Shooting Pains
Series 1, Episode 6
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Air Date 11 September 1968
Written by Jimmy Perry & David Croft
Director David Croft
Producer David Croft
Length 30 minutes
Original Audience Figures 9.7 Million
Previous episode The Showing Up of Corporal Jones
Next episode Operation Kilt
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Shooting Pains is the sixth episode of the first series of Dad's Army, which was originally transmitted on Wednesday 11 September 1968.

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

The platoon is selected to provide the guard of honour for Prime Minister Winston Churchill's visit to Walmington-on-Sea, but a poor show at the shooting range prompts the irascible Major Regan to consider using the Eastgate platoon instead. A shooting contest between Walmington and Eastgate will settle the matter.

Plot[edit | edit source]

The platoon are to form the guard of honour for Winston Churchill's visit to Walmington-on-Sea. But Major Regan decides that since their shooting is not up to standard, the Eastgate platoon should do it. After an unsuccessful attempt to do well by using a dressed up female stage-gunner as a private, Frazer reveals that he is a crack shot.

Cast[edit | edit source]

Main cast[edit | edit source]

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Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Writer Jimmy Perry had a cameo as the entertainer Charlie Cheeseman
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