A Stripe for Frazer
Series 2, Episode 5
Air Date 29th March 1969
Written by Jimmy Perry & David Croft
Director Harold Snoad
Producer David Croft
Length 30 minutes
Original Audience Figures 11.3 Million
Previous episode Sgt. Wilson's Little Secret
Next episode Under Fire
List of episodes

A Stripe for Frazer is the fifth episode of the second series of Dad's Army, which was originally transmitted on Saturday 29th March 1969. It is currently one of three episodes absent from the BBC's archives.


Frazer is promoted to Lance Corporal, and battles with Jones for further promotion.


When Captain Bailey informs Mainwaring that he can make up another Lance-Corporal, Frazer is chosen. Jones and Frazer both try desperately to impress Mainwaring into making them a Corporal, and Frazer issues many charge sheets. The episode ends with Frazer breaking into the office with a boat-hook in his biceps.


  • This episode is currently missing from the BBC's television archives after they wiped the master transmission 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 Under Fire. Two Christmas Night with the Stars inserts are also missing. However, in November 2008, the soundtrack of this episode was returned to the BBC after 30 years, along with that of one of the inserts, Present Arms. An animated reconstruction of the episode, using the recovered soundtrack, has since been made by the BBC.
  • The public appeal campaign the BBC Archive Treasure Hunt continues to search for this 'lost' episode.
  • This episode was originally planned for transmission on 27th January at 7:30pm.