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Arthur Lowe

Biography series. Exploring the life and career of actor Arthur Lowe, who found fame as the pompous Captain Mainwaring in the classic wartime sitcom, Dad's Army.

Biography series casting new light on the lives of renowned figures from all walks of public life. Actor Arthur Lowe found fame as the pompous Captain Mainwaring in the classic wartime sitcom, Dad's Army. But when he died, aged 66, he was playing pantomime and provincial theatre. Bad health, including the sleeping sickness narcolepsy, contributed to this decline but many point to the Svengali-like influence of his wife, actress Joan Cooper. Reputations reveals the surprising life and sad decline of Arthur Lowe.

49 minutes

Last on

Sat 2 Aug 2008 22:10

Credit

Role Contributor
Producer John Fothergill

Broadcasts

  • Sat 2 Aug 2008 22:05
  • Sat 2 Aug 2008 22:10