It's often assumed that it was Dad's Army that made John Le Mesurier and Arthur Lowe well known. This is not so.
Arthur Lowe had come to national attention, after a long apprenticeship in theatre, as the uptight church warden Mr Swindley in Coronation Street.
John had made many films and found success as the diffident Colonel in the popular sitcom George And The Dragon. But it was Dad's Army, late in their lives, that brought them fame, fortune, and the oddest of friendships.
This comedy drama by Roy Smiles stars Anton Lesser and Robert Daws. Produced by Liz Anstee.