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Under Fire
Series 2, Episode 6
Under Fire
Air Date 5th April 1969 (original)
27th August 2019 (remake)
Written by Jimmy Perry & David Croft
Director Harold Snoad (original)
Ben Kellett (remake)
Producer David Croft (original)
Ben Kellett and Candida Julian-Jones (remake)
Length 30 minutes
Original Audience Figures 11.6 Million
Previous episode A Stripe for Frazer
Next episode The Armoured Might of Lance Corporal Jones
List of episodes

Under Fire is the sixth episode of the second series of Dad's Army, which was originally transmitted on Saturday 5th April 1969. It is currently one of three episodes [absent] from the BBC's archives.


The platoon arrest a suspicious gentleman whilst on fire watch, but the truth is soon revealed.


The platoon arrest a suspect agent, who insists on being a British citizen, despite his accent, and the fact that he has a dog called Fritz. He attempts to help them put out a fire in the church hall, and is then found to be Warden Hodges' uncle. He comments that he doesn't know how Britain will win the war, and Wilson agrees.


Main cast[]

Supporting cast[]


Main cast[]

  • Kevin McNally as Captain Mainwaring
  • Robert Bathurst as Sergeant Wilson
  • Kevin Eldon as Lance Corporal Jones
  • David Hayman as Private Frazer
  • Mathew Horne as Private Walker
  • Timothy West as Private Godfrey
  • Tom Rosenthal as Private Pike
  • Tracy-Ann Oberman as Mavis Pike
  • Simon Ludders as ARP Warden Hodges

Supporting cast[]

  • David Horovitch as Corporal-Colonel Square
  • William Andrews as Captain Bailey
  • Tamzin Griffin as Mrs Keen
  • Thelma Ruby as Mrs Witt
  • Philip Pope as Sigmund Murphy
  • Joann Condon as the woman


  • This episode is currently missing from the BBC's television archives after they wiped the master transmission tapes for reuse to reuse. This is one of three Dad's Army episodes still missing from the archives. The other two are The Loneliness of the Long Distance Walker and A Stripe for Frazer, with the latter currently existing only on audio. The radio version still exists.
  • This episode was originally planned for transmission on 3rd February at 7:30pm
  • This episode, along with the other two missing from Series 2, was remade by UKTV GOLD with a new cast, and was broadcast in August 2019.