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