Under Fire (Dad's Army)
|Dad's Army episode|
|Episode no.||Series Two
|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|
Under Fire is an episode in the British comedy series Dad's Army and was originally transmitted on Saturday 5 April 1969. It is currently missing from the BBC archives, believed lost forever, when the master tape was wiped to be used again. However, audio recordings are saved to preserve its existence.
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.
- Arthur Lowe as Captain Mainwaring
- John Le Mesurier as Sergeant Wilson
- Clive Dunn as Lance Corporal Jones
- John Laurie as Private Frazer
- James Beck as Private Walker
- Arnold Ridley as Private Godfrey
- Ian Lavender as Private Pike
- Geoffrey Lumsden as Corporal-Colonel Square
- Janet Davies as Mavis Pike
- John Ringham as Captain Bailey
- Queenie Watts as Mrs Keen
- Gladys Dawson as Mrs Witt
- Ernst Ulman as Sigmund Murphy
- Bill Pertwee as ARP Warden Hodges
- June Peterson as the woman
- This episode is currently missing from the BBC's television archives after they wiped the master tapes to reuse them. This is one of three Dad's Army episodes still missing from the archives. The other two are "The Loneliness of the Long Distance Walker" and "A Stripe for Frazer".
- This episode was originally planned for transmission on 3 February at 7:30pm.
- It was the last episode to be recorded in black and white
- The radio episode still exists. This was Episode 11 for the radio series.
- 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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