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 4, Episode 9 is repeated on BBC4 tomorrow at 8pm.

Press Clippings

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

Dad's Army: classic sitcom that refuses to surrender

As three long-lost Dad's Army episodes are remade, we put the UK's enduring love for this most British of creations under the microscope.

Matthew Sweet, The Telegraph, 19th August 2019

TV producer: stop repeating Dad's Army due to Brexit

Daisy Goodwin, who created the ITV drama Victoria, says the BBC's constant repeats of the much-loved sitcom promote an unrealistic national image. And she wants the reruns banned in the name of maintaining the Corporation's impartiality. Writing in the Radio Times, she said the comedy was more influential in shaping attitudes than political programmes such as Newsnight, as it attracts larger audiences.

Chortle, 25th June 2019

Fawlty Towers tops Radio Times greatest British sitcom list

Fawlty Towers has come out top of a list of the greatest British sitcoms, as compiled by Radio Times magazine.

British Comedy Guide, 9th April 2019