The name’s Bond - don’t tell him, Pike! Dad’s Army trailer greets 007 fans

Plans to twin Bridlington with the fictional 'Walmington-on-Sea' of Dad's Army, have been green-lit after visitors numbers soared, even before the film's release

Plans to twin Bridlington with the fictional 'Walmington-on-Sea' of Dad's Army, have been green-lit after visitors numbers soared, even before the film's release

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CINEMAGOERS settling down to watch the new Star Wars or James Bond features could also see an unexpected slice of rustic Yorkshire.

The new trailer for the forthcoming Dad’s Army feature film - shot in Bridlington, Flamborough, Whitby and Beverley - was released today, just in time for the blockbuster crowds.

The filming saw residents and visitors flock the streets to catch a glimpse of stars Bill Nighy, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Tony Jones, Michael Gambon, Tom Courtenay, Blake Harrison and Bill Paterson.

The trailer shows predominantly Bridlington with town crier David Hinde featuring in the opening seconds. Beverley is also featured with the East Riding Theatre in being used for the drill hall where Captain Mainwaring puts the Home Guard through their paces.

Mr Hinde plays Walmington-on-Sea’s town crier in the film.

He said he was delighted to be in the trailer, leading the St George’s Day parade.

Plans to twin Bridlington with the fictional 'Walmington-on-Sea' of Dad's Army, have been green-lit after visitors numbers soared, even before the film's release

Plans to twin Bridlington with the fictional 'Walmington-on-Sea' of Dad's Army, have been green-lit after visitors numbers soared, even before the film's release

“To be in front of so many people and big Hollywood stars was incredible,” he said.

“I was the person setting the pace so it was a big responsibility. It was an amazing day and I’m very proud.”

He is impressed by the trailer and believes the film will wow cinema audiences when it comes out next year.

“I think they have done a fantastic job and it’s going to be a massive hit.”

Mr Hinde says it will also be a huge boost to the seaside town where much of the filming took place.

“The fact that Bridlington old town is going to be seen by people all over the world is fantastic.”

The first Dad’s Army film trailer was released in August, and features Catherine Zeta-Jones strolling along Old Town’s High Street, which had been transformed into Walmington-on-Sea.

Dad’s Army is released in cinemas on 5 February 2016.

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FACTFILE

• ‘Dad’s Army’ ran for nine years from 1968 to 1977 - and parodied the British Home Guard

• The Home Guard comprised volunteers otherwise ineligible for military service

• In 2004, Dad’s Army was voted fourth in a BBC poll to find Britain’s Best sitcom

• The sitcom’s working title was The Fighting Tigers and it was set in Brightsea-on-Sea

• Catchphrases made famous by the programme include “Don’t panic!”, “They don’t like it up ‘em” and talk about the “Fuzzy-Wuzzies”, the latter being a reference to fierce rebels who resisted British rule in Sudan in the late 19th Century.

• In October, York ‘twinned’ with its historical predecessor, Jorvik

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