24 June 2018 - Dad's Army maximum cards set of 8
Dad's Army is a BBC television situation comedy about the antics of a British Home Guard unit during World War 2 in the fictional seaside town of Walmington-on-Sea. It was written by Jimmy Perry and David Croft and broadcast on the BBC from 1968 to 1977.
The series ran for nine series and 80 episodes in total, and there was also a radio version based on the television scripts as well as a feature film.
Royal Mail is marking the 50th anniversary of this enduring and hugely popular sitcom with a set of eight Special Stamps. In its 1970s heyday the show attracted more than 18 million* viewers, becoming one of the most watched television programmes.
The Dad's Army Museum in Thetford, Norfolk, has a huge amount of memorabilia and sells postcards produced by the DA Appreciation Society using original stills from the BBC production.
Captain George Mainwaring (bank manager) played by Arthur Lowe.
Sergeant Arthur Wilson (senior bank clerk) played by John Le Mesurier
Lance corporal Jack Jones (butcher and veteran of the first world war and conflict in Sudan) played by Clive Dunn.
Private James Frazer (funeral director and coffin maker, dour Scot) played by John Laurie.
Private Charles Godfrey (retired, decorated vet of WWI) played by Arnold Ridley,
Private Joe Walker (spiv, black-market dealer) played by James Beck
Private Frank Pike (junior bank clerk) played by Ian Lavender, the only cast member still alive.
Chief Air-Raid Warden Hodges, played by Bill Pertwee