The Making of Private Pike
Series 9, Episode 2
Air Date 9th October 1977
Written by Jimmy Perry and David Croft
Director Bob Spiers
Producer David Croft
Length 30 minutes
Original Audience Figures Unknown
Previous episode Wake-Up Walmington
Next episode Knights of Madness
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The Making of Private Pike is the second episode of the ninth series of Dad's Army. It was originally transmitted on 9th October 1977.


Finally, Mainwaring has his own staff car. Pike, still heady from his raspberryade binge, borrows it to drive his new girlfriend (who just happens to be Hodges' niece...) to the cinema in Eastgate. On the way back and nine miles from Walmington, the car runs out of petrol, leading to a very difficult situation for the young private...


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  • The staff car used in this episode is now on display in the Bressingham Steam Museum along with many other vehicles used in the series.
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