Dad's Army. Image shows from L to R: Private Godfrey (Arnold Ridley), Lance Corporal Jones (Clive Dunn), Private Walker (James Beck), Captain Mainwaring (Arthur Lowe), Private Frazer (John Laurie), Sergeant Wilson (John Le Mesurier), Private Pike (Ian Lavender)
Dad's Army

Dad's Army

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 1968 - 1977
  • 80 episodes (9 series)

Beloved sitcom about the struggles of a Home Guard platoon during World War II who are fighting incompetence, age and pomposity more than Nazis. Stars Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie, Arnold Ridley and more.

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Why does Penny Mordaunt hate Dad's Army?

Charles Moore has dug up quite the quote from Tory leadership hopeful Penny Mordaunt today. In her 2021 book Greater: Britain After The Storm she reveals that she hates Dad's Army and the other sitcoms written by Jimmy Perry and David Croft.

Gareth Roberts, Unherd, 12th July 2022

Dad's Army star Frank Williams dies

Frank Williams, who famously played the Reverend Timothy Farthing in Dad's Army has died, aged 90.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 26th June 2022

Where are the new classic sitcoms?

When The One Show recently ran a poll to find the best-loved BBC shows ever, half of the top programmes were sitcoms - but none was launched within the last 15 years. So where are the future classics?

Ian Youngs, BBC, 14th May 2022

Libby Purves criticises BBC's 'misguided' move to clean up old shows

Libby Purves, the former BBC Radio 4 Today presenter, has criticised the corporation for editing archived programmes to remove content deemed offensive, arguing that the cuts are "misguided quixotism". The public broadcaster has been editing radio shows including Dad's Army, Steptoe And Son and I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again to remove racially insensitive and politically incorrect jokes, the Times revealed earlier this year.

Jamie Grierson, The Guardian, 8th March 2022

Only Fools And Horses voted favourite ever BBC show

Half of the best-loved BBC programmes of all time are comedies, a new poll has found. Only Fools And Horses topped the survey of viewers of The One Show to mark the Corporation's 100th birthday.

Chortle, 29th January 2022

Why the BBC almost changed Dad's Army's title

Dad's Army is an iconic British comedy series that is still beloved to this day, but the show almost had a very different title.

Christian Abbott, The Daily Express, 2nd September 2021

Dad's Army star Frank Williams on life after the show

Talking on the eve of his 90th birthday, Frank says he's amazed to have reached his 10th decade: "It's hard to believe that I'm celebrating that milestone." Now partially sighted, the actor walks with a stick, and admits old age has finally caught up with him. But he is still brimming with enthusiasm for life and has a razor-sharp memory.

The Daily Express, 6th July 2021

Golden oldies winning TV ratings war

Despite some episodes being more than 50 years old, classic Home Guard comedy Dad's Army repeated for the umpteenth time on BBC Two still attracts more than 1.1million viewers and, on a typical day, is the channel's most-watched programme.

Richard Webber, The Daily Express, 6th April 2021

Mrs. Brown's Boys suffers in cross-channel ratings drop

Mrs. Brown's Boys has suffered its lowest-ever Christmas Day ratings this year, but amidst a much-criticised poor festive TV schedule, remains the second most-watched comedy special of the season to date.

British Comedy Guide, 27th December 2020

Station featured in Dad's Army is saved from bulldozers

A railway station used in the filming of Dad's Army has received a reprieve from imminent demolition. The station in Brandon was due to be demolished after Breckland District Council gave permission for Greater Anglia to knock down the building and create a larger car park on the site.

However a High Court order issued today, Thursday 30th July, quashed the council decision after review proceedings were launched by SAVE Britain's Heritage.

Suffolk Today, 30th July 2020

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