Expect vintage laughs with a modern twist when the classic comedy is revived over three special nights
Dad’s Army: The Lost Tapes, Sunday 25 August, 8pm, GOLD HD (CH 124). Also available for 7 days in Catch Up > Channels > GOLD
Back in the day, the BBC routinely wiped videotapes used to record shows in order to save on storage space. It seemed like a good idea at the time. While it meant the Beeb could temporarily postpone knocking a wall through and erecting some new shelves, it also meant some very special broadcasts were lost forever.
Among them were five episodes from series 2 of the iconic sitcom Dad’s Army. But the scripts, written by legendary comedy scribes David Croft and Jimmy Perry, survived. Now, a brand new cast of familiar faces are recreating three of those episodes over three consecutive nights on GOLD HD.
Using the original scripts, the episodes “The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Walker”, “A Stripe Of Frazer” and “Under Fire” (all of which were originally televised in 1969) will be brought to life like never before. And don’t panic if you miss them the first time around, because they’ll all be available to watch after they air in Catch Up TV!
But who exactly are the famous names stepping into the shoes previously worn by the likes of original cast members Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier and Clive Dunn? Click on the cards below to reveal who’s starring in these three unmissable episodes…
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