Arts and Entertainment

Dad’s Army Premiere

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The world premiere of Dad’s Army takes place at the Odeon Leicester Square on the 26th January with stars including Catherine Zeta-Jones and Sir Michael Gambon taking to the red carpet.

The feature length adaptation of the much loved British sitcom will see the Home Guard attempting to deal with both a glamorous journalist and a German spy.

The adaptation has already been given the support of original series writer Jimmy Perry and Ann Croft, wife of his late co-writer David Croft, who served as an executive producer on the film.

Commenting on the film in an interview for ITV Ann Croft said:

I think they’ve kept the spirit of the writing without actually sucking up any of the past material which is very clever.

With the film set for general release on the 5th February time will tell whether it will live up to the expectations of fans of the original series.

We spoke to Professor in Media and Communications at Goldsmiths Tim Crook  about his memories of the original series and thoughts on the upcoming adaptation.

Meanwhile the Yorkshire town of Bridlington is anticipating a tourist led revival as fans flock to see where much of the film was shot with the Yorkshire coastline doubling as the iconic White Cliffs of Dover.

Film tourism has proved a major boost to many locations with past statistics by Creative England showing  gains of up to £1.6m in the most popular locations in 2014.

The town has also produced a new local star in the form of town crier David Hinde, who holds the world record for loudest town cry and will appear in the movie leading a military parade.

 

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