BBC Two’s one-off drama We’re Doomed: The Dad’s Army Story will premiere on Tuesday December 22nd at 9pm, it has been announced.
We’re Doomed: The Dad’s Army Story is described as being in a similar vein as An Adventure In Space And Time and tells the story of how Jimmy Perry and David Croft overcame BBC management scepticism, focus groups and cast constipation to get the series on air. The hour-long drama will track the sage from Perry’s initial idea in 1967 until the transmission of the first episode in 1968.
The one-off drama is produced by Darlow Smithson Productions and stars Paul Ritter as Jimmy Perry, Richard Dormer as David Croft, John Sessions as Arthur Lowe, Julian Sands as John Le Mesurier, Mark Heap as Clive Dunn, Shane Richie as Bill Pertwee, Kevin Bishop as James Beck, Keith Allen as Paul Fox, Michael Cochrane as Arnold Ridley, Ralph Riach as John Laurie and Sally Phillips as Ann Croft. Stephen Russell penned the script, while Steve Bendelack directed.The executive producers are Charlotte Surtees and Emily Dalton.
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