Dad's Army - The Lost Episodes

Dad's Army - The Lost Episodes. Image shows from L to R: Captain Mainwaring (Kevin McNally), Sergeant Wilson (Robert Bathurst), Lance Corporal Jones (Kevin Eldon), Private Frazer (David Hayman), Private Godfrey (Timothy West), Private Pike (Tom Rosenthal), Private Frazer (David Hayman). Copyright: UKTV.

Dad's Army - The Lost Episodes

Remakes of three original, now lost, Dad's Army episodes

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Will Cam

  • Sunday 30th September 2018, 10:48pm
  • England
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Ok, let's get this thread started. Here's the story behind it https://www.comedy.co.uk/tv/news/5048/dads_army_episodes_recreated/

My polite requests:

1. Please, Please, please do not have anyone from the remake film any where near this
2. Please audition for character actors who can play the original actors, playing the characters - as in 'We're Doomed - The Dads Army Story.
3. Please do not decide the cast is not diverse enough and think it ok to diversify any of the characters.

Finally, please make it good. I can't take another disappointment like the remade AYBS.

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Alfred J Kipper

  • Wednesday 3rd October 2018, 5:36am
  • Aldershot, England
  • 5,850 posts

Press release for new DA remakes *Black female actor in wheelchair to play Mainwaring".

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Will Cam

  • Wednesday 3rd October 2018, 11:31am
  • England
  • 7,917 posts

Jesus, I hope it's not any of them. David Jason is too old for s start. I would rather they used amateurs. I've been to a couple of local productions of a stage show where they did 3 episodes. They were better cast than the names bandied about by the mail.

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Lazzard

  • Wednesday 3rd October 2018, 11:34am
  • Ludlow, England
  • 4,475 posts

The lack of imagination is beyond breathtaking.

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Will Cam

  • Wednesday 3rd October 2018, 12:51pm
  • England
  • 7,917 posts

I would rather they animated it and got impressionists to do the voices.

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Chappers

  • Wednesday 3rd October 2018, 5:35pm
  • Surreyish., England
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Quote: Billy Bunter @ 3rd October 2018, 11:22 AM

David Jason in line to play Captain Mainwaring, Hugh Laurie Sgt Wilson & Danny Dyer Walker:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-6233657/Dads-Army-set-make-comeback-50-years.html

:$

I kept reading that as John Laurie so I got a bit confused.

Quote: Will Cam @ 3rd October 2018, 12:51 PM

I would rather they animated it and got impressionists to do the voices.

That's what I would have suggested.

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Tommy Griff

  • Wednesday 3rd October 2018, 7:42pm
  • Wiltshire, England
  • 378 posts
Quote: Will Cam @ 30th September 2018, 10:48 PM

Ok, let's get this thread started. Here's the story behind it https://www.comedy.co.uk/tv/news/5048/dads_army_episodes_recreated/

My polite requests:

1. Please, Please, please do not have anyone from the remake film any where near this
2. Please audition for character actors who can play the original actors, playing the characters - as in 'We're Doomed - The Dads Army Story.
3. Please do not decide the cast is not diverse enough and think it ok to diversify any of the characters.

Finally, please make it good. I can't take another disappointment like the remade AYBS.

Number 3 is by far the most important. Has to be one of the biggest pet hates.

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Billy Bunter

  • Friday 9th November 2018, 11:05pm
  • The Sussex Coast, England
  • 885 posts

According to today's Mail, it's going to be Kevin McNally (Pirates of the Caribbean) to play Captain Mainwaring, Robert Bathurst (Cold Feet, Downton Abbey) as Sgt Wilson (he played John Le Mesurier in "Hattie") and Bernard Cribbins as Jones.

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Kenneth

  • Saturday 10th November 2018, 1:03am
  • Australia
  • 5,210 posts

Cribbins as Godfrey, no?

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Saturday 10th November 2018, 6:39am
  • England
  • 16,065 posts
Quote: Billy Bunter @ 9th November 2018, 11:05 PM

According to today's Mail, it's going to be Kevin McNally (Pirates of the Caribbean) to play Captain Mainwaring,

Very surprised you hadn't mention instead the superb job he did of The Lad Himself in the superb Missing Hancocks.

Having said that I think Arthur Lowe is irreplaceable and I will only be watching as a matter of curiosity. I suppose after the success of the HHH revivals it was inevitable, but I'd rather they hadn't bothered.

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Billy Bunter

  • Saturday 10th November 2018, 8:25am [Edited]
  • The Sussex Coast, England
  • 885 posts

Sorry, you're right. Bernard Cribbins as Godfrey; not Jones. It was late when I read it. As soon as I read the name, Bernard Cribbins, I automatically saw him as Jones rather than Godfrey.

I didn't mention Kevin McNally's role as Hancock because, although I did watch that, I didn't recognise the name and so didn't realise it was the same person. I merely quoted how the Mail described him.

The 3 episodes will be filmed early in the new year by UKTV for the Gold satellite channel.

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Saturday 10th November 2018, 10:54am
  • England
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Quote: Billy Bunter @ 10th November 2018, 8:25 AM

I didn't mention Kevin McNally's role as Hancock because, although I did watch that, I didn't recognise the name :O and so didn't realise it was the same person. I merely quoted how the Mail described him.

The 3 episodes will be filmed early in the new year by UKTV for the Gold satellite channel.

Well that's what you get for reading the Mail ;)

And on Gold you say? That's good 'cos I can't get that, so will save me from watching it.

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Billy Bunter

  • Thursday 17th January 2019, 12:52pm
  • The Sussex Coast, England
  • 885 posts

According to the Metro today, the cast has now been fully assembled ready for filming and transmission by Gold later in the year:

Tom Rosenthal - Private Pike
Kevin Eldon - Jones
Robin Bathurst - Sgt Wilson
Bernard Cribbins - Godfrey
Matthew Horne - Walker
Kevin McNally - Capt Mainwaring

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Will Cam

  • Thursday 17th January 2019, 3:27pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 7,917 posts

It's got promise. Not sure about Mathew Horne, Kevin Bishop did a great Walker in the Perry/Croft Dad's Army biopic.