Shooting Pains
Series 1, Episode 6
Shooting Pains
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.


The platoon is selected to provide the guard of honour for Prime Minister Winston Churchill's visit to Walmington, 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.


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 isn't up to standard, the Eastgate platoon should do it. After an unsuccessful attempt to dress up a female stage-gunner as a private, Frazer reveals that he is a crack shot.

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