Dear Arthur, Love John. Copyright: CPL Productions.

Dear Arthur, Love John

BBC Radio 4 comedy drama. 1 episode in 2012. Stars Robert Daws, Anton Lesser, Kenny Ireland, James Lance and Matt Addis.

Press Clippings

A thoroughly charming, warm-hearted comedy about the relationship that formed on the set of Dad's Army between John Le Mesurier and Arthur Lowe. They were like chalk and cheese, personally and politically, but bonded in what would remain a lifelong friendship.

Jane Anderson, Radio Times, 7th May 2012

Here's a play about the friendship that grew between the two lead actors in Dad's Army, John Le Mesurier (played by Anton Lesser) and Arthur Lowe (Robert Daws), which began on the TV series and lasted all their lives. Playwright Roy Smiles switches between the letters the pair exchanged in the 1980s, remembering how they got to know each other making the show, and afterwards, showing why such different people remained such pals. Maybe part of it was the integrity of the David Croft and Jimmy Perry scripts which, 40 years on, still shine.

Gillian Reynolds, The Telegraph, 4th May 2012

Radio 4 commissions drama about Dad's Army

Dear Arthur, Love John, by West End playwright Roy Smiles, will chart the relationship between Dad's Army stars Arthur Lowe and John Le Mesurier and focus on the creation of the beloved TV series.

Tom Cole, Radio Times, 21st March 2012