Dad' Army
BBC will release lost episode of Dad's Army after it found the original soundtrack of A Stripe For FrazerUniversal pictures/BBC

Dad's Army fans will get to see a lost episode of the popular BBC television sitcom. Titled, A Stripe For Frazer, the episode will be available on the BBC Store in animated form.

The network decided to produce the episode as a cartoon after it recovered a long lost soundtrack. The episode stars Arthur Lowe as Captain Mainwaring, John Le Mesurier as Sergeant Wilson and John Laurie as Private Frazer.

BBC aired more than 84 episodes of the sitcom between 1968 and 1977. A Stripe For Frazer was aired only once – on 29 March 1969 – after which it was believed that the soundtrack was lost.

BBC plans to release the 30-minute animation episode on 4 February, coinciding with the release of its upcoming movie, A Dad's Army. The animation format will be available on the BBC Store.

Jonathan Green, chief of BBC Store, said: "As the UK renews its love affair with Dad's Army, we're delighted to be bringing fans an exclusive chance to buy this brilliant lost episode which has been missing from the Dad's Army portfolio for nearly half a century."

Dad's Army portrays a British Home Guard during the Second World War. The upcoming episode will showcase the repercussions of Captain Mainwaring promoting Frazer as Lance Corporal.

The movie, on the other hand, will feature iconic British actors such as Toby Jones, Bill Nighy, Michael Gambon, Tom Courtenay and Blake Harrison playing key roles.