Dad's Army - The Lost Episodes. Captain Mainwaring (Kevin McNally).

Dad's Army - The Lost Episodes

Gold sitcom remaking lost Dad's Army episodes. 3 episodes (1 series) in 2019. Stars Kevin McNally, Robert Bathurst, Timothy West, Kevin Eldon and others.

Episode 1 is repeated on Thursday at 8pm.

Dad's Army - The Lost Episodes. Image shows from L to R: Private Walker (Mathew Horne), Private Frazer (David Hayman), Private Walker (Mathew Horne), Private Godfrey (Timothy West), Private Pike (Tom Rosenthal).

Series 1, Episode 1 - The Loneliness Of The Long-Distance Walker

When Walker receives is calling up papers, Mainwaring realises with horror that his departure will mean the loss of his whisky supply. None of the men wish to lose their friend, so eagerly set about thwarting his impending medical.

Further details

Britain is facing invasion by Hitler and his Nazi hordes - and the men of the Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard are facing a crisis of their own.

Private Walker, source of their supplies of whisky, cigarettes and other essential black-market goods, has been called up to the army. Captain Mainwaring decides to use all his standing as an officer and a bank manager to have Walker excused from military service. Meanwhile, Jones and co try to ensure that Walker fails his army medical.

Broadcast details

Sunday 25th August 2019
40 minutes


  1. Thursday 24th October 2019 at 8:00pm on Gold
  2. Friday 25th October 2019 at 7:25pm on Gold

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Kevin McNally Captain Mainwaring
Robert Bathurst Sergeant Wilson
Timothy West Private Godfrey
Kevin Eldon Lance Corporal Jones
Mathew Horne Private Walker
David Hayman Private Frazer
Tom Rosenthal Private Pike
Guest cast
Christopher Villiers Brigadier (War Office)
Sam Phillips Captain Cutts
Jerry-Jane Pears Judy (Blonde)
Julia Deakin Lady Chairman
Gareth Benjamin Mr Rees
Andrew Havill Brigadier (Area Command)
Lee Barnett Soldier
Writing team
Jimmy Perry Writer
David Croft Writer
Production team
Ben Kellett Director
Candida Julian-Jones Producer
Ben Kellett Executive Producer
Tom Webber Executive Producer
Pete Thornton Executive Producer
Katie Kearney Line Producer
Mark Lawrence Editor
David Ferris Production Designer
Catherine Willis Casting Director
Howard Burden Costume Designer
Nichola Bellamy Make-up Designer
Martin Hawkins Lighting Designer
Bud Flanagan Theme Tune Vocals
Peter Edwards Director of Photography


Preview: Dad's Army - The Lost Episodes

Star Kevin McNally, 63, who plays the snooty Captain Mainwaring, talks about the pressure of living up to fans' expectations.

The Herald, 24th August 2019

Dad's Army: The Lost Episodes, Gold, review

Don't panic - this return to Walmington-on-Sea is a classy tribute to a great sitcom.

Jeff Robson, i Newspaper, 25th August 2019

Dad's Army remake is a valiant effort

But the cast can never truly own the characters.

Simon Boyle, The Sun, 25th August 2019

Don't panic! Dad's Army proves to be as good as it was

Permission to breathe a sigh of relief, sir! The first instalment of Dad's Army: The Lost Episodes - shown last night on Gold - was a real joy.

Gary Bushell, The Daily Express, 26th August 2019

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