Dad's Army Specials

Specials

Dad's Army Specials

First Air Date: December 27, 1971

First Aired on    :   1971
Episodes    :   26 episodes



Episodes

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0x26 Dad's Army (December 25, 1968)



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0x25 The Pelican Crossing (December 23, 1976)


A public information advert featuring the cast of Dad's Army, created to inform the public of how to use a pelican crossing.


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0x24 The Coward Revue (January 20, 1969)


A musical tribute to Noel Coward.


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0x23 The Cornish Floral Dance (December 25, 1970)


The platoon are rehearsing 'The Cornish Floral Dance' alongside the Wardens and some of the ladies of Walmington-on-Sea.


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0x22 The Passing Years (November 12, 2007)


A documentary about Dad's Army. Starring: Clive Dunn; Jimmy Perry; David Croft; Ian Lavender; Pamela Cundell; Frank Williams; Philip Madoc; Bill Pertwee; Eric Longworth.


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0x21 Broadcast to the Empire (December 25, 1972)


A Christmas Night with the Stars special: The platoon is chosen to take part in a world wide radio broadcast


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0x20 Resisting the Aggressor Through the Ages (December 25, 1969)


A Christmas Night with the Stars special: To raise money, the platoon dress up in costumes and act as historical figures in the past that have taken over England.


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0x19 Selection Box (February 05, 1997)


Celebrities choose their favourite moments from Dad's Army.


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0x18 We are the Boys: Ian Lavender (January 01, 0001)


Documentary from the BBC series 9 DVD release of Dad's Army.


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0x17 We are the Boys: Clive Dunn (January 01, 0001)


Documentary from the BBC series 8 DVD release of Dad's Army.


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0x16 We are the Boys: Arthur Lowe (January 01, 0001)


Documentary from the BBC series 7 DVD release of Dad's Army.


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0x15 We are the Boys: John Le Mesurier (January 01, 0001)


Documentary from the BBC series 6 DVD release of Dad's Army.


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0x14 We are the Boys: John Laurie (January 01, 0001)


Documentary from the BBC series 5 DVD release of Dad's Army.


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0x13 We are the Boys: James Beck (January 01, 0001)


Documentary from the BBC series 4 DVD release of Dad's Army.


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0x12 The Unforgettable Arthur Lowe (September 18, 2000)



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0x11 We are the Boys: Arnold Ridley (January 01, 0001)


Documentary from the BBC series 3 DVD release of Dad's Army.


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0x10 Missing Presumed Wiped (December 28, 2001)


Documentary about the missing episodes of season 2. When the two missing episodes of Dads Army were found: Operation Kilt and The Battle of Godfrey's Cottage, on the night of there showing they showed this documentary before hand. Also, on the Dads Army Series 1 and 2 DVD, this documentary is an extra. Basically, Terry Wogan announced it and he just went through sitcoms where episodes are no longer in the achieves. Series that have missing episodes are: Hancock's Half Hour, Till Death us do Part, The Likely Lads, Doctor Who and although three episodes have been found, three more episodes of Dads Army remain missing. Also on this documentary, they began talking about Dads Army, where they showed a clip from the abysmal American version of Dads Army. The three missing episodes of Dads Army are: The Loneliness of the Long Distance Walker, A Stripe for Frazer and Under Fire. Dads Army fans, like myself, live in hope that one day the episodes will be found.


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0x09 Don't Panic! The 'Dad's Army' Story (May 28, 2000)


A celebration of the much-loved British comedy about the Home Guard hosted by Victoria Wood.


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0x08 The Movie (March 12, 1971)


Captain Mainwaring and his men create comedy mayhem when they go on manoeuvres with other military companies under the eye of a real Major-General. The result is disaster after disaster. After the shambles of manoeuvres, the Walmington-On-Sea defenders return home just as a German scout plane crashes near their town. It's crew captures the Church Hall and holds the Vicar and Major as hostages. The Major-General sends for the Army, the Army sends for the Navy, the Navy sends for the Marines, the Marines call in the police, and the police call the fire brigade. While this is going on, the irrepressible irregulars of Dad's Army hilariously demonstrate that they really can do the job they were organised for...


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0x07 Dad's Army In Colour – Room At The Bottom (December 13, 2008)


The episode was originally recorded in colour. However, in the Sixties and Seventies the BBC would sometimes wipe and re-use the master tapes once the programme had been aired. Film copies of the master tapes were often made of programmes prior to being wiped, but the recordings were only made in black and white. Thanks to the development of new Colour Recovery technology, the preservation team within BBC Archive have been able to bring a new lease of life to specific archive content, and this Dad's Army episode is the first programme to have its colour recovered. Colour Recovery relies on the particular manner in which these film recordings were made, and hails from the Colour Recovery Working Group, an independent group which has been working on the development the technology – the idea for which was conceived over a decade ago.


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0x06 A Life on the Box - Arthur Lowe (February 21, 1999)


Presented by Terry Wogan this compilation programme celebrates the unique talent of Arthur Lowe, including interviews with those who knew him, together with clips from TV programmes.


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0x05 Comedy Connections - Dad's Army (December 13, 2008)


Shown as part of the BBC Comedy Connections series. This episode looks at Dad's Army, the gentle wartime sitcom that became one of the most popular and best-loved series of all time. Set in wartime Britain, the cast of Dad's Army featured many veterans of stage and screen including Arthur Lowe, John Laurie and Arnold Ridley. As well as creating a template for future ensemble sitcoms, the series established one of British TV's most successful writing partnership - that of Jimmy Perry and David Croft. But Comedy Connections reveals that neither writer gave Dad's Army its name. Originally called Fighting Tigers, the new title was imposed on the show by the BBC's then Head of Comedy, Michael Mills. Other surprises include John Laurie expressing his disappointment that, at the age of 73 and after a glittering theatre career, he should become most famous for 'this crap', what happened when Ian Lavender asked the show's writers whether his character, Pike, was in fact Wilson's son, and what producer David Croft did with the audience feedback report after the screening of the show's pilot. With contributions from writers Jimmy Perry and David Croft, plus actors Clive Dunn, Ian Lavender, Frank Williams, Bill Pertwee, Pamela Cundell and Wendy


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0x04 Jonathan Ross Salutes Dad's Army (August 08, 2008)


In this one-off special to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the classic show, self-confessed Dad's Army fan Jonathan Ross is joined by the show's stars, including Ian Lavender, Clive Dunn, Bill Pertwee and Frank Williams, plus celebrity fans Ronnie Corbett, Jon Culshaw and John Thompson. There are also plenty of surprises in store for everyone who has watched the much-loved television comedy.


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0x03 The Love Of Three Oranges (1976 Christmas Special) (December 26, 1976)


Third Xmas Special. To raise money for the Comforts For The Troops Fund, the vicar organises a bazaar - each member of the platoon donates something. Hodges the greengrocer donates three oranges, extremely rare due to wartime rationing. Mrs. Mainwaring fails to show, and Captain Mainwaring has only one chance of redemption - get his hands on one of Hodges' oranges..


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0x02 My Brother and I (1975 Christmas Special) (December 26, 1975)


Second Xmas Special. Mainwaring's drunken brother Barry arrives in Walmington claiming that their father's pocket watch, held by Mainwaring, belongs to him. Mainwaring gives him the pocket watch to assuage him, but he gatecrashes Mainwaring's party for local dignitaries..


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0x01 Battle Of The Giants (December 27, 1971)


First Xmas Special. The platoon are challenged by the Eastgate platoon to a test - but Hodges, the vicar and the verger are judges. To begin with, they seem likely to win - but when Jones gets a bad attack of malaria, defeat seems close...