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Dad's Army at 40 | How Captain Mainwaring and Sergeant Wilson got called up

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On 31 July 1968, viewers of BBC One met a group of elderly soldiers and a 'stupid boy' for the first time. 'Dad's Army' became an instant classic with its gentle humour, nostalgia and pride in the men who gave their all for their country, whatever that all happened to be.

In this collection, you can read letters from the actors at different stages in their careers and internal BBC memos that show just how popular the series was right from the start. Photographs from the archives follow the stars of the show from the first episode to the last, as well as taking a peek behind the scenes.

Dad's Army at 40 Collection

Captain Mainwaring (Arthur Lowe).

The 'Dad's Army' Cast

Meet the stars and regular supporting players of 'Dad's Army'.

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Corporal Jones in a haystack.

Episode Images from 'Dad's Army'

Pictures of the 'Dad's Army' cast from episodes throughout the nine series.

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Producer David Croft

Behind the Scenes on 'Dad's Army'

See the cast and production crew in the studio and on location.

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