Jimmy Perry

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Windsor Davies in “It Ain’t Half Hot Mum”: his eardrum-shattering bellow never failed to amuse viewers. Photograph: Wesley/Keystone/Getty

Windsor Davies Born: August 28th, 1930 Died: January 17th, 2019 It may seem unlikely, even in the world of British TV sitcoms, that an actor could (...)

John Laurie (Private Frazer) and Arthur Lowe (Captain Mainwaring) during an episode of  ‘Dad’s Army’. Photograph: McCarthy/Getty Images

To explore the history of Dad’s Army, you have to enter a near-military environment. Speed bumps, vehicle checks and CCTV impede the route to the buil(...)

Jimmy Perry (right) with producer David Croft and American star Goldie Hawn in December 1970. Hawn had presented the duo with bronze tablets as  British Writers’ Guild winners for a ‘Dad’s Army’ script. Photograph: PA/PA Wire

Jimmy Perry, who created such popular TV comedy shows as Dad’s Army and It Ain’t Half Hot Mum, has died aged 93, the BBC has reported. Perry, who wor(...)