A superb short video of Arnold Ridley on This is Your Life has been posted on YouTube. The clip is approximately eight minutes long and features all the regular Dad's Army cast. You can view the video by clicking on the video below.
Friday, 30 May 2008
Wednesday, 28 May 2008
Dad's Army Podcast site 'upgrades'
Just a quick message for those of you who are wondering what's happened to the main podcast site ! Well, I'll try to explain.
PodOmatic, the company who hosts this podcast in cyber world, ‘upgraded’ their site last weekend. Now there may be very few noticeable differences to listeners, but there are a whole host of changes been made in the way podcast hosts maintain their pages. ‘Glitches’ podOmatic all them – I call them something altogether more rude!!
Anyway, the two main differences you’ll notice are;
1) All your past comments have disappeared. I have however, been informed that this is purely temporary. In fact, I can still see them when I log into the site to update it. I just can’t publish them – neither can listeners leave new comments for the time being.
2) The podcast player that opens when you hit ‘Play’ has changed. It looks flashier, but unfortunately misses the first few seconds off from each episode. Similarly, some episodes drop off half way through. These problems I am also assured are temporary. In the meantime, the best way to listen to the podcasts maybe through iTunes or Myspace.
Now I have already uploaded Episode 22 to the podOmatic server and it is still due to be made available to listen to this weekend however - I have described just two of the changes you’ll see – there are hundreds of changes for me in the way I publish episodes! So if I have difficulty, please bear with me. Episode 22 is a cracker so I hope any problems you experience will be worth it.
If these problems do not rectify themselves, then I will look for an alternative host – so thank you for you patience. Hopefully things will be back to the ‘smooth, well-oiled machine’ you are used to very soon.
Monday, 19 May 2008
Frank Williams and Harold Snoad join DAAS members on locations tour
Friday, 16 May 2008
Tour of Dad's Army film locations
Wednesday, 14 May 2008
Croft and Perry receive special award
Prolific sit-com writers David Croft and Jimmy Perry have received a special award from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). The award was made on Sunday 11th May - the same day as the Croft and Perry Day at Bressingham Steam museum. Dad's Army received a BAFTA in 1971 for best comedy and this new award will be seen by some as very overdue. You can read the official BAFTA statement on their website - there is also a video of about 8 minutes showcasing pieces of their work intercut with interviews of Ian Lavender, Su Pollard and Ruth Madoc.
I was lucky enough to be sitting at the same table as David Croft at the annual Dad's Army Appreciation Society dinner the night before the award was announced, and I recorded a brief interview with him.* Unfortunately I was unaware that the award was being made the following day so did not speak to him about it at all!
Congratulations to both Jimmy and David - I am sure their work will be enjoyed by many for generations to come.
* This interview will feature on a future Dad's Army podcast due for release very soon
Monday, 5 May 2008
Croft and Perry Day, Sunday 11th May 2008
For more information about the event, hop over to either the Dad's Army Appreciation Society's page, or the Bressingham Steam Museum site.
Look forward to seeing you there!
Thursday, 1 May 2008
Walker takes over a third of your votes in popularity contest