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Jimmy Perry (I) (1923–2016)

Jimmy Perry was born on September 9, 1923 in Barnes, London, England as James Perry. He is known for his work on It Ain't Half Hot Mum (1974), Dad's Army (1968) and You Rang, M'Lord? (1988). He was married to Gilda Perry. He died on October 23, 2016 in England. See full bio »

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(age 93) in England, UK

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Known For

It Ain't Half Hot Mum
(1974-1981)
Dad's Army
Dad's Army Writer
(1968-1977)
You Rang, M'Lord?
(1988-1993)
Dad's Army
Dad's Army Writer
(1971)

Filmography

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 2016 Dad's Army (original series)
 2016 Dad's Army: A Stripe for Frazer, Animated (Short) (written by)
 1997 Selection Box (TV Series) (created and written by: Dad's Army - 1 episode)
- Dad's Army (1997) ... (created and written by: Dad's Army)
  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)
 1982-1989 Turns (TV Series documentary) (14 episodes)
- Episode #3.6 (1989)
- Episode #3.5 (1989)
- Episode #3.4 (1989)
- Episode #3.3 (1989)
- Episode #3.2 (1989)
 1989 High Street Blues (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Reach for the Ceiling (1989) ... (writer)
- Hang 'Em High (1989) ... (writer)
- Matters of Conscience (1989) ... (writer)
- The Gathering of the Clans (1989) ... (writer)
- The Bells, the Bells (1989) ... (writer)
  Hi-de-Hi! (TV Series) (creator - 58 episodes, 1980 - 1988) (by - 51 episodes, 1981 - 1988) (screenplay - 37 episodes, 1981 - 1985) (script - 32 episodes, 1980 - 1984) (script by - 21 episodes, 1984 - 1988)
- The Wind of Change (1988) ... (by) / (creator - uncredited) / (script by)
- Wedding Bells (1988) ... (by) / (creator - uncredited) / (script by)
- Let Them Eat Cake (1988) ... (by) / (creator - uncredited) / (script by)
- The Perils of Peggy (1988) ... (by) / (creator - uncredited) / (script by)
- Marry Go Round (1988) ... (by) / (creator - uncredited) / (script 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)
 1979 Room Service (TV Series) (writer - 7 episodes)
- Episode #1.7 (1979) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.6 (1979) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.5 (1979) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.4 (1979) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.3 (1979) ... (writer)
  Dad's Army (TV Series) (idea - 80 episodes, 1968 - 1977) (by - 77 episodes, 1968 - 1977) (script by - 75 episodes, 1968 - 1977) (creator - 9 episodes, 1970 - 1977) (written by - 3 episodes, 1969) (screenplay - 2 episodes, 1968 - 1977)
- Never Too Old (1977) ... (by) / (idea) / (screenplay)
- Number Engaged (1977) ... (by) / (idea) / (script by)
- The Miser's Hoard (1977) ... (by) / (idea) / (script by)
- Knights of Madness (1977) ... (by) / (idea) / (script by)
- The Making of Private Pike (1977) ... (by) / (idea) / (script by)
 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)
 1971-1972 Lollipop Loves Mr Mole (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Its Only Natural Gas (1972) ... (writer)
- On Safari (1972) ... (writer)
- Doctor Fruit Cake (1971) ... (writer)
 1971 Dad's Army (idea) / (screenplay)
 1969 The Gnomes of Dulwich (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1969) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.3 (1969) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.2 (1969) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.1 (1969) ... (writer)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He performed in the revue, "Hello Watford Goodbye", at the Palace Theatre in Watford, London, England with Gilda Perry, Ben Hawthorne, Linda James, Michael Knowles and Ruth Llewellyn in the cast. Arthur Macrae, Richard Addinsell, Michael Flanders and Donald Swann, Vivian Ellis, Alan Melville and Charles Zwar were also ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Portrayal | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jimmy Perry O.B.E. | Jimmy Perry OBE | James Perry
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Many people in the industry will agree with me but can't speak up because they might lose their jobs. I have the advantage of being 90, so I can say what I like. It takes courage to face the past and confront sensitive issues. Sadly, by banning It Ain't Half Hot Mum (1974) from our screens, the BBC is taking the cowardly way out. See more »

Trivia:

When WWII broke out in 1939, he was too young for the army and volunteered for the local Home Guard. He drew on this experience to create Dad's Army (1968). He was called up in 1941 and sent to Burma, where he was part of a Royal Artillery Concert Party to entertain the troops. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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