Did ya ever hear the story about a sitcom that became a national institution?

With the release next year of the new Dad’s Army film it would seem foolish for the BBC not to get in on the act.

Auntie has announced that it will screen a one off  hour-long drama.  Making Dad’s Army will tell the story of the sitcom   from the show’s origins, with writer Jimmy Perry’s initial idea in 1967 until the transmission of the first episode in 1968, that starred Arthur Lowe and John Le Mesurier.  Dad’s Army  is still one of BBC2’s highest-rating shows almost 40 years after it was first on air.

John Sessions will play Arthur Lowe opposite Julian Sands as John Le Mesurier, with Paul Ritter (Friday Night Dinner) as writer Jimmy Perry and Richard Dormer (Hunted, Fortitude) as his co-writer, David Croft.

The drama will air in December 2015.

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