David Croft RIP

The writer of It Ain't Half Hot Mum, Dad's Army, 'Allo 'Allo and many other Comedy series has died. A major in the RA during the War, he did his bit.
'Oh Dear...how sad...never mind.'

As Lofty would have been told if he had imparted the news.

In fact a writer of such original (for it's time) and entertaining programming is a very sad loss.

When he reaches the pearly gates do you think St.Peter will greet him with........Hi-De-Hi ?



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There aren't any writers like that these days. The programmes they wrote were a reason to watch TV, there was very little else to watch back then.
It's funny how shows like Dad's Army etc still get aired forty odd years later. Somehow I don't think we'll be seeing todays telly fodder in 2050.
He had a unique talent and you can be sure there were events from his military service that were reworked and found their way into the scripts of Dad's Army etc. which of course would be a sign of his genius. Like a lot of people of my generation I've watched them all, several times, and this will be an excuse to get the collection down from the attic. What better way to acknowledge the genius that was David Croft.

A little bit of Dad's Army trivia. The shoulder flash worn by the members of the platoon featured the letters CP. This stood for Croft and Perry, the writers.


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