into hospital for an operation on an ingrowing toenails. Meanwhile Wilson as acting C.O. has asked the Vicar and the Verger to join the platoon to make up the numbers.

star 8.39
23 votes
Keep Young and Beautiful

#7 - 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.

star 8.35
26 votes
Is There Honey Still for Tea?

#8 - 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.

star 8.34
29 votes
The Bullet is Not for Firing

#9 - 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.

star 8.34
35 votes
The Royal Train

#10 - 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.

star 8.32
22 votes
The Test

#11 - 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.

star 8.31
26 votes
All is Safely Gathered In

#12 - 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.

star 8.30
23 votes
Everybody's Trucking

#13 - 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.

star 8.30
23 votes
The Deadly Attachment

#14 - 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

star 8.30
33 votes
The Captain's Car

#15 - 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.

star 8.29
24 votes
The Honourable Man

#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.

star 8.28
18 votes
Things That Go Bump in the Night

#17 - 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

star 8.21
24 votes
Turkey Dinner

#18 - 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

star 8.21
24 votes
When Did You Last See Your Money?

#19 - 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.

star 8.19
21 votes
Man Hunt

#20 - 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

star 8.19
27 votes

#21 - Branded

Season 3 - Episode 11

Godfrey asks to leave the platoon because he doesn't want to fight Mainwaring is furious and the rest of the platoon shun him until they find out that he was a hero from the first war So he rejoins the platoon as medical orderly

star 8.18
28 votes
The Godiva Affair

#22 - 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.

star 8.17
23 votes
Come In, Your Time Is Up

#23 - 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 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!""

star 8.17
23 votes
Don't Forget the Diver

#24 - 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

star 8.15
33 votes
Something Nasty in the Vault

#25 - Something Nasty in the Vault

Season 3 - Episode 5

During an air raid an unexploded bomb lands on the bank Mainwaring and Wilson find where the bomb has landed and secure it until the bomb disposal people arrive.

star 8.14
35 votes