Can you believe it’s been 50 years since Dad’s Army ended? Fans of the well-loved sitcom will be delighted to hear that TV bosses at Gold are attempting to remake three lost episodes.
It originally ran from 1968 until 1977 and in 2019 it will return to our screens for the three lost episodes - The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Walker, Stripe For Frazer and Under Fire - using the original scripts penned by Jimmy Perry and David Croft.
Dad’s Army: The Lost Episodes will star Kevin R. McNally as Captain Mainwaring, alongside Sergeant Wilson (Robert Bathurst) and the gentleman of the squad, Private Godfrey (Bernard Cribbins).
Kevin Eldon (Damned) will also be reporting for duty playing Lance Corporal Jones, with Mathew Horne (Gavin & Stacey) as Private Walker, David Hayman (Taboo) taking arms as Private Frazer and Friday Night Dinner’s Tom Rosenthal playing the young Pike.
Gold boss Pete Thornton told the Daily Star newspaper: "We've been working on this project for several years and will be respecting the genius of the original series. If ever there was a time to 'stick to the script' then this is it."
Producers are currently on the hunt for a talented cast for the remake and are rumored to have their eye on Sir David Jason to play Captain Mainwaring, Hugh Laurie as Sgt Arthur Wilson and EastEnders' Danny Dyer as Private Joe Walker.
"The Lost Episodes are currently being cast, with an extensive hunt on to find the perfect candidates to take on the daunting task of bringing these much-loved comedy characters to life once more."
Gold are also reportedly keen to get original cast member Ian Lavender (Private Frank Pike) to make an appearance in the new episodes, which will be filmed in front of a live audience at the start of 2019.