He ran Martin Benson Films, based in Radlett, Hertfordshire, which made educational and training films, some for Save the Children. He wrote, directed and sometimes narrated these films.
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Served as a gunner with the British Army in North Africa during World war II, rising to the rank of captain. He organised entertainment for his fellow soldiers and built a theatre from scratch in Alexandria, Egypt, assisted by future "Dad's Army" star Arthur Lowe.