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.

Dad's Army (2016)

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The spin-offs and remakes of Dad's Army

It's unlikely to have escaped any Dad's Army fan's attention that all three of the lost episodes are being remade for UK Gold. But then, Dad's Army is no stranger to remakes and spin offs, so let's have a look at them now...

Rhianna Evans, Super Ink, 24th August 2019

Comedy film exec producer Christian Eisenbeiss dies

Christian Eisenbeiss, business mogul and film producer, has died at the age of 61. As chairman of British Film Company, Eisenbeiss was an executive producer on Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, Dad's Army, the Bafta-nominated documentary McCullin and Star Wars documentary Elstree 1976.

Tom Garter, Screen Daily, 12th April 2017

Film of the Day - Dad's Army (2016 version)

There are many questions that could be raised concerning last year's film remake of the classic BBC sitcom, the main one being: "Why?!"

Ian Wolf, On The Box, 21st February 2017

A crack squad of British actors are on parade in this loving homage to the cherished TV sitcom. Toby Jones is the pompous Captain Mainwaring, Bill Nighy the insouciant Sergeant Wilson and Michael Gambon is Private Godfrey, while Catherine Zeta-Jones brings some unlikely glamour to wartime Walmington-on-Sea. Hamish McColl's screenplay has its moments, but can't quite access the lovely, characterful warmth of TV series writers David Croft and the recently deceased Jimmy Perry.

Paul Howlett, The Guardian, 18th November 2016

13 UK TV comedies that became movies, best to worst

Here's a rundown of the best and worst since the year 2000...

Sophie Davies, Cult Box, 19th September 2016

Comedy reboots: never go back

If we want to wallow in nostalgia, let's have repeats rather than retreads.

Deborah Shrewsbury, The Custard TV, 11th July 2016

Interview: 'Dad's Army' film producer Damian Jones

Cult Box caught up with producer Damian Jones (The Iron Lady, The Lady in the Van) for a chat about bringing the classic sitcom to the big screen...

Tobias Forrest, Cult Box, 14th June 2016

Dad's Army 2 movie sequel could happen

Dad's Army star Daniel Mays has suggested that a movie sequel could be possible if the script is good enough.

Naomi Gordon, Digital Spy, 13th June 2016

'Swingers' invade Dad's Army film location

The coastal location in Bridlington, North Yorkshire, has attracted swingers to the town where stars including Catherine Zeta-Jones and Bill Nighy shot the new film.

Rhian Lubin, The Mirror, 2nd March 2016

David Croft would be 'turning in his grave' at remakes

Sitcom legend Melvyn Hayes has gone to war on the Dad's Army film and Are You Being Served? re-make, saying they would have creator David Croft "turning in his grave".

The star, who played Bombardier "Gloria" Beaumont in It Ain't Half Hot Mum - another of the writer's hits - demanded they "let old TV series lie".

Tom Bryant & Peter Robertson, The Mirror, 21st February 2016