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We’re Doomed!: The Dad’s Army Story (BBC Drama, Richard Dormer)



We’re Doomed! The Dad’s Army Story BBC Drama, Richard Dormer

Period comedy drama We’re Doomed!: The Dad’s Army Story told the story of the genesis of classic sitcom from series co-creator Jimmy Perry’s (Paul Ritter) initial idea in 1967, persuading producer David Croft (Richard Dormer) to get involved through to the broadcast of the first episode in 1968.

Wonderfully played this was a very affectionate look back at one of the UK’s best loved sitcoms.

Cast: Paul Ritter as Jimmy Perry; Richard Dormer as David Croft; Stuart McQuarrie as Tom Sloan; Sarah Alexander as Gilda Perry; Sally Phillips as Ann Croft; Charlotte McDougall as Pat Coombs; Harry Peacock as Michael Mills; Keith Allen as Paul Fox; Amy Hughes as Sylvia; John Sessions as Arthur Lowe; Ralph Riach as John Laurie; Michael Cochrane as Arnold Ridley; Mark Heap as Clive Dunn; Julian Sands as John Le Mesurier; Kevin Bishop as James Beck; Kieran Hodgson as Ian Lavender; Shane Richie as Bill Pertwee; Roy Hudd as Bud Flanagan

Writer: Stephen Russell / Producer: Brett Wilson / Director: Steve Bendelack

UK / BBC Two / 1×60 minute episode / Broadcast Tuesday 22 December 2015 at 9.00pm