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Dad’s Army: The Armoured Might of Lance Corporal Jones (S3EP1 BBC-1 11 Sep 1969, Nigel Hawthorne)



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…

Cast: Arthur Lowe (Captain George Mainwaring), John Le Mesurier (Sergeant Arthur Wilson), Clive Dunn (Lance Corporal Jack Jones), John Laurie (Private James Frazer), Arnold Ridley (Private Charles Godfrey), Ian Lavender (Private Frank Pike), James Beck (Private Joe Walker), Janet Davies (Mrs Pike), Bill Pertwee (ARP Warden), Frank Williams (Vicar), Pamela Cundell (Mrs Fox), Harold Bennett (Mr Blewitt), Colin Bean (Private Sponge), Jean St. Clair, Nigel Hawthorne, Queenie Watts, Olive Mercer, Dick Haydon, Frank Godfrey, Richard Jacques, Jimmy Mac

Original Airdate: 11 Sep 1969 on BBC-1
Series: Dad’s Army Season 3 Episode 1