Dad's Army - Season 3

BBC (ended 1977)




Episode Guide

  • Resisting The Aggressor Through the Ages (Short)
    Part of the annual 'Christmas Night With the Stars' variety sketch show. The Platoon attend a wartime pageant and dress up as characters such as Napoleon, John Bull, Julius Ceaser, William the Conqueror and King of Philip Spain to demonstrate Britain's ability to survive and conquer.
  • Sons of the Sea
    Sons of the Sea
    Episode 14
    Capt Mainwaring comes up with the idea of small armed patrols to wreak havoc with the enemy using a small reprocessed boat the bank has acquired After a practice on the river they get lost in the fog and they think they have drifted across the channel and are about to be captured by the German's but they are in for a shock when they find out where they really are.moreless
  • No Spring for Frazer
    The search begins for a spring clip for a Lewis gun that Frazer has lost while he was cleaning it. The trail leads them through Frazer's workshop to a Funeral Director, to Mr. Bluett's dining room table, to a grave yard. The platoon stop at nothing, committing various crimes including house breaking and grave robbing to get the clip back. But will they find it in time to save Frazer from a court-marshal?moreless
  • Man Hunt
    Man Hunt
    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.
  • Branded
    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
  • Menace From the Deep
    The platoon are assigned guard duty on an isolated, disused pier for a week. However thanks to Pike's poor judgment over what to tie the boat too, they end up stranded with no contact with the mainland and no food.

    Attempts at Morse code only prompt Hodges to pursue the platoon to get them to 'Put that light out!' and he ends up stranded himself. If that wasn't enough Jones spots a mine has floated under the pier, but does Hodges have a solution that'll 'bowl them over'?moreless
  • War Dance
    War Dance
    Episode 9
    The platoon hold a dance where Pike is going to announce his engagement to a local girl Sgt Wilson tries to get him to change his mind but Pike will not be put off.
  • The Day the Balloon Went Up
    The platoon captures a runaway barrage balloon and while trying to secure it Capt Mainwaring is carried aloft
  • Big Guns
    Big Guns
    Episode 7
    The platoon have taken charge of a large field gun and have to learn how to use it.
  • Room at the Bottom
    Room at the Bottom
    Episode 6
    Captain Mainwaring is found not to have held the Kings Commission so he is reduced to the ranks and Sergeant Wilson takes over command of the platoon. After a disastrous war game against the Eastgate Platoon his men ask the Colonel for him to be reinstated.
  • Something Nasty in the Vault
    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.
  • The Bullet is not for Firing
    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.
  • The Lion Has Phones
    Capt Mainwaring teaches the platoon the tactical use of the phone system when a German plane crashes into the towns reservoir. Because Mainwaring and Wilson cannot decide what to do it is left to Walker to come up with a plan to make the Germans surrender
  • Battle School
    Battle School
    Episode 2
    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.moreless
  • The Armoured Might of Lance Corporal Jones
    Mainwaring is under orders to be more cooperative with the A.R.P. wardens. A task that's made very difficult by their newly appointed Chief. Walker strikes a deal with Jones to make it easier for him to carry rationed goods without being stopped by the police - he is to let the platoon use his butchers van as a troop carrier and ambulance by day and let Walker use it by night. He bribes Jones with the promise that Jones will receive petrol coupons for it. Unfortunately things don't entirely go to plan...moreless