Dad's Army at 40 | How Captain Mainwaring and Sergeant Wilson got called up
Document Type | Audience Reaction Report
21 December 1977
This Audience Research Report covered the final episode of 'Dad's Army', broadcast on 13 November 1977. One of the people surveyed summed up the general feeling: 'The cast could not have been better chosen, and it was sad to see the series come to an end.'
'Never Too Old' was broadcast on Remembrance Sunday, 13 November 1977. After 80 episodes, over 12.5 million people watched the men looking straight at the camera to make a toast 'to Britain's Home Guard'.
Arthur Lowe begins his acting career.
Bill Pertwee arranges a BBC audition.
Clive Dunn's agent confirms billing order.
Head of BBC Comedy defends 'Dad's Army'.
Paul Fox justifies his instructions to re-edit the 'Dad's Army' title sequence.
BBC Publicity prepares the way for a new BBC comedy.
BBC executives review the first episode of 'Dad's Army'.
The BBC finds out what the viewers thought of 'Dad's Army'.
The producer of 'Dad's Army' receives good news from BBC Publicity.
Controller of BBC1 Paul Fox sends a letter of congratulations to the producer of 'Dad's Army', David Croft.
John Laurie declares he's not finished.
BBC executives pay tribute to producer of 'Dad's Army' after show's final episode airs.
Viewers are surveyed on their feelings about the last ever episode of 'Dad's Army'.
Meet the stars and regular supporting players of 'Dad's Army'.
Pictures of the 'Dad's Army' cast from episodes throughout the nine series.
See the cast and production crew in the studio and on location.
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