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RIP

“I received a letter from Joe Maplin this morning…”

By way of a tribute to David Croft, here’s a bit of Hi-De-Hi at its best (for it was often thus), in the capable hands of the marvellous (for he was always thus) Simon Cadell:

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While here’s a scene from Are You Being Served that’s as reassuring in its predictability as the latest “sales drive” was in its inevitable, forgotten-about-in-30-minutes failure. “Then I shall have to go over your head!”

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David Croft RIP

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  1. Adam Maunder

    September 28, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    A loss to the world of TV production, as much as to the helming of the many shows he wrote. Benny Hill, Beggar My Neighbour & Up Pompeii all benefitted from his shrewd & certain touch, and when John Howard Davies fell ill during a series of Steptoe & Son, he was drafted in very much at the last minute to direct ‘Divided We Stand’, one of the greatest half-hours of television comedy ever. R.I.P, sir: you well & truly earned it.

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