Dad’s Army Radio Show to Play Wilton’s Music Hall Ahead of UK Tour

Dads Army Radio Show David Benson and Jack Lane Photo Richard Davenport
Dads Army Radio Show David Benson and Jack Lane Photo Richard Davenport

Two acclaimed actors play 25 characters in this brilliant staging of three classic Dad’s Army radio episodes based on favourite scripts from the original TV series. Dad’s Army Radio Show celebrates 50 years of Jimmy Perry and David Croft’s quintessential sitcom, which won the Best One-Liner accolade in a poll of comedians conducted by digital channel Gold, with the immortal words “Don’t tell him, Pike” from The Deadly Attachment episode.

Dad’s Army Radio Show will run for a week at Wilton’s Music Hall from Tuesday 22 January to Saturday 26 January, 2019 prior to a 20-date UK tour – full details to be announced.

This London run coincides with news that three long-lost Dad’s Army episodes wiped by the BBC – Under Fire, A Stripe for Frazer and The Loneliness of the Long Distance Walker – are to be remade with an all-star cast by Gold in 2019.

Double Fringe First Award winner David Benson (star of Think No Evil Of Us: My Life With Kenneth Williams and Boris: World King) and Jack Lane (Wisdom Of A Fool) present a selection of classic radio episodes, based on the BBC Radio 4 radio adaptations created by Michael Snoad and Harold Knowles, featuring favourite lines, cherished characters and great feats of vocal impersonation!

The featured episodes are:
Mum’s Army
Captain Mainwaring allows women into his platoon but rumours begin to circulate that he has become personally involved with one of the new members. 1st shown on TV: 20 November, 19709. 1st radio broadcast: 29 April 1975.

The Deadly Attachment
The platoon is ordered to guard the crew of a sunken U-Boat until help arrives from HQ. This is delayed, and the platoon must guard their Nazi prisoners through the night. 1st shown on TV: 31 October, 1973. 1st radio broadcast: 4 May 1976.

Round And Round Went The Great Big Wheel
The platoon is assigned “special duties” as a new weapon is tested near Walmington-on-Sea. However, their mission takes an unexpected turn… 1st shown on TV: 22 December, 1972. 1st radio broadcast: 20 April 1976.

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