Under Fire (Dad's Army)

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TV episode[edit]

"Under Fire"
Dad's Army episode
Episode no. Series Two
Episode 012
Directed by Harold Snoad
Story by Jimmy Perry and David Croft
Produced by David Croft
Original air date Saturday 5/4/69 7.00pm
(recorded Wednesday 27/11/68)
Running time 30 minutes
Episode chronology
← Previous
"A Stripe for Frazer"
Next →
"The Armoured Might of Lance Corporal Jones"

"Under Fire" is a missing episode in the British comedy series Dad's Army. It was originally transmitted on Saturday 5 April 1969.


The platoon arrest a suspicious gentleman whilst on fire watch, but the truth is soon revealed.


The platoon arrest a suspect agent, who insists on being a British citizen, despite his accent, and the fact that he has a dog called Fritz. He attempts to help them put out a fire in the church hall, and is then found to be Warden Hodges' uncle. He comments that he doesn't know how Britain will win the war, and Wilson agrees.


  1. This episode is currently missing from the BBC's television archives after they wiped the tapes to reuse them. This is one of three Dad's Army episodes still missing from the archives. The other 2 are "The Loneliness of the Long Distance Walker" and "A Stripe for Frazer".
  2. This episode was originally planned for transmission on 3 February at 7:30pm.


Radio episode[edit]

"Under Fire"
Dad's Army episode
Episode no. Series One
Episode 011
Story by Harold Snoad and Michael Knowles
Produced by John Dyas
Original air date Monday 8/4/74, 6.15pm
(recorded Monday 27/7/73)
Running time 30 minutes
Episode chronology
← Previous
"Battle School"
Next →
"Something Nasty in the Vault"


  • 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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