We've waited a long old time for the Beeb to bring this one out, but it's worth the wait. Although Dad's Army ceased to be really funny after the death of James Beck, this is still marvellous watching. Having dropped Talfryn Thomas's irritating stereotypical Welshman, the writers seemed to decide to pitch for the nostalgia part instead of the sitcom one. It works. Rarely a hold-your-sides moment, but the charm and warm glow are never absent either. This series also saw a much greater use than before of location shoots, perhaps reflecting the smaller cast budget. In four of the six episodes, there is outside filming, often of beautiful locations that are perfectly chosen to reflect the script. The scripts also show different sides of some of the characters. So, for instance, in "Is there Honey still for Tea" Frazer shows his soft and honourable side, while Ian Lavender was given the chance to demonstrate much greater maturity and versatility as an actor, veering from the grown-up to the teenaged with never a crack in it. The plots may be more than absurd at times (the Dad's Army crew as filmstars?) but they are not badly done and the cast deal with them beautifully. For all the tendency to stereotype Mainwaring, Wilson and Jones, this is a good series and well worth getting. The Clive Dunn extra is an odd one - the only feature to date for a living cast member - but it didn't actually add very much to what I already knew. Frustratingly, there is still no sign either of season 9 or the Christmas specials. Maybe if this one sells well, the BBC will get their act together!