Dad's Army Classic comedy Facebook Twitter Google Tumblr Pinterest Blogger Reddit VKontakt Print Email Five fascinating film and TV facts #13 Carousel Navigation 1 Related Second World War survivors to be honoured with raft of BBC shows marking VE Day The Greatest Generation season will include a documentary capturing the memories of those who survived the war, and will be accompanied by other programmes about Britain's fight against Adolf Hitler 20 questions with Nigel Farage The UKIP leader gets put on the spot for matters of Tardis travel, TV favourites, the license fee and the future of the Ashes Dad's Army film sets its sights on a release date The big screen adaptation of the BBC comedy will hit cinemas in February 2016 Dad's Army star Ian Lavender to play cameo role in new film The 68-year-old star, who played Pike in the original TV series, is making an appearance in the Dad's Army remake, alongside Bill Nighy, Mark Gatiss and Blake Harrison Mark Gatiss: I based Mycroft Holmes on Peter Mandelson The Sherlock co-creator drew inspiration from the New Labour spin doctor for the Baker Street detective's conniving brother The Big Bang Theory's Mrs Wolowitz and the best off-screen TV characters You never see them, but you still feel like you know them. In honour of Big Bang's Carol Anne Susi, here are some of the best unseen TV characters... Here's how the new cast of Dad's Army look on set Don't panic! Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bill Nighy, Michael Gambon and more are on location in Yorkshire and here's what we can expect Meet the cast of the new Dad’s Army film Toby Jones, Bill Nighy, Michael Gambon, Mark Gatiss, Sarah Lancashire and Catherine Zeta-Jones among the names signed up for big-screen adaptation of the classic BBC wartime comedy Dad's Army to be revived as feature film Bill Nighy and Toby Jones will star in the remake of the BBC2 WWII sitcom Jimmy Perry on his Dad’s Army heroes, a life in showbiz, and the one that got away… Mark Braxton talks to the creator of the classic comedy that is still today known by BBC schedulers as "ratings crack" Nicholas Lyndhurst: Only Fools and Horses would never be made today New Tricks' latest recruit says broadcasters turn down good scripts in favour of reality TV formats featuring "deluded" contestants Barry Cryer on back-to-basics sitcoms, Vicious, and why he's over-fond of Miranda Hart “You don’t necessarily need funny lines all the time. The key is to create characters.” What are the Queen's favourite TV shows? As Her Majesty prepares to formally open BBC Broadcasting House, RadioTimes.com investigates what tickles the Royal Family's telly tastes Mum's Army? New Dad's Army movie could feature a female Captain Mainwaring Wartime sitcom's co-creator Jimmy Perry reveals plans for a radical new film based on the show - but fans don't seem best pleased at the idea... are you? Clive Dunn - a life on screen From Hancock's Half Hour to Dad's Army and Grandad - remind yourself of some of the late actor's most memorable TV moments Dad's Army star Clive Dunn dies aged 92 Veteran actor passes away from complications following an operation in Portugal earlier this week Radio 4 commissions dramas about Dad's Army, Elizabeth Taylor and Doris Day New dramas will explore the making of Dad's Army and the relationship between the Hollywood stars Doctor Who and Dad's Army actor Philip Madoc dies aged 77 Esteemed Welsh actor has passed away after a short illness The Arthur Lowe you might not know: from Coronation Street to Hanky Panky Take a look at some of the erstwhile Captain Mainwaring's less famous comic turns Hi-de-Hi! and TV's top pilgrimage sites Maplins holiday camp is set to open to the public, like many other iconic TV locations... David Croft's career in video: from Dad's Army to Oh, Doctor Beeching! Read the story of David Croft's writing career and see videos from all his classic sitcoms Dad's Army writer David Croft dies Comedy genius behind Home Guard sitcom and Are You Being Served? passes away, aged 89 Photo gallery: Thunderbirds are going, going, gone!