Dad's Army

Season 1 Episode 1

The Man and the Hour

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Aired Wednesday 8:20 PM Jul 31, 1968 on BBC
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After listening to a radio broadcast asking for men to form what was to become known as the home guard, George Mainwaring, a local bank manager, decides to act and form the platoon on his own. He appoints himself as Captain and recruits his chief bank clerk Arthur Wilson as the platoon sergeant as well as enlisting the banks office boy Frank Pike. Several of the local tradesmen, including James Frazer; a philatelist shopkeeper, retired shop worker Charles Godfrey, Jack Jones the butcher and black market business man; Joe Walker also volunteer their service for 'King and Country'.. And so, The Walmington-On-Sea Home Guard was born.moreless

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Arthur Lowe

Arthur Lowe

Captain George Mainwaring

John Le Mesurier

John Le Mesurier

Sergeant Arthur Wilson

Clive Dunn

Clive Dunn

Lance Corporal Jack Jones

John Laurie

John Laurie

Private James Frazer

James Beck

James Beck

Private Joe Walker

Arnold Ridley

Arnold Ridley

Private Charles Godfrey

John Ringham

John Ringham

Bracewell

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Neville Hughes

Neville Hughes

Soldier

Guest Star

Janet Davies

Janet Davies

Mrs Pike

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Caroline Dowdeswell

Caroline Dowdeswell

Janet King

Recurring Role

Bill Pertwee

Bill Pertwee

A.R.P. Warden

Recurring Role

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