Dad's Army at 40 | How Captain Mainwaring and Sergeant Wilson got called up
Document Type | Minutes
16 November 1977
The BBC Programme Review Board assessed various programmes that had been broadcast during the last seven days. In this excerpt from the minutes to the meeting, the board members pay tribute to the hugely popular, long-running series 'Dad's Army'.
On the day that 'Never Too Old' was shown, BBC1 had broadcast the traditional Remembrance Service from the Cenotaph. As noted elsewhere in this document, this outside broadcast marked the final production for Antony Caxton, who had been a BBC producer since the early 1950s.
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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