Sad news today that Jimmy Perry, the brains behind and co-creator of Dad’s Army, has passed away following a short illness at age 93.
Jimmy Perry was also responsible for the creation of some other great comedy shows, such as Hi-de-Hi, You Rang M’Lord, and It Ain’t Half Hot Mum.
He was born on 20 September 1923, in Barnes, London. Being too young to join the army when war broke out in 1939, he instead joined his local Home Guard. Perry would go on to base characters from Dad’s Army on his experiences in the Home Guard.