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16 Things You Didn’t Know About British Classic ‘Dad’s Army’

2. The Long Shot

Series creator/co-writer Jimmy Perry actually began his career as a background player. In fact, he wrote Dad’s Army and handed it off to showrunner David Croft in order to help secure a part for himself. Of course, Croft thought the script had merit, so he forwarded it to the BBC’s Head of Comedy, Michael Mills, to get the ball rolling. Once it was safely assured that the Home Guard wouldn’t be the subject of ridicule, the series was greenlit.

David Croft

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