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Dad's Army set to be 'remade for the big screen'

BBC's hit comedy Dad's Army is set to be remade for the big screen 50 years after it first aired, according to The Sunday Times (£).

The film of life among the Home Guard waiting for a Nazi invasion in the fictional town of Walmington-on-Sea will star Toby Jones as Captain Mainwaring and Bill Nighy as Sergeant Wilson, roles made famous by Arthur Lowe and John Le Mesurier, the newspaper said.

The cast from the BBC's hit comedy, "Dad's Army", in a scene from one of the famous episodes of the show. Credit: PA

The chairman of the Dad's Army Museum in Thetford, in Norfolk said he hoped it would do justice to the original, unlike remakes of some favourite shows.

Stuart Wright, who is also the town's mayor where much of the series was shot, said: "We welcome anything which raises awareness of Dad's Army, and its Thetford links. However we hope they do justice to what is a national institution, and that it will not be like some remakes which have not worked."