Television writer David Croft dies aged 89
David Croft, co-writer and producer of classic comedies including 'Allo 'Allo and Hi-de-Hi has died at the age of 89, his family has announced.
He died peacefully in his sleep at his home in Portugal. His family called him a "truly great man" in a statement.
Croft's military sitcoms It Ain't Half Hot Mum and Dad's Army, written with Jimmy Perry, were hits in the 1970s.
David Sillito reports.
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