The creator of Dad’s Army, Jimmy Perry, has died aged 93 after a brief illness, his agent has confirmed.
Perry’s work on the show – along with that of the producer, David Croft – created one of the most popular British television programmes of all time, which was remade as a film this year.
Sad news. To create comedy that generations of people genuinely love is rare, and he managed it time and again. https://t.co/idPu4303JZ
Rip Jimmy Perry. Amazing contribution to British telly. Watched Dad's Army only yesterday. Still as funny as when I watched it as a kid.
So sad we have lost #JimmyPerry a brilliant comedy writer & true gentleman. He leaves us such a legacy pic.twitter.com/tP4FnkIlqq