Dad’s Army to be revived as feature film

Bill Nighy and Toby Jones will star in the remake of the BBC2 WWII sitcom


Captain Mainwaring, Sergeant Wilson and Private Pike are going back on parade 37 years after they were last on duty.


Iconic BBC2 sitcom Dad’s Army, which followed the escapades of a group of amateur soldiers as they tried to protect the seaside town of Walmington-on-sea from a Nazi invasion, is being turned into a feature film. 

And it’s already attracted a star-studded cast. 

Bill Nighy is set to play upper-class bank employee Sergeant Wilson while Toby Jones will star as Captain Mainwaring, the unerringly patriotic, and self-appointed, leader of the ragtag bunch, reports The Sunday Times. 

Dad’s Army ran for nine series between 1968 and 1977. The hugely successful sitcom, which starred Arthur Lowe, Clive Dunn and Ian Lavender, is still repeated on TV nowadays. 

This won’t be the first time Dad’s Army has made it to the cinema screen – the concept was translated into film in 1971 to mixed reviews. 

90-year-old Jimmy Perry, who wrote the original series, is set to produce the new film alongside The Iron Lady and The History Boys producer Damian Jones.