Dad's Army has been an enduring highlight of British television since it first aired on the nation's screens 1968. Watched and loved by millions, the show's characters and their antics were timeless examples of superb writing, inspired acting and wonderful comic timing. In this affectionate and colourful tribute, Bill Pertwee, the show's infamous Warden Hodges, presents a comprehensive guide to this comedy classic.
Now fully revised and updated, the book includes extensive features on the two creators of Dad's Army, Jimmy Perry and David Croft, along with biographies of the cast that brought the platoon to life, paying particular attention memorable figures such as Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Duhn and ten Lavender, All other aspects of the show are similarly covered in depth, from initial casting to guest appearances and location filming.
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About the Author
Bill Pertwee is probably the most famous Air-Raid Warden in the world. He appeared in Dad's Army in the very first episode and remained part of the cast until the last. He is president of the Dad's Army Appreciation Society, and remains close to most of the surviving cast of the show.
Table of Contents
The Creators 12
Casting The Net 20
The Actors 24
The Back Row, Backroom Boys And Welcome Guests 70
Filming The Television Series 96
The Television Series Episode by Episode 110
The Talking Wireless 128
The Radio Series Episode by Episode 130
Film Stars 140
The Feature Film 144
Treading The Boards 150
The Stage Show 166
Life After Dad's 172