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A SPARKLING SITCOM.

DAD'S Army was a British sitcom about the Home Guard in the Second World War.

Written by Jimmy Perry and David Croft it was broadcast by the BBC between 1968 and 1977.

The series ran for 80 episodes in total, plus a radio series, a feature film and a stage show.

The series regularly gained audiences of 18 million viewers during the 1970s and launched a range of well-recognised catch phrases including "Don't panic", "They don't like it up 'em" and "We're all doomed".

The Home Guard comprised local volunteers otherwise ineligible for military service, usually owing to age, so the series starred several veterans of British film, television and stage including Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier and Arnold Ridley.

In 2004, Dad's Army was voted into fourth place in a BBC poll to find Britain's Best Sitcom.
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Sep 25, 2008
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