Dad’s Army, Never Too Old, 1977

Still regularly repeated and enjoyed it’s hard to believe that this hugely successful sitcom ended 45 years ago this year.

Having begun in 1968 Dad’s Army became a regular fixture on our TV screens for 7 years notching up 8 series before taking a break except for the annual Christmas Special in 1975 and 1976.

It returned for a ninth series in 1977.  These 6 episodes would be the last as with Never Too Old, the final episode, we said goodbye one last time.  Little did anyone know that over 50 years since it first began it would be as popular as ever.

This final episode was screened on Remembrance Sunday 1977.


At long last Corporal Jones marries Mrs Fox proving your “never too old”.  However the wedding party is interrupted by the air raid siren and it’s time for Jack jones the butcher to attend to Home Guard duties as Corporal Jones.

In the final scene the platoon raise their glasses toasting in unison “To Britain’s Home Guard”





Arthur Lowe
John Le Messurier
Clive Dunn
Arnold Ridley
John Laurie
Ian Lavender
Bill Pertwee
Frank Williams
Edward Sinclair
Janet Davies
Pamela Cundell


Channel: BBC1
Written By: David Croft and Jimmy Perry
Original Transmission Date: 13th November 1977

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