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 footage.
Until now Mrs Mainwaring has been little more than a lump in the bed and a pain on the phone, but now she is given full form. Meanwhile Alison Steadman as Mrs Fox is taking liberties with Cpl Jones’ sausages, and a glamorous journalist – Catherine Zeta-Jones – has got designs on young Frank Pike.
There is something a little unreal about seeing Captain and Mrs Mainwaring together in uniform, but at least now we know what he was so afraid of. And Bill Nighy’s Sergeant Wilson quite clearly still has an eye for the ladies.
Now, altogether – “good evening ladies, what nice straws you’re wearing.”