Jimmy Perry, creator of Dad’s Army TV series, dies

Jimmy Perry at the launch of the Dad's Army trail in Thetford in 2004. PIC: Archant

Jimmy Perry at the launch of the Dad's Army trail in Thetford in 2004. PIC: Archant - Credit: Archant Ltd.

Jimmy Perry, creator of one of TV's most popular comedy series, Dad's Army, has died aged 93.

Dad's Army was filmed in Thetford, Diss and Sheringham (Picture: BBC/PA)

Dad's Army was filmed in Thetford, Diss and Sheringham (Picture: BBC/PA) - Credit: Archant

Working with producer David Croft, he was also responsible for It Ain't Half Hot Mum, Hi-de-Hi and You Rang M'Lord?

He drew on his life experiences for his writing, as a young member of the Home Guard during World War Two and as a Butlin's holiday camp Redcoat.

Dad's Army ran from 1968 for 80 episodes over nine years while Hi-de-Hi ran for eight years.

Perry was born on 20 Sep 1923 in Barnes, south-west London.


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