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Jones’s van to star in new series celebrating Dad’s Army

Jones's van outside its home at the Dad's Army Museum, Thetford. Picture: Steve Adams

Jones's van outside its home at the Dad's Army Museum, Thetford. Picture: Steve Adams

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The butcher’s van from Dad’s Army will star alongside Alexander Armstrong in a new series celebrating one of the nation’s favourite comedy series.

Jones's van in Thetford. Picture: Steve AdamsJones's van in Thetford. Picture: Steve Adams

Corporal Jones’s van, an exhibit at the Dad’s Army Museum in Thetford, will feature in the four-part series called Saluting Dad’s Army.

Presented by actor Alexander Armstrong, the series will cover the history of the BBC series - celebrating its 50th year - using archive footage and newly captured interviews.

Stuart Wright, chairman of the Dad’s Army Museum, said: “Alexander Armstrong came down and filmed with the van in July. They were keen to have the van featured. They invited a number of people to the Guildhall that were related to the programme.

“It was good to have Alexander here and he was quite impressed with the [Captain Mainwaring] statue.”

It will air on Gold later this year.

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