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The Making of Private Pike

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Directed by  Bob Spiers
Running time  30 minutes
Produced by  David Croft
The Making of Private Pike
Episode no.  Series Nine Episode 076
Story by  Jimmy Perry and David Croft
Original air date  9 October 1977 (recorded 1 July 1977)

"The Making of Private Pike" is the second episode of the ninth series of the British comedy series Dad's Army that was originally transmitted on 9 October 1977.



Finally, Mainwaring has his own staff car. Pike, still heady from his raspberryade binge, borrows it to drive his new girlfriend to the cinema in Eastgate. Pike's naive and immature nature ruins the date. On the way back, however, and nine miles from Walmington, it runs out of petrol. It takes Pike all night to push it back. It's time for Wilson to have a serious word with the boy.


  • Arthur Lowe as Captain Mainwaring
  • John Le Mesurier as Sergeant Wilson
  • Clive Dunn as Lance Corporal Jones
  • John Laurie as Private Frazer
  • Arnold Ridley as Private Godfrey
  • Ian Lavender as Private Pike
  • Janet Davies as Mrs Pike
  • Bill Pertwee as ARP Warden Hodges
  • Frank Williams (actor) as Reverend Timothy Farthing
  • Edward Sinclair as The Verger
  • Jean Gilpin as Sylvia
  • References

    The Making of Private Pike Wikipedia

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