Saluting Dad's Army. Alexander Armstrong
Saluting Dad's Army

Saluting Dad's Army

  • TV documentary
  • Gold
  • 2018
  • 4 episodes (1 series)

Marking its 50th anniversary, Gold celebrates iconic sitcom Dad's Army and its long legacy. Features Alexander Armstrong.

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Series 1, Episode 1

Alexander Armstrong begins a 50th anniversary celebration of Dad's Army by looking at the inspiration for the show and how it made it to the screen. Alongside fascinating and entertaining archive material, the show features interviews with actors from the very earliest episodes, members of the production team who were there when it all started and a veteran of the real Home Guard.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 6th November 2018
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 7th November 2018 7:00pm Gold
Friday 9th November 2018 8:05pm Gold
Sunday 11th November 2018 6:50pm Gold
Friday 28th December 2018 5:20pm Gold
Saturday 29th December 2018 7:00pm Gold
Tuesday 1st January 2019 2:15pm Gold
Sunday 11th August 2019 7:00pm Yesterday
Sunday 25th August 2019 11:20am Gold
Sunday 25th August 2019 3:40pm Gold
Wednesday 28th August 2019 8:55am Gold
Saturday 31st August 2019 9:55am Gold
Sunday 10th November 2019 9:10am Gold
Friday 6th December 2019 7:00am Gold
Sunday 19th April 2020 7:00pm Yesterday
Sunday 9th August 2020 7:00am Gold
Saturday 15th August 2020 7:40am Gold
Friday 4th September 2020 7:00pm Gold
Monday 7th September 2020 1:40pm Gold
Sunday 29th August 2021 7:50am Gold

Cast & crew

Alexander Armstrong Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Stephen Cullen Self
Juliet Gardiner Self
Caroline Dowdeswell Self
Gordon Peters Self
Huw Wheldon (as Sir Huw Wheldon) Self
Paul Fox (as Sir Paul Fox) Self
Harold Snoad Self
Paul Joel Self
Nigel Rideout Self
Peter Blackburn Self
Richard Kitteridge Self
Clive Doig Self
Stephen Lowe Self
Jimmy Perry Self (Archive Material)
David Croft Self (Archive Material)
Production team
Simon Joslin Director
Simon Joslin Producer
Tom Webber Executive Producer
Iain Coyle Executive Producer
Arch Dyson Executive Producer
Yvonne Wootton Editor
Lucy Fyfe Production Designer
Jon Stapleton Director of Photography


Inside the new documentary celebrating Dad's Army

Rare archive footage, cast and crew interviews - and a little help from Radio Times - elevate this 50th anniversary series on Gold.

Mark Braxton, Radio Times, 6th November 2018

Don't panic! To mark the 50th anniversary of one of the UK's most beloved - and most repeated - sitcoms, Alexander Armstrong hosts this four-part deep dive into the Home Guard hit. This first instalment details the show's wobbly start, from casting tensions to battles over the iconic title sequence.

Graeme Virtue, The Guardian, 6th November 2018

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