Dad's Army - In The Press
Written by Jimmy Perry. The Guardian, 16th April 2013
Mainwaring has allowed Welsh journalist Mr Cheeseman (Talfryn Thomas) to join the Home Guard in order to help him write an article entitled Captain Mainwaring: Man of Action. "There's no question mark," Mainwaring quickly points out to his troops. And when Pike gets his head stuck in the park railings and a bomb explodes near Walmington, the captain's forced to live up to the headline.
Jane Rackham, Radio Times, 2nd March 2013
Some say the same joke isn't funny the 100th time. I beg to differ. Exhibit A: Mainwaring's skewed cap and glasses. But I'm not the only one who thinks so. Despite being 40 years old Dad's Army is still doing solid business for BBC2 - nudging 2 million viewers most weeks. And all that's great about it shines out of this episode, which is the ideal mix of pranks and prattle.
Mark Braxton, Radio Times, 24th February 2013
Michael Gove may have been compared to Young Master Grace, but there's another 70s sitcom that resembles the current government more closely.
Written by John Crace. The Guardian, 17th January 2013
The infamous clock tower caper demonstrates the series' flair for both subtle character comedy and broad-as-a-barn-door physical high jinks. Mainwaring has his tea and (rationed) biscuits interrupted when a German parachutist gets tangled at the top of the Town Hall - an obvious but ingenious set.
Mark Braxton, Radio Times, 8th December 2012
Plans to make the legendary TV comedy into a new film are doomed to disappoint. The show was the perfect blend of great acting and writing.
Written by Harry Mount. The Daily Telegraph, 14th November 2012
Clive Dunn, who died last week, was just one of the reasons Dad's Army is still as loved today as ever.
Written by Brian Viner. The Sunday Telegraph, 11th November 2012
10 secrets of how Clive Dunn, who died this week, and his fellow Home Guards made Dad's Army our finest sitcom.
Written by Neil Norman. The Daily Express, 9th November 2012
Photo gallery from the sitcom Dad's Army.
The Daily Telegraph, 7th November 2012
As Corporal Jones, Dunn was Meursault with a dash of Mr Magoo and one of the sweetest characters ever to grace a sitcom.
Written by Stuart Jeffries. The Guardian, 7th November 2012
The classic butcher's van ready to foil a Nazi invasion of Britain by Dad's Army is up for sale.
The Telegraph, 20th September 2012
If you've never seen this Dad's Army story (1969 episode 'War Dance'), you might think you're watching a different programme. It's an extraordinary episode: Pike itching to announce his engagement, laid-back Wilson rounding on his superior with "My God, Mainwaring, you can hit pretty low when it suits you!", and the good captain himself getting sloshed. The occasion for all this odd behaviour is the Home Guard dance.
Mark Braxton, The Radio Times, 23rd June 2012
Welsh actor Philip Madoc has died after a short illness, his agent says. Dad's Army will remember him as the German U-Boat captain in the famous episode "The Deadly Attachment".
BBC News, 5th March 2012
A justly lauded 1969 episode, full of well worked gags and delicious confusion. For many years it was missing presumed lost, but returned to the archives in 2001. It follows the platoon's separation when church bells signal an invasion, but what's fun is seeing Godfrey's oft-mentioned sisters Dolly and Cissy, and hearing Wilson deny he's Pike's father (the writers always insisted he was).
Mark Braxton, Radio Times, 11th February 2012
This episode kicked off the second series in 1969. You'll see that by this stage the cast had their characters down pat: Mainwaring is flummoxed by the 24-hour clock, Jones is a step behind the rest of the platoon, thunder-browed Frazer curses the entire world, and so on.
Mark Braxton, Radio Times, 4th February 2012
You have been watching... Barbara Windsor! Great fun to see "Babs" guest-starring in this 1968 parade for the Walmington-on-Sea platoon. She plays the exotically named Laura la Plaz, a stage crack-shot whose help is covertly needed in a spot of Home Guard target practice. But first she has to drag up in army fatigues, pebble glasses and moustache.
Mark Braxton, Radio Times, 28th January 2012
Jimmy Perry, who with the late David Croft formed one of Britain's greatest sitcom-writing teams, recalls their 50-year partnership.
Written by Jimmy Perry. The Daily Telegraph, 2nd October 2011
David Croft, who died this week, and his partner Jimmy Perry wrote many classic comedies. But Dad's Army was surely their finest achievement.
Written by Roger Lewis. The Daily Telegraph, 28th September 2011
A blue plaque dedicated to Dad's Army star Arthur Lowe was unveiled at his Derbyshire birthplace by comedy co-star Ian Lavender. Lavender, who played Private Pike in the long-running sitcom, was in Hayfield to lead the tribute to the much-loved Captain Mainwaring actor. The ceremony was organised by Derbyshire County Council following a vote on its website. Lavender said he thought Lowe would have been "chuffed" with the honour.
BBC News, 30th August 2011
It's a shed that Capt Mainwaring, Sgt Wilson, Jonesy, Pike and the rest of the gang would be proud to call home.
Written by Ross McGuinness. Metro, 13th June 2011
A statue of Captain Mainwaring from the BBC series Dad's Army has been unveiled in the Norfolk town where many of the classic sitcom's scenes were filmed.
BBC News, 21st June 2010
A theatre group staging a production of Dad's Army narrowly avoided the production going with a bang after using live grenades as props.
BBC News, 7th June 2010
It was a moment that would have sent Dad's Army's Corporal Jones into a flutter and yelling 'Don't Panic'.
The Daily Mail, 5th June 2010
A family board game based on the popular TV sitcom Dad's Army has been banned from sale on eBay because it could incite racial hatred.
Written by Alicia Kelly. Worcester News, 28th January 2010
Actor who played Private Sponge in Dad's Army.
Written by Gavin Gaughan. The Guardian, 24th August 2009