Gavin & Stacey. Image shows from L to R: Stacey (Joanna Page), Gavin (Mathew Horne), Smithy (James Corden), Nessa (Ruth Jones). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions.

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Channel 5 factual celebration of sitcoms. 4 episodes (1 series) in 2020. Features Stephen Mangan.

Dad's Army. Image shows from L to R: Lance Corporal Jones (Clive Dunn), Private Pike (Ian Lavender), Captain Mainwaring (Arthur Lowe), Sergeant Wilson (John Le Mesurier), Private Frazer (John Laurie), Private Godfrey (Arnold Ridley). Copyright: BBC.

Series 1, Episode 3 - We Love Dad's Army

We Love Dad's Army charts the story of the show from humble beginnings to smash hit. This show celebrates all the iconic catchphrases, the hilarious stunts and goes behind the scenes to discover what happened when the cameras stopped rolling.

Further details

Dad's Army is one of Britain's favourite ever sitcoms. With regular viewing figures of 12 million and popular repeats to this day, it's as funny now as it ever was and each generation brings a whole new group of fans - not bad for a show that got no laughter on its first studio record and was nearly pulled after one series.

We Love Dad's Army charts the story of the show from humble beginnings to smash hit. This show celebrates all the iconic catchphrases, the hilarious stunts and goes behind the scenes to discover what happened when the cameras stopped rolling, with insight from former cast member Ian Lavender who had no idea that his character, Pike, would be responsible for the most famous line of the series.

Featuring contributions from Jonathan Ross, John Thompson, Al Murray, Eammon Holmes, Dame Kelly Holmes and many others. We Love Dad's Army is a celebration of one of Britain's most beloved sitcoms.

Broadcast details

Date
Sunday 6th December 2020
Time
9pm
Channel
Channel 5
Length
85 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Stephen Mangan Narrator
Guest cast
Amanda Barrie Self
Nina Myskow Self
Sherrie Hewson Self
Christopher Biggins Self
Jonathan Ross Self
Eamonn Holmes Self
Caroline Dowdeswell Self
Ian Lavender Self (Voice)
Kevin McNally Self
Al Murray Self
Paul Joel Self
Rick Wakeman Self
John Thomson Self
Kelly Holmes (as Hon Col Dame Kelly Holmes) Self
Stephen Lowe Self
Robin Le Mesurier Self
Tracy-Ann Oberman Self
Jonathan Pertwee Self
Kay Johnson Self
David Croft Self (Archive Material)
Jimmy Perry Self (Archive Material)
John Laurie Self (Archive Material)
Arthur Lowe Self (Archive Material)
Bill Pertwee Self (Archive Material)
Clive Dunn Self (Archive Material)
John Le Mesurier Self (Archive Material)
Arnold Ridley Self (Archive Material)
Production team
Dan Trelfer Director
Emma Clarke Executive Producer
Matt Crook Executive Producer
Dan Trelfer Producer
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