Dad's Army

Complete Radio Series One
Narrated by: Full Cast, Arthur Lowe
Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
4.7 out of 5 stars (72 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Twenty episodes from the first BBC Radio series plus an hour-long Christmas special, starring Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, and Clive Dunn.

In 1973 the BBC adapted its hit TV series for radio, featuring the original TV cast and characters. Three series were broadcast between 1974 and 1976, with episodes adapted from their TV counterparts by Harold Snoad and Michael Knowles.

Now you can enjoy once again these unique recordings, with a supporting cast including John Laurie, James Beck, Arnold Ridley, and Ian Lavender. Among the 21 episodes are "The Man and the Hour", "The Battle of Godfrey’s Cottage", "Sgt Wilson’s Little Secret", "Something Nasty in the Vault", "The Menace from the Deep", and "No Spring for Frazer."

©2014 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2014 BBC Worldwide Ltd

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How can you not love these guys.. and odd lady

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Dad's Army is a often repeated and often enjoyed series. The characters are wonderful and are like everyone's grandad.

I have loved the TV show since I was a young lad and continue to do so now I am much older.

The only downside for me is that these are straight from TV and therefore some of the humor is visual. However, I defy many people not to have seen the episodes and remember them well for this to only be a small downside.

Highly recommended to brighten any dull day. I am still working my way through for when I have a particularly trying day or feel the need for a lift. This is one audio book I go too.

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Funny and Witty

I loved it! Very well written comic storylines and good strong characters and good acting.

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cute

British comedy + home front shenanigans. shines an amusing light on everyday life in extraordinary circumstances. ex war hero, bumbling momma's boy, trader of all things rationed, it has all the expected characters. several short shows, easy to listen to on a commute, or as a break between more serious content.

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What fun!

Timeless humor. I was surprised how great the writing and performances were. A real treasure, with humor and wwll history to boot.

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  • I. D. Collis
  • 12-02-15

Dads Army

What did you like most about Dad's Army?

after watching the tv series for many years, starting with my grandad when i was an awful lot younger, this series feels like it has been a part of my life for ever, it never lets you down and you almost feel as if you know the characters as old friends

What other book might you compare Dad's Army to, and why?

there is nothing else to compare to dads army

Which character – as performed by Arthur Lowe and Full Cast – was your favourite?

i have liked all of the characters involved throughout and have had various favourites depending upon their story line, possibly my all time favourite though is cpl jones

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  • CVP57
  • 02-14-16

brilliant!

loved it! funny irreverent and inoffensive fun! good for the soul. shall buy all series.

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  • M CORRIGAN
  • 05-31-17

Back to the 70s

Takes you back to being young when dads army was the best thing on TV

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  • J
  • 10-09-15

A Comedy Classic

Simply put Dad's Army is and will always remain a masterpiece of comedy and this audiobook does nothing but continue that trend. With the same outstanding cast that was seen on the screens this will keep you laughing from beginning to end and is an audio that you will listen to again and again and again!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 01-29-15

Unsurprisingly Wonderful!

Apart from being superb value for credit, as it were, where sheer amount of content is concerned the real selling point here are the wonderful, charming, comic scripts adapted from their televisual counterparts. While it is a shame that the original Pvt. Walker wasn't able to take part the rest of the cast are all present and correct with each member of the troupe proving their chops as radio actors (even if Clive Dunn does mug for the microphone more often than he should).

Very funny, and a very worthy title.

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  • hibbzie.
  • 01-14-17

Dads Army (radio version of television episodes) series one. Audible.

Absolutely hilarious, some bits are slightly different from the TV episodes, such as, for some of it Private Walker is not players by James Beck who portrayed Private Walker in the TV series until his untimely death, but this in NO WAY detracts from how good this is, it is well worth purchasing this for the nostalgia alone with the hilarious comedy as a bonus. I have no hesitation in giving it 5 stars and would give it 100 stars if it were possible. VERY highly recommended.

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  • Crotcheteer
  • 01-01-15

Total classic comedy

Gem of a series, total delight and fantastic buy.. Something to hear again and again.

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  • Simon Ball
  • 09-27-15

Ace!

If you like dads army, you will like this for sure. Makes a nice change from music in the car!

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  • Neil
  • 09-24-15

Happy Memories.

Would you listen to Dad's Army again? Why?

Yes; because it is that sort or easy going British Humour, the kind that wears very well, it becomes like an old friend.

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Great value, close your eyes and happily relive some of your childhood or younger years.

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  • HANNAH SAINT
  • 07-20-15

Better than the TV series a

Absolutely hilarious, so much funnier than the original series. All the cast come to life with great script writing. An absolute joy to listen to.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-28-18

great

i adored this 1 memories from my darling dad 10 out of 10 just great wonderful cant wait for next 1

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  • Kevin
  • 05-22-17

A cracker of an adventure

I really enjoyed this audio so much and will re- listen to again an again.

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  • Chainzz
  • 06-04-19

just as funny as the tv show

dads army the radio play is just as funny as the tv show. definitely should give it a go if your a fannof the tv show