DSP’s Christmas drama is on its way – The Dad’s Army Story
DSP’s latest drama will hit TV screens this Christmas!
WE’RE DOOMED! THE DAD’S ARMY STORY is the dramatized story of how legendary writers/producers Jimmy Perry and David Croft overcame BBC management scepticism, focus groups and cast constipation to get the much loved series onto air.
Dad’s Army, which gave us the cherished catchphrases ‘We’re Doomed!’ ‘Don’t Panic!’ ‘Stupid boy!’ & ‘They don’t like it up ‘em!’ was one of Britain’s most successful ever comedy sitcoms. At its peak, it attracted 18 million viewers every Saturday night and to this day, over 40 years later, continues to command an audience of millions with its repeats.
This one-off special is led by a stellar cast, including Paul Ritter as Jimmy Perry and Richard Dormer as David Croft. Running from Perry’s initial idea in 1967 until the transmission of the first episode in 1968, this affectionate and witty film shows the beginnings of Perry and Croft’s writing partnership and the casting woes, personal clashes and production difficulties that put the show’s very existence in jeopardy. It reveals to fans and newcomers alike what went on behind the scenes in the making of Dad’s Army and is a true love letter to British creativity.
You can watch our trailer here.
WE’RE DOOMED! THE DAD’S ARMY STORY will be shown on BBC2 at 9pm on Tuesday 22nd December, and again at 10.20pm on Christmas Day.