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Dad's Army: The Making of a Television Legend

Dad's Army: The Making of a Television Legend
Item# 9781844861057

Product Description

Publisher: Conway

Author: Bill Pertwee

Dad's Army has been an enduring highlight of the small screen since its debut on British television in 1968. Such is its appeal that it was recently voted fourth in a poll of Britain's Best Sitcoms Ever. Bill Pertwee found fame as ARP Warden Hodges in the series and has put together a comprehensive tribute to all aspects of the show. This fully updated volume includes extensive features on the two creators of Dad's Army, Jimmy Perry and David Croft, along with biographies of the whole cast of actors who brought this British comedy classic to life, paying particular attention to such memorable figures as Arthur Lowe (Captain Mainwaring), John Le Mesurier (Sergeant Wilson), Clive Dunn (Corporal Jones) and Ian Lavender (Private Pike). As an integral part of the show itself, Bill Pertwee gives an intimate and colourful account of many hilarious incidents on and off the set. Numerous colour photos and stills supplement the informative text, and a full episode listing is included, together with articles on the many Dad's Army side projects. (hb)