Dad's Army: The Making of a Television Legend

Dad's Army: The Making of a Television Legend

by Bill Pertwee

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Overview

Dad's Army: The Making of a Television Legend by Bill Pertwee

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781862051768
Publisher: Anova Books
Publication date: 10/28/1997
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 8.66(w) x 11.42(h) x (d)

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

Introduction 6

The Creators 12

Casting The Net 20

The Actors 24

The Back Row, Backroom Boys And Welcome Guests 70

Walmington-On-Sea 90

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

Demob 168

Life After Dad's 172

Appendices 178

Index 206

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