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Mathew Horne to play Private Walker in Dad’s Army remake for Gold channel

Mathew Horne has been named as one of the stars set to take part in a new remake of comedy classic Dad’s Army for comedy channel Gold.

The Burton Joyce-born actor will play Private Walker in the remake of three episodes which were lost by the BBC back in the Sixties.

Also starring in the new series is Tom Rosenthal as Private Pike, Kevin Eldon as Lance Corporal Jones, Bernard Cribbins as Private Godfrey and Cold Feet’s Robert Bathurst as Sergeant Wilson.

Kevin R. McNally has been cast as Captain Mainwaring in the three episodes, which have not been seen since their original broadcast in 1969.

The remakes will use the original scripts, which were written for the second series of Dad’s Army by Jimmy Perry and David Croft.

The episodes being recreated are: The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Walker, A Stripe for Frazer and Under Fire.

Dad’s Army: The Lost Episodes will air on Gold in 2019 to celebrate 50 years since the episodes were first broadcast.

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