We're Doomed! The Dad's Army Story
Scripted comedy drama about how the legendary creators of Dad's Army overcame BBC management scepticism, focus groups and cast constipation to get the much-loved show to air.
60-minute scripted comedy drama about how the legendary creators of Dad's Army - Jimmy Perry and David Croft - overcame BBC management scepticism, focus groups and cast constipation to get the much-loved legend onto air.
Running from Perry's initial idea in 1967 until the transmission of the first episode in 1968, this affectionate and witty film shows the beginnings of Perry and Croft's writing partnership and the casting woes, personal clashes and production difficulties that put the show's very existence in jeopardy. It reveals to fans and newcomers alike what went on behind the scenes in the making of the classic sitcom Dad's Army and is a true love letter to British creativity.
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
|Gilda Perry||Sarah Alexander|
|Bud Flanagan||Roy Hudd|
|James Beck||Kevin Bishop|
|Tom Sloan||Stuart McQuarrie|
|Clive Dunn||Mark Heap|
|Michael Mills||Harry Peacock|
|Jimmy Perry||Paul Ritter|
|Arthur Lowe||John Sessions|
|Bill Pertwee||Shane Richie|
|Paul Fox||Keith Allen|
|John Le Mesurier||Julian Sands|
|Ann Croft||Sally Phillips|
|Pat Coombs||Charlotte McDougall|
|Arnold Ridley||Michael Cochrane|
|Ian Lavender||Kieran Hodgson|
|John Laurie||Ralph Riach|
|David Croft||Richard Dormer|
|Production Company||Darlow Smithson Productions|