Dad's Army DAD'S ARMY

Programme: Dad's Army
Broadcast: 1968 - 1977    (BBC)
Episodes: 80 (9 series)
Starring: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, Ian Lavender
Written by: Jimmy Perry, David Croft
Directed by: David Croft, Harold Snoad, Bob Spiers
Production: British Broadcasting Corporation

Dad's Army follows the Walmington-On-Sea Home Guard commanded by Captain Mainwaring and his assistant Sergeant Wilson. The large platoon are totally ill-prepared for an attack from the Nazis and none are fit to fight. Private Frazer is a moaning Scotsman, Lance Corporal Jones is far too old and mummy's boy Private Pike is only just out of school.

BCG Review:

Dad's Army is widely regarded as one of the best British sitcoms ever made (it was voted Britain's fourth best sitcom ever in a TV poll). It certainly has spurred many memorable catch-phrases including "Don't Panic!", "They don't like it up 'em!" as well as created many classic and hilarious scenes such as "Don't tell em Pike!". The scripts were all well written and the long running sub-plots (such as Wilson dating Pike's mum) add to the fun. A must see sitcom!

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