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Operation Kilt
Series 2, Episode 1
Operation Kilt
Air Date 1 March 1969
Written by Jimmy Perry & David Croft
Director David Croft
Producer David Croft
Length 30 minutes
Original Audience Figures 13.9 Million
Previous episode Shooting Pains
Next episode The Battle of Godfrey's Cottage
List of episodes

Operation Kilt is the first episode of the second series of Dad's Army, which was originally transmitted on Saturday 1 March 1969.


The platoon have to defend the church hall from a platoon of Highlanders on an exercise.


Captain Ogilvy of the Highland Unit challenges the platoon to capture his headquarters, and a complicated system of paints will be used to mark the dead, wounded, captured and so on. The platoon are about to be killed, when Ogilvy walks into one of their traps, and they see what he wears beneath his kilt.


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  • This episode was missing from the BBC's television archives for many years and was thought to be lost forever. However in June 2001 this episode and The Battle of Godfrey's Cottage were returned to the BBC after almost 25 years, the containers that the episodes were held in were in poor condition and the film's quality had deteriorated. However, following laborious work by BBC technicians, it was restored to an acceptable condition and re-transmitted.
  • The Tractor that Wilson brings to the churchyard appears to be a 1947 Ferguson which is at complete odds with the time period!