Jimmy Perry
Jimmy Perry

Jimmy Perry

  • English
  • Actor, writer and composer
Perry And Croft: Made In Britain. Jimmy Perry. Copyright: BBC

Jimmy Perry OBE was an English actor, theatre manager, songwriter and scriptwriter who found substantial success collaborating with TV producer and writer David Croft on BBC sitcoms including Dad's Army, Hi-De-Hi! and It Ain't Half Hot Mum.

Year Production Role
2023 Dad's Army: The Animations
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  1. E1 - The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Walker
  2. E2 - Under Fire
  3. E3 - A Stripe For Frazer
  4. E4 - The Animated Christmas Specials
Writer
2022 Comedy Gold: Hi-De-Hi Self (Archive Material)
2021 The Secret Lives Of Dad's Army Self (Archive Material)
2020 We Love...
  1. E3 - We Love Dad's Army
Self (Archive Material)
2019 Dad's Army - The Lost Episodes
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  1. E1 - The Loneliness Of The Long-Distance Walker
  2. E2 - A Stripe For Frazer
  3. E3 - Under Fire
Writer
2018 Saluting Dad's Army
  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
Self (Archive Material)
2016 Dad's Army: A Stripe For Frazer Writer
2016 Dad's Army Creator
2016 Dad's Army Executive Producer
2016 Dad's Army Producer
2014 Perry And Croft: Made In Britain
  1. E4 - The Wind Of Change
Self
2014 Perry And Croft: Made In Britain
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  1. E1 - War & Peace
  2. E2 - A Touch Of Class
  3. E3 - Birds & Bees
  4. E4 - The Wind Of Change
Self (Archive Material)
2012 John Le Mesurier: It's All Been Rather Lovely Guest
2011 You Have Been Watching... David Croft (as Jimmy Perry OBE) Self
2008 The Man Who Made Eric & Ernie Self
2008 Greatest Christmas Comedy Moments Self
2008 Jonathan Ross Salutes Dad's Army Guest
2007 Make 'Em Laugh, Make 'Em Laugh
  1. E2 - Attitudes To Work
Self
2006 The Ultimate Sitcom Self
2004 Comedy Connections - Series 2
  1. E7 - Hi-De-Hi!
Self
2004 Britain's Best Sitcom
  1. E1 - The Launch
  2. E11 - Dad's Army
Guest
2000 Don't Panic! The Dad's Army Story Self
1999 Funny Women - Mollie Sugden
  1. Mollie Sugden
Self
1999 Laughter In The House: The Story Of British Sitcom
  1. E1 - The Early Days
Self
1995 Perry & Croft: The Sitcoms Self
1995 Full Steam A-Hudd Writer
1993 You Rang, M'Lord? - Series 4
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  1. E1 - Yes Sir, That's My Baby
  2. E2 - Requiem For A Parrot
  3. E3 - Come To The Ball
  4. E4 - The Truth Revealed
  5. E5 - Fall Of The House Of Meldrum
  6. E6 - Well, There You Are Then...!
Composer
1993 You Rang, M'Lord? - Series 4
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  1. E1 - Yes Sir, That's My Baby
  2. E2 - Requiem For A Parrot
  3. E3 - Come To The Ball
  4. E4 - The Truth Revealed
  5. E5 - Fall Of The House Of Meldrum
  6. E6 - Well, There You Are Then...!
Writer
1991 You Rang, M'Lord? - Series 3
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  1. E1 - Please Help The Orphans
  2. E2 - Current Affairs
  3. E3 - Mrs. Lipton's Nasty Turn
  4. E4 - Meet The Workers
  5. E6 - Night Of Reckoning
  6. E7 - A Day In The Country
Composer
1991 You Rang, M'Lord? - Series 3
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  1. E1 - Please Help The Orphans
  2. E2 - Current Affairs
  3. E3 - Mrs. Lipton's Nasty Turn
  4. E4 - Meet The Workers
  5. E5 - Gretna Green Or Bust
  6. E6 - Night Of Reckoning
  7. E7 - A Day In The Country
Writer
1990 You Rang, M'Lord? - Series 2
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  1. E1 - Labour Or Love
  2. E2 - Trouble At The Mill
  3. E3 - Money Talks
  4. E4 - The Meldrum Vases
  5. E5 - The Wounds Of War
  6. E6 - Stranger In The Night
Composer
1990 You Rang, M'Lord? - Series 2
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  1. E1 - Labour Or Love
  2. E2 - Trouble At The Mill
  3. E3 - Money Talks
  4. E4 - The Meldrum Vases
  5. E5 - The Wounds Of War
  6. E6 - Stranger In The Night
  7. E7 - Royal Flush
Writer
1990 You Rang, M'Lord? - Series 1
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  1. E1 - The Phantom Sign Writer
  2. E2 - A Deed Of Gift
  3. E3 - Love Or Money
  4. E4 - Fair Shares
  5. E5 - Beg, Borrow Or Steal
Composer
1990 You Rang, M'Lord? - Series 1
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  1. E1 - The Phantom Sign Writer
  2. E2 - A Deed Of Gift
  3. E3 - Love Or Money
  4. E4 - Fair Shares
  5. E5 - Beg, Borrow Or Steal
Writer
1989 Turns - Series 3 Writer
1989 Turns - Series 3 Host / Presenter
1989 High Street Blues
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  1. E1 - An Offer You Can't Refuse
  2. E2 - The Bells, The Bells
  3. E3 - The Gathering Of The Clans
  4. E4 - Matters Of Conscience
  5. E5 - Hang 'Em High
  6. E6 - Reach For The Ceiling
Writer
1988 You Rang, M'Lord? - Pilot Composer
1988 You Rang, M'Lord? - Pilot Writer
1988 Hi-De-Hi! - Series 8 Composer
1988 Hi-De-Hi! - Series 8
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  1. E1 - Marry Go Round
  2. E2 - The Perils Of Peggy
  3. E3 - Let Them Eat Cake
  4. E4 - Wedding Bells
  5. E5 - The Wind Of Change
Writer
1987 Hi-De-Hi! - 1987 Christmas Special Writer
1986 Hi-De-Hi! - Series 7 Composer
1986 Hi-De-Hi! - Series 7
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  1. E1 - Pigs Might Fly
  2. E2 - The New Broom
  3. E3 - Orphan Of The Storm
  4. E4 - God Bless Our Family
  5. E5 - Only The Brave
  6. Special - September Song
Writer
1986 Hi-De-Hi! - Series 6 Composer
1986 Hi-De-Hi! - Series 6
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  1. E1 - It's Murder
  2. E2 - Who Killed Mr Partridge?
  3. E3 - Spaghetti Galore
  4. E4 - A Lack Of Punch
  5. E5 - Ivory Castles In The Air
  6. E6 - Man Trap
Writer
1985 Hi-De-Hi! - 1985 Christmas Special Writer
1984 Hi-De-Hi! - Series 5 Composer
1984 Hi-De-Hi! - Series 5
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  1. E1 - Together Again
  2. E2 - Ted At The Helm
  3. E3 - Opening Day
  4. E4 - Off With The Motley
  5. E5 - Hey Diddle Diddle, Who's On The Fiddle
  6. Special - Raffles
Writer
1984 Turns - Series 2 Writer
1984 Turns - Series 2 Host / Presenter
1983 Hi-De-Hi! - Series 4 Composer
1983 Hi-De-Hi! - Series 4
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  1. E1 - Concessions
  2. E2 - Save Our Heritage
  3. E3 - Empty Saddles
  4. E4 - The Marriage Settlement
  5. E5 - The Graven Image
  6. E6 - Peggy's Pen Friend
  7. E7 - The Epidemic
Writer
1982 Hi-De-Hi! - Series 3 Composer
1982 Hi-De-Hi! - Series 3
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  1. E1 - Nice People With Nice Manners
  2. E2 - Carnival Time
  3. E3 - A Matter Of Conscience
  4. E4 - The Pay-Off
  5. E5 - Trouble And Strife
  6. E6 - Stripes
  7. E7 - Co-respondent's Course
  8. E8 - It's A Blue World
  9. Special - Eruptions
  10. E9 - The Society Entertainer
  11. E10 - Sing You Sinners
  12. E11 - Maplin Intercontinental
  13. E12 - All Change
Writer
1982 Turns - Series 1 Writer
1982 Turns - Series 1 Host / Presenter
1981 Hi-De-Hi! - Series 2 Composer
1981 Hi-De-Hi! - Series 2
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  1. E1 - If Wet - In The Ballroom
  2. E2 - Peggy's Big Chance
  3. E3 - Lift Up Your Minds
  4. E4 - On With The Motley
  5. E5 - A Night Not To Remember
  6. E6 - Sausages Or Limelight
Writer
1981 It Ain't Half Hot Mum - Series 8 Composer
1981 It Ain't Half Hot Mum - Series 8
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  1. E1 - Gloria's Finest Hour
  2. E2 - Money Talks
  3. E3 - Aquastars
  4. E4 - The Last Warrior
  5. E5 - Never The Twain Shall Meet
  6. E6 - The Long Road Home
  7. E7 - The Last Roll Call
Writer
1981 Hi-De-Hi! - Series 1 Composer
1981 Hi-De-Hi! - Series 1
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  1. E1 - Desire In The Mickey Mouse Grotto
  2. E2 - The Beauty Queen Affair
  3. E3 - The Partridge Season
  4. E4 - The Day Of Reckoning
  5. E5 - Charity Begins At Home
  6. E6 - No Dogs Allowed
Writer
1980 It Ain't Half Hot Mum - Series 7 Composer
1980 It Ain't Half Hot Mum - Series 7
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  1. E1 - That's Entertainment
  2. E2 - The Guinea Pigs
  3. E3 - Dog In The Manger
  4. E4 - The Great Broadcast
  5. E5 - The Class Of 1945
  6. E6 - Star Commandos
Writer
1980 It Ain't Half Hot Mum - Series 7
  1. E1 - That's Entertainment
Major Fawcett
1980 Hi-De-Hi! - Pilot Writer
1979 Room Service
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
  7. E7 - Episode Seven
Writer
1978 It Ain't Half Hot Mum - Series 6 Composer
1978 It Ain't Half Hot Mum - Series 6
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  1. E1 - The Stars Look Down
  2. E2 - The Big League
  3. E3 - The Great Payroll Snatch
  4. E4 - The Dhobi Wallahs
  5. E5 - Lead Kindly Light
  6. E6 - Holidays At Home
  7. E7 - Caught Short
Writer
1977 It Ain't Half Hot Mum - Series 5
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  1. E2 - Bridge Over The River Hipong
  2. E5 - The Superstar
  3. E6 - The Eternal Quadrangle
Composer
1977 It Ain't Half Hot Mum - Series 5
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  1. E1 - Front Line Entertainers
  2. E2 - Bridge Over The River Hipong
  3. E3 - The Pay Off
  4. E4 - Puddings From Heaven
  5. E5 - The Superstar
  6. E6 - The Eternal Quadrangle
Writer
1977 Dad's Army - Series 9
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  1. E1 - Wake-Up Walmington
  2. E2 - The Making Of Private Pike
  3. E3 - Knights Of Madness
  4. E4 - The Miser's Hoard
  5. E5 - Number Engaged
  6. E6 - Never Too Old
Writer
1977 Sidney, You're A Genius Writer
1976 Dad's Army - The Love Of Three Oranges Writer
1976 It Ain't Half Hot Mum - Series 4
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  1. E1 - Monsoon Madness
  2. E2 - Kidnapped In The Khyber
  3. E3 - A Fate Worse Than Death
  4. E4 - Ticket To Blighty
Composer
1976 It Ain't Half Hot Mum - Series 4
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  1. E1 - Monsoon Madness
  2. E2 - Kidnapped In The Khyber
  3. E3 - A Fate Worse Than Death
  4. E4 - Ticket To Blighty
  5. E5 - Lofty's Little Friend
  6. E6 - Flight To Jawani
  7. E7 - We Are Not Amused
  8. E8 - Twenty-One Today
Writer
1976 Dad's Army - Series 3
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  1. E1 - A Man Of Action
  2. E2 - The Honourable Man
  3. E3 - The Godiva Affair
  4. E4 - Keep Young And Beautiful
  5. E5 - Absent Friends
  6. E6 - Round And Round Went The Great Big Wheel
  7. E7 - The Great White Hunter
  8. E8 - The Deadly Attachment
  9. E9 - Things That Go Bump In The Night
  10. E10 - My British Buddy
  11. E11 - Big Guns
  12. E12 - The Big Parade
  13. E13 - Asleep In The Deep
  14. E14 - We Know Our Onions
  15. E15 - The Royal Train
  16. E16 - A Question Of Reference
  17. E17 - High Finance
  18. E18 - The Recruit
  19. E19 - A Jumbo Sized Problem
  20. E20 - The Cricket Match
  21. E21 - Time On My Hands
  22. E22 - Turkey Dinner
  23. E23 - The Captain's Car
  24. E24 - The Two And A Half Feathers
  25. E25 - Is There Honey Still For Tea?
  26. E26 - Ten Seconds From Now
Writer
1976 It Ain't Half Hot Mum - Series 3
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  1. E1 - The Supremo Show
  2. E2 - Mind My Maharajah
  3. E3 - Bang Goes The Maharajah
  4. E4 - The Grand Illusion
  5. E5 - Pale Hands I Love
  6. E6 - Don't Take The Micky
Composer
1976 It Ain't Half Hot Mum - Series 3
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  1. E1 - The Supremo Show
  2. E2 - Mind My Maharajah
  3. E3 - Bang Goes The Maharajah
  4. E4 - The Grand Illusion
  5. E5 - Pale Hands I Love
  6. E6 - Don't Take The Micky
Writer
1975 Dad's Army - Series 8
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  1. E1 - Ring Dem Bells
  2. E2 - When You've Got To Go
  3. E3 - Is There Honey Still For Tea?
  4. E4 - Come In, Your Time Is Up
  5. E5 - High Finance
  6. E6 - The Face On The Poster
  7. Special - My Brother And I
Writer
1975 Dad's Army - Series 2
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  1. E1 - Don't Forget The Diver
  2. E2 - If The Cap Fits...
  3. E3 - Put That Light Out!
  4. E4 - Boots, Boots, Boots
  5. E5 - Sergeant Save My Boy
  6. E6 - Branded
  7. E7 - Uninvited Guests
  8. E8 - A Brush With The Law
  9. E9 - A Soldier's Farewell
  10. E10 - Brain Versus Brawn
  11. E11 - War Dance
  12. E12 - Mum's Army
  13. E13 - Getting The Bird
  14. E14 - Don't Fence Me In
  15. E15 - The King Was In His Counting House
  16. E16 - When Did You Last See Your Money?
  17. E17 - Fallen Idol
  18. E18 - A. Wilson (Manager)?
  19. E19 - All Is Safely Gathered In
  20. E20 - The Day The Balloon Went Up
Writer
1975 It Ain't Half Hot Mum - Series 2
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  1. E1 - Showing The Flag
  2. E2 - Down In The Jungle
  3. E3 - The Natives Are Revolting
  4. E4 - Cabaret Time
  5. E5 - The Curse Of The Sadhu
  6. E6 - Forbidden Fruits
  7. E7 - Has Anyone Seen My Cobra?
Composer
1975 It Ain't Half Hot Mum - Series 2
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  1. E1 - Showing The Flag
  2. E2 - Down In The Jungle
  3. E3 - The Natives Are Revolting
  4. E4 - Cabaret Time
  5. E5 - The Curse Of The Sadhu
  6. E6 - Forbidden Fruits
  7. E7 - Has Anyone Seen My Cobra?
  8. E8 - The Night Of The Thugs
Writer
1974 Dad's Army - Series 7
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  1. E1 - Everybody's Trucking
  2. E2 - A Man Of Action
  3. E3 - Gorilla Warfare
  4. E4 - The Godiva Affair
  5. E5 - The Captain's Car
  6. E6 - Turkey Dinner
Writer
1974 Dad's Army - Series 1
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  1. E1 - The Man And The Hour
  2. E2 - Museum Piece
  3. E3 - Command Decision
  4. E4 - The Enemy Within The Gates
  5. E5 - The Battle Of Godfrey's Cottage
  6. E6 - The Armoured Might Of Lance Corporal Jones
  7. E7 - Sgt. Wilson's Little Secret
  8. E8 - A Stripe For Frazer
  9. E9 - Operation Kilt
  10. E10 - Battle School
  11. E11 - Under Fire
  12. E12 - Something Nasty In The Vault
  13. E13 - The Showing Up Of Corporal Jones
  14. E14 - The Loneliness Of The Long-Distance Walker
  15. E15 - Sorry, Wrong Number
  16. E16 - The Bullet Is Not For Firing
  17. E17 - Room At The Bottom
  18. E18 - The Menace From The Deep
  19. E19 - No Spring For Frazer
  20. E20 - Sons Of The Sea
  21. Special - Present Arms
Writer
1974 It Ain't Half Hot Mum - Series 1
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  1. E1 - "Meet The Gang"
  2. E2 - My Lovely Boy
  3. E3 - The Mutiny Of The Punka Wallahs
  4. E4 - A Star Is Born
  5. E5 - The Jungle Patrol
  6. E6 - It's A Wise Child
  7. E7 - The Road To Bannu
  8. E8 - The Inspector Calls
Composer
1974 It Ain't Half Hot Mum - Series 1
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  1. E1 - "Meet The Gang"
  2. E2 - My Lovely Boy
  3. E3 - The Mutiny Of The Punka Wallahs
  4. E4 - A Star Is Born
  5. E5 - The Jungle Patrol
  6. E6 - It's A Wise Child
  7. E7 - The Road To Bannu
  8. E8 - The Inspector Calls
Writer
1973 Dad's Army - Series 6
View episodes
  1. E1 - The Deadly Attachment
  2. E2 - My British Buddy
  3. E3 - The Royal Train
  4. E4 - We Know Our Onions
  5. E5 - The Honourable Man
  6. E6 - Things That Go Bump In The Night
  7. E7 - The Recruit
Writer
1972 Dad's Army - Series 5
View episodes
  1. E1 - Asleep In The Deep
  2. E2 - Keep Young And Beautiful
  3. E3 - A Soldier's Farewell
  4. E4 - Getting The Bird
  5. E5 - The Desperate Drive Of Corporal Jones
  6. E6 - If The Cap Fits....
  7. E7 - The King Was In His Counting House
  8. E8 - All Is Safety Gathered In
  9. E9 - When Did You Last See Your Money?
  10. E10 - Brain Versus Brawn
  11. E11 - A Brush With The Law
  12. E12 - Round And Round Went The Great Big Wheel
  13. Special - Broadcast To Empire
  14. E13 - Time On My Hands
Writer
1972 Lollipop Loves Mr. Mole - Lollipop
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  1. E1 - A Marked Man
  2. E2 - On Safari
  3. E3 - It's Only Natural
  4. E4 - My Fur Lady
  5. E5 - Cock-A-Doodle-Don't
  6. E6 - Lollipop And The Two Bares
  7. E7 - Inspector Hardcastle Investigates
Writer
1971 Dad's Army - Battle Of The Giants! Writer
1971 Lollipop Loves Mr. Mole - Lollipop Loves Mr. Mole
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  1. E1 - Home To Roost
  2. E2 - Sweet Hearts
  3. E3 - Love In Gloom
  4. E4 - The Man In The Brown Coat
  5. E5 - Dr. Fruit Cake
  6. E6 - Someone At The Door
  7. Special - Mike And Bernie Winters' All Star Christmas Comedy Carnival
Writer
1971 Dad's Army Creator
1971 Dad's Army Writer
1970 'Wilton's' - The Handsomest Hall In Town Writer
1970 Dad's Army - Series 4
View episodes
  1. E1 - The Big Parade
  2. E2 - Don't Forget The Diver
  3. E3 - Boots, Boots, Boots
  4. E4 - Sgt - Save My Boy!
  5. E5 - Don't Fence Me In
  6. E6 - Absent Friends
  7. E7 - Put That Light Out!
  8. E8 - The Two And A Half Feathers
  9. E9 - Mum's Army
  10. E10 - The Test
  11. E11 - A. Wilson (Manager)?
  12. E12 - Uninvited Guests
  13. E13 - Fallen Idol
  14. Special - The Cornish Floral Dance
Writer
1969 Dad's Army - Series 3
View episodes
  1. E1 - The Armoured Might Of Lance Corporal Jones
  2. E2 - Battle School
  3. E3 - The Lion Has 'Phones
  4. E4 - The Bullet Is Not For Firing
  5. E5 - Something Nasty In The Vault
  6. E6 - Room At The Bottom
  7. E7 - Big Guns
  8. E8 - The Day The Balloon Went Up
  9. E9 - War Dance
  10. E10 - Menace From The Deep
  11. E11 - Branded
  12. E12 - Man Hunt
  13. E13 - No Spring For Frazer
  14. E14 - Sons Of The Sea
  15. Special - Resisting The Aggressor Down The Ages
Writer
1969 The Gnomes Of Dulwich
  1. E6 - Episode Six
Gnome
1969 The Gnomes Of Dulwich
View episodes
  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E6 - Episode Six
Writer
1969 Dad's Army - Series 2
View episodes
  1. E1 - Operation Kilt
  2. E2 - The Battle Of Godfrey's Cottage
  3. E3 - The Loneliness Of The Long-Distance Walker
  4. E4 - Sgt. Wilson's Little Secret
  5. E5 - A Stripe For Frazer
  6. E6 - Under Fire
Writer
1968 Dad's Army - Series 1
  1. E6 - Shooting Pains
Charlie Cheeseman
1968 Dad's Army Creator
1968 Dad's Army - Series 1
View episodes
  1. E1 - The Man And The Hour
  2. E2 - Museum Piece
  3. E3 - Command Decision
  4. E4 - The Enemy Within The Gates
  5. E5 - The Showing Up Of Corporal Jones
  6. E6 - Shooting Pains
  7. Special - Present Arms
Writer
1967 Beggar My Neighbour - Series 2 (as James Perry)
  1. E5 - My Fair Harry Butt
Jack Butt

Non-comedy TV and film credits may be found here:
Jimmy Perry on IMDb

Born
Thursday 20th September 1923
Died
Sunday 23rd October 2016 (aged 93)
Full name
James Perry
Title
Jimmy Perry OBE
Nationality
English
BAFTA Television Craft Awards 2008
Special Award (Winner)
Writers' Guild of Great Britain Awards 2008
Lifetime Achievement (Winner)
British Comedy Awards 2003
Lifetime Achievement Award (Winner)
Writers' Guild of Great Britain Awards 1994
Lifetime Achievement (Winner)
Writers' Guild of Great Britain Awards 1970
Best TV Comedy (Winner)
Writers' Guild of Great Britain Awards 1969
Best TV Comedy (Winner)
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