Dad’s Army is making a comeback after more than 50 years off air – and the full cast has finally been revealed.
Gavin and Stacey actor Mathew Horne, 40, as well as Doctor Who’s Bernard Cribbins, 90, will star in the recreation of three lost episodes from the sitcom’s original second series.
Joining them will be Pirates of the Caribbean star Kevin McNally, who will lead the platoon as Captain Mainwaring during the comedy series about the British Home Guard during the Second World War.
They will be remade using the original scripts, penned by Jimmy Perry and David Croft, and are expected to air later this year on Gold to celebrate five decades since they were
Cribbins was previously confirmed to be taking on the role of the mild-mannered Private Godfrey, played by Arnold Ridley in the original nine series’, filmed from 1968 to 1977.
The Carry On star did National Service, seeing action in Palestine in 1947 and 1948 and told the Radio Times: ‘What a way to start the New Year. Back in khaki again – just like I was in 1947.’
Cold Feet actor Robert Bathurst will step into character as Sergeant Wilson, first portrayed by John Le Mesurier, and Friday Night Dinner star Tom Rosenthal and Kevin Eldon, who has appeared in Brass Eye and Damned, will play Pike and Lance Corporal Jones respectively.
The loveable character of Pike was first brought to life by Ian Lavender, while Clive Dunn played Lance Corporal Jones.
Rain Man stage star Horne will play Private Walker, first portrayed by James Beck, and The Paradise actor David Hayman will fill the shoes of John Laurie who played Private Frazer.