On Tuesday Dad’s Army celebrates its 50th anniversary.
Today BBC Two devotes the night to them, although it starts pretty earlier at around half-past four. First is the late Victoria Wood’s 2000 documentary Don’t Panic! The Dad’s Army Story, followed by the episode “Branded” in which we learn that Godfrey was a former conscientious objector.
After a gap to cover cycling and the Proms, there is a repeat of the drama about how the series was made, We’re Doomed! The Dad’s Army Story, and finally the episode “Mum’s Army”, where Mainwaring falls in love.
Dad’s Army Night begins at 16.35 in BBC Two.