The comedy of David Croft

From Walmington-on-Sea's wartime Home Guard, to knobbly knees competitions at Maplins holiday camp, and the 1970s glamour of Grace Brothers department store - David Croft's writing entertained television audiences in their millions.

To commemorate his work - following the announcement of his death at the age of 89 - take a nostalgic look back at five of the biggest comedies which David Croft helped to write.

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All images from BBC archive and subject to copyright. Includes black and white image of David Croft with co-writer Jimmy Perry.

Slideshow production by Paul Kerley. Publication date 28 September 2011.

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