Perry & Croft: The Sitcoms. Image shows from L to R: David Croft, Jimmy Perry. Copyright: BBC

Galton & Simpson. Esmonde & Larbey. Clement & La Frenais. Perry & Croft. So many great British sitcoms have been written by partnerships - many of the most-lauded, in fact; right from Dad's Army to Peep Show and beyond.

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