Dad's Army captain statue unveiled in Thetford

Statue of Dad's Army's Captain Mainwaring with Bill Pertwee from the series Bill Pertwee played Warden Hodges in the long-running sitcom

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A statue of Captain Mainwaring from the BBC series Dad's Army has been unveiled in the Norfolk town where many of the classic sitcom's scenes were filmed.

The life-size bronze cast of the character, played by Arthur Lowe, is seated on a bench by the Old Anchor Hotel in Thetford.

Bill Pertwee, who played Warden Hodges in the series, was among those who returned to the town for the unveiling.

Others cast members and writers are in Norfolk on Sunday for a Dad's Army Day.

Many of them stayed at the Old Anchor Hotel during the filming of the series in the 1960s and 1970s.

The statue was funded by the Friends of Dad's Army Museum, also based in Thetford.

The sitcom, about the Home Guard during World War II, was written by Jimmy Perry and David Croft and first ran between 1968 and 1977.

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