David Croft
You Have Been Watching... David Croft

You Have Been Watching... David Croft

  • TV documentary
  • BBC Two
  • 2011
  • 1 episode

Celebration of the life and work of comedy writer, director and producer David Croft, who died earlier this year. Features Ann Croft, Jimmy Perry, Pamela Cundell, Jeffrey Holland, Paul Shane and more.

Press clippings

The working title for this was "The Man Who Made Dad's Army": what a wonderful epitaph that is. A glorious mix of characters and elements, Dad's Army will live for ever. The show's co-creator, David Croft, made us love and laugh at the Home Guard's superannuated soldiers. Rheumatic, croup-stricken, effete or miserly, each one was a hero.

That show alone guarantees him comedy immortality, but producer/writer Croft had many hitcoms, from concert-party campery in It Ain't Half Hot Mum to shop-floor shenanigans in Are You Being Served? This tribute to Croft, who died in September, salutes a bona fide comedy connoisseur.

Mark Braxton, Radio Times, 27th December 2011

David Croft, who died in September, will go down as one of the most influential behind-the-scenes figures in the history of British TV comedy, having co-written and produced a raft of our most popular sitcoms, including Dad's Army, 'Allo! 'Allo! and Are You Being Served? This hour-long documentary celebrates his work, alongside that of long-term collaborators Jimmy Perry and Jeremy Lloyd - and features more than a few riotously funny clips from the shows themselves.

Pete Naughton, The Telegraph, 23rd December 2011

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