Dad’s Army release date announced

Saturday 15th November High Street Bridlington. --'Filming of Dads Army. --'NBFP PA1446-16k

Saturday 15th November High Street Bridlington. --'Filming of Dads Army. --'NBFP PA1446-16k

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The film adaptation of much-loved British comedy Dad’s Army will march into cinemas on February 5, 2016.

Filming took place in local landmarks such as Bridlington Old Town and Flamborough Head with stars such as Bill Nighy as Wilson, Toby Jones as Captain Mainwaring, Michael Gambon as Godfrey. Catherine Zeta Jones will also star as new character Rose.

Old Town High Street is home to the fictional town of Walmington-on-Sea and Universal Pictures International will distribute the film locally and has world rights.

The Allies are poised to invade France and finally defeat the German army. But in Walmington-on-Sea, morale amongst local volunteers, the Home Guard, is low.

Their new mission to patrol the Dover army base is a great chance to revive their spirits and reputation – until glamorous journalist Rose Winters arrives to write about their exploits, setting the pulses racing and putting the local women on red alert.

MI5 then discover a radio signal sent direct to Berlin from Walmington-on-Sea: There’s a spy on the loose and the outcome of the war is suddenly at stake.

The BBC sitcom, which ran from 1968 to 1977, centred around the ramshackle Home Guard – local volunteers otherwise ineligible for military service – during the Second World War.