Legendary comic writer David Croft dies at 89

Updated: Sep 28, 2011, 16:35 PM IST

London: British television’s most successful comic writer David Croft passed away yesterday at the age of 89.

Croft’s partnership with Dad’s Army co-writer Jimmy Perry produced one of the country’s most successful scriptwriting duos.

He was the genius behind some of the best loved moments in ‘Dad’s Army’, ‘Are You Being Served’? and ‘It Ain’t Half Hot Mum’.

“David invented a whole genre of comedy that was all his own,” The Daily Star quoted Ex-BBC head of comedy, Jon Plowman as saying.

Croft died peacefully at home in Portugal.

His family said: “He would be proud you had all been watching.”