We're Doomed! The Dad's Army Story. Image shows from L to R: Jimmy Perry (Paul Ritter), David Croft (Richard Dormer). Copyright: DSP.

We're Doomed! The Dad's Army Story

BBC Two comedy drama about the creation of Dad's Army. 1 episode in 2015. Stars Richard Dormer, Paul Ritter, John Sessions, Julian Sands and others.

We're Doomed! The Dad's Army Story. Image shows from L to R: David Croft (Richard Dormer), Jimmy Perry (Paul Ritter). Copyright: DSP.

We're Doomed! The Dad's Army Story

One-off drama about how writers Jimmy Perry and David Croft got Dad's Army made despite scepticism from BBC management

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2015
Channel
BBC Two
Episodes
1
Starring
Richard Dormer, Paul Ritter, John Sessions, Julian Sands, Mark Heap, Shane Richie, Kevin Bishop, Kieran Hodgson and others
Writer
Stephen Russell
Director
Steve Bendelack
Producer
Brett Wilson

The dramatised story of how Jimmy Perry and David Croft overcame BBC management scepticism, focus groups and cast constipation to get the much-loved legendary sitcom Dad's Army onto air.

Running from Perry's initial idea in 1967 until the transmission of the first episode in 1968, this affectionate and witty film shows the beginnings of Perry and Croft's writing partnership and the casting woes, personal clashes and production difficulties that put the show's very existence in jeopardy.

It reveals to fans and newcomers alike what went on behind the scenes in the making of Dad's Army and is a true love letter to British creativity.

We're Doomed! The Dad's Army Story. Arthur Lowe (John Sessions). Copyright: DSP.

We're Doomed! The Dad's Army Story. Image shows from L to R: David Croft (Richard Dormer), Jimmy Perry (Paul Ritter). Copyright: DSP.

Production Details

Production company
Also known as
  • The Making Of Dad's Army (Working title)
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 22nd December 2015 on BBC Two at 9pm
Episode length
1 hour
Last repeat
Sunday 1st September 2019 at 1:45pm on Gold
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