On this day 27th October 1958 was the first transmission of the BBC's children's television programme Blue Peter which is still on air today. Part of every British childhood since the 50's, they never sent me a Blue Peter badge though!
Captain Mainwaring's private battles: How Arthur Lowe was so similar to his irascible Dad's Army character that he made filming a fractious ordeal
Lowe as Captain Mainwaring (centre) with John Le Mesurier as Sergeant Wilson (right) and Clive Dunn as Corporal Jones (left) Dad's Army- A British comedy sitcom about the Home Guard during the Second World War. It was written by Jimmy Perry and David Croft and broadcast on BBC television between 1968 and 1977