Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Those Radio Times!: Dad's Army In Colour!

Today in 1969, the third series of Dad's Army began on BBC1.

The first episode of the new series entitled The Armoured Might of Corporal Jones was made in colour but when viewers watched it on this particular evening in 1969 they were still likely seeing it in Black and White (Colour TV was still a few months away in Britain, and then only in selected areas!).

Thankfully the shows producer David Croft went for the option of filming Dad's Army in colour guaranteeing regular reruns in the coming decades!

The new series was previewed in that weeks Radio Times with a feature called Muddling Through and featuring excellent models of Captain Mainwaring, Sergeant Wilson and Corporal Jones designed by artist Roger Law. Roger of course, later became very famous for his work on the 1980s satire Spitting Image!

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