Dad's Army by Margaret Sanderson


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Dad’s Army. A popular British BBC comedy series aired from 1968-1977.

The Walmington-On-Sea platoon of the Home Guard is commanded by pompous bank manager Captain Mainwaring (Arthur Lowe). He’s assisted by his chief clerk, Sergeant Wilson (John Le Mesurier).

Lance Corporal Jones (Clive Dunn) is an old soldier, renowned for his frequent cries of “Don’t Panic!” and “They don’t like it up ’em!”.

Private Frazer (John Laurie) is a miserable old Scotsman whose favourite saying is “We’re doomed!”.

Private Godfrey (Arnold Ridley) spends much of his time asking if he can “be excused”.

Private Pike (Ian Lavender) is a bit of a “mummy’s boy”. His mother (Janet Davies) is Sergeant Wilson’s long-time girlfriend.

Private Walker (James Beck) is a “spiv” – there are few things that he can’t get his hands on, provided the price is right.

This motley band of men provide Walmington-on-Sea’s last line of defence against the Nazi hordes.

Prismacolor and Faber-Castell pencils on Bristol Board extra smooth surface, 300gsm, 16 inches x 12 inches.


dads army, pike, captain mainwaring, sergeant wilson, frazer, private walker, private godfrey, lance corporal jones, margaret sanderson, portrait

I’m a self-taught artist from the North of England and I like to inject a bit of humour wherever possible, whether it’s in my writing (see my poems), or my artwork.
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  • RobynLee
    RobynLeeover 3 years ago

  • That was quick! Thank you Robyn Lee!

    – Margaret Sanderson

  • patjila
    patjilaover 3 years ago

    congrats yess this is definitely worth a feature what a great drawing that brings back memories and smiles!

  • Thanks very much Patjila!

    – Margaret Sanderson

  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...over 3 years ago

    ouu have “caught” all these characters perfectly – excellent work !!

  • Very kind of you Grandma Mattie Thank you!

    – Margaret Sanderson

  • carss66
    carss66over 3 years ago

    brill work,but where is the air warden lol.great job margaret

  • Seven faces was difficult enough, thanks Chris!

    – Margaret Sanderson

  • Nikonuser
    Nikonuserover 3 years ago

    Know them will, my husband has the whole serious and has been watching it in the last few days.You have certainly captured them beautifully.

  • This type of comedy will never date. Thank you so much Nikonuser!

    – Margaret Sanderson

  • Gary Fernandez
    Gary Fernandezover 3 years ago

    Great work Margaret, you’ve composed the drawing as if it was an original picture. I don’t know what you were worried about!

  • I could point out loads of mistakes Gary. For instance, the badge on Captain Mainwaring’s hat is on backwards. That’s because I mirrored the original image to face him the opposite way! Love your new avatar by the way!

    – Margaret Sanderson

  • Woodie
    Woodieover 3 years ago

    Lovely art work Margaret,
    You have capture them beautifully in you very own style!!
    We still watch them on TV at least once a week.
    Cheers Neil
    (Snow’s back again today)

  • Thanks very much Neil. Rotten old snow.

    – Margaret Sanderson

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelover 3 years ago

    brillent work .. you have captured them perfectly

  • Thank you LoneAngel!

    – Margaret Sanderson

  • JenHagan
    JenHaganover 3 years ago

    Fantastic Lammy! Genius as always, I don’t know how you managed to get all those details onto such tiny faces! xx

  • Blood sweat and tears, Lenny! Thank you!

    – Margaret Sanderson

    GEORGE SANDERSONover 3 years ago

    This is superb, Margaret, you have them all to a tee!
    one of our art club members did a pencil drawing of them,and it was great, but a touch of colour really brings out their characters !

  • Even if the colour is only brown and green! Thanks George for a great comment!

    – Margaret Sanderson

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