David Croft. Copyright: BBC.

David Croft (I)

Major David Croft OBE was a highly prolific television producer and director who is best known for a string of internationally successful, iconic BBC sitcoms he produced and also co-wrote with long-term collaborators Jimmy Perry and Jeremy Lloyd, such as Dad's Army and Are You Being Served?.

Title
David Croft OBE
Title
Major David Croft OBE
Gender
Male
Nationality
England

Awards

  • BAFTA Television Craft Awards 2008 - Special Award: Winner
  • British Comedy Awards 2003 - Lifetime Achievement Award: Winner
  • BAFTA Television Awards 1989 - Best Comedy: Nominee
  • BAFTA Television Awards 1988 - Best Comedy: Nominee
  • BAFTA Television Awards 1987 - Best Comedy: Nominee
  • BAFTA Television Awards 1986 - Best Comedy: Nominee
  • BAFTA Television Awards 1985 - Best Comedy: Nominee
  • BAFTA Television Awards 1983 - Best Comedy: Nominee
  • BAFTA Television Awards 1982 - Desmond Davis Award: Nominee
  • BAFTA Television Awards 1982 - Best Comedy: Nominee
  • BAFTA Television Awards 1977 - Best Sitcom: Nominee
  • BAFTA Television Awards 1975 - Best Sitcom: Nominee
  • BAFTA Television Awards 1974 - Best Sitcom: Nominee
  • BAFTA Television Awards 1973 - Best Sitcom: Nominee
  • BAFTA Television Awards 1971 - Best Light Entertainment Programme: Winner
  • BAFTA Television Awards 1971 - Best Light Entertainment Programme: Nominee
  • BAFTA Television Awards 1970 - Best Light Entertainment: Nominee
  • BAFTA Television Awards 1965 - Best Comedy: Nominee
Born
Thursday 7th September 1922
Died
Tuesday 27th September 2011 (aged 89)

Known for

Credits

 
Year Production Role
2020 We Love...
  1. E2 - We Love Are You Being Served?
Self (Archive Material)
2019 Dad's Army - The Lost Episodes Writer
2018 Saluting Dad's Army
  1. E3 - Episode Three
  2. E1 - Episode One
Self (Archive Material)
2016 Dad's Army: A Stripe For Frazer Writer
2016 Dad's Army: A Stripe For Frazer Producer
2016 Are You Being Served? Creator
2016 Dad's Army Creator
2014 Perry And Croft: Made In Britain Self (Archive Material)
2011 You Have Been Watching... David Croft Self (Archive Material)
2011 David Croft - A Tribute Self (Archive Material)
2010 The Story Of Are You Being Served? Self
2009 Titter Ye Not: The Frankie Howerd Story Self
2008 The Man Who Made Eric & Ernie Self
2008 Jonathan Ross Salutes Dad's Army Guest
2006 Comedy Connections - Series 4
  1. E6 - 'Allo 'Allo!
Self
2006 The Ultimate Sitcom Self
2004 Comedy Connections - Series 2
  1. E7 - Hi-De-Hi!
Self
2004 Sex, Secrets & Frankie Howerd (as David Croft OBE) Self
2004 Britain's Best Sitcom
  1. E11 - Dad's Army
  2. E1 - The Launch
Guest
2002 Reputations: Frankie Howerd Self
1999 Laughter In The House: The Story Of British Sitcom
  1. E1 - The Early Days
Self
1997 Oh Doctor Beeching! - Series 2 Writer
1997 Oh Doctor Beeching! - Series 2 Executive Producer
1996 Oh Doctor Beeching! - Series 1 Writer
1996 Oh Doctor Beeching! - Series 1 Producer
1995 Oh Doctor Beeching! - Pilot Writer
1995 Oh Doctor Beeching! - Pilot Producer
1995 Perry & Croft: The Sitcoms Self
1994 Which Way To The War Writer
1994 Which Way To The War Producer
1993 Grace & Favour - Series 2 Writer
1993 Grace & Favour - Series 2 Composer
1992 'Allo 'Allo! - Series 9 Composer
1992 Grace & Favour - Series 1 Writer
1992 Grace & Favour - Series 1 Composer
1991 'Allo 'Allo! - Series 8 Composer
1991 'Allo 'Allo! - Series 7 Composer
1990 You Rang, M'Lord? - Series 1 Writer
1990 You Rang, M'Lord? - Series 1 Director
1990 You Rang, M'Lord? - Series 1 Producer
1989 'Allo 'Allo! - Series 6 Writer
1989 'Allo 'Allo! - Series 6 Director
1989 'Allo 'Allo! - Series 6 Producer
1988 You Rang, M'Lord? - Pilot Writer
1988 You Rang, M'Lord? - Pilot Director
1988 You Rang, M'Lord? - Pilot Producer
1988 'Allo 'Allo! - Series 5 Writer
1988 'Allo 'Allo! - Series 5 Director
1988 'Allo 'Allo! - Series 5 Producer
1988 Hi-De-Hi! - Series 8 Writer
1988 Hi-De-Hi! - Series 8 Executive Producer
1987 Hi-De-Hi! - 1987 Christmas Special Writer
1987 Hi-De-Hi! - 1987 Christmas Special Director
1987 Hi-De-Hi! - 1987 Christmas Special Producer
1987 'Allo 'Allo! - Series 4 Writer
1987 'Allo 'Allo! - Series 4 Director
1987 'Allo 'Allo! - Series 4 Producer
1986 'Allo 'Allo! - Series 3 Writer
1986 'Allo 'Allo! - Series 3 Director
1986 'Allo 'Allo! - Series 3 Producer
1986 Hi-De-Hi! - Series 7 Writer
1986 Hi-De-Hi! - Series 7 Director
1986 Hi-De-Hi! - Series 7 Producer
1986 Hi-De-Hi! - Series 6 Writer
1986 Hi-De-Hi! - Series 6 Director
1986 Hi-De-Hi! - Series 6 Producer
1985 Hi-De-Hi! - 1985 Christmas Special Writer
1985 Hi-De-Hi! - 1985 Christmas Special Director
1985 Hi-De-Hi! - 1985 Christmas Special Producer
1985 'Allo 'Allo! - Series 2 Writer
1985 'Allo 'Allo! - Series 2 Director
1985 'Allo 'Allo! - Series 2 Producer
1985 Are You Being Served? - Series 10 Executive Producer
1984 Hi-De-Hi! - Series 5 Writer
1984 Hi-De-Hi! - Series 5 Director
1984 Hi-De-Hi! - Series 5 Producer
1984 'Allo 'Allo! - Series 1 Writer
1984 'Allo 'Allo! - Series 1 Director
1984 'Allo 'Allo! - Series 1 Producer
1983 Hi-De-Hi! - Series 4 Writer
1983 Hi-De-Hi! - Series 4 Executive Producer
1983 Are You Being Served? - Series 9 Executive Producer
1982 'Allo 'Allo! - Pilot Writer
1982 'Allo 'Allo! - Pilot Director
1982 'Allo 'Allo! - Pilot Producer
1982 Hi-De-Hi! - Series 3 Director
1982 Hi-De-Hi! - Series 3 Writer
1982 Hi-De-Hi! - Series 3 Producer
1981 Hi-De-Hi! - Series 2 Writer
1981 Hi-De-Hi! - Series 2 Producer
1981 It Ain't Half Hot Mum - Series 8 Writer
1981 It Ain't Half Hot Mum - Series 8 Producer
1981 Are You Being Served? - Series 8 Writer
1981 Are You Being Served? - Series 8 Producer
1981 Hi-De-Hi! - Series 1 Writer
1981 Hi-De-Hi! - Series 1 Director
1981 Hi-De-Hi! - Series 1 Producer
1980 It Ain't Half Hot Mum - Series 7 Writer
1980 It Ain't Half Hot Mum - Series 7 Producer
1980 Oh Happy Band! Writer
1980 Oh Happy Band! Director
1980 Oh Happy Band! Producer
1980 Hi-De-Hi! - Pilot Writer
1980 Hi-De-Hi! - Pilot Director
1980 Hi-De-Hi! - Pilot Producer
1979 Are You Being Served? - Series 7 Writer
1979 Are You Being Served? - Series 7 Director
1979 Are You Being Served? - Series 7 Producer
1978 Are You Being Served? - Series 6 Writer
1978 Are You Being Served? - Series 6 Producer
1978 It Ain't Half Hot Mum - Series 6 Writer
1978 It Ain't Half Hot Mum - Series 6 Producer
1978 Come Back Mrs. Noah - Series 1 Writer
1978 Come Back Mrs. Noah - Series 1 Producer
1977 Come Back Mrs. Noah - Pilot Writer
1977 Come Back Mrs. Noah - Pilot Producer
1977 It Ain't Half Hot Mum - Series 5 Writer
1977 It Ain't Half Hot Mum - Series 5 Producer
1977 Dad's Army - Series 9 Writer
1977 Dad's Army - Series 9 Director
1977 Dad's Army - Series 9 Producer
1977 Are You Being Served? Writer
1977 Are You Being Served? Executive Producer
1977 Are You Being Served? - Series 5 Writer
1977 Are You Being Served? - Series 5 Producer
1976 Dad's Army - The Love Of Three Oranges Writer
1976 Dad's Army - The Love Of Three Oranges Director
1976 Dad's Army - The Love Of Three Oranges Producer
1976 It Ain't Half Hot Mum - Series 4 Writer
1976 It Ain't Half Hot Mum - Series 4 Director
1976 It Ain't Half Hot Mum - Series 4 Producer
1976 Are You Being Served? - Series 4 Writer
1976 Are You Being Served? - Series 4 Producer
1976 Dad's Army - Series 3 Writer
1976 It Ain't Half Hot Mum - Series 3 Writer
1975 Dad's Army - Series 8 Writer
1975 Dad's Army - Series 8 Director
1975 Dad's Army - Series 8 Producer
1975 Up Pompeii! - Further Up Pompeii! Director
1975 Up Pompeii! - Further Up Pompeii! Producer
1975 Are You Being Served? - Series 3 Writer
1975 Are You Being Served? - Series 3 Director
1975 Are You Being Served? - Series 3 Producer
1975 Dad's Army - Series 2 Writer
1975 It Ain't Half Hot Mum - Series 2 Writer
1975 It Ain't Half Hot Mum - Series 2 Director
1975 It Ain't Half Hot Mum - Series 2 Producer
1974 Dad's Army - Series 7 Writer
1974 Dad's Army - Series 7 Director
1974 Dad's Army - Series 7 Producer
1974 Are You Being Served? - Series 2 Writer
1974 Are You Being Served? - Series 2 Executive Producer
1974 Dad's Army - Series 1 Writer
1974 It Ain't Half Hot Mum - Series 1 Writer
1974 It Ain't Half Hot Mum - Series 1 Director
1974 It Ain't Half Hot Mum - Series 1 Producer
1974 Till Death Us Do Part - Series 5
  1. E2 - The Royal Wedding
Producer
1973 Dad's Army - Series 6 Writer
1973 Dad's Army - Series 6 Director
1973 Dad's Army - Series 6 Producer
1973 Are You Being Served? - Series 1 Writer
1973 Are You Being Served? - Series 1 Director
1973 Are You Being Served? - Series 1 Producer
1973 Not Now Darling Director
1972 The Virgin Fellas Writer
1972 The Virgin Fellas Director
1972 Tales From The Lazy Acre Producer
1972 Dad's Army - Series 5 Writer
1972 Dad's Army - Series 5 Director
1972 Dad's Army - Series 5 Producer
1972 Are You Being Served? - Pilot Writer
1972 Are You Being Served? - Pilot Director
1972 Are You Being Served? - Pilot Producer
1971 Dad's Army - Battle Of The Giants! Writer
1971 Dad's Army - Battle Of The Giants! Director
1971 Dad's Army - Battle Of The Giants! Producer
1971 Dad's Army Writer
1970 Dad's Army - Series 4 Writer
1970 Dad's Army - Series 4 Director
1970 Dad's Army - Series 4 Producer
1970 Up Pompeii! - Series 1 Director
1970 Up Pompeii! - Series 1 Producer
1969 Dad's Army - Series 3 Writer
1969 Dad's Army - Series 3 Director
1969 Dad's Army - Series 3 Producer
1969 Dad's Army - Series 2 Writer
1969 Dad's Army - Series 2 Director
1969 Dad's Army - Series 2 Producer
1968 Dad's Army - Series 1 Writer
1968 Dad's Army - Series 1 Director
1968 Dad's Army - Series 1 Producer
1968 Hugh And I - Hugh And I Spy Director
1968 Hugh And I - Hugh And I Spy Producer
1967 Beggar My Neighbour - Series 2 Director
1967 Beggar My Neighbour - Series 2 Producer
1967 Beggar My Neighbour - Series 1 Director
1967 Beggar My Neighbour - Series 1 Producer
1966 Hugh And I - Series 6 Director
1966 Hugh And I - Series 6 Producer
1966 Beggar My Neighbour - Pilot Producer
1966 Hugh And I - Series 5 Director
1966 Hugh And I - Series 5 Producer
1965 A Slight Case Of... Producer
1965 Hugh And I - Series 4 Director
1965 Hugh And I - Series 4 Producer
1964 A World Of His Own - Series 1 Producer
1964 Hugh And I - Series 3 Director
1964 Hugh And I - Series 3 Producer
1963 The Dick Emery Show - Series 2
  1. Special - Christmas Night With The Stars
Director
1963 The Dick Emery Show - Series 2 Producer
1963 The Dick Emery Show - Series 1 Producer
1963 Hugh And I - Series 2 Director
1963 Hugh And I - Series 2 Producer
1962 Hugh And I - Series 1 Director
1962 Hugh And I - Series 1 Producer

Non-comedy TV and film credits might be found here:
David Croft on IMDb

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