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  1. British actor Toby Jones on rebooting Dad's Army and playing Truman CapoteRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Sunday Herald

    ... had been left in the dust. So one can only hazard a guess at how he felt when he heard about We're Doomed! The Dad's Army Story. A one-off dramatisation of how the classic Jimmy Perry-David Croft sitcom came into being, which the BBC showed over ...

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  2. On the march with Dad's Army Toby Jones arrives for our interview in...Read the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Evening Times

    ... had been left in the dust. So one can only hazard a guess at how he felt when he heard about We're Doomed! The Dad's Army Story. A one-off dramatisation of how the classic Jimmy Perry-David Croft sitcom came into being, which the BBC showed over ...

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  3. Get the first ever Dad's Army episode free from BBC StoreRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Mirror.co.uk

    ... on the link above that will take you straight through to the BBC Store website where you can redeem episode 1 of Dad's Army for free. 5. You will be required to open a BBC Store account to redeem this offer and you must be at least 18 years of age. ...

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  4. VIDEO: Footage of Dad's Army cast unearthedRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Newsday

    It shows cast members, including Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier and Clive Dunn interviewed in character as they attended a vintage vehicle rally in Brighton in 1974. The BBC South Today film report, which has not been broadcast for more than 40 years, was found in the library at BBC Broadcasting House in Southampton.

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  5. Dad's Army review: Did they like it up 'em? Now pay attention...Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Radio Times

    ... a British cast as jaw-dropping as that? Well don't panic, because there is much to enjoy in the 2016 vintage of Dad's Army... It's 1944 and morale in the (reassuringly inept) platoon is low. But the men are soon perked up by a visiting journalist, ...

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  6. Dad's Army is back - " but does it work on the big screen?Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Radio Times

    How could it fail? , says, "When I heard they were going to make a film I thought, 'Oh dear'. They are very brave.

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  7. Dad's Army movie: How does the new cast compare to the TV originals?Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | IcWolverhampton

    The movie remake of BBC's comedy sitcom is out in cinemas today, but how similar are the new Dad's Army cast to the classic TV one? Dad's Army has long had a place in the hearts of the British public, and the TV misadventures of this motley crew of Home Guard recruits, led by the pompous Captain Mainwaring, are still regularly repeated - much to the delight of the show's fans. It was therefore no surprise that the news that Jimmy Perry and David Croft's comic creations were to be given a silver screen outing was greeted with a certain amount of trepidation.

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  8. New Dad's Army? Who do they think they are kidding! Brian Viner...Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Daily Mail

    ... bought a shovel at Walmart and then killed her to stop her revealing sexual relationship that began on app' New Dad's Army? Who do they think they are kidding! BRIAN VINER says don't panic, it is funny... in parts As those of us who are enduringly ...

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  9. The real-life wars of Dad's Army actorRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | BBC News

    As the film version of Dad's Army is released at cinemas across the country, BBC News looks at the life of Arnold Ridley, the only actor in the original television series to serve in both World War One and Two. Unlike the character he played, the gentle medic Private Charles Godfrey, who was a conscientious objector in World War One, Ridley experienced hand-to-hand fighting in the trenches and was seriously injured by a German wielding a bayonet.

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  10. Lost Dad's Army episode restored by animators is an extraordinary...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Radio Times

    Dad's Army episode A Stripe for Frazer first aired at 7pm on Saturday 29th March 1969 and was watched by 11.3 million viewers. Although the story was wiped a standard BBC practice to save money an amateur audio recording came to light in 2008.

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  11. Permission to speak, Captain Mainwaring! Veterans reveal what life was really like in Dad's ArmyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The Argus

    THEY may have been caught up in capers like interrogating captured Germans in Dad's Army and in reality some units of the home guard spent much of their time playing cards. The south east of England, including Sussex, was the heartland of the Home Guard during the Second World War and those who lived through the era have spoken out ahead of the release of the new Dad's Army film on Friday.

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  12. The real Dad's Army - and it's JUST like the show: Amazing...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | Daily Mail

    The real Dad's Army - and it's JUST like the show: Amazing vintage photos show just how spot-on classic BBC sitcom's depiction of the Home Guard was The real Dad's Army - and it's JUST like the show: Amazing vintage photos show just how spot-on classic BBC sitcom's depiction of the Home Guard was The incredible images have emerged in a new book which shows how true-to-life BBC sitcom Dad's Army really was Norman Longmate, a real-life Private having joined his local unit aged 17, researched some of the most farcical tales From taking aim with their rifles to learning the best way to dispatch a grenade, these incredible vintage photographs give a fascinating insight into the ways of the Home Guard - and show just how close to reality BBC sitcom Dad's Army really was.

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  13. Dont panic, 12 things you need to know about the new Dad's Army filmRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | This Is Bristol

    As Dad's Army marches onto the big screen this month, Susan Griffin rallies the troops to sniff out some behind-the-scenes goss on why they signed up for duty. 1. We have The X Factor to thank for inspiring the idea of making a movie.

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  14. How Mrs Mainwaring came out of the shadowsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 1 | BBC News

    By its very nature, Dad's Army was always a male-dominated affair. But the new film version takes a different approach.

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  15. Catherine Zeta-Jones hits out at lack of Holywood roles for women over 40Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 28 | Sunday Herald

    ... Award winner Michael Douglas since 2000, is busy promoting the big screen version of long-running BBC One sitcom Dad's Army. The Second World War-set series ran from 1968-77 and featured Ian Lavender, who makes a cameo appearance in the new ...

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  16. Don't panic! 12 need-to-know facts about the Dad's Army movieRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | Nottingham Evening Post

    Producer Damian Jones, 51, was flicking through the channels one night, in a bid to find something aside from the TV singing show to watch, when he came across a rerun of Dad's Army. Curious, he tracked down the viewing figures and discovered that almost three million Brits were still tuning in every week to watch the nostalgic comedy series about a Home Guard platoon, which first aired in 1968.

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  17. Real life Dad's Army has been tracked down on family... 2Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 31 | This Is Somerset

    ... with the help of two others and was awarded a commendation for his exploits and brave conduct. Another real-life Dad's Army namesake, John Edmund Jones - Jones was played by Clive Dunn - showed a "complete disregard of personal danger" when he ...

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    Sunday Jan 31 | This is Hull

    As the new Dad's Army movie reaches cinema this week, Ian Midgley meets its stars - and hears how Catherine Zeta-Jones enjoyed a warm Yorkshire welcome. Think of the most glamorous beach scenes in cinema history.

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  19. Extraordinary bravery of the real-life Dad's Army: Documents show ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 31 | Daily Mail

    Extraordinary bravery of the real-life Dad's Army: Documents show heroic acts of Wilson, Jones, Frazer and Pike namesakes in stark contrast to the comedy's hapless soldiers Documents have revealed the heroics of the 'real-life Dad's Army' in stark contrast to the television comedy's hapless soldiers. Family history website Ancestry has compiled a selection of exploits from namesakes of Wilson, Jones, Frazer, Walker, Godfrey and Pike to mark the release of the big screen version of the classic UK sitcom.

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  20. Catherine Zeta-Jones: Hollywood's hard for women over 40Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 31 | The New Zealand Herald

    ... Award winner Michael Douglas since 2000, is busy promoting the big-screen version of long-running BBC sitcom Dad's Army . The Second World War-set series ran from 1968-77 and featured Ian Lavender, who makes a cameo appearance in the new incarnation ...

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