"Dad's Army"

"Dad's Army" : The Lost Episodes

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The complete scripts for six classic early recordings now missing from the Dad's Army archives. Jimmy Perry and David Croft's Dad's Army ran to 80 episodes and after three decades of regular prime-time repeats the wartime adventures of Walmington-on-Sea's Home Guard have become imprinted on the nation's psyche. However, all but one of the six episodes recorded for season two were accidentally wiped after their first broadcast in 1969, never to be seen again. And, although the recordings themselves can never be recovered, David Croft has unearthed the scripts for those long-lost episodes - "Operation Kit", "The Battle of Godfrey's Cottage", "The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Walker", "Sgt Wilson's Little Secret", "A Stripe For Frazer" and "Under Fire" - dusted them off and specially adapted them for publication.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 190 x 235 x 12mm | 485g
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New ed.
  • b&w photos
  • 0753507307
  • 9780753507308

About Jimmy Perry

Dad's Army creators Jimmy Perry and David Croft are an award-winning writing duo whose other credits include It Aint Half Hot Mum and You Rang M'Lord. Jimmy Perry also wrote the Dad's Army signature tune, 'Who Do You Think You Are Kidding Mr Hitler', which won the Ivor Novello Award in 1970/71. Croft and Perry have been awarded the OBE for their services to television.
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