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

BBC One sitcom about a home guard unit. 80 episodes (9 series), 1968 - 1977. Stars Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie and others.

Series 9, Episode 1 is repeated on Gold tomorrow at 8pm.

Press Clippings

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

What's the optimum number of series for a sitcom?

We try to pinpoint the TV comedy sweet spot, where 'sharp and consistent' has yet to become 'laboured and cliched'.

Ellen E. Jones, The Guardian, 27th July 2020

BBC makes comedy sets available as Zoom backgrounds

If those endless tedious Zoom meetings are getting you down the BBC has done something that might spice them up. They have made their archive of images of sets available to use as online meeting backdrops. These include sets from The League of Gentlemen, Yes Minister, The Young Ones, Only Fools and Horses and Dad's Army.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 13th May 2020

Seven classic sitcoms to revisit during lockdown

Sitcoms, when they work, are beautiful things. Familiar characters and running jokes all brought together in easily digestible half-hour chunks of delicious, warming, audio-visual comfort food. So here, in no particular order, are seven favourites to see you through the coronacrisis.

Tim Dawson, The Spectator, 7th May 2020

Brits turn to classics such as Dad's Army for comfort

Brits are turning to telly classics such as Dad's Army for comfort during lockdown, new streaming figures show.

Figures from Now TV show that in the past ten days Dad's Army's popularity has gone up 211 per cent.

Other old British favourites have also seen huge leaps -- with 87 per cent more viewers for Only Fools And Horses.

Andy Halls, The Sun, 7th April 2020

Poll reveals the best sitcom Christmas specials

The finale of The Office has been voted as the best TV Christmas sitcom special by readers of Radio Times.

British Comedy Guide, 11th December 2019

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