Dad’s Army creator, Jimmy Perry, dies at 93.

Sadly, these posts are happening with too much frequency these days. Jimmy Perry, creator and co-writer (with David Croft) on what’s is considered one of the most popular British TV sitcoms has passed at age 93. Voted #4 in the 2004 Britain’s Best Sitcom poll, Dad’s Army told the story of the British Home Guard during World War II. In […]

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Toby Jones heads to 19th century London as ‘The Secret Agent’

It’s Monday so it must be time, once again, to give everyone a heads up that more quality drama is headed to the BBC1 schedule this week. In this case, we’re talking the forthcoming Sunday premiere of The Secret Agent, starring Toby Jones (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Captain America, Dad’s Army and the voice of Dobby […]

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Found ‘lost’ Dad’s Army episode to have new life in animation

While we are just weeks away from the big screen film release of Dad’s Army on 5 February, starring Toby Jones, Bill Nighy and Michael Gambon, a ‘lost’ episode of the iconic British comedy series from the creative minds of Jimmy Perry and David Croft has been found and is being given a bit of a 21st […]

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‘Victor Frankenstein’, ‘Sherlock’-style

Victor Frankenstein is definitely not your father’s Frankenstein. Neither is it Mel Brooks’ nor Danny Boyle’s Frankenstein. For some, this won’t be Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein either. Told from Igor’s perspective, Victor Frankenstein begins with the troubled young assistant’s dark origins through his life-saving friendship with the young medical student Victor Von Frankenstein, played by James McAvoy (State of […]

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More ‘lost’ At Last the 1948 Show episodes discovered.

The British Film Institute unearthed a valuable piece of television history this week. Two more missing episodes of the cult comedy, At Last the 1948 Show, which was a precursor to Monty Python’s Flying Circus, have been found 48 years after they aired. Named for a joke about how long it took TV commissioners to make a […]

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Lots of familiar faces in Paul McGuigan’s long-awaited ‘Victor Frankenstein’

This definitely isn’t your father’s Frankenstein. Neither is this Mel Brooks’ nor Danny Boyle’s Frankenstein. For some, this won’t be Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein either. Told from Igor’s perspective, Paul McGuigan’s Victor Frankenstein begins with the troubled young assistant’s dark origins through his life-saving friendship with the young medical student Victor Von Frankenstein, played by James McAvoy, and the […]

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Dad’s Army gets big screen treatment with a killer cast

Don’t Panic! Regardless of whether or not Dad’s Army has ever been on your radar, the forthcoming big screen treatment that is set to hit cinemas in February 2016 is well worth a look. The original Jimmy Perry and David Croft’s British comedy followed the escapades of a group of amateur soldiers as they tried […]

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Big screen treatment of Dad's Army drawing top-notch talent

The big-screen adaptation of the classic BBC wartime comedy, Dad’s Army, is drawing some of the biggest names (outside of Benedict Cumberbatch) together as they begin to assemble the cast. The feature film treatment of the Jimmy Perry, David Croft iconic British comedy has landed one of the greats with the announcement that Bill Nighy, […]

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Dad's Army to get big screen treatment

Captain Mainwaring, Sergeant Wilson and Private Pike are going back on patrol some 37 years after they were last on duty protecting the quiet seaside town of Walmington-on-Sea from a Nazi invasion. Dad’s Army, which starred Arthur Lowe, followed the escapades of the Home Guard platoon during World War II and their efforts as the […]

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