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Dad’s Army: The Man and the Hour (S1EP1 BBC-1 31 Jul 1968, John Ringham)



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The Man and the Hour: When the second world war breaks out bank manager George Mainwaring decides to put himself in charge of the forming of the platoon of Local Defence Volunteers, better known as the Home Guard, in the small coastal town of Walmington-On-Sea, his less than sprightly men included Jones the Butcher, Fraser the town undertaker, naive young Pike a clerk at his bank, Wilson under Mainwaring at the bank but his social superior and the spiv Joe Walker.

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), Caroline Dowdeswell (Janet King), John Ringham (Bracewell), Neville Hughes

Original Airdate: 31 Jul 1968 on BBC-1
Series: Dad’s Army Season 1 Episode 1