Dad's Army. Image shows from L to R: Private Frazer (Bill Paterson), Private Joe Walker (Daniel Mays), Corporal Jack Jones (Tom Courtenay), Sergeant Arthur Wilson (Bill Nighy), Captain George Mainwaring (Toby Jones), Private Godfrey (Michael Gambon), Private Frank Pike (Blake Harrison), Rose Winters (Catherine Zeta-Jones). Copyright: Universal Pictures / DJ Films

Key details

Genre
Film
Released
2016
Creators
Jimmy Perry and David Croft
Stars
Toby Jones, Bill Nighy, Tom Courtenay, Michael Gambon, Blake Harrison, Daniel Mays, Bill Paterson, Mark Gatiss and more
Writer
Hamish McColl
Director
Oliver Parker
Producers
Jimmy Perry, Damian Jones, Phil Robertson, Ann Croft, Penny Croft, Hugo Heppell, Steve Milne, Christian Eisenbeiss and more
Companies

A new film based on the adventures of the classic sitcom characters of the Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard.

The story is set in 1944, when World War II is reaching its climax with the Allies poised to invade France and finally defeat the German army.

In a town on the southern coast of England, Walmington-on-Sea, morale amongst the ageing army reserve force, the Home Guard, is low. Their new mission - to patrol the Dover army base - is a chance to revive spirits and reputation... that is until glamorous journalist Rose Winters arrives to write about their exploits.

MI5 discover a radio signal sent direct to Berlin from Walmington-on-Sea, sparking rumours of a spy and - with the outcome of the war suddenly at stake - it falls to the veteran servicemen to step up to the plate.

Additional details

Tagline
The British Empire strikes back
Part of

Dad's Army

UK certificate
PG
Duration
100 minutes
UK release
Friday 5th February 2016
Produced
2014
UK premiere
Tuesday 26th January 2016, Leicester Square, London
Distributors

Universal Pictures

Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

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Broadcast details

Most recent repeats
  • Sunday 23rd January 2022 at 2:40pm on ITV
  • Monday 27th December 2021 at 2:45pm on ITV
  • Sunday 14th November 2021 at 5:55pm on ITV3

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