Dad’s Army: The Lost Episodes will air on Gold later this week.
To commemorate 50 years since the first broadcast of classic sitcom Dad’s Army, the three episodes lost from the BBC archive have been recreated for Gold.
The new episodes, written by David Croft and Jimmy Perry, continue from the original sitcom as bank manager-turned-squad leader Captain Mainwaring (Kevin R. McNally) takes command of a local group of Home Guards during the Second World War.
Reporting for duty alongside Captain Mainwaring is Robert Bathurst (Cold Feet) as the astute Sergeant Wilson and Timothy West (Gentlemen Jack) playing the gentle soul of the military unit, Private Godfrey.
Also among the cast is Kevin Eldon (Damned) as the graceless Lance Corporal Jones, Mathew Horne (Gavin & Stacey) playing swindler Private Walker, David Hayman (Taboo) readies his rifle as Private Frazer and Friday Night Dinner’s Tom Rosenthal playing the childish soldier Pike.
UKTV recently released a teaser for the series showing a time lapse of a 1940s army-recruitment style mural to celebrate the release of the three episodes.
Dad’s Army: The Lost Episodes hits screens on Sunday 25th August at 8pm on Gold.