Articles Tagged 'Dad's Army'

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Michael Gambon Joins Cast of ‘Dad’s Army’ Movie

This is a very sensitive issue for British comedy fans. Dad’s Army is widely considered to be one of the best sitcoms in British television history, and a movie remake, no matter how affectionately attempted, could stamp heavily upon cherished memories. However, the cast has been announced and if anyone can do it justice, this […]


WATCH: 10 TV Shows That Every Brit Knows

From Doctor Who to Downton Abbey, there are loads of U.K. TV shows that are household names in America, but what about those shows that are so deeply, relentlessly British that they haven’t hopped the Pond? In the 10th episode of our Anglophenia YouTube series, Siobhan Thompson takes us on a tour of the series […]

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Bill Nighy and Toby Jones To Remake ‘Dad’s Army’

Around 18 months ago, we had a story about a mooted remake of the classic British sitcom Dad’s Army, in which a bunch of over-the-hill volunteers in the British home guard attempt to defend the shores of southern England from German invasion during the Second World War. The show is considered part of the national consciousness […]

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10 TV Shows That Explain British Culture

British life – from the bassinet to the crematorium –  has been dissected, examined and reflected back through the prism of the TV since the earliest, pre-war transmissions from Alexandra Palace in London. And for a small island, there’s a surprising amount of stuff to get through, not least because some of the nation exists on […]

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What’s The Best Way To Update A British Sitcom?

Last week, Clive Dunn, one of the last surviving members of cast in the beloved British sitcom Dad’s Army, passed away. His death was all the more noteworthy because he played a character, Corporal Jones, who was far older than he was – the only member of the cast to have done so – and […]