Dad's Army's five missing episodes will hit screens this month – but with a major twist | The Sun

BBC’s beloved comedy series Dad’s Army will make a return to screens with a string of salvaged episodes.

Five lost early programmes will be released on DVD and air on UKTV Gold.

However, the classic former BBC One comedy show will be returning in the form of new animated specials. 

Dad's Army aired between 1968 and 1977, with the BBC broadcasting nine seasons with 84 episodes and seven Christmas specials. 

The programme became one of the most beloved British sitcoms of all time.

Unfortunately, not all the episodes survived in the original format. 

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Five early original episodes, which are some of the most sought-after of all lost television programmes, were presumed lost forever after the broadcaster never formally archived them.

Dad's Army – The Missing Episodes will feature all-new hand-drawn animated episodes synced up to the archived voices of the original actors Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie, Bill Pertwee and Arnold Ridley

The audio-only recordings, which survived for all five classics, have been used as the basis for the new animated episodes.

Also included in the series are exclusive special features – including previously unreleased archive film and a new making of documentary. 

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The lost episodes are mostly from the show's second season. Here we list the episodes included in the new series:

1. Poles Apart (Christmas Special)

Captain Mainwaring calls the platoon together to parade on Christmas Night.

Based on an episode originally broadcast on BBC One on December 25, 1968.

2. The Loneliness of the Long Distance Walker

Private Walker's call-up threatens the platoon's primary black market supplier.

Based on an episode originally broadcast on BBC One on March 15, 1969.

3.'A Stripe for Frazer

Captain Mainwaring promotes Private Frazer to Lance Corporal.

Based on an episode originally broadcast on BBC One on March 29, 1969.

4. Under Fire

Captain Mainwaring's men unearth a spy in their midst.

Based on an episode originally broadcast on BBC One on April 5, 1969.

5. The Cornish Floral Dance (Christmas Special)

Captain Mainwaring and Warden Hodges join forces to organise a special choral performance for the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry.

Based on an episode originally broadcast on BBC One December 25, 1970.

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BBC StudiBBC Studios and UKTV by the RTS produced the series with Charles Norton as director and character design by comic book artist Martin Geraghty.

Dad’s Army: The Missing Episodes will be released on DVD and download-to-own on November 27.

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