The Dad's Army Wikia is a collaborative database of information about the BBC's classic comedy series Dad's Army, which ran on the BBC from 31st July 1968 – 13th November 1977 for 9 series & 3 Christmas specials (80 episodes in total) plus a radio series, a feature film and a stage show. On its inception, reviews for the first series were mixed but the gradually grew to becoming one of Britain's most popular sitcoms, with an regular audience of 18 million viewers. The series remains well-known and still garners popularity today.
Dad's Army was set in the fictional south coast seaside town of Walmington-on-Sea, during the Second World War. Alternating moments of gentle character comedy with broad slapstick, it recounted the misadventures of the local voluntary defence force (or 'Home Guard'), consisting of men who are too old or 'unfit' for military service.
2016 Film Dad's Army is a 2016 British film based on the BBC sitcom Dad's Army. Directed by Oliver Parker, the film was released on 5th February 2016 in the United Kingdom by Universal Pictures. It was released on DVD and Blu-Ray in the United Kingdom on 13th June 2016.
It's summer 1944 and the Invasion of Normandy is coming soon. In Walmington-on-Sea, Captain Mainwaring's Home Guard suffers from a lack of confidence and usefulness and from low motivation. This is until a glamorous journalist, Rose Winters (Catherine Zeta-Jones) arrives to cover a report on the platoon's exploits and activities...find out more!