The Loneliness of the Long Distance Walker

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"The Loneliness of the Long Distance Walker"
Dad's Army episode
Episode no. Series Two
Episode 009
Directed by David Croft
Story by Jimmy Perry and David Croft
Produced by David Croft
Original air date Saturday 15/3/69 7.00pm
(recorded Sunday 27/10/68)
Running time 30 minutes
Episode chronology
← Previous
"The Battle of Godfrey's Cottage"
Next →
"Sgt. Wilson's Little Secret"

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Walker is an episode in the British comedy series Dad's Army. It was originally transmitted on Saturday 15 March 1969.

Synopsis[edit]

To his complete surprise, Walker receives his call-up papers. Mainwaring tries his best to get them to reconsider.

Plot[edit]

When Walker is called up, he applies to the Military Service Hardship Committee, who reject him on the grounds that he doesn't keep books for his business. After Jones' attempts to sabotage his medical test fail, he is invalided out because he's allergic to Corned beef.

Notes[edit]

This episode is currently missing from the BBC's television archives after they wiped the tapes so they could reuse them. This is one of three Dad's Army episodes that are still missing from the archives. The other two are A Stripe for Frazer and Under Fire.

Cast[edit]

Radio episode[edit]

"The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Walker"
Dad's Army episode
Episode no. Series One
Episode 014
Story by Harold Snoad and Michael Knowles
Produced by John Dyas
Original air date Monday 22/4/74, 6.15pm
(recorded Friday 20/7/73)
Running time 30 minutes
Episode chronology
← Previous
"The Showing Up of Corporal Jones"
Next →
"Sorry, Wrong Number"

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Plot[edit]

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Notes[edit]

Graham Stark replaced James Beck in the role of Private Walker for this radio adaptation.

References[edit]

  • Croft, David; Perry, Jimmy; Webber, Richard (2000). The Complete A-Z of Dad’s Army. Orion. ISBN 0-7528-4637-X. 

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