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Dad's Army

Dad's Army

  • Radio sitcom
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 1974 - 1976
  • 66 episodes (3 series)

Whilst the Walmington-On-Sea Home Guard are most famous for their exploits on television, they did also carry out their duty on the wireless. Stars Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie, Arnold Ridley and more.

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BBC classic shows edited for race and sex slurs in archives

The BBC is quietly editing classic radio comedies to remove racially insensitive and politically incorrect jokes as the corporation grapples with changing audience expectations. Repeats of shows including Dad's Army, Steptoe And Son and I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again on BBC Radio 4 Extra have been altered, sometimes to remove entire sketches. Edits have been made to programmes over several years to remove content likely now to be considered racist or misogynistic. The changes were documented by an anonymous Radio 4 Extra listener, who bemoaned them as "woke cuts".

Jake Kanter, The Times, 22nd January 2022

BBC in race row after offensive language in Dad's Army

The word "ch**k", an offensive term for Asian people was not cut from a repeat of 1974 radio special 'Present Arms', featuring cast members of the TV hit.

Janine Yaqoob, The Mirror, 9th January 2021

Seven life lessons from Dad's Army

Dad's Army needs no introduction. The misadventures and charming incompetence of the Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard not only formed a perfect little microcosm of the way everyday life in Britain was fractured during the Second World War, it also told us something about ourselves. So, what lessons we can all learn from the characters and antics of this nation's would-be last line of defence?

BBC, 13th August 2018

The 20 funniest radio comedies of all time

Before Radio 1's first run of new shows kicks off next month, here we count down the 20 greatest scripted radio comedies ever to hit the airwaves

Ben Lawrence, Tristram Fane Saunders & Mark Monahan, The Telegraph, 25th January 2018

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