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David Croft (I) (1922–2011)

David Croft was born on September 7, 1922 in Sandbanks, Poole, Dorset, England as David John Sharland. He was a writer and producer, known for Dad's Army (1968), 'Allo 'Allo (1982) and It Ain't Half Hot Mum (1974). He was married to Ann Croft. He died on September 27, 2011 in Tavira, Portugal. See full bio »

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(age 89) in Tavira, Portugal

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 2016 Dad's Army (original series) (post-production)
 2007 The Return of 'Allo 'Allo! (TV Movie documentary) (characters)
  Oh Doctor Beeching! (TV Series) (by - 20 episodes, 1995 - 1997) (screenplay - 10 episodes, 1996 - 1997) (script by - 2 episodes, 1995 - 1996)
- Ton Up (1997) ... (by) / (screenplay)
- A Pregnant Pause (1997) ... (by)
- Action Stations (1997) ... (by)
- A Bowl in the Hand (1997) ... (by)
- Love Is a Very Splendid Thing (1997) ... (by) / (screenplay)
 1997 Selection Box (TV Series) (Dad's Army created and written by - 1 episode)
- Dad's Army (1997) ... (Dad's Army created and written by)
 1995 Omnibus (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 1994 Which Way to the War (TV Movie) (written by)
 1994 The Best of 'Allo 'Allo! (TV Movie) (characters)
  You Rang, M'Lord? (TV Series) (by - 26 episodes, 1988 - 1993) (screenplay - 26 episodes, 1988 - 1993)
- Well, There You Are Then...! (1993) ... (by) / (screenplay)
- Fall of the House of Meldrum (1993) ... (by) / (screenplay)
- The Truth Revealed (1993) ... (by) / (screenplay)
- Come to the Ball (1993) ... (by) / (screenplay)
- Requiem for a Parrot (1993) ... (by) / (screenplay)
 1992-1993 Are You Being Served? Again! (TV Series) (written by - 12 episodes)
- Episode #2.6 (1993) ... (written by)
- Episode #2.5 (1993) ... (written by)
- Episode #2.4 (1993) ... (written by)
- Episode #2.3 (1993) ... (written by)
- Episode #2.2 (1993) ... (written by)
  'Allo 'Allo (TV Series) (by - 85 episodes, 1982 - 1992) (script by - 59 episodes, 1982 - 1989)
- A Winkle in Time (1992) ... (by)
- A Fishy Sendoff (1992) ... (by)
- The Fishmonger Float (1992) ... (by)
- René Artois Is Still Dead (1992) ... (by)
- Missing and Presumed Dead (1992) ... (by)
 1989 A Night of Comic Relief 2 (TV Special) (uncredited)
  Hi-de-Hi! (TV Series) (screenplay - 37 episodes, 1981 - 1985) (by - 21 episodes, 1984 - 1988) (script by - 21 episodes, 1984 - 1988) (script - 1 episode, 1980)
- The Wind of Change (1988) ... (creator - uncredited) / (script by)
- Wedding Bells (1988) ... (creator - uncredited) / (script by)
- Let Them Eat Cake (1988) ... (creator - uncredited) / (script by)
- The Perils of Peggy (1988) ... (creator - uncredited) / (script by)
- Marry Go Round (1988) ... (creator - uncredited) / (script by)
  Are You Being Served? (TV Series) (by - 68 episodes, 1972 - 1985) (script by - 55 episodes, 1972 - 1981)
- The Pop Star (1985) ... (by)
- Friends and Neighbours (1985) ... (by)
- The Night Club (1985) ... (by)
- Gambling Fever (1985) ... (by)
- The Hold Up (1985) ... (by)
 1974-1981 It Ain't Half Hot Mum (TV Series) (written by - 56 episodes)
- The Last Roll Call (1981) ... (written by)
- The Long Road Home (1981) ... (written by)
- Never the Twain Shall Meet (1981) ... (written by)
- The Last Warrior (1981) ... (written by)
- Aquastars (1981) ... (written by)
 1980-1981 Are You Being Served in Australia? (TV Series) (16 episodes)
- Your Figures Are Slipping (1981) ... (co-creator)
- Undesirable Alien (1981) ... (co-creator)
- His and Hers (1981) ... (co-creator)
- Heir Apparent (1981) ... (co-creator)
- Front Page Story (1981) ... (co-creator)
 1980 Oh Happy Band (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Diplomatic Privilege (1980) ... (writer)
- Home Cure (1980) ... (writer)
- A Record to Be Proud of (1980) ... (writer)
- A Bird in the Bush (1980) ... (writer)
 1979 Beanes of Boston (TV Movie)
 1977-1978 Come Back Mrs. Noah (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- The Last Chance (1978) ... (writer)
- The Housing Problem (1978) ... (writer)
- Who Goes Home? (1978) ... (writer)
- To the Rescue (1978) ... (writer)
- In Orbit (1978) ... (writer)
  Dad's Army (TV Series) (by - 77 episodes, 1968 - 1977) (script by - 75 episodes, 1968 - 1977) (written by - 3 episodes, 1969) (screenplay - 2 episodes, 1968 - 1977)
- Never Too Old (1977) ... (by) / (screenplay)
- Number Engaged (1977) ... (by) / (script by)
- The Miser's Hoard (1977) ... (by) / (script by)
- Knights of Madness (1977) ... (by) / (script by)
- The Making of Private Pike (1977) ... (by) / (script by)
 1977 Are You Being Served? (BBC television series)
 1976 The Rear Guard (TV Movie)
  A Christmas Night with the Stars (TV Series) (3 episodes, 1969 - 1972) (script - 1 episode, 1968)
- Episode dated 25 December 1968 (1968) ... (script)
  Comedy Playhouse (TV Series) (by - 1 episode, 1972) (script by - 1 episode, 1972)
- Are You Being Served? (1972) ... (by) / (script by)
 1972 The Virgin Fellas (TV Series) (7 episodes)
- Episode #1.7 (1972)
- Episode #1.6 (1972)
- Episode #1.5 (1972)
- Episode #1.4 (1972)
- Episode #1.3 (1972)
 1971 Dad's Army (screenplay)
 1961 The Eggheads (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1961)
 1952 It's a Small World (TV Movie) (additional dialogue)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Wrote an introduction for "Dad's Army: The Lost Episodes" (1998), a book of the scripts for the second series which was presumed lost at the time. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | See more »


Alternate Names:

David Croft O.B.E. | David Croft OBE

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

I've been accused many times of writing stereotypes and I'm happy to say yes, I do. See more »

Trivia:

He first entered show-business in 1929, at the age of 7, when he appeared in a commercial shown in cinemas. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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