Nic Wright

Lost Dad’s Army episode reborn as animation

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A lost episode of Dad’s Army is being made available online as an animation.

Originally aired on 29 March 1969, A Stripe For Frazer was deleted from the BBC archives – one of three episodes of the sitcom that were lost.

In 2008, the episode’s audio was submitted to the BBC by a fan, and has now been animated for the BBC Store, the Corporation’s new digital archive shop.

The 30-minute animation will be released on 4 February, one day before the sitcom’s reboot is released in cinemas.

Jonathan Green, director of the BBC Store said: “As the UK renews its love affair with Dad’s Army we’re delighted to be bringing fans an exclusive chance to buy this brilliant lost episode which has been missing from the Dad’s Army portfolio for nearly half a century.”

First airing in 1968, Dad’s Army ran for nine series, ending in 1977 after 84 episodes, and regularly topped 18 million viewers.