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
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
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
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 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
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