Dad’s Army Teaser Marches In

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Dad's Army Teaser Marches In

by James White |
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We’ve seen the images of the cast. We’ve had the poster. You know what follows next… That’s right, the first teaser trailer for the Dad’s Army film has come striding in like Captain Mainwaring and his less-than-elite squad in the end credits of the series.

From the looks of this, the film has captured the spirit of the show with its bumbling Home Guard patrol forever doing their best to keep wartime Britain safe while never quite getting it right. The big test, of course, will be the film itself, but there’s certainly decent signs here, with Jones in particular finding a take on Mainwaring that doesn’t copy Arthur Lowe’s impeccable original, but echoes it.

Oliver Parker is directing the remake of the classic Jimmy Perry/David Croft sitcom, which features a wide array of big British talent including Toby Jones (as Captain George Mainwaring himself), Bill Nighy (as Sergeant Arthur Wilson), Michael Gambon (as Private Godfrey), Tom Courtenay (as Corporal Jones), Bill Paterson (as Private Frazer), Daniel Mays, (as Private Walker) and Blake Harrison (as Private Pike). The cast also includes the likes of Catherine Zeta-Jones, Sarah Lancashire, Alison Steadman and Mark Gatiss.

Dad’s Army will be in UK cinemas next year.

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