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Dad's Army

The Lion Has Phones (Season 3, Episode 3)
TV Episode | 29 min | Comedy, War

Mainwaring gives the platoon a lecture in communications but when a German plane crashes into the town's reservoir it becomes obvious that many of the men have no idea how to use a telephone and, when Mainwaring gets through to the main ...See moreMainwaring gives the platoon a lecture in communications but when a German plane crashes into the town's reservoir it becomes obvious that many of the men have no idea how to use a telephone and, when Mainwaring gets through to the main exchange to notify the incident, the operator is no help. Whilst a guards officer attempts to take command of the situation from Mainwaring, Walker saves the day by getting the reservoir manager to open the sluices, forcing the Germans to swim for it. Written by don @ minifie-1 See less
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Writers
Jimmy Perry (by) (script by) (idea) | David Croft (by) (script by)
Producer
Production Designer
Paul Joel (design)
Status
Edit Released
Updated Sep 25, 1969

Release date
Sep 25, 1969 (United Kingdom)
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22 cast members
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Arthur Lowe
Capt. George Mainwaring Capt. George Mainwaring   See fewer
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John Le Mesurier
Sgt. Arthur Wilson Sgt. Arthur Wilson   See fewer
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Clive Dunn
LCpl. Jack Jones LCpl. Jack Jones   See fewer
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John Laurie
Pte. James Frazer Pte. James Frazer   See fewer
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James Beck
Pte. Joe Walker Pte. Joe Walker   See fewer
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Arnold Ridley
Pte. Charles Godfrey Pte. Charles Godfrey   See fewer
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Ian Lavender
Pte. Frank Pike Pte. Frank Pike   See fewer
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Janet Davies
Mrs. Mavis Pike Mrs. Mavis Pike   See fewer
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Bill Pertwee
Chief Warden Hodges Chief Warden Hodges   See fewer
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Avril Angers
the Telephone Operator the Telephone Operator   See fewer
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Timothy Carlton
Lieut. Hope Bruce Lieut. Hope Bruce   See fewer
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Stanley McGeagh
Sgt. Waller Sgt. Waller   See fewer
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Pamela Cundell
Mrs. Fox Mrs. Fox   See fewer
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Olive Mercer
Mrs. Yeatman Mrs. Yeatman   See fewer
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Bernadette Milnes
the Lady In the Queue the Lady In the Queue   See fewer
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Gilda Perry
Doreen Doreen   See fewer
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Richard Jaques
Mr. Cheesewright Mr. Cheesewright   See fewer
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Colin Daniels
the Boy the Boy   See fewer
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Carson Green
the Boy the Boy   See fewer
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Bud Flanagan
The Voice of (voice) (archive sound) The Voice of (voice) (archive sound)   See fewer
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Colin Bean
Private Sponge (uncredited) Private Sponge (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ratings Breakdown

7.8 / 10 | 98 votes