It Sticks Out Half A Mile

Spin-off from Dad's Army.

The war is now over and Arthur Wilson is manager of Swallows Bank.

However, peace is shattered when Bert Hodges reappears with a surprising proposition for Frank Pike.

Episodes

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01The Business Proposition1983111320030819 (BBC7)
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Spin-off from Dad's Army.

The war is now over and Arthur Wilson is manager of Swallows Bank.

However, peace is shattered when Bert Hodges reappears with a surprising proposition for Frank Pike.With war over and Arthur Wilson managing Swallows Bank, Bert Hodges reappears with a surprising proposition for Frank Pike.

01The Business Proposition1983111320030819 (BBC7)
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Spin-off from Dad's Army.

The war is now over and Arthur Wilson is manager of Swallows Bank.

However, peace is shattered when Bert Hodges reappears with a surprising proposition for Frank Pike.With war over, Dad's Army veterans Wilson and Pike receive a surprise visitor.

It's 1948 and 'Dad's Army' veterans Arthur Wilson and Frank Pike receive a surprise visitor at their bank in Frambourne-on-Sea.

A seaside saga of pier perpetuation starring John Le Mesurier as Arthur Wilson, Ian Lavender as Frank Pike, Bill Pertwee as Bert Hodges and Vivienne Martin as Miss Perkins.

After a pilot episode was made in 1981, Arthur Lowe sadly died. So this 13-part series was revamped to feature the Dad's Army characters played by Pertwee and Lavender instead. The series was later adapted for ITV by Yorkshire TV.

Written by Harold Snoad and Michael Knowles, based on the characters originally created by Jimmy Perry and David Croft.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in November 1983.

With war over, Dad's Army veterans Wilson and Pike receive a surprise visitor. Stars John Le Mesurier. From November 1983.

With war over, Dad's Army veterans Wilson and Pike receive a surprise visitor.

With war over, Dad's Army veterans Wilson and Pike receive a surprise visitor. From 1983.

With war over and Arthur Wilson managing Swallows Bank, Bert Hodges reappears with a surprising proposition for Frank Pike.

02The Bank Loan1983112020030826 (BBC7)
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Will a visit to the pier pour cold water on Pike and Hodges' renovation plans?

With John Le Mesurier and Ian Lavender.

Hodges and Pike have persuaded Wilson to loan them 5,000 pounds to renovate the pier at Frambourne-on-Sea.

Hodges and Pike have persuaded Wilson to loan them £5,000 to renovate the pier at Frambourne-on-Sea.

'Uncle Arthur' decides to call off the loan to Mr Hodges and Mr Pike, but will nephew Frank show a vicious streak and try blackmail?

Will a visit to the pier pour cold water on the renovation plans?

1948: Will a visit to the pier in Frambourne-on-Sea pour cold water on the renovation plans?

A seaside saga of pier perpetuation starring John Le Mesurier as Arthur Wilson, Ian Lavender as Frank Pike, Bill Pertwee as Bert Hodges and Vivienne Martin as Miss Perkins.

After a pilot episode was made in 1981, Arthur Lowe sadly died. So this 13-part series was revamped to feature the Dad's Army characters played by Pertwee and Lavender instead. The series was later adapted for ITV by Yorkshire TV.

Written by Harold Snoad and Michael Knowles, based on the characters originally created by Jimmy Perry and David Croft.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in November 1983.

Will a visit to the pier pour cold water on the renovation plans? Dad's Army spin-off with John Le Mesurier. From November 1983.

Will a visit to the pier pour cold water on the renovation plans? From November 1983.

03Who Owned The Pier?1983112720030902 (BBC7)
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An electrician's visit brings worrying news about the pier.

1948: In the battle to restore the pier in Frambourne-on-Sea, hopes rest on a visit from an electrician...

A seaside saga of pier perpetuation starring John Le Mesurier as Arthur Wilson, Ian Lavender as Frank Pike, Bill Pertwee as Bert Hodges and Vivienne Martin as Miss Perkins.

After a pilot episode was made in 1981, Arthur Lowe sadly died. So this 13-part series was revamped to feature the Dad's Army characters played by Pertwee and Lavender instead. The series was later adapted for ITV by Yorkshire TV.

Written by Harold Snoad and Michael Knowles, based on the characters originally created by Jimmy Perry and David Croft.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in November 1983.

An electrician's visit brings worrying news about the pier. Dad's Army spin-off starring John Le Mesurier and Ian Lavender. From November 1983.

Pike and Hodges research the history of Frambourne Pier, and a visit by the electrician brings worrying news.

03Who Owned The Pier?1983112720030902 (BBC7)
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An electrician's visit brings worrying news about the pier.

Pike and Hodges research the history of Frambourne Pier, and a visit by the electrician brings worrying news.

04Inspecting The Piles1983120420030909 (BBC7)
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Pike and his Uncle Arthur are in a tricky situation with an inflatable dinghy.

Pike and his Uncle Arthur find themselves in a tricky situation with an inflatable dinghy.

From December 1983.

Pike and Uncle Arthur tackle a tricky situation with an inflatable dinghy. From 1983.

Pike and Uncle Arthur tackle a tricky situation with an inflatable dinghy. Starring John Le Mesurier. From December 1983.

04Inspecting The Piles?1983120420030909 (BBC7)
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Pike and Uncle Arthur tackle a tricky situation with an inflatable dinghy.

1948: In their battle to restore the pier in Frambourne-on-Sea, Frank and Uncle Arthur must tackle a tricky situation - with an inflatable dinghy.

A seaside saga of pier perpetuation starring John Le Mesurier as Arthur Wilson, Ian Lavender as Frank Pike, Bill Pertwee as Bert Hodges and Vivienne Martin as Miss Perkins.

After a pilot episode was made in 1981, Arthur Lowe sadly died. So this 13-part series was revamped to feature the Dad's Army characters played by Pertwee and Lavender instead. The series was later adapted for ITV by Yorkshire TV.

Written by Harold Snoad and Michael Knowles, based on the characters originally created by Jimmy Perry and David Croft.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in December 1983.

Pike and Uncle Arthur tackle a tricky situation with an inflatable dinghy. Starring John Le Mesurier. From December 1983.

05Pike In Love1983121120030916 (BBC7)
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Love-sick Pike can't concentrate on renovating the pier, so Uncle Arthur's called in to lecture him on the birds and the bees!

05Pike In Love1983121120030916 (BBC7)
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Mrs Pike asks Arthur to talk to her son about the birds and bees.

Mrs Pike asks Arthur to talk to her son, Frank about the birds and bees...

A seaside saga of pier perpetuation starring John Le Mesurier as Arthur Wilson, Ian Lavender as Frank Pike, Bill Pertwee as Bert Hodges, Vivienne Martin as Miss Perkins and Janet Davies as Mavis Pike.

After a pilot episode was made in 1981, Arthur Lowe sadly died. So this 13-part series was revamped to feature the Dad's Army characters played by Pertwee and Lavender instead. The series was later adapted for ITV by Yorkshire TV.

Written by Harold Snoad and Michael Knowles, based on the characters originally created by Jimmy Perry and David Croft.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in December 1983.

Mrs Pike asks Arthur to talk to her son about the birds and bees. Dad's Army spin-off stars John Le Mesurier and Ian Lavender. From December 1983.

Mrs Pike asks Arthur to talk to her son about the birds and bees. From December 1983.

Love-sick Pike can't concentrate on renovating the pier, so Uncle Arthur's called in to lecture him on the birds and the bees!

06The Friends Of Frambourne Pier1983121820030923 (BBC7)
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Pike and Hodges try enlisting volunteers to restore the pier.

Frank Pike and Bert Hodges try to enlist some volunteers to help restore the pier.

A seaside saga of pier perpetuation starring John Le Mesurier as Arthur Wilson, Ian Lavender as Frank Pike, Bill Pertwee as Bert Hodges, Vivienne Martin as Miss Perkins and Glynn Edwards as Fred Guthrie.

After a pilot episode was made in 1981, Arthur Lowe sadly died. So this 13-part series was revamped to feature the Dad's Army characters played by Pertwee and Lavender instead. The series was later adapted for ITV by Yorkshire TV.

Written by Harold Snoad and Michael Knowles, based on the characters originally created by Jimmy Perry and David Croft.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in December 1983.

Pike and Hodges try enlisting volunteers to restore the pier. Dad's Army spin-off starring Ian Lavender and Bill Pertwee. From December 1983.

Pike and Hodges try enlisting volunteers to restore the pier. Dad's Army spin-off.

Voluntary work is required if the pier is to open up again, so Pike and Hodges canvas Frambourne's populace.

06The Friends Of Frambourne Pier1983121820030923 (BBC7)
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Voluntary work is required if the pier is to open up again, so Pike and Hodges canvas Frambourne's populace.

07The First Meeting1984010120030930 (BBC7)
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Pike and Hodges continue their campaign to save the pier, while Uncle Arthur upsets Mavis.

Pike and Hodges campaign to save the pier, while Uncle Arthur upsets Mavis

A seaside saga of pier perpetuation starring John Le Mesurier as Arthur Wilson, Ian Lavender as Frank Pike, Bill Pertwee as Bert Hodges, Vivienne Martin as Miss Perkins and Glynn Edwards as Fred Guthrie.

After a pilot episode was made in 1981, Arthur Lowe sadly died. So this 13-part series was revamped to feature the Dad's Army characters played by Pertwee and Lavender instead. The series was later adapted for ITV by Yorkshire TV.

Written by Harold Snoad and Michael Knowles, based on the characters originally created by Jimmy Perry and David Croft.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in January 1984.

Pike and Hodges campaign to save the pier, while Uncle Arthur upsets Mavis. Dad's Army spin-off stars John Le Mesurier. From January 1984.

Pike and Hodges campaign to save the pier, while Uncle Arthur upsets Mavis. From Jan 1984.

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A visit to Frambourne-on-Sea's Pier Theatre ends in disaster for Uncle Arthur!

A precarious visit to the pier theatre ends in disaster for Arthur Wilson.

A visit to the pier theatre ends in disaster for Arthur Wilson and Miss Perkins.

From 1984

Stars John Le Mesurier.

From January 1984.

A visit to the pier theatre ends in disaster for Arthur Wilson and Miss Perkins in the Dad's Army spinoff

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A visit to the pier theatre ends in disaster for Arthur Wilson and Miss Perkins.

A seaside saga of pier perpetuation starring John Le Mesurier as Arthur Wilson, Ian Lavender as Frank Pike, Bill Pertwee as Bert Hodges and Vivienne Martin as Miss Perkins.

After a pilot episode was made in 1981, Arthur Lowe sadly died. So this 13-part series was revamped to feature the Dad's Army characters played by Pertwee and Lavender instead. The series was later adapted for ITV by Yorkshire TV.

Written by Harold Snoad and Michael Knowles, based on the characters originally created by Jimmy Perry and David Croft.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in January 1984.

A visit to the pier theatre ends in disaster for Arthur Wilson and Miss Perkins. Dad's Army spin-off stars John Le Mesurier. From January 1984.

A visit to the pier theatre ends in disaster for Arthur Wilson and Miss Perkins. From 1984

A visit to Frambourne-on-Sea's Pier Theatre ends in disaster for Uncle Arthur!

A precarious visit to the pier theatre ends in disaster for Arthur Wilson.

From 1984

Stars John Le Mesurier.

From January 1984.

A visit to the pier theatre ends in disaster for Arthur Wilson and Miss Perkins in the Dad's Army spinoff

09The Fancy Dress Parade1984011520031014 (BBC7)
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The fancy dress night in aid of the pier is going well until Mrs Pike and Miss Perkins arrive wearing the same costumes.

The fancy dress night in aid of the pier is going well until Mrs Pike and Miss Perkins arrive wearing the same costume.

The pier's fancy dress party is going well - until Pike turns up with a piano.

And there are two Cleopatras.

The pier's costume party is going well, until Pike brings a piano.

09The Fancy Dress Parade1984011520031014 (BBC7)
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The pier's costume party is going well, until Pike brings a piano.

Frambourne-on-Sea's pier restoration fund-raising costume party is going well, until Pike brings a piano.

A seaside saga of pier perpetuation starring John Le Mesurier as Arthur Wilson, Ian Lavender as Frank Pike, Bill Pertwee as Bert Hodges and Vivienne Martin as Miss Perkins.

After a pilot episode was made in 1981, Arthur Lowe sadly died. So this 13-part series was revamped to feature the Dad's Army characters played by Pertwee and Lavender instead. The series was later adapted for ITV by Yorkshire TV.

Written by Harold Snoad and Michael Knowles, based on the characters originally created by Jimmy Perry and David Croft.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in January 1984.

The pier's costume party is going well, until Pike brings a piano. Dad's Army spin-off stars John Le Mesurier and Ian Lavender. From January 1984.

The pier's costume party is going well, until Pike brings a piano. From January 1984.

The fancy dress night in aid of the pier is going well until Mrs Pike and Miss Perkins arrive wearing the same costumes.

The fancy dress night in aid of the pier is going well until Mrs Pike and Miss Perkins arrive wearing the same costume.

The pier's fancy dress party is going well - until Pike turns up with a piano.

And there are two Cleopatras.

10The Builder1984012220031021 (BBC7)
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A workman's nationality reignites old hostilities for Wilson, Hodges and Pike.

The nationality of a workman reignites old Home Guard hostilities for Wilson, Hodges and Pike.

A seaside saga of pier perpetuation starring John Le Mesurier as Arthur Wilson, Ian Lavender as Frank Pike, Bill Pertwee as Bert Hodges, Vivienne Martin as Miss Perkins, Glynn Edwards as Guthrie and Stella Tanner as Myrtle.

After a pilot episode was made in 1981, Arthur Lowe sadly died. So this 13-part series was revamped to feature the Dad's Army characters played by Pertwee and Lavender instead. The series was later adapted for ITV by Yorkshire TV.

Written by Harold Snoad and Michael Knowles, based on the characters originally created by Jimmy Perry and David Croft.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in August 1984.

A workman's nationality reignites old hostilities for Wilson, Hodges and Pike. Dad's Army spin-off stars John Le Mesurier. From August 1984.

Frank and Mr Hodges are determined to get the pier up and running.

It completely needs rebuilding.

Will they manage it?

Pike and Hodges find a builder, but old hostilities are renewed when they discover his nationality.

Wilson, Hodges and Pike meet a builder, but old hostilities erupt over his nationality.

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Frank and Mr Hodges are determined to get the pier up and running.

It completely needs rebuilding.

Will they manage it?

Pike and Hodges find a builder, but old hostilities are renewed when they discover his nationality.

Wilson, Hodges and Pike meet a builder, but old hostilities erupt over his nationality.

A workman's nationality reignites old hostilities for Wilson, Hodges and Pike.

11War Damage1984012920031028 (BBC7)
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Wilson, Pike and Hodges go to London and attempt to claim compensation for the pier.

Wilson, Pike and Hodges go to London to try and claim compensation for their pier in Frambourne-on-Sea.

A seaside saga of pier perpetuation starring John Le Mesurier as Arthur Wilson, Ian Lavender as Frank Pike, Bill Pertwee as Bert Hodges, Vivienne Martin as Miss Perkins and Reginald Marsh as Sir Wensley Smithers.

After a pilot episode was made in 1981, Arthur Lowe sadly died. So this 13-part series was revamped to feature the Dad's Army characters played by Pertwee and Lavender instead. The series was later adapted for ITV by Yorkshire TV.

Written by Harold Snoad and Michael Knowles, based on the characters originally created by Jimmy Perry and David Croft.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in September 1984.

Wilson, Pike and Hodges go to London and attempt to claim compensation for the pier. Dad's Army spin-off stars John Le Mesurier and Ian Lavender.

Wilson, Pike and Hodges take a trip to London to secure a grant for Frambourne Pier.

Pike is painting the pier.

He, Hodges and Wilson are still trying to get people to rally round the effort to rebuild the pier.

Wilson, Pike and Hodges go to London to claim war damage compensation for the pier.

Wilson, Pike and Hodges go to London and attempt to claim compensation for the pier. Stars John Le Mesurier and Ian Lavender.

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Wilson, Pike and Hodges take a trip to London to secure a grant for Frambourne Pier.

Pike is painting the pier.

He, Hodges and Wilson are still trying to get people to rally round the effort to rebuild the pier.

Wilson, Pike and Hodges go to London to claim war damage compensation for the pier.

Wilson, Pike and Hodges go to London and attempt to claim compensation for the pier.

Wilson, Pike and Hodges go to London and attempt to claim compensation for the pier. Stars John Le Mesurier and Ian Lavender.

12The Pin-up Girl1984020520031104 (BBC7)
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Pike and Hodges decide to update the photos on the 'What the Butler Saw' machine and persuade Miss Perkins to pose for them.

When the pier's 'What The Butler Saw' machine needs new photos, who can be persuaded to pose?

When the pier's 'What The Butler Saw' machine needs new photos, who could pose for them?

Who can be persuaded to pose for the 'What The Butler Saw' machine? Who can be persuaded to pose for the 'What The Butler Saw' machine?

Who can be persuaded to pose for the 'What the Butler Saw' machine?

Who can be persuaded to pose for the 'What the Butler Saw' machine? Starring John Le Mesurier. From September 1984.

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Who can be persuaded to pose for the 'What the Butler Saw' machine?

Who can be persuaded to pose for the 'What The Butler Saw' machine on the pier in Frambourne-on-Sea?

A seaside saga of pier perpetuation starring John Le Mesurier as Arthur Wilson, Ian Lavender as Frank Pike, Bill Pertwee as Bert Hodges, Vivienne Martin as Miss Perkins, Christopher Biggins as Dudley Watkins and Robin Parkinson as Mr Hunter.

After a pilot episode was made in 1981, Arthur Lowe sadly died. So this 13-part series was revamped to feature the Dad's Army characters played by Pertwee and Lavender instead. The series was later adapted for ITV by Yorkshire TV.

Written by Harold Snoad and Michael Knowles, based on the characters originally created by Jimmy Perry and David Croft.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in September 1984.

Who can be persuaded to pose for the 'What the Butler Saw' machine? Dad's Army spin-off starring John Le Mesurier. From September 1984.

Who can be persuaded to pose for the 'What the Butler Saw' machine? Dad's Army spin-off.

Pike and Hodges decide to update the photos on the 'What the Butler Saw' machine and persuade Miss Perkins to pose for them.

When the pier's 'What The Butler Saw' machine needs new photos, who can be persuaded to pose?

When the pier's 'What The Butler Saw' machine needs new photos, who could pose for them?

Who can be persuaded to pose for the 'What The Butler Saw' machine? Who can be persuaded to pose for the 'What The Butler Saw' machine?

Who can be persuaded to pose for the 'What the Butler Saw' machine? Starring John Le Mesurier. From September 1984.

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Signs and portents for Pike and Hodges.

Could there be hidden treasure?

Pike and Hodges call in a clairvoyant to help them locate the pier's hidden treasure.

Pike and Hodges call in a clairvoyant to help them locate the pier's rumoured booty.

Stars Ian Lavender and Betty Marsden.

Pike and Hodges call in a clairvoyant to help them locate the pier's rumoured booty. Stars Ian Lavender and Betty Marsden.

Pike and Hodges call in a clairvoyant to help them locate the pier's rumoured booty. Dad's Army spin-off stars Ian Lavender and Betty Marsden. From October 1984.

Pike and Hodges call in a clairvoyant to help them locate the rumoured booty hidden somewhere on the pier in Frambourne-on-Sea.

A seaside saga of pier perpetuation starring John Le Mesurier as Arthur Wilson, Ian Lavender as Frank Pike, Bill Pertwee as Bert Hodges, Vivienne Martin as Miss Perkins and Betty Marsden at Madame Zara..

After a pilot episode was made in 1981, Arthur Lowe sadly died. So this 13-part series was revamped to feature the Dad's Army characters played by Pertwee and Lavender instead. The series was later adapted for ITV by Yorkshire TV.

Written by Harold Snoad and Michael Knowles, based on the characters originally created by Jimmy Perry and David Croft.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in October 1984.

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Signs and portents for Pike and Hodges.

Could there be hidden treasure?

Pike and Hodges call in a clairvoyant to help them locate the pier's hidden treasure.

Pike and Hodges call in a clairvoyant to help them locate the pier's rumoured booty.

Stars Ian Lavender and Betty Marsden.

Pike and Hodges call in a clairvoyant to help them locate the pier's rumoured booty. Stars Ian Lavender and Betty Marsden.

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Wilson managing a bank? Mainwaring needing a loan? Life post-Home Guard is oddly familiar.

Arthur Lowe's only appearance in the Dad's Army sequel due to his death.

Mainwaring asks Wilson for a bank loan.

From 1981.

Wilson managing a bank? Mainwaring in need of a loan? Life post-Home Guard is oddly familiar.

Rare pilot starring Arthur Lowe.

Pilot episode of the Dad's Army sequel - Arthur Lowe's only appearance due to his death.

The pilot episode of the Dad's Army sequel - Arthur Lowe's only appearance due to his death.

The pilot episode of the Dad's Army sequel - Arthur Lowe's only appearance due to his death. Mainwaring asks Wilson for a bank loan. From July 1981.

Originally un-broadcast pilot episode of the seaside saga of pier perpetuation, with Arthur Lowe's only appearance due to his subsequent death.

This sequel to 'Dad's Army' begins in 1948. Life post-Home Guard, sees Arthur Wilson now managing a bank and his former Captain and boss, George Mainwaring arrives in need of a loan...

Starring Arthur Lowe as Mainwaring and John Le Mesurier as Wilson. With Josephine Tewson, Dougie Brown and Haydn Wood.

To replace Arthur, the following full series had to be revamped to feature the Dad's Army characters played by Bill Pertwee and Ian Lavender instead. The series was later adapted for ITV by Yorkshire TV.

Written by Harold Snoad and Michael Knowles, based on the characters originally created by Jimmy Perry and David Croft.

Producer: Jonathan James-Moore.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in July 1981.

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Wilson managing a bank? Mainwaring needing a loan? Life post-Home Guard is oddly familiar.

Arthur Lowe's only appearance in the Dad's Army sequel due to his death.

Mainwaring asks Wilson for a bank loan.

From 1981.

Wilson managing a bank? Mainwaring in need of a loan? Life post-Home Guard is oddly familiar.

Rare pilot starring Arthur Lowe.

Pilot episode of the Dad's Army sequel - Arthur Lowe's only appearance due to his death.

The pilot episode of the Dad's Army sequel - Arthur Lowe's only appearance due to his death.