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David Croft comedy writer dies

Postby Archie » Tue Sep 27, 2011 4:20 pm

David Croft one of the writers of Dad's Army, Are you being Served and a host of other comedies died peacefully at home today, he was 89 years old.

RIP

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/ne ... -dies.html
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Postby Karl » Tue Sep 27, 2011 6:54 pm

A great comedy writer RIP.

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Postby PhilGlass » Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:02 pm

He also Directed perhaps the most famous Steptoe and Son of all... "Divided we stand", filling in for John Howard Davies who was ill that week.

However, unlike Galton and Simpson, Perry and Croft, who wrote Dads Army in fact never wrote a script together in their life. They themselves admitted that Jimmy Perry wrote one episode, Croft the next, and they swapped and changed.

He was a talented writer and will be missed.
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Postby Ivor Biggun » Tue Sep 27, 2011 10:48 pm

PhilGlass wrote:He also Directed perhaps the most famous Steptoe and Son of all... "Divided we stand", filling in for John Howard Davies who was ill that week.

However, unlike Galton and Simpson, Perry and Croft, who wrote Dads Army in fact never wrote a script together in their life. They themselves admitted that Jimmy Perry wrote one episode, Croft the next, and they swapped and changed.

He was a talented writer and will be missed.


I thought "The Desperate Hours" was the most famous? :?:
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Postby PhilGlass » Wed Sep 28, 2011 7:27 pm

Ivor Biggun wrote:
PhilGlass wrote:He also Directed perhaps the most famous Steptoe and Son of all... "Divided we stand", filling in for John Howard Davies who was ill that week.

However, unlike Galton and Simpson, Perry and Croft, who wrote Dads Army in fact never wrote a script together in their life. They themselves admitted that Jimmy Perry wrote one episode, Croft the next, and they swapped and changed.

He was a talented writer and will be missed.


I thought "The Desperate Hours" was the most famous? :?:


That's why I said perhaps!
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Postby Ivor Biggun » Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:28 pm

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Postby Dirty Old Yank » Sun Oct 02, 2011 12:22 pm

That is a shame. I've only seen 6 episodes of AYBS, the second disc. Very funny stuff no matter how many times I watch it.
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Postby Archie » Sun Oct 02, 2011 4:44 pm

PhilGlass wrote:He also Directed perhaps the most famous Steptoe and Son of all... "Divided we stand", filling in for John Howard Davies who was ill that week.

However, unlike Galton and Simpson, Perry and Croft, who wrote Dads Army in fact never wrote a script together in their life. They themselves admitted that Jimmy Perry wrote one episode, Croft the next, and they swapped and changed.

He was a talented writer and will be missed.


Interesting post Phil, it would have been interesting if he had written a script for an episode of S&S :o
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Postby PhilGlass » Tue Oct 04, 2011 5:31 pm

They revealed this when they were on The Jonathan Ross show a while back.

It would have been good, yes, but with respect to all of his wonderful scripts, Steptoe without Galton or Simpson just wouldn't be right!
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Postby Archie » Fri Oct 07, 2011 4:47 pm

There was a tribute on The One Show the other night, though it seemed to concentrate on Allo Allo - which I never liked :(
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Postby steptoe and son scrap » Fri Oct 07, 2011 7:53 pm

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Postby nunky » Sun Oct 09, 2011 9:57 pm

BBC had a very poor tribute night showing one episode of Allo Allo, Are You Being Served and Dads Army.

All the comedies he made, mostly for the BEEB, they should be ashamed of themselves.
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