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Fans of Dad's Army have been told to heed the "Don't Panic" catchphrase made famous by the late Clive Dunn, who played Corporal Jones, as there is a re-invention of the classic sitcom in the pipeline. Nearly four decades since the last episode of the show about bumbling Home Guard soldiers, co-writer Jimmy Perry has revealed a film version is in the works. Perry revealed to a meeting of the Dad's Army Appreciation Society that a film version could be developed – but received a round of "groans". Perhaps because speculation emerged that Captain Mainwaring, played by Arthur Lowe in the series, might be played by a woman. Permission to speak, ma'am.

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