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Sgt. Wilson's Little Secret
Series 2, Episode 4
Sgt. Wilson's Little Secret
Air Date 22 March 1969
Written by Jimmy Perry & David Croft
Director Harold Snoad
Producer David Croft
Length 30 minutes
Original Audience Figures 13.6 Million
Previous episode The Loneliness of the Long Distance Walker
Next episode A Stripe for Frazer
List of episodes

Sgt. Wilson's Little Secret is the fourth episode of the second series of Dad's Army, which was originally transmitted on Saturday 22 March 1969.


When Mrs Pike mentions having a child around the house again, Wilson gets the wrong idea, and is forced to marry Mrs Pike.


When Mrs Pike plans to take in an evacuee, Wilson misunderstands and thinks that she is pregnant. Mainwaring orders him to marry her and just as the preparations are under way, Mrs Pike leads into the church hall a 10-year-old Cockney evacuee also named Arthur. The wedding does not take place.


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  • This episode was previously the only surviving episode of the second series for almost 25 years, until 2001 when two episodes in the same series, Operation Kilt and The Battle of Godfrey's Cottage, were discovered and returned to the BBC's archives.