The Dad’s Army Presentation Pack is a must have for fans of the classic series and marks fifty years since it first aired on television. Dad’s Army is one of a handful of TV comedies that fully deserves its classic status. The show focuses on a Home Guard platoon commanded by pompous bank manager Captain Mainwaring and assisted by his mild-mannered chief clerk, Sergeant Wilson. This motley band of men provide Walmington-on-Sea’s last line of defence against the seemingly imminent Nazi invasion. In its 1970s heyday the show attracted more than 18 million viewers, becoming one of the most watched television programmes.
The fully illustrated Dads Army Presentation Pack includes all eight special stamps and is full of fascinating information written by Graham McCann including; an explanation of what inspired the series and how and why it became one of the most popular and enduring sitcoms in this country, pen pictures of the actors and their characters, an insight into the writers - Jimmy Perry and David Croft, a number of rarely seen behind-the-scenes photograph plus images and synopses of some of the most memorable scenes from the series. Even the most enthusiastic and knowledgeable fans of the series will be surprised by some of the facts contained in the pack, including which other actors were offered roles in Dads Army, how the opening sequence evolved and the story behind the writing and recording of the show’s theme song.
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The eight stamps celebrate the key characters together with their most memorable catchphrases.
Date of issue 26th June 2018
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