List of Dad's Army DVD and video releases

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Below is a list of all the Dad's Army DVD and video releases so far. Included are the region 2 release dates, and the episodes that were released.

Video releases[edit]

BBC The Very Best releases[edit]

Video name Episode name(s) Number and duration
of episodes
R2 release
date
Notes Date of Deletion
The Very Best of Dad's Army (BBCV 5120) The Day the Balloon Went Up
Sons of the Sea
The Two and a Half Feathers
Asleep in the Deep
The Deadly Attachment
5 x 30 min 18 October 1993 The 11th video with released complete and unedited episodes compiled with episodes from the first four BBC Video releases of 1987 (The Day the Balloon Went Up Sons of the Sea and Asleep in the Deep) and 1990 (The Two and a Half Feathers and The Deadly Attachment) 1 January 2006.
The Very Best of Dad's Army
Volume 2 (BBCV 5396)
No Spring for Frazer
Mum's Army
Menace from the Deep
When Did You Last See Your Money?
The Honourable Man
5 × 30 min. 17 October 1994 The 14th video with released complete and unedited episodes compiled with episodes from the last five BBC Video releases of 1992 (No Spring for Frazer) 1991 (Mum's Army Menace from the Deep and When Did You Last See Your Money?) and 1990 (The Honourable Man) 1 January 2006.

BBC episode releases[edit]

Video name Episode name(s) Number and duration
of episodes
R2 release
date
Notes Deletion date
The Day the Balloon Went Up (BBCV 4088) The Day the Balloon Went Up
Sons of the Sea
Don't Forget the Diver
3 × 30 min. 5 October 1987 Episodes edited together as compilation. End titles missing from The Day the Balloon Went Up. Beginning and end titles missing from Sons of the Sea and Don't Forget the Diver, but opening episode caption slides intact. Compilation version of closing credits. 1 March 2004
Asleep in the Deep (BBCV 4089) Asleep in the Deep
Boots, Boots, Boots
A Soldier's Farewell
3 × 30 min. 5 October 1987 Episodes edited together as compilation. End titles missing from Asleep in the Deep. Beginning and end titles missing from Boots, Boots, Boots and A Soldier's Farewell, but opening episode caption slides intact. Compilation version of closing credits. 28 April 1994.
The Two and a Half Feathers (BBCV 4320) The Two and a Half Feathers
The Test
Fallen Idol
3 × 30 min. 4 June 1990 The 1st video with the episodes released complete and unedited. This would be the case for all future Dad's Army titles released by BBC Video. 5 April 2004.
The Deadly Attachment (BBCV 4400) The Deadly Attachment
If the Cap Fits....
The Honourable Man
3 × 30 min. 10 September 1990 The 2nd video with released complete and unedited episodes 1 January 2006
Big Guns (BBCV 4489) Big Guns
Menace From the Deep
The Bullet is Not for Firing
3 × 30 min. 3 June 1991 The 3rd video with released complete and unedited episodes 9 January 2004.
Mum's Army (BBCV 4490) Mum's Army
The Armoured Might of Lance Corporal Jones
Put That Light Out!
3 × 30 min. 3 June 1991 The 4th video with released complete and unedited episodes 28 April 1994.
When Did You Last See Your Money? (BBCV 4660) When Did You Last See Your Money?
Battle School
Branded
3 × 30 min. 5 August 1991 The 5th video with released complete and unedited episodes 9 January 2004.
Man Hunt (BBCV 4661) Man Hunt
Sgt - Save My Boy!
Don't Fence Me In
3 × 30 min. 5 August 1991 The 6th video with released complete and unedited episodes 9 January 2004
No Spring for Frazer (BBCV 4763) No Spring for Frazer
Absent Friends
A. Wilson (Manager)?
3 × 30 min. 1 June 1992 The 7th video with released complete and unedited episodes 9 January 2004
Uninvited Guests (BBCV 4764) Uninvited Guests
The Desperate Drive of Corporal Jones
The King was in his Counting House
3 × 30 min. 1 June 1992 The 8th video with released complete and unedited episodes 1 January 2006
The Man and the Hour (BBCV 4892) The Man and the Hour
Museum Piece
Command Decision
3 × 30 min. 8 February 1993 The 9th video with released complete and unedited episodes (all in black and white and the first of two videos to mark the 25th Anniversary of Dad's Army) 9 January 2004.
The Enemy Within the Gates (BBCV 4992) The Enemy Within the Gates
The Showing Up of Lance Corporal Jones
Shooting Pains
3 x 30 min 5 July 1993 The 10th video with released complete and unedited episodes (all in black and white and the last of two videos to mark the 25th Anniversary of Dad's Army) 12 February 1998.
A Brush With the Law (BBCV 5372) A Brush With the Law
Brain versus Brawn
Keep Young and Beautiful
3 × 30 min. 1 August 1994 The 11th video with released complete and unedited episodes 1 January 2006.
My British Buddy (BBCV 5442) My British Buddy
The Royal Train
All is Safely Gathered In
3 × 30 min. 4 July 1994 The 12th video with released complete and unedited episodes 9 January 2004.
The Recruit (BBCV 5572) The Recruit
A Man of Action
The Captain's Car
3 × 30 min. 20 March 1995 The 13th video with released complete and unedited episodes 1 January 2006
Knights of Madness (BBCV 5643) Knights of Madness
The Making of Private Pike
The Miser's Hoard
3 × 30 min. 7 August 1995 The 14th video with released complete and unedited episodes 9 January 2004
The Armoured Might of Lance Corporal Jones (BBCV 5857) The Armoured Might of Lance Corporal Jones
Something Nasty in the Vault
The Lion has Phones
3 x 30 min 6 May 1996 The Armoured Might of Lance Corporal Jones had previously been released on the Mum's Army video. The 15th video with released complete and unedited episodes 5 April 2004.
Round and Round Went the Great Big Wheel (BBCV 5932) Round and Round Went the Great Big Wheel
Time On My Hands
We Know Our Onions
3 × 30 min. 14 October 1996 The 16th video with released complete and unedited episodes 9 January 2004.
Room at the Bottom (BBCV 5967) Room at the Bottom
War Dance
Getting the Bird
3 × 30 min. 3 March 1997 The 17th video with released complete and unedited episodes 9 January 2004
Sgt. Wilson's Little Secret (BBCV 6162) Sgt. Wilson's Little Secret
Things That Go Bump in the Night
Everybody's Trucking
3 × 30 min. 1 September 1997 At the time of this video's release, Sgt. Wilson's Little Secret was the only surviving episode from Series 2. The 18th video with released complete and unedited episodes 9 January 2004
The Big Parade (BBCV 6266) The Big Parade
Gorilla Warfare
The Godiva Affair
3 × 30 min. 6 July 1998 The 19th video with released complete and unedited episodes 9 January 2004
Turkey Dinner (BBCV 6583) Turkey Dinner
Ring Dem Bells
When You've Got to Go
3 × 30 min. 7 September 1998 The 20th video with released complete and unedited episodes 9 January 2004
Is There Honey Still For Tea? (BBCV 6711) Is There Honey Still For Tea?
Come In Your Time is Up
High Finance
3 × 30 min. 1 February 1999 The 21st video with released complete and unedited episodes 9 January 2004
The Face on the Poster (BBCV 6715) The Face on the Poster
My Brother and I
The Love of Three Oranges
3 × 30 min. 7 June 1999 The 22nd video with released complete and unedited episodes 1 January 2006.
Wake-Up Walmington (BBCV 6810) Wake-Up Walmington
Number Engaged
Never Too Old
3 × 30 min. 6 September 1999 The 23rd and last video with released complete and unedited episodes 9 January 2004.

Britannia Music Company releases[edit]

Britannia Music Company Ltd have released all the episodes of Dad's Army in 23 volumes, with the exception of series one and two.

Video name Episode name(s) Number and duration
of episodes
R2 release date Notes
Volume 1
(BBCV 6207)
The Armoured Might of Lance Corporal Jones
Battle School
The Lion has Phones
3 × 30 min. 5 January 1998
Volume 2
(BBCV 6208)
The Bullet is Not for Firing
Something Nasty in the Vault
Room at the Bottom
3 × 30 min. 5 January 1998
Volume 3
(BBCV 6209)
Big Guns
The Day the Balloon Went Up
War Dance
3 × 30 min. 5 January 1998
Volume 4
(BBCV 6210)
Menace From the Deep
Branded
Man Hunt
3 × 30 min. 5 January 1998
Volume 5
(BBCV 6414)
No Spring for Frazer
Sons of the Sea
The Big Parade
3 × 30 min. 5 July 1999
Volume 6
(BBCV 6415)
Don't Forget the Driver
Boots, Boots, Boots
Sgt - Save My Boy!
3 × 30 min. 5 July 1999
Volume 7
(BBCV 6416)
Don't Fence Me In
Absent Friends
Put That Light Out
3 × 30 min. 5 July 1999
Volume 8
(BBCV 6417)
The Two and a Half Feather
Mum's Army
The Test
3 × 30 min. 5 July 1999
Volume 9
(BBCV 6418)
A. Wilson (Manager)?
Uninvited Guests
Fallen Idol
3 x 30 min. 5 July 1999
Volume 10
(BBCV 6419)
Battle of Giants
Asleep in the Deep
Keep Young and Beautiful
1 × 60 min, 2 × 30 min. 5 July 1999
Volume 11
(BBCV 6420)
A Soldier's Farewell
Getting the Bird
The Desperate Drive of Corporal Jones
3 × 30 min. 5 July 1999
Volume 12
(BBCV 6421)
If the Cap Fits...
The King was in his Counting House
All is Safely Gathered In
3 × 30 min. 5 July 1999
Volume 13
(BBCV 6422)
When Did You Last See Your Money?
Brain versus Brawn
A Brush with the Law
3 × 30 min. 5 July 1999
Volume 14
(BBCV 6423)
Round and Round Went the Great Big Wheel
Time On My Hands
The Deadly Attachment
3 × 30 min. 5 July 1999
Volume 15
(BBCV 6424)
My British Buddy
The Royal Train
We Know Our Onions
3 x 30 min 5 July 1999
Volume 16
(BBCV 6425)
The Honourable Man
Things That Go Bump in the Night
The Recruit
3 × 30 min. 5 July 1999
Volume 17
(BBCV 6426)
Everybody's Trucking
A Man of Action
Gorilla Warfare
3 × 30 min. 5 July 1999
Volume 18
(BBCV 6427)
The Godiva Affair
The Captain's Car
Turkey Dinner
3 × 30 min. 5 July 1999
Volume 19
(BBCV 6428)
Ring Dem Bells
When You've Got to Go
Is There Honey Still For Tea
3 × 30 min. 5 July 1999
Volume 20
(BBCV 6429)
Come In Your Time is Up
High Finance
The Face on the Poster
3 × 30 min. 5 July 1999
Volume 21
(BBCV 6430)
My Brother and I
The Love of Three Oranges
Wake-Up Walmington
3 × 30 min. 5 July 1999
Volume 22
(BBCV 6431)
The Making of Private Pike
Knights of Madness
The Miser's Hoard
3 × 30 min. 5 July 1999
Volume 23
(BBCV 6432)
Number Engaged
Never Too Old
2 × 30 min. 5 July 1999

BBC DVD releases[edit]

The BBC released two "Best of" DVD sets in October 2001 and September 2002, but it wasn't until September 2004 that the full series began to be released, with the first series and the surviving episodes of the second series being released first, along with the documentary Missing Presumed Wiped. As of May 2007, nine series have been released, as well as the Christmas specials and various other sketches. The DVDs also include short individual biographical documentaries about the characters and their actors called We Are The Boys, comprising material directed by Kevin Davies on the set of the BBC's Britain's Best Sitcom competition. A full boxset is also available, containing all of the DVD releases except the two "Best of" compilations. These "Best of" collections were licensed by BFS Entertainment for a region 1 release under a single title of The Dad's Army collection in 2000.

In Australia, The entire Series has been released from 2004 - 2008.

  • The Best Of Dad's Army - 2004
  • The Best Of Dad's Army Vol.2 - 2004
  • The Complete First Series Plus The Lost Episodes From Series Two - 10 November 2004
  • The Complete Third Series - 3 August 2005
  • The Complete Fourth Series - October/November 2005
  • The Complete Fifth Series - 18 August 2006
  • The Complete Sixth Series - 5 October 2006
  • The Complete Seventh Series - March 2007
  • The Complete Eighth Series - 31 July 2007
  • The Christmas Specials - 7 November 2007
  • The Complete Ninth Series - 6 March 2008
  • The Complete Series - 6 August 2008
  • Series One: Eps 1-3 (Comedy Bites) - 4 March 2010
DVD name Episode name(s) Number and duration
of episodes
R2 release date Notes
The Very Best of Dad's Army The Deadly Attachment
Keep Young And Beautiful
Never Too Old
Asleep in the Deep
Sons of the Sea
5 × 30 min. 1 October 2001
The Very Best of Dad's Army Volume 2 No Spring For Frazer
Mum's Army
Menace From The Deep
When Did You Last See your Money?
The Honourable Man
5 × 30 min. 30 September 2002
Dad's Army: The Complete Series 1 And
The Lost Episodes Of Series 2
All of Series One
3 episode of Series Two
9 × 30 min. 13 September 2004 Included:
Documentary: Missing Presumed Wiped
Radio remakes of the Lost episodes
Dad's Army: Complete Series 3 All of Series Three 14 × 30 min. 9 May 2005 Included:
"We Are the Boys...": Arnold Ridley
Photo gallery
Dad's Army: Complete Series 4 All of Series Four 13 × 30 min. 8 August 2005 Included:
"We Are the Boys...": James Beck
Photo gallery
Dad's Army: Complete Series 5 All of Series Five 13 × 30 min. 23 January 2006 Included:
"We Are the Boys...": John Laurie
Photo gallery
Dad's Army: Complete Series 6 All of Series Six 7 × 30 min. 8 May 2006 Included:
"We Are the Boys...": John Le Mesurier
Photo gallery
Dad's Army: Complete Series 7 All of Series Seven 7 x 30 min. 3 July 2006 Included:
"We Are the Boys...": Arthur Lowe
Photo gallery
Dad's Army: Complete Series 8 All of Series Eight 6 x 30 min. 5 March 2007 Included:
"We Are the Boys...": Clive Dunn
Photo gallery
Dad's Army: Complete Series 9 All of Series Nine 6 x 30 min. 21 May 2007 Included:
"We Are the Boys...": Ian Lavender
Photo gallery
Dad's Army: The Christmas Specials All three specials 1x 60 min., 2 x 30 min. November 2007 Included:
The Passing Years documentary
3 Christmas Night with the Stars sketches, 2 stage show featurettes, 2 Blue Peter excerpts, road safety film, The Coward Revue excerpt, photo gallery

Region 1 DVD releases[edit]

On 24 October 2000 BFS Entertainment released a R1 collection of episodes called "Dad's Army Collection", which contains the following episodes on a 3 disc DVD boxset.

The Day The Balloon Went Up - Sons of the Sea - Don't Forget The Diver - Asleep in the Deep - Boots Boots Boots - A Soldier's Farewell - Big Guns - Menace From The Deep - The Bullet Is Not For Firing - Mum's Army - The Armoured Might Of Lance Corporal Jones - Put That Light Out - The Two and a Half Feathers - The Test - Fallen Idol - The Deadly Attachment - If The Cap Fits - The Honourable Man