Dad’s Army |
Harold Snoad, Bob Spiers, David Croft, Robert Knights
David Croft, Jimmy Perry, Harold Snoad
Arthur Lowe - Capt. George Mainwaring (80 episodes 1968-1977), John Le Mesurier - Sgt. Arthur Wilson (80 episodes 1968-1977), Clive Dunn - LCpl. Jack Jones (80 episodes 1968-1977), John Laurie - Pte. James Frazer (80 episodes 1968-1977), Arnold Ridley - Pte. Charles Godfrey (80 episodes 1968-1977), Ian Lavender - Pte. Frank Pike (80 episodes 1968-1977), James Beck - Pte. Joe Walker (60 episodes 1968-1973), Bill Pertwee - Chief Warden Hodges (60 episodes 1968-1977), Edward Sinclair - Verger Maurice Yeatman (49 episodes 1968-1977), Colin Bean - Private Sponge (46 episodes 1968-1977), Frank Williams - Reverend Timothy Farthing (40 episodes 1969-1977), Janet Davies - Mrs. Mavis Pike (30 episodes 1968-1977), Robert Raglan - the Colonel (17 episodes 1970-1977), Pamela Cundell - Mrs. Fox (13 episodes 1969-1977), Harold Bennett - Mr. Bluett (13 episodes 1969-1977), Olive Mercer - Mrs. Yeatman (9 episodes 1969-1977), Eric Longworth - the Town Clerk (8 episodes 1972-1977), Geoffrey Lumsden - Captain Square (8 episodes 1968-1977), Freddie White - Platoon Member (7 episodes 1970-1977), Freddie Wiles - Platoon Member (7 episodes 1970-1977), Talfryn Thomas - Private Cheeseman (6 episodes 1973-1974), E.V.H. Emmett - The Voice of (6 episodes 1968), Leslie Noyes - Platoon Member (6 episodes 1970-1974), Michael Moore - Platoon Member (uncredited) (6 episodes 1972-1977), Caroline Dowdeswell - Janet King (5 episodes 1968), Joan Cooper - Dolly Godfrey (5 episodes 1969-1977), Bud Flanagan - The Voice of (5 episodes 1968-1969), Michael Knowles - Capt. Cutts (5 episodes 1969-1972), John Ringham - Captain Bailey (5 episodes 1968-1970), Hugh Cecil - Platoon Member (5 episodes 1970-1977), Stuart Sherwin - the 2nd A.R.P Warden (4 episodes 1969-1972), Nan Braunton - Miss Godfrey (4 episodes 1969), Wendy Richard - Edith Parish (4 episodes 1970-1973), Don Estelle - Gerald (4 episodes 1969-1970), Fred McNaughton - the Mayor (4 episodes 1973-1977), Verne Morgan - the Landlord (4 episodes 1970-1974), Gordon Peters - Policeman (4 episodes 1968-1975), Larry Martyn - Soldier (4 episodes 1969-1972), Ronnie Brody - Bob (3 episodes 1973-1977), Charles Hill - The Butler (3 episodes 1968-1977), Felix Bowness - The Driver (3 episodes 1974-1977), Therese McMurray - the Girl at the window (3 episodes 1968-1969), Rosemary Faith - Ivy Samways (3 episodes 1970-1974), Edward Evans - General Monteverdi (3 episodes 1969-1970), Queenie Watts - Edna (3 episodes 1969-1970), Gilda Perry - Doreen (3 episodes 1969-1970), Hugh Hastings - Private Hastings (3 episodes 1969-1972), Vic Taylor - Platoon Member (3 episodes 1970-1972), Fulton Mackay - Captain Ramsey (2 episodes 1973-1977), Alan Tilvern - Captain Rodrigues (2 episodes 1969-1973), Anthony Sagar - Drill Sgt. Gregory (2 episodes 1969-1970), Campbell Singer - Major General Menzies (2 episodes 1972-1975), Martin Wyldeck - Major Regan (2 episodes 1968), Avril Angers - the Telephone Operator (2 episodes 1969-1970), Leon Cortez - Henry Milkman (2 episodes 1968-1969), Erik Chitty - Mr. Clerk (2 episodes 1970-1974), Tim Barrett - Captain Pringle (2 episodes 1969-1975), Alex McAvoy - the Sergeant (2 episodes 1972-1973), Jeffrey Segal - the Brigadier (2 episodes 1972-1977), Freddie Earlle - Henry (2 episodes 1973-1975), Gabor Vernon - the Polish Officer (2 episodes 1973-1975), Robert Mill - Captain Swan (2 episodes 1974-1977), Jack Haig - the Gardener (2 episodes 1969-1975), Joy Allen - The Lady with the pram (2 episodes 1972-1974), Melita Manger - Nora (2 episodes 1970-1977), Linda James - Betty (2 episodes 1969-1970), Patrick Waddington - The Brigadier (2 episodes 1968-1969), Anthony Sharp - War Office Brigadier (2 episodes 1969-1977), Eleanor Smale - Mrs. Prosser (2 episodes 1969-1970), Barbara Windsor - Laura la Plaz (1 episode 1968), Michael Bilton - Mr. Maxwell (1 episode 1969), Carmen Silvera - Mrs. Fiona Gray (1 episode 1970), Jonathan Cecil - Captain Cadbury (1 episode 1973), Philip Madoc - the U Boat Captain (1 episode 1973), Carl Jaffe - Captain Winogrodzki (1 episode 1968), Ralph Ball - the Man on Station (1 episode 1969), James Copeland - Captain Ogilvie (1 episode 1969), Amy Dalby - Dolly (1 episode 1969), Alan Haines - Major Smith (1 episode 1969), Graham Harboard - Little Arthur (1 episode 1969), John Cater - Private Clarke (1 episode 1970), Rex Garner - Captain Ashley-Jones (1 episode 1970), Derek Bond - the Minister (1 episode 1972), Geoffrey Chater - Colonel Pierce (1 episode 1972), Brenda Cowling - Mrs. Prentice (1 episode 1972), Denys Peek - the German pilot (1 episode 1968), Robert Dorning - the Bank Inspector (1 episode 1969), John Leeson - the 1st Soldier (1 episode 1969), Bill Treacher - the 1st Sailor (1 episode 1969), Patrick Tull - The Suspect (1 episode 1969), Robert Gillespie - Charles Boyer (1 episode 1972), Edward Underdown - Major General Sir Charles Holland (1 episode 1972), Peter Butterworth - Mr. Bugden (1 episode 1975), Penny Irving - The Chambermaid (1 episode 1975), Jean Gilpin - Sylvia (1 episode 1977), Nigel Rideout - the German pilot (1 episode 1968), Eric Woodburn - George Jones Museum Caretaker (1 episode 1968), Roger Avon - The Doctor (1 episode 1969), Timothy Carlton - Lieut. Hope Bruce (1 episode 1969), Roy Denton - Mr. Bennett (1 episode 1969), Jonathan Holt - the 2nd Soldier (1 episode 1969), Norman Mitchell - Captain Rogers (1 episode 1969), Robert Moore - the Large Man (1 episode 1969), Blake Butler - Mr. West (1 episode 1970), J.G. Devlin - Regan (1 episode 1970), Rose Hill - Mrs. Cole (1 episode 1970), James Ottaway - the 1st Member of Parliament (1 episode 1972), Anthony Roye - Mr. Fairbrother (1 episode 1972), Joan Savage - Greta Garbo (1 episode 1972), Susan Majolier - the Nurse (1 episode 1973), William Moore - the Station Master (1 episode 1973), Robin Parkinson - Lieutenant Wood (1 episode 1974), Arnold Diamond - The Major-General (1 episode 1975), Sam Kydd - The Yokel (1 episode 1977), Neville Hughes - the Soldier (1 episode 1968), Michael Osborne - The Boy Scout (1 episode 1968), Jimmy Perry - Charlie Cheeseman (1 episode 1968), Ronnie Brandon - Mr. Drury (1 episode 1969), Jennifer Browne - the W.A.A.F. Sergeant (1 episode 1969), Sally Douglas - Blodwen (1 episode 1969), Stanley McGeagh - Sgt. Waller (1 episode 1969), Julian Burbery - Miss Ironside (1 episode 1970), Arthur English - the Policeman (1 episode 1970), Tom Mennard - the Mess Orderly (1 episode 1970), Maggie Don - the Waitress (1 episode 1972), Tony Hughes - Mr. Billings (1 episode 1972), Alvar Liddell - the Newsreader (1 episode 1972), Charles Morgan - the 2nd Member of Parliament (1 episode 1972), Lindsey Dunn - Hamish (1 episode 1973), Pamela Manson - the NAAFI Girl (1 episode 1973), Kathleen Saintsbury - Cissy Godfrey (1 episode 1975), Kenneth MacDonald - the Army Sergeant (1 episode 1977), David Davenport - the Military Police Sgt. (1 episode 1968), Andrew Carr - the Operations Room Officer (1 episode 1969), Dora Graham - Dora (1 episode 1969), Jean St. Clair - Miss Meadows (1 episode 1969), Arthur Brough - Mr. Boyle (1 episode 1970), Patrick Connor - Shamus (1 episode 1970), Fred Trueman - E.C Egan (1 episode 1970), Dennis Blanch - the 2nd Lieutenant (1 episode 1972), John Clegg - the Wireless Operator (1 episode 1972), Jeffrey Gardiner - Mr. Wintergreen (1 episode 1972), Geoffrey Hughes - the Bridge Corporal (1 episode 1972), James Taylor - the Artillery Officer (1 episode 1972), April Walker - Judy (1 episode 1972), Cy Town - Mess Steward (1 episode 1973), Arnold Peters - Fire Officer Dale (1 episode 1974), Rachel Thomas - The Mother Superior (1 episode 1974), John Bardon - Harold Forster (1 episode 1975), Natalie Kent - Miss Twelvetrees (1 episode 1975), Doris Graham - Doris (1 episode 1969), Miranda Hampton - the Sexy Lady (1 episode 1969), May Warden - Mrs. Dowding (1 episode 1969), Parnell McGarry - Elizabeth (1 episode 1970), Tina Cornioli - Olive (1 episode 1972), David Rose - the Dump Corporal (1 episode 1972), Marjorie Wilde - the Lady Magistrate (1 episode 1972), Seretta Wilson - the Wren (1 episode 1972), Hana Maria Pravda - the Interpreter (1 episode 1973), Jay Denyer - Inspector Baker (1 episode 1974), Peter Honri - Private Day (1 episode 1974), Mavis Pugh - Lady Maltby (1 episode 1974), Michael Sharvell-Martin - The Lieutenant (1 episode 1974), Hilda Fenemore - Queenie Beal (1 episode 1975), Billy Tasker - Fred (1 episode 1975), Bran - Himself (1 episode 1969), Nigel Hawthorne - the Angry Man (1 episode 1969), Bernadette Milnes - the Lady In the Queue (1 episode 1969), Fred Tomlinson - The Choir (1 episode 1969), Kenneth Watson - the R.A.F. Officer (1 episode 1969), John Ash - Raymond (1 episode 1970), Deirdre Costello - the Buffet Attendant (1 episode 1970), Michael Lomax - the 2nd ARP Warden (1 episode 1970), Chris Gannon - the Clerk of the Court (1 episode 1972), Christopher Sandford - the German Pilot (1 episode 1972), Sue Bishop - the Ticket Collector (1 episode 1973), Dave Butler - The Farmhand (1 episode 1974), John Hart Dyke - The French General (1 episode 1974), Michael Bevis - the Police Sergeant (1 episode 1975), Frankie Holmes - the Fishfryer (1 episode 1975), Janet Mahoney - the Barmaid (1 episode 1975), Jeffrey Holland - The Soldier (1 episode 1977), Stuart McGugan - the Scottish Sergeant (1 episode 1977), Kate Forge - The Choir (1 episode 1969), Vicky Lane - the Girl on the Tandem (1 episode 1969), David Gilchrist - the Serviceman (1 episode 1970), Toby Perkins - the Usher (1 episode 1972), Bob Hornery - the City Gent (1 episode 1973), Donald Morley - Glossip (1 episode 1974), Adele Strong - the Lady with umbrella (1 episode 1975), Bernice Adams - the ATS Girl (1 episode 1977), Barry Linehan - The Van Driver (1 episode 1977), Dick Haydon - Raymond (1 episode 1969), Eilidh McNab - The Choir (1 episode 1969), Suzanne Kerchiss - Ivy (1 episode 1973), George Hancock - Private Hancock (1 episode 1974), Andrew Daye - The Choir (1 episode 1969), Richard Jaques - Mr. Cheesewright (1 episode 1969), Jack Le White - the Porter (1 episode 1970), Alister Williamson - Bert (1 episode 1977), Colin Daniels - the Boy (1 episode 1969), Arthur Lewis - The Choir (1 episode 1969), Blain Fairman - the U.S. Sergeant (1 episode 1973), Michael Stainton - Frenchy (1 episode 1977), Carson Green - the Boy (1 episode 1969), Frank Godfrey - Platoon Member (1 episode 1970), Terence Conoley - Man in RAF Operations Room (1 episode 1969), Gladys Dawson - Mrs. Witt (1 episode 1969), Diana King - Chairwoman (1 episode 1969), Robert Lankesheer - Medical Officer (1 episode 1969), Ernst Ulman - Sigmund Murphy (1 episode 1969), Vernon Drake - Platoon Member (uncredited) (1 episode 1977), Jimmy Mac - Platoon Member (uncredited) (1 episode 1977), Alec Coleman - Platoon Member (1968-1969) (unknown episodes), Richard Jacques - Platoon Member (1968-1969) (unknown episodes), Peter Whitaker - Platoon Member (1968) (unknown episodes), Desmond Cullum-Jones - Platoon Member (uncredited) (6 episodes 1969-1977), Evan Ross - Platoon Member (uncredited) (5 episodes 1972-1977), Anthony Eden - Himself (uncredited) (1 episode 1968), Robert Aldous - German Pilot (uncredited) (1 episode 1969), Pat Gorman - Southgate Platoon Soldier (uncredited) (1 episode 1969), Anthony Lang - Warden (uncredited) (1 episode 1970), William Gossling - Platoon Member (uncredited) (1 episode 1973), Emmett Hennessy - German Crew Member (uncredited) (1 episode 1973), Tim Ball - Bugle Player (uncredited) (1 episode 1975), Irene Peters - Nurse (uncredited) (1 episode 1975)
Popular BBC comedy series set in the fictional south coast seaside town of Walmington-On-Sea during World War 2. Alternating moments of gentle character comedy with broad slapstick, it recounts the misadventures of the local voluntary defence force (or 'Home Guard') consisting of men too old or 'unfit' for military service. They are led by the pompous Mainwaring, manager of the local bank, and consist of the suave, mild-mannered Sergeant Wilson , Lance-Corporal Jones, the town's butcher and an old soldier prone to hysteria, cockney spiv Walker, dour Scots undertaker Frazer, gentle, elderly and incontinent Godfrey and dim-witted mummy's boy, Pike, whose mother is 'friendly' with Wilson. They are based in the Church hall where there is much friction between Mainwaring, the effeminate Vicar, his creeping Verger and ARP Warden Hodges (the grocer) who calls Mainwaring 'Napoleon' and strongly dislikes him. The 80 episodes (the last 68 made in colour) have been frequently repeated, many are ...
- Série 1: 1. The Man and the Hour (1968). After Dunkirk, coastal town Walmington-on-Sea's banker, Rotarian and alderman George Mainwaring, a commissioned 'veteran' without actual war experience, appoints himself commander of the local defense committee, with his bank staff, chief clerk Arthur Wilson and junior Frank Pike. They enroll town volunteers for the Local Defence Force, although mostly unfit and/or over the 55 age limit and almost no military supplies are available.
- Série 1: 2. Museum Piece (1968). The LDV (future Home Guard) is still wanting for military supplies. So Mainwaring can't resists illegally 'requisitioning' anything of use in the Peabody Museum of Historical Army Weapons when it closes for the war. Alas its curator, Lance Corporal Jones' loony, mean 88 year-old father, puts up a crafty, tenacious defence. The loot proves worse then disappointing.
- Série 1: 3. Command Decision (1968). Three weeks later, the L.D.V. still have no military equipment, so they improvised 'weapons' and concentrate on the intricacies of unarmed combat. Mainwaring faces a dilemma when estate squire Colonel Square, a Great war veteran, offers the platoon twenty rifles, provided he gets command. Unfortunately his idea of 'modern' warfare is converting them into cavalry, mounting circus horses he minds. The actual arms provide more surprises.
- Série 1: 4. The Enemy Within the Gates (1968). Equipment is still mainly improvised, but the Home Guard platoon gets hostile inspections from Polish Forces captain Winogrodzki and the ARP warden. Jones, Pike and Walker, who is obsessed by the 1O pounds a head capture reward, stumble upon two shot-down German pilots, which they capture after accidentally killing a 'royal' swan, but guarding real Luftwaffe men proves no picnic either.
- Série 1: 5. The Showing Up of Corporal Jones (1968). The uniforms finally arrive, albeit without buttons, and all other supplies remain a matter of 'improvisation'. Grim HQ inspector Major Regan thus scolds the stuff and the black market even before testing the men. STill, thanks to Wilson's instructions the platoon passes. However, Jones is over age, so he's fired unless he passes an obstacle course within 15 minutes, while nightly tests remain over two hours.
- Série 1: 6. Shooting Pains (1968). Winston Churchill is to visit Walmington-on-Sea and there is rivalry between Mainwaring's outfit and the Eastgate platoon as to which of them will supply the guard of honour for him. The answer is simple - the unit which wins a shooting contest. Since Mainwaring's men are pretty hopeless salvation seems to lie in Laura La Plaz, a stage sharp-shooter of Walker's acquaintance, who has to be disguised as a man to take part. Fortunately Frazer comes to the platoon's aid, being a crack shot who wins the contest.
- Série 2: 1. Operation Kilt (1969). Eager as ever, Captain Mainwaring takes charge of the HQ-instructed physical training. The men's wariness to 'strip down' for it was right, Pike's mum embarrasses everyone when she drops by. The military challenge follows in the person of Captain Ogilvie, who announces his professional troops will attempt to penetrate the Home Guard platoon's HQ by way of exercise.
- Série 2: 2. The Battle of Godfrey's Cottage (1969). The platoon have been told that at the invasion signal, the ringing of the church bells, they must meet up at one of two rallying posts, Godfrey's cottage or the Novelty Rock Emporium. When the bells sound half go to the one and half to the other. Jones has forgotten his helmet, and Godfrey lends him a German one, which leads to his being mistaken for the enemy and fired at. Godfrey's sisters shake a table-cloth out of the window and this is interpreted as a white flag of surrender until Warden Hodges explains that there is no invasion, it was all a mistake.
- Série 2: 3. The Loneliness of the Long Distance Walker (1969). When Private Walker gets his call-up papers to join the regular army it comes as a shock to the platoon because he is useful to them for his black market activities. Wilson is chairing a committee and tries to get him turned down whilst Jones has him jumping off a ladder barefoot to induce flat feet. Ultimately he does get turned down because he is allergic to corned beef.
- Série 2: 4. Sgt. Wilson's Little Secret (1969). On parade Mainwaring notices that Wilson is looking even more distracted than usual and asks him what is wrong. Wilson has heard Mavis telling Pike that 'a little Arthur is on his way' and assumes that he has got Mavis pregnant. Mainwaring tells him to do the decent thing and marry her but when it turns out that the little Arthur is a ten-year-old London evacuee that Mavis has taken in there is no wedding.
- Série 2: 5. A Stripe for Frazer (1969). Captain Mainwaring is told that he can promote one of the privates in the platoon to lance-corporal and he chooses Frazer as being the most efficient. Unfortunately this leads to a bitter rivalry between Frazer - who keeps dishing out charge sheets and becomes unpopular - and Jones, culminating in a fight between the pair of them, and ultimately Mainwaring has to return Frazer to the ranks.
- Série 2: 6. Under Fire (1969). Whilst on fire-watching duty the platoon see a man shining a torch. He speaks with a European accent and has a dog called Fritz and they arrest him as an enemy agent. However, the man - Sigmund Murphy - tells them that he is a British subject and even helps them put out a fire in the church hall, after which Hodges explains that Sigmund is indeed a British citizen and the husband of his Auntie Ethel.
- Série 3: 1. The Armoured Might of Lance Corporal Jones (1969). Mainwaring's lecture is a total mess on account of gas masks. To obtain rationed petrol, Joe convinces Jones to volunteer his butcher's van as platoon car. Alas, after they worked for days to make it fit for the platoon, HQ has it converted to gas. Meanwhile, to Mainwaring's snobbish horror, vulgar grocer Hodges makes his haughty entry as A.R.P. Chief Warden, and rival rooster in town and church hall.
- Série 3: 2. Battle School (1969). It's Mainwaring's platoon's turn for a weekend of guerrilla warfare training at a rural facility. Thanks to train delay and the captain's disastrous sense of direction, they arrive late for dinner and sleep through breakfast. They do rather badly at survival course, but Mainwaring's determined to redeem their honor by attempting a challenge nobody ever pulled off: capturing the officer's HQ.
- Série 3: 3. The Lion Has Phones (1969). Mainwaring gives the platoon a lecture in communications but when a German plane crashes into the town's reservoir it becomes obvious that many of the men have no idea how to use a telephone and, when Mainwaring gets through to the main exchange to notify the incident, the operator is no help. Whilst a guards officer attempts to take command of the situation from Mainwaring, Walker saves the day by getting the reservoir manager to open the sluices, forcing the Germans to swim for it.
- Série 3: 4. The Bullet Is Not for Firing (1969). Mainwaring is extremely annoyed that all the platoon - except Godfrey, who was too slow - have used up all their ammunition firing in vain at a low-flying German aeroplane. An inquiry is ordered - along with a new case of ammunition, which duly arrives. The captain in charge of the inquiry, which takes place in the church hall in competition with choir practice, feels it a waste of his time but talks the men through what happened. Jones says he gave the order to shoot. Mainwaring corrects him by saying 'Fire', which the platoon does, making a hole in the roof.
- Série 3: 5. Something Nasty in the Vault (1969). An unannounced bank inspector from head office is far from impressed by Mainwaring's bumbling while handling some minor cash deposit and black market matters with Jones and Walker. He gets really angry about the way military Home Guard considerations seem systematically to supersede bank interests. After an air raid alarm, an unexploded Nazi bomb is 'found' in the basement strong room and nearly made to explode by Mainwaring and Arthur. Bomb squad captain Rogers takes charge, but while he gets help, the men can't resist 'helping' themselves.
- Série 3: 6. Room at the Bottom (1969). Sergeant Wilson secretly enjoys passing on HQ captain Bailey's finding that Mainwaring's captain's commission in the original local militia days is invalid, so he'll be reduced to lieutenant, as befits a platoon commander. When HQ concludes he's actually not even an NCO, he has to join the ranks under the Guard drill instructor he ordered himself. After the platoon's embarrassing failure at an exercise, everyone wants to have him reinstated, except Frazer, who smells opportunity.
- Série 3: 7. Big Guns (1969). A large field gun has been delivered to the church hall for a demonstration by the platoon but none of them know how it works. After a process of trial and error using models to represent the town, the time comes for the gun to be fired but the men get tangled up in the netting enclosing it.
- Série 3: 8. The Day the Balloon Went Up (1969). After Mainwaring complains that the men's saluting is sloppy a runaway barrage balloon appears with the verger clinging onto it. He is rescued and various people, including Godfrey's sister Cissie, are asked to hang onto it until Mainwaring takes charge. Unfortunately for him it takes off in the breeze with him holding onto the other end of its rope, dragging him through trees and a haystack until it stops on a railway bridge. The men are about to secure it but then an officer comes by and in order to perfect the saluting so beloved of Mainwaring they have to let go of the balloon.. .
- Série 3: 9. War Dance (1969). Pike's work is suffering because he is distracted by his girl-friend Violet, whom Mainwaring regards as common as her mother used to clean for him. Furthermore at the upcoming platoon dance Pike is going to announce his engagement to her, which alarms Wilson as Mavis would never let her baby go. Mainwaring arrives at the dance with a black eye after a fight with his wife and, despite efforts by Jones - doing impressions - to stall Pike, the lad announces his big news. Mavis faints. Later she locks Wilson out of the house for not telling her of her son's plans and he joins Mainwaring, also shut out by his wife, in the church hall. Pike declares the engagement off after Mavis has thrown a bucket of water over him.
- Série 3: 10. Menace from the Deep (var ue_t0=window.ue_t0||+new Date();) (1969).
- Série 3: 11. Branded (1969). It is revealed that Private Godfrey was a Conscientious Objector in the First World war, leading Mainwaring and some of the platoon to brand him as a coward. However, during an exercise in which Mainwaring collapses with smoke inhalation, it is Godfrey who, at risk to himself, rescues him. When Mainwaring and the others go to visit Godfrey, recovering in bed, they see a photo of him with a military medal, won in the First World War when he was a brave stretcher bearer who saved many lives. Mainwaring is ashamed and asks Godfrey to be the platoon's official First Aid representative.
- Série 3: 12. Man Hunt (1969). Walker has found a discarded parachute which he cut up to make ladies' knickers. This leads to an embarrassing examination of the ladies' pants to determine their colour as British parachutes are white and Germans are cream. Using a tracker dog the platoon go into the woods where they trap a man with a foreign accent - but he is an Austrian bird-watcher hunting the rare golden oriole. Eventually a German parachutist appears, asking to be arrested.
- Série 3: 13. No Spring for Frazer (1969). During weapons inspection, Mainwaring scolds Frazer for losing a single spring, rendering the Lewis gun useless, and HQ has no spare parts, so even a court-martial may follow unless it's found. Frazer believes he left it is a coffin already delivered to the funeral parlor, where the men discover it's at Mr. Blewitt's surviving brother's home. The hilarious treasure hunt continues even after the burial.
- Série 3: 14. Sons of the Sea (1969). When a bank client's debt means his rowing boat must be auctioned, Mainwaring can't resist acquiring it for platoon river patrols, however overstretched his men already are. Frazer supplements the nautical novice's Seascouts manual 'knowledge', and becomes the coxswain. But Mainwaring disregards all warnings, so they row through mist straight into sea. Hearing strange voices, they assume they are in Nazi-occupied France and hide, until they wake up in a moving train.
- Série 4: 1. The Big Parade (1970). There is to be a parade through Walmington-on-Sea to commemorate Spitfire Week and, after watching a newsreel, the platoon decide it would be a splendid idea to have a mascot. Private Sponge farms sheep and the men try to catch his ram but it eludes them every time. Walker provides a goat but it is a skinny, pitiful creature which eats Mainwaring's five pound note. So there is no mascot for the parade, which turns into a race as the platoon, Hodges and his wardens, the verger and his Sea Scouts and the volunteer nurses all march faster and faster to be at the head of the procession until they all break into a run.
- Série 4: 2. Don't Forget the Diver (1970). The platoon is to take part in an exercise to supposedly place a bomb in a windmill occupied by the Eastgate men. It is decided that, as the mill is by water, Frazer, in an ancient diving suit left him by a friend who died of the Dreaded Bends, will push Jones, disguised as a log, up to the mill, where Jones will discharge the 'bomb' and, thanks to clever decoy plans used to fool Square, Jones successfully makes it, only to get caught up on the windmill's sails.
- Série 4: 3. Boots, Boots, Boots (1970). Dissent in the ranks follows after a foot inspection as a result of which Mainwaring decides the platoon need their feet toughening up and proposes bare foot football as well as a twenty mile route march. To prevent the march the men hatch a plan whereby they will go into the shoe shop from where Mainwaring has ordered his new boots and substitute a size smaller which will pinch his feet and put him off the idea of a long march. What they had failed to appreciate is that he already had a pair in his own size in for repair, which the shoe-maker returns to him before the march.
- Série 4: 4. Sgt - Save My Boy! (1970). The platoon are on night watch in a hut by the beach waiting for Pike to bring their tea but Pike has got himself tangled up on barbed wire on the beach in the middle of a minefield. Whilst waiting for an engineer to come and free him, Mainwaring and Frazer mount a rescue attempt of their own, to be beaten to it by Godfrey. Pike is freed and when the engineer turns up he tells everyone that Pike was never in danger because the minefield was some two hundred yards further along the beach - though Jones knows better!
- Série 4: 5. Don't Fence Me In (1970). The platoon is to guard a prisoner of war camp housing Italian soldiers and Mainwaring is suspicious because Walker seems rather too friendly with them. However Walker explains that he uses them as cheap labour to mend radios for his customers and they go backwards and forwards in and out of the camp via a tunnel which they have dug beneath the stove. When an inspection is called for and only half the prisoners are available Jones, who is doing the head count, makes them go round twice but the plan is rumbled when the missing half turns up.
- Série 4: 6. Absent Friends (1970). On return from London Mainwaring is shocked to find that almost all of the platoon are playing in a darts tournament against Hodges and the air raid wardens, which they refuse to leave, despite losing. Wilson is not happy because Hodges has bought Mavis a drink and seems to be getting overly familiar with her. When a call comes through that a suspected I.R.A. terrorist is in the area, however, the men pull together - eventually - and Wilson proves to Mavis and the others that he is the hero of the hour.
- Série 4: 7. Put That Light Out! (1970). Mainwaring fears the Nazis may send spies across the Channel, so he orders the lighthouse manned by lance corporal Jones, Pike, Godfrey and Frazer, who tells his mates a terrifying story. The trio accidentally starts the mechanism and is unable to shut it down, their attempts only make it worse until the mighty headlight points to town and the siren blows. On shore, the ARP goes berserk, especially when a Luftwaffe attack approaches, while Mainwaring, Wilson and Walker desperately try to find out how to get to their party without a boat or telephone line.
- Série 4: 8. The Two and a Half Feathers (1970). An elderly ex-soldier called Clarke comes to join the platoon and, by coincidence, it turns out that he and Jones were in the same regiment in Sudan back in the 1890s. However he paints a picture of a cowardly Jones who left him to his fate when he was captured by Dervishes, and soon after Jones receives two feathers, signifying cowardice, through the post. The corporal then tells his story in a flashback where all the participants look like members of the present platoon. He and Clarke were indeed captured but he rescued Clarke and kept quiet about his affair with the colonel's wife. Mainwaring is satisfied with Jones's account but before he can confront Clarke, Clarke leaves town, returning his uniform.
- Série 4: 9. Mum's Army (1970). After Mainwaring announces that women are to join the Home Guard several lady friends of the platoon come forward, as does Fiona Gray, an elegant, quietly-spoken widow who has brought her mother down from London to escape the bombs. Mainwaring is very taken by her and contrives to have morning coffee in a local tea-shop she regularly uses, where they are interrupted by various platoon members. They are seen out a lot together and Wilson tries in vain to tell Mainwaring that he is the subject of gossip. Fiona realizes this and so decides to return to London without telling Mainwaring, who arrives at the station in time to say goodbye to her.
- Série 4: 10. The Test (1970). When the Home Guard platoon is challenged to a cricket match by the air wardens, Mainwaring appoints himself captain and gives the usual inept lecture to his team. They can only hope to make up, in effort, what they presumably lack in everything else, even uniform dress. Hodges, however, signs up as 'warden' - his secret weapon: star player Ernie C. Egan. The vicar and his unsympathetic verger prove unexperienced umpires. Oblivious of most men's obvious physical limitations, Mainwaring's 'brave' approach runs into a record disaster score. However Ernie strains his arm, so the wardens are a man down and the score starts equaling up.
- Série 4: 11. A. Wilson (Manager)? (1970). Upstart Meanwaring is furious to learn that his chief clerk Arthur Wilson is leaving to become manager of the nearby branch of the bank in Eastgate, where HQ has also appointed him platoon commander with a promotion to Second Lieutenant. While everyone else congratulates the amiable gentleman, Meanwaring's jealous, socially inferior superior implies it's just the old boys network. He promotes Pike chief clerk, and orders him to copy for all platoon members a promotion to sergeant, meant only for Jones, but so phrased each thinks to get three stripes, creating a Mexican army version of platoon assembly. Alas the war shows its ugliest side.
- Série 4: 12. Uninvited Guests (1970). Once more, the civic vicar's hospitality for both Home guard and ARP forces the rival corps' men to cohabit in the church. This time captain Mainwaring and chief warden Hodges even have to share the vicar's desk at the same time. Their men try everything to push the others away, and end up lighting the chimney so ineptly that the church tower catches fire, making it a prime air raid target. As that would render them the laughing stock of the county, they decide to put out the fire on their own, with their usual mixture of bravery and utter bumbling incompetence.
- Série 4: 13. Fallen Idol (1970). The platoon gets its turn at weekend training, for a bomb course. Captain Square convinces Mainwaring that officers shouldn't sleep with the OR (other ranks) so he puts up blankets for him and Sergeant Wilson, just after he forbade the others to voluntarily 'spoil him'. Next Square insists a captain can't join his men in the canteen for beer, rationed to two pints for safety, which the men, especially Frazer, take for disloyalty. In the Officer's Mess Mainwaring naively volunteers to be 'made a cardinal', a rather cruel drinking game...
- Série 4: 14. Battle of the Giants! (1971). Already peeved because Captain Square has drawn attention to the fact that he is the only member of the platoon not to have medals - except Pike, who has his scout's badges - Mainwaring is happy to take on the challenge of beating Square's Eastgate platoon in an initiative test, a race to an old tower where the winner is the first to fly their flag. Jones gets a touch of malaria whilst driving the van and Hodges deliberately stops them to give Eastgate the advantage, after which a stand-off on a narrow bridge leads to Hodges getting pushed into the river. The Walmington men are the first to the tower though Mainwaring accidentally pulls the rope off the flagpole and Jones, drunk on the tonic wine Godfrey gave him to cure his malaria, almost falls to his death. The Eastgate platoon are the first to unfurl a flag but it is the Walmington platoon's flag, giving Mainwaring's platoon victory. Afterwards Mainwaring learns from Walker how this came about.
- Série 5: 1. Asleep in the Deep (1972). A bomb hits the gasworks where Godfrey and Walker are on duty and the platoon and Hodges go to rescue them from a small room in which Godfrey is asleep. Jones, who is in an outer chamber, slams the door, bringing the roof down and everyone except Jones is in the small room, which is rapidly filling with water. Eventually, after Hodges and Pike both get soaked, they escape from the cell, but, thanks to Godfrey shutting the door so that nobody catches a cold, they are still trapped in the building and Wilson has to wade through the water and out of the hatch to summon help.
- Série 5: 2. Keep Young and Beautiful (1972). When the War Office plans a review of both Home Gurd and ARP in order to decide which less fitter soldiers of the first and less fitt of the second should be transferred to the other corps, the last thing either's men want, all tricks go to look younger viz. older. So after a field exercise proves the platoon's fitness is at best questionable, Meanwearing tries a terrible toupee, Wilson wears a corset, Frazer and Walker earn well from 'beautician' uses of frankly unsuitable substances.
- Série 5: 3. A Soldier's Farewell (1972). The platoon are at the cinema watching a Greta Garbo film but only Mainwaring stands to attention for the National Anthem and gets knocked over by the others rushing for the exit. On the bus home they encounter Hodges, who is rude to the bus conductress. Mainwaring defends her but again gets knocked down as the men hurry to get off for last orders. After getting the men to stand for the anthem on parade next day - though Wilson accidentally plays the German anthem - Mainwaring falls out with his wife and has a toasted cheese supper with Wilson and Jones. He falls asleep in his air raid shelter and dreams that he is Napoleon, Wilson is Wellington and the conductress is Josephine. As in the events of the previous night he gets knocked over. When he wakes up his wife has left him a note to tell him off for not coming home.
- Série 5: 4. Getting the Bird (1972). Rumours abound when Sergeant Wilson is seen with his arm around an attractive young woman in a WREN's uniform, causing an argument between himself and Mainwaring who catches him sleeping off a hangover in the church hall. Suddenly pigeons appear - Walker has got them to sell to Jones in the absence of other meat but he has yet to kill them, which he eventually does. However, a radio report reveals the disappearance of pigeons from Trafalgar Square, so he hides them in the organ loft and out they fly when Jones plays the organ. The young lady with Wilson is actually his daughter from a brief marriage.
- Série 5: 5. The Desperate Drive of Corporal Jones (1972). The platoon are on an exercise whereby everyone except for Godfrey and Jones ends up in a deserted barn. Jones sees from the map that they have been given the wrong reference and the barn will be blown up in half an hour as part of a live ammunition exercise. They try to phone up but Godfrey cuts the wire by mistake. To add to their plight Jones's van has broken down,so he has to take the colonel's car to reach the barn and warn the platoon in time.
- Série 5: 6. If the Cap Fits.... (1972). After another of Mainwaring's long, creative 'vital' lectures, Jock is appointed spokesman to complain that the men have had enough of wasting their time. Mainwaring tries a suggestion from the manual: the troublemaker is to have a go at being an officer. 'Captain' James Frazer proves an even worse tyrant, demotes and promotes but impresses the new area commander, fellow Scotsman Major General Menzies. When everyone is back to their real rank, an invitation arrives, meant for Jock, who didn't mention the charade. The invite is to play the pipes with some men in the HQ haggis ceremony.
- Série 5: 7. The King Was in His Counting House (1972). The platoon's first-ever private party, thrown by the captain at his disappointingly plain home, proves un-amusing. It's cut short anyhow by a bomb alert - a hit on his bank! The money is carried to the church, counted painstakingly with typical bumbling and tension then carried off, but the captain drives the horse cart with new disastrous consequences.
- Série 5: 8. All Is Safely Gathered In (1972). The platoon finally got a fast-repeating gun, so Frank is obsessed to hold the 'Chicago piano' he is familiar with from gangster movies. The captain considers Mr. Godfrey mad for asking for three days off, until he finds out it's to help with a former lover's 100 acres wheat harvest. Unfortunately Jones is the only one who has a clue how the threshing machine works, so while Joe frolics with three useless farm girls the hilarious bumbling takes its toll, not in the least from ever over-enthusiastic Jones, who gets 'exposed'
- Série 5: 9. When Did You Last See Your Money? (1972). Jones has been entrusted with five hundred pounds by local shopkeepers but when he brings it to the bank he finds he has a pound of sausages instead. Frazer hypnotizes him into recalling when he last saw the money, apparently stuffing a chicken for Mr. Blewitt, but there is no money in the chicken. various suggestions as to its whereabouts are made until it is eventually found.
- Série 5: 10. Brain Versus Brawn (1972). At a business community function, where both Wilson and Walker outshine him, captain Mainwaring accepts a challenge to prove his men are a match for the Home Guard's new, regularly trained, physically superior commando's. Their display of 'brains over brawn' should eliminate the commandos-guarded fuel depot by getting a fake bomb there. A far-fetched plan, dressed up as firemen, ends in the usual brave bumbling from the braves and the for once collaborating verger. Surprises come from a real fire and real brains.
- Série 5: 11. A Brush with the Law (1972). Captain Square ridicules Mainwaring for the pitiful state of some of his men's rifles. The captain rudely denies it but internally blames it all on Wilson's lax inspection techniques and general poor style. Worse is to come when the A.R.P. have George Mainwaring formally charged for an un-obscured light emanating from the church where his platoon is. The verger warns Hodges it's a false accusation and the platoon rehearses their lie. Mainwaring defends himself and the presiding magistrate is none other than the still offended Square.
- Série 5: 12. Round and Round Went the Great Big Wheel (1972). In 1941 the War office decides to test an experimental invention for delivering explosives. For secrecy the test is done on the coast, using three local Home Guard platoons. Mainwaring's vanity is used to make him volunteer blindly for 'special duties', which turn out to be the dirty work. However the weapon gets away, following Frank's illegal home-made radio, and only the bumbling bunch is in a position to stop it blowing up all Walmington on Sea.
- Série 5: 13. Time on My Hands (1972). The platoon is called to seize a German pilot, who got stuck parachute-jumped on the bomb-damaged church hall tower clock. Getting him down is hard enough, given the language barrier. Then Jones manages to drop the ladder, the warden refuses to help. Even the clock's hourly knighthood fight display figures seems to remember it's German-made. Luckily, the vicar listened to fairy tales as well as Wilson.
- Série 6: 1. The Deadly Attachment (1973). After a surreal lecture on telling allied parachutists from German ones, the platoon is ordered to pick up a stranded U-boot's crew. Wilson feels live hand-grenades are too dangerous for his hot-head mates and acts accordingly. As HQ's armed escort is late, the Kriegsmarine captain can first play mind-games by drafting a reckoning 'list', then take Hodges hostage.
- Série 6: 2. My British Buddy (1973). After two and a half years the Americans have finally decided to enter the European war. Walmington-on-Sea gets to welcome an advanced party. The platoon organizes a welcome party. Given the rations and misunderstandings on both sides, however, tensions run high. Still, the alliance is vital, so fences must be mended from both sides.
- Série 6: 3. The Royal Train (1973). Captain Mainwaring gathers his troops for the secretive reading of top-secret orders, concerning the passage - no actual stop - of the royal train. The mood darkens when everybody else seems in on the secret. Alas, a regular train breaks down before the royal train, and a pills mix-up knocks out its staff. The platoon's ill-considered rescue attempt soon turns into a potential real disaster.
- Série 6: 4. We Know Our Onions (1973). Vain Mainwaring is determined that his platoon should earn the full quota of 12 stars in a wacky test weekend. Captain Ramsey is in charge and increases the psychological pressure. The information that Wilson heard from another platoon works against them. Meanwhile the warden and the verger follow them because Jones' van still has an onions consignment for Hodges' grocery shop, which suddenly gains another importance.
- Série 6: 5. The Honourable Man (1973). When it becomes known the death of an uncle caused Sergeant Wilson to inherit an Honorable aristocratic title, all Walmington flatters and woos him. All except Mainwaring, whose jealous envy is all but noble. It gets worse when it's suggested he should let his honorable sergeant do the honors when the town is to honor a Soviet Russian war ally visitor with the 'freedom' in the form of a key. Vladimir in turn hardly honors his hosts, except one.
- Série 6: 6. Things That Go Bump in the Night (1973). During a nightly patrol in terrible weather the platoon runs out of rationed petrol for Jones's van, so they decide to spend the night in an at first sight abandoned house. There Pike, who got drenched, must undress and put on a heraldic garment and, after an accidental fire complicates the hilarious sleeping arrangements all wet again, a bear rug. Frazer's ghost stories seem to come to life with footsteps once everybody is asleep, but it's just captain Cadbury, a military dog school administrator who lives here with the hounds in training. In the morning friendly Cadbury walks the men back, but is no use when the bloodthirsty half-trained canines get loose.
- Série 6: 7. The Recruit (1973). Whilst Mainwaring is in hospital Sergeant Wilson is in charge. Following the speedy departure of Walker back to London, leaving only a note behind, Wilson decides to make up the platoon's numbers by allowing the vicar and the verger to join. Needless to say both of them are hopeless and the verger causes trouble by hitting a cheeky young lad who turns out to be Hodges' nephew. These new recruits are not in the Home Guard for very long.
- Série 7: 1. Everybody's Trucking (1974). Even eager Lance Corporal Jones runs out of loyal patriotism as Captain Mainwaring keeps mishandling his lovingly spotlessly kept butchers' van. The vital mission 'to provide directions to a real Army convoy' is looking ever bleaker as Mainwaring keeps issuing idiotic orders instead of listening (in time) to better ideas from Wilson or even Pike. Passers-by like Hodges, the verger and the vicar's seniors club celebrating Mr. Blewitt's birthday, all suffer from plans B, C, D and so on. This only makes the crossroads the van is stuck at look like a bombed area and the convoy unreachable.
- Série 7: 2. A Man of Action (1974). Despite Wilson's and Frazer's warnings, Mainwaring accepts to enlist local newspaper journalist Cheeseman as 'temporary' private. The very next phone call requires literal covering-up too: Pike's head is stuck in a gate. When German bombs knock out railway, water and gas supplies, the captain declares martial law, overruling all civil authorities. His rule under draconian penalties extends even to bath permits. Lifting it may take an act of God - or HQ.
- Série 7: 3. Gorilla Warfare (1974). Mainwaring complains about a man's 'sissy' appearance and luggage during a briefing on a training mission. He'll play a secret agent to be guarded anonymously, while HQ sends equally secret counter agents to identify and catch him. So all civilians are mistrusted or ignored, including a military experiment researcher's warning for an escaped gorilla. The (fake) ape certainly makes a monkey of the verger and the warden, who are determined to betray the platoon. The battle of daft wits continues.
- Série 7: 4. The Godiva Affair (1974). As part of Walmington's patriotic effort to finance a Spitfire, the platoon practices Morris (spring fertility) dancing. It's sissy to Scotsman Frazer's taste, except wielding the whiffling stick like a club, which upsets Jones. His nerves suffer because his sweetheart, lively widow Mrs. Fox, now accepts attention from old town clerk Gordon. At Jones' request the captain is going to talk to her. Alas that starts new suspicions. Things worsen when Fox auditions for the part of Lady Godiva, in fleshings, which stirs jealousy from the platoon's ladies.
- Série 7: 5. The Captain's Car (1974). Captain George Mainwaring is delighted when widowed Lady Maltby offers his Home Guard platoon first choice, over Mr. Hodges's A.R.P. Wardens, for the use of her Rolls Royce while she can't get rationed petrol anyway. Its first appearance would be the high-profile visit of a French general who will pin up decorations. To jealous snob Mainwaring's green envy, his bright but unassertive sergeant Arthur Wilson, a warmly greeted relative of the lady who doesn't even notice his name or rank, is also asked by H.Q. to write and deliver the welcome speech for the general, as he alone masters French. To turn it into a proper staff car, the Rolls must be camouflaged; on the way to the paint shop the lady's driver runs out of petrol at the town hall, so he calls and Frank drags uncle Arthur along with petrol 'commandeered' from Hodges's sidecar. The captain believes them unable and sends the platoon to tow the Rolls; Frazer smells a profit in doing the paint job for less in his funeral ...
- Série 7: 6. Turkey Dinner (1974). After demonstrating how not to tell a joke, captain Mainwaring isn't amused to hear how his men not only 'visited' all the pubs but accidentally shot a turkey. Finding the owner of the bird in order to pay damages proves ultimately impossible, so the men decide to put their ill-gotten gains to charitable use: a dinner for the senior pensioners. Mainwaring chairing a general purposes committee is a recipe for lengthy and loud proceedings about who does what and how. The dinner still goes well, apart from grumpy ingratitude, and a nasty surprise for Mainwaring, who is Rotary guest speaker later that evening.
- Série 8: 1. Ring Dem Bells (1975). The Walmington on Sea Home Guard is excited to be selected to 'act' in a army film, but when it becomes clear they'll play Nazis and how unkind the camera could be, captain Mainwaring refuses 'patriotically' to participate; Frank and Arthur are chosen as German officers. The whole 'cast' is to travel in Jones's butchery van on a hot day, only to be told their scenes are delayed. Against orders, they leave in costume for drinks in a bar, where the landlord is convinced they are enemy troops and informs the warden, who passes the panic message on to the police and the local Home Guard headquarters in church, where he finds only vicar and verger, who help him ring the bells as invasion alert...
- Série 8: 2. When You've Got to Go (1975). Despite his mother's advice to get out of service, Pike proudly announces he passed the medical for the real army's recruitment, and he's to become an RAF Airman. Meanwhile Mainwaring is jealous of Hodges's promise to raise 50 pints in the town's blood drive just to get a fancy certificate, so he rashly pledges 100, despite Wilson's warning, but finds the platoon's health and Hodges's promise of onions leave his team at three! At the last minute, Jones and Frazer bring most surprising 'reinforcements'. Now everybody feels they've earned celebrating with the fish and chips 'surprise' party for Frank's departure, but he willingly withheld a surprise result of his blood donation..
- Série 8: 3. Is There Honey Still for Tea? (1975). Three months after the bomb on the bank, Mr. George Mainwaring makes a terrible fuss about the 'undignified' standard government-issue new door for his office, even before it becomes clear the tar paper is also fragile rubbish, ruined within minutes. Alas an early visitor, the Home Guard Colonel, brings a worse concern: Defense is building a new aerodrome for the RAF, and the idyllic cottage Mr. Godfrey lives in with his sisters Dolly and Cissy must be demolished to make room for it, the platoon is asked to break the news before the official notice. A visit from Mainwaring, Arthur and Pike is most enjoyable, tea and home-made refreshments in the sort of country garden with blooming roses 'just what we are fighting for', but neither has the heart to tell their generous hosts' tiny ancestral paradise is doomed. Now Godfrey's contemporaries are to tell the Nestor, during guard duty, but Frazer only contributes 'Jones had bad news for you'; Godfrey however surprises him - the notice ...
- Série 8: 4. Come In, Your Time Is Up (1975). In preparation for a bivouac weekend, captain Mainwaring gives a lecture, in the vicar's garden as the indoor church premises are spoken for, so the gardener bothers the vicar, who prepares his sermon, about the Home Guardsmen behaving 'improperly'. After lessons in hedgehog-cooking in mud - poor Pike! - putting up two-man tents without making holes in the lawn - poor Pike, Jones and tent - and starting a fire, actually trying not to light it - poor Pike and lawn - it's off to the field. Alas, Mr. Hodges cheerfully gave a lift to vicar, verger and their troop of Sea Scouts to man a Pirates raft (for the Spitfire fund), running out of petrol so he has to sleep in his van, more undesired neighbors for Mainwaring. The three Nazi crewman of a German bomber - spotted at night by Frazer - have parachuted down into the river, so once they're detected in the morning Hodges, the only one to speak German, is commandeered at the point of Jones's bayonet to join the RAF-commandeered raft for two ...
- Série 8: 5. High Finance (1975). Captain Mainwaring feels his local bank branch can no longer honor Mr. Jones's checks because his account has a five month overdraft of £50. After hours, the 'financial genius' trio goes through the shambles that passes for his butchery bookkeeping but, only when half of the platoon has assembled in the vicar's office for a 'private' consultation, does Jones pull the problem out of his pocket: he is owed £50 by the orphanage and that's just the last link in a chain of debts and dues, with an extra creditor lurking around when half the village has assembled in church on Mainwaring's orders...
- Série 8: 6. The Face on the Poster (1975). Mainwaring scolds sergeant Wilson for his 'unmanly general appearance' because HQ is considering to upgrade his platoon to company, which could get them promoted. So he eagerly sets about planning a recruiting campaign to triple their manpower. The men decide on a poster, sausages on the proud 'macho' model: Lance Corporal Jones. As photographer Bluett is even older, posing proves a delicate business. However the overworked printer does worse, mixing Jones's mugshot up with one for an escaped POW. Mainwaring's arrogant approach to reclaim his man makes things much worse still.
- Série 8: 7. My Brother and I (1975). Captain George Mainwaring berates Frank for writing a humorous draft magazine article on the Home Guard, especially because it mentions drinking. Next he 'volunteers' the platoon to host a sherry party for Home guard officers. His haughty attitude is duly dimmed when his brother Barry, a party toys salesman, arrives by train, who reveals their humble roots.
- Série 8: 8. The Love of Three Oranges (1976). The vicar holds a charity bazaar, the proceeds going to luxuries for the troops. Godfrey tries to sell his home-made wine but people are getting drunk by tasting and not buying it. Mrs. Mainwaring fails to turn up after an accident with the bath enamel but donates some hideous lamp-shades she has made. Hodges contributes three oranges and Mainwaring is anxious to secure one for his wife but when Wilson gets Pike to buy it for the captain, the two end up bidding against each other and raising the price of the orange. Mainwaring finally buys it only to find it is a bitter orange, for marmalade-making.
- Série 9: 1. Wake-Up Walmington (1977). His Lordship's butler Perkins makes Captain Mainwaring lose a shooting bet by telling them to stop target practice while his master is asleep. Captain Mainwaring agrees with the platoon's bitter rival warden Hodges that their contribution to the war effort needs more local respect. He accepts a suggestion to simulate a fifth column attack together. The Colonel at HQ reluctantly allows "Operation Wake-Up" so they all dress up as cutthroats and desperadoes. After being ignored by an active army column and three equally shifty-suited men, their only comfort is that Hodges gets a "knuckle-sandwich" by a burly disgruntled customer (who recognized the entire bumbling lot). However Godfrey, while indisposed in the toilet of vicar's office, overhears Captain Square (Mainwaring's trigger-happy rival) on the telephone believing that the desperadoes are real.
- Série 9: 2. The Making of Private Pike (1977). Captain Mainwaring's reservations to accept the 'non-combatant' role of umpire in maneuver exercises (as deputy for the Home Guard colonel) quickly disappear when he learns the job comes with a non-assigned staff car. His platoon might be allowed to keep this car, but he makes the mistake of bragging in advance it would be some sort of limousine, so the less grand model gets him generally laughed at. Next Jones' remarks about military car seating etiquette starts an unmusical dance of chairs in it. Pike's eagerness to be allowed in it as runner and general boyish pride are irresponsibly stirred by warden Hodges's niece Sylvia, a regular army driver and the only girl to look at him in times, who besots him to go to the pictures and makes him take the car, ignoring Jones didn't put the petrol in.
- Série 9: 3. Knights of Madness (1977). As part of a fund-raising pageant the Home Guard decides to put on a patriotic version of St. George and the dragon, with the dragon representing Naziism. Mainwaring is St. George in a suit of armour that causes him no end of trouble but, come the big day, they discover that Hodges and the air raid wardens are also staging a tableau of George and the dragon, which leads to an inevitable fight.
- Série 9: 4. The Miser's Hoard (1977). Doctor McCeavedy, who signals undertaker Frazer deaths, accidentally discovers his life savings, hundreds of sovereigns, and tells Mainwaring the scrooge should be persuaded to put the fortune in safety. The captain's lecture on money in wartime, after Jones' ludicrous demonstration of fixing bayonets while wearing a gas mask, fails to secure the banker a fat annuity commission, he's even called not trustworthy. However the rumor soon spreads, so after half of Walmington beleaguers Frazer in vain for generosity that never comes, he misses his first parade ever to 'secure' his gold, so they all try to spy where he would bury it at night.
- Série 9: 5. Number Engaged (1977). Captain Mainwaring gives a 'top secret lecture on the coastal defense warning system his platoon will guard for a weekend, only to learn even the warden knows. Trouble with Jones' van makes them late to relieve regular troops; they set up camp and have porridge in their bumbling fashion. After a nightly air raid, the vicar comes to say mass. Only then do they see a German bomb, caught in the very wires they guard. Getting it down is a job the GPO turns down, but Mainwaring and other old-timers volunteer themselves, all failing, while wisely reluctant Frank is forced to try more unwise monkey-methods.
- Série 9: 6. Never Too Old (1977). At long last Corporal Jones is marrying Marcia Fox. He asks Mainwaring's permission as his commanding officer, which involves the captain being caught over the phone by his wife having coffee with Mrs. Fox and viewing her smalls on the clothes-horse. The nuptials go ahead - with a jam sponge beneath the exotic fake wedding cake - but the platoon are summoned to the promenade where eventually the new Mrs. Jones joins them and everyone drinks a health to the Home Guard.
During WW2, in a fictional British seaside town, a ragtag group of Home Guard local defense volunteers prepare for an imminent German invasion.