DAD’S ARMY drama coming to BBC2

MAKING DAD’S ARMY, the new drama written by Stephen Russell, started filming this week. This one off hour long drama, tells the story of the creation of the sitcom with Perry’s initial idea for the comedy back in 1967 until transmission of the first episode the next year.

The drama, produced by Darlow Smithson Productions for BBC2, stars Paul Ritter as Jimmy Perry, Richard Dormer as David Croft, John Sessions and Julian Sands as Arthur Lowe and John Le Mesurier. The cast also features the talents of Shane Richie,Kevin Bishop and Sally Phillips, and is directed by Steve Bendelack.

This one off drama comes ahead of the film version starring Toby Jones which is due to be released next year.