Dad’s Army – a Soldier’s Farewell reviewed

I have a great soft-spot for the episode A Soldier’s Farewell which came near the middle of the fifth series of Dad’s Army and was first broadcast on 20th October 1972. The fifth series was a little less consistently good […]

Mum’s Army – the women of Walmington

Another feature ahead of the forthcoming Dad’s Army film release – this time focussing on the role of the women characters – ‘The Women of Walmington’ includes interviews with the cast, scenes from the film as well as behind the scenes […]

Behind the scenes Dad’s Army film feature

It’s only a few days now until the new Dad’s Army film opens in cinemas throughout the country. To get yourself into that Home Guard mood early, check out this short feature in which cast and crew, old and new, […]

Round-Up of Dad’s Army Film Reviews

The new Dad’s Army film was premièred last night, and the reviews are out. Expectations for the film have been mixed – we have expressed our own concerns – so let’s take a look at what the critics think. The […]

The Dads Army Genome – Series 1 Infographic

The Dad’s Army Genome is progressing well, with the whole of series 1 scanned, converted to text, broken down into lines of dialogue and loaded into the database. I’ll soon be moving on to the second series, but before that […]

The Dads Army Genome project begins – what’s that then?

So this is going to take some explaining. If you follow the Walmington-on-Line Twitter stream @walmingtonon you may have seen us trailing something called the Dads Army Genome #dadsarmygenome. What is the Dads Army Genome? If you’ve seen the BBC Genome […]

Featured Dad’s Army Episode – The Big Parade

Tonight at 2030 BBC will screen the 27th Dad’s Army episode – The Big Parade. Perry and Croft seemed to be mining an aquatic theme at this stage of Dad’s Army  series 4. The previous episode, Sons of the Sea, […]

Top 10 Most Important Dads Army Episodes

So here is a challenge – to choose the ten most important Dads Army episodes from the eighty contenders – that is less than one episode from each series. We’re not talking about the best episodes, or the funniest, but […]

Featured Episode: We Know Our Onions

We Know Our Onions sees the redoubtable Walmington-on-Sea platoon in trouble as they attempt to take part in a Home Guard efficiency test. The day starts badly with Wilson complaining about having to take the platoon’s new Smith Gun, of which Mainwaring is […]

A new Dad’s Army film? Only a stupid boy would try

Rumours of a new Dad’s Army film have been circulating for some time now. Back in 2012 I offered some advice for anyone daft enough to try. It looks as though I wasted my time though, as in the past few days details […]