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  1. All aboard for thrill ride as Ghost Train takes to stage in StevenageRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 17 | Crow

    Bumbling Private Godfrey from classic TV sitcom Dad's Army came across as an amiable old duffer, but the man who played him was a sharp cookie. Decades before Walmington On Sea's Home Guard stalwarts captured the hearts of the nation, Arnold Ridley had penned a classic play which is still regularly revived.

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  2. Chris Evans to host VE Day anniversary concertRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 17 | Warrington Guardian

    The Warrington-born presenter will helm the event which will take place on Saturday May 9 and feature performances by Alfie Boe , Status Quo and Dad's Army star Ian Lavender. It willl be broadcast on BBC One and Radio 2. The event, called VE Day 70: A Party To Remember, is being held at Horse Guards Parade in central London.

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  3. Dad's Army marched with a passion for cricketRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 10 | IcWolverhampton

    Dad's Army star Ian Lavender continues to recount his fascinating love affair with cricket... and reveals how he became a Villa fan. The Dad's Army battlers and huge cricket lovers Arthur Lowe as Captain Mainwaring, centre, with left to right, Clive Dunn, James Beck, John Le Mesurier, John Laurie, Ian Lavender and Arnold Ridley.

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  4. Look: Cricket icon Richie Benaud pictured at Edgbaston down the yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 10 | IcWalsall

    ... said: "Richie Benaud was one of the great voices of my childhood. A superb all-rounder, captain and commentator." Dad's Army star Ian Lavender continues to recount his fascinating love affair with cricket... and reveals how he became a Villa fan. ...

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  5. Bill Nighy Expresses Concern At 'Dad's Army' Movie ReceptionRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2015 | ContactMusic.com

    The 'Love Actually' and 'Shaun of the Dead' actor had concerns about how the big screen adaptation of the beloved sitcom will be received. Veteran British actor Bill Nighy is set to star in next year's movie adaptation of legendary comedy 'Dad's Army', but he's apparently worried that fans of the original series will hate the resulting film.

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  6. Monday 16th February 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2015 | Richard Herring

    The curse of Dad's Army struck again with 95 year old, Pamela Cundell who played Mrs Fox being the latest one to pass away before her time. Ian Lavender seems set to pick up the tontine that he cannily set up with the entire cast in the early 70s.

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  7. Mr Men and Little Misses are off to HollywoodRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2015 | Radio Times

    ... female counterparts the Little Misses have been animated. From 1974 to 1985, there was a BBC series narrated by Dad's Army actor Arthur Lowe and The Mr. Men Show followed in the noughties on Channel 5. Hargreaves wrote the first book in 1971 after ...

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  8. Mr Men movie on the way after Ice Age studio signs a deal to make it a realityRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2015 | Mirror.co.uk

    ... been brought to life in short TV cartoons , with actor Arthur Lowe - best known as Captain Mainwaring in Dad's Army - providing the voice for many of the animations. He was later succeeded by Geoffrey Palmer. What happens when you take Roger ...

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  9. Mr Men and Little Misses movie gets the go aheadRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2015 | The First Post

    ... The characters have in the past been brought to life in short television episodes voiced by Arthur Lowe of Dad's Army and later Geoffrey Palmer. The first character was created in 1971 by British illustrator Roger Hargreaves, who drew the long-armed ...

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  10. Mr Bump To Make Movie Debut As Deal Is SignedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2015 | Ananova

    ... reviously been brought to life in short TV cartoons, with actor Arthur Lowe - best known as Captain Mainwaring in Dad's Army - providing the voice for many of the animations.

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  11. The Mister Men and Little Misses are heading for the big screenRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2015 | Salisbury Journal

    ... reviously been brought to life in short TV cartoons, with actor Arthur Lowe - best known as Captain Mainwaring in Dad's Army - providing the voice for many of the animations. He was later succeeded by Geoffrey Palmer.

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  12. Mr Men and Little Miss in film dealRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2015 | BBC News

    ... The books were previously turned into a children's BBC TV animation between 1974-1985, which was narrated by Dad's Army actor Arthur Lowe When Hargreaves died aged 53 in 1988 following a stroke, his son Adam took over the running of the ...

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  13. We chat to actor Jeffrey Holland about his two forthcoming Basingstoke productionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2015 | Basingstoke Gazette

    ... when he met the legendary writers Jimmy Perry and David Croft and joined the cast of the musical stage version of Dad's Army. "I have been blessed", he recalls when I chat to him on the phone in advance of his local appearances. "It was thanks to ...

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  14. Tourism bosses delight as stars come flockingRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2014 | Gazetteherald.co.uk

    ... gardening, motoring programmes and TV dramas to films with internationally-known stars. A big-screen version of Dad's Army starring Toby Jones, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bill Nighy, Tom Courtenay, Michael Gambon, Mark Gatiss, and the original Private ...

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  15. Dad's Army film: Ian Lavender reveals shock that Private...Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 27, 2014 | Mirror.co.uk

    ... Jones and Daniel Mays plays Private Walker. "A lot of people were saying it was a bad idea to re-make Dad's Army but I don't think that at all. "I don't think it had anything to do with me. I don't have any owner's rights on the TV series or the ...

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  16. "It was massive compared to the TV series" - Neville returns to...Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 24, 2014 | Eastern Daily Press

    "It was massive compared to the TV series" - Neville returns to the screen 37 years after first Dad's Army role Dad's Army impersonators Neville Lockwood and Mick Whitman who have had roles in the new movie. Picture by: Sonya Duncan It's been billed as a faithful multi-million pound remake of one our most cherished TV treasures, complete with an all-new stellar cast.

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  17. Dad's Army star Ian Lavender to play cameo role in new filmRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 22, 2014 | Radio Times

    The actor, who is also known for roles in EastEnders, Doctors and Casualty, will play an officer in the reboot movie, according The Telegraph . Lavender played hapless Private Frank Pike, the youngest member of the platoon, in all nine series of Dad's Army between 1968 and 1977.

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  18. Dad's Army! Maximum age limit for part-timers soldiers raised to...Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 13, 2014 | Daily Mail

    Dad's Army! Maximum age limit for part-time soldiers raised to 52: Move leads to accusations of desperation after 'shambolic' figures show reserve force grew by only 20 in a YEAR Defence chiefs have raised the maximum age limit for some part-time soldiers to join the Army to over 50 - leading to accusations of 'Dad's Army' desperation. The revelation comes after 'shambolic' figures showed the size of the Army reserve has increased by just 20 in the last year - despite the Ministry of Defence ploughing millions of pounds into advertising campaigns.

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  19. Catherine Zeta-Jones points a gun in scenes for Dad's Army remakeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2014 | Daily Mail

    Monkey business: Hollywood divided over whether Andy Serkis should get an Oscar for his 'motion captured' role in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Model known as France's Kim Kardashian is arrested over alleged murder attempt after 'stabbing her reality TV star boyfriend multiple times in the throat and chest' The day Elvis begged President Nixon to make him an undercover agent: Kevin Spacey and Michael Shannon to star in movie about the bizarre encounter On your knees! Catherine Zeta-Jones points a gun towards Toby Jones' Captain Mainwaring as she films dramatic scenes for Dad's Army remake But now Catherine Zeta-Jones is getting her hands dirty with a different kind of role as she gets into character for the big screen remake of the classic Dad's Army.

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  20. Don't mention the water: Captain Mainwaring goes from Corporal Jones to Catherine Zeta-JonesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2014 | Mirror.co.uk

    Captain Mainwaring appears to have gone from hapless to hero in new scenes being shot for a remake of classic sitcom, Dad's Army. The pompous bank manager, played by actor Toby Jones, is seen rescuing Catherine Zeta-Jones' character Rose Winters in feature-length version of the popular British TV programme.

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