Saluting Dad's Army. Alexander Armstrong.

Saluting Dad's Army

Gold documentary about Dad's Army. 4 episodes (1 series) in 2018. Features Alexander Armstrong.

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


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    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    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


    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