The Complete A-Z of Dad’s Army (Richard Webber with Jimmy Perry & David Croft) lands on the shelves of my shop, where it will be found in my Film / TV Tie In section. priced at £12.50! Call in and get 40% OFF that price when you mention this post…
London: Orion, 2000, (First Edition) Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Facsimiles; Colour frontispiece; Photographic end papers & blanks;
From the cover: Sitting on a train back in 1967, Jimmy Perry started to formulate an idea for a television sitcom. Until this point, his only experience in the medium had been as an actor, but he harboured a dream to write for the small screen, partly because he could create a good part for himself.
A year later, Dads Army was born and, although there was no part for him. Jimmy Perry could not believe his luck when the BBC commissioned a series, which was produced and co-written by leading producer, David Croft. The hilarious adventures of Walmington-on-Seas Home Guard platoon brought together an irreplaceable cast, comprised of actors who had largely learnt their trade treading the boards in repertory companies up and down the country. Over the nine years the show ran, Messrs. Lowe, Laurie, Le Mesurier, Beck, Dunn, Lavender, Ridley et al became household names, capturing the heart of the nation.
The show ran to 80 episodes and spawned a film, stage show and long-running radio series. Regularly repeated, Dads Army is arguably the best situation comedy ever written. To celebrate this enduring appeal, this book has been written with the full cooperation of the script writers, Jimmy Perry and David Croft, who have made available documents and scripts during the research process. Covering every aspect of the Dads Army legend, this book sets out to provide fans with everything they should ever need to know about the show and includes cast lists, previously unpublished photos, character profiles, actor profiles, and much more.
As well as an exhaustive source of reference, this book is a tribute to a much-loved gem of British comedy.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 288 pages. Bibliography. 11¼” x 9¼”.