TV Review – ‘We’re Doomed! The Dad’s Army Story’

Hello everyone! 🙂

Last Tuesday evening on the 22nd of December 2015, I watched ‘We’re Doomed! The Dad’s Army Story’. This is the behind-the-scenes story of how writers Jimmy Perry and David Croft worked together against the odds to make a BBC sitcom series about the Home Guard during World War II.

As I’m a ‘Dad’s Army’ fan, I couldn’t miss out on watching this special docu-drama in the lead up to Christmas. I enjoyed seeing this behind-the-scenes drama that was amusing and interesting to watch. I liked how the real-life events were dramatised on how ‘Dad’s Army’ was made in the 1960s.

The cast was very good in this drama. Paul Ritter and Richard Dormer were very good as Jimmy Perry and David Croft. It was interesting to see their working relationship depicted in this drama and how they faced obstacles in getting their BBC sitcom series made (some of the details I knew of already).

There were faces I recognised in this drama. I was delighted to see John Sessions as Arthur Lowe (as he did a Big Finish audio of ‘Doctor Who’ with Peter Davison and Sarah Sutton called ‘Castle of Fear’). John was brilliant as Arthur Lowe, giving a convincing performance on how he sounded and talked.

I was pleased to see Michael Cochrane (who I’ve met) as Arnold Ridley (as he was in ‘Black Orchid’, my favourite ‘Doctor Who’ TV story). I was surprised to see Mark Heap as Clive Dunn (as he was in ‘Lark Rise to Candleford’). All the cast gave good performances as the TV regular cast in the TV series.

I’m pleased I’ve seen ‘We’re Doomed! The Dad’s Army Story’. It’s a light-hearted and enjoyable drama on the behind-the-scenes story of ‘Dad’s Army’ and how it got made by Jimmy Perry and David Croft. I’m looking forward to seeing the ‘Dad’s Army’ movie at the cinemas in February 2016.

Bye for now.

Tim. 🙂


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