Earlier this year, UKTV recreated three of the missing Dad’s Army episodes. Dad’s Army consisted of 80 episodes overall, but three episodes from the second series were missing. With the original scripts and a brand new cast, the missing episodes have been brought back to life.
When is Dad’s Army: The Lost Episodes out?
Dad’s Army: The Lost Episodes will premiere on Sunday, August 25 on Gold at 8pm.
There are three episodes in the series, each 35 minutes long.
The first episode will air on Sunday, followed by episode two on Monday, August 26 at 8pm.
Episode three will conclude on Tuesday, August 27, starting at 8pm.
You can watch Dad’s Army: The Lost Episodes on Gold TV or stream the series on NOW TV.
What is Dad’s Army: The Lost Episodes about?
Dad’s Army was a popular BBC sitcom about the British Home Guard during the Second World War.
The series aired from 1968 until 1977 on the BBC and had nine seasons in total.
Dad’s Army also had a feature film and a successful stage show.
Episodes of Dad’s Army now air exclusively on Gold.
The series was created and written by Jimmy Perry and David Croft, who went on to create Ain’t Half Hot Mum, You Rang M’Lord? and Hi-de-Hi!
The series was used around the British Home Guard defence force volunteers during World War Two.
Dad’s Army famously starred Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Bill Pertwee, Clive Dunn.
However, three episodes were missing from the original 80-part series.
Using the original scripts for the three episodes created by Jimmy Perry and David Croft, the three episodes have been brought to life as faithfully as possible to the original material.
The first episode of the three is titled The Loneliness of the Long Distance Walker and will see Private Walker (played by Matthew Horne), try to avoid serving in the army.
Episode two it calls A Stripe for Frazer (David Hayman) and will see Frazer and Jones (Kevin Eldon) try to compete to be promoted to Corporal.
The final episode is named Under Fire and will see the platoon investigate a German spy and deal with a blaze at the church hall caused by a German bomb.
Who is in the cast of Dad’s Army: The Lost Episodes?
The Lost Episodes features a brand new cast, reprising the original characters of Captain Mainwaring. Sergeant Wilson, Lance Corporal Jones, Private Frazer, Private Godfrey and Private Pike.
Kevin McNally stars as Captain Mainwaring in Dad’s Army: The Lost Episodes.
Mainwaring was previously played by Arthur Lowe.
McNally is best known for playing Joshamme Gibbs in Priorates of the Caribbean film series.
Downtown Abbey’s Robert Bathurst takes on the role of Sergeant Wilson, originally played by John Le Measurer.
Kevin Eldon stars in Dad’s Army as Lance Corporal Jones, previously played by Clive Dunn.
Elon is an English actor and comedian, but known for Fist of Fun and Knowing You with Alan Partridge.
David Hayman portrays Private Frazer, a role previously played by John Laurie.
Hayman is a Scottish actor, best known for starring in Taboo, The Paradise and Trial and Retribution.
Timothy West, CBE, stars as Private Godfrey in Dad’s Army: The Lost Episodes.
Gavin and Stacey’s Matthew Horne plays Private Walker.
Friday Night Dinner’s Tom Rosenthal takes on the role of Private Pike.
Is there a trailer for Dad’s Army: The Lost Episodes?
No, unfortunately, there is no trailer for Dad’s Army: The Lost Episodes.
However, there is Dad’s Army Mural that has been specially designed for UKTV.
The 1940s army-recruitment style mural can be seen in Clerkenwell, East London.
Scott Russell, creative director for UKTV, commented: “Ghost adverts, original hand-painted murals that date back to the 1920s, ’30s and ’40s, can still be seen on the sides of thousands of buildings up and down the country.
“The idea, a ghost billboard ‘found’ after years of being lost, fitted perfectly with Gold’s lost episodes of Dad’s Army, along with the creative execution of a 1940s-style poster.
“We hope it’s a fitting tribute to this much-loved show that will delight fans of Dad’s Army.”
Dad’s Army: The Lost Episodes premieres Sunday, August 25 on Gold.