You Have Been Watching - The Autobiography Of David Croft

You Have Been Watching - The Autobiography Of David Croft

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As the writer and creator of some of the best loved series in British TV history, David Croft has captivated audiences with such timelessly lovable sitcoms as Dads Army, Hi de Hi, Allo Allo and Are You Being Served. David's autobiography reflects on a life that has always revolved around showbusiness his mother was the famous actress Annie Croft and provides a privileged insight into the workings of British TV in what Croft suggests was the golden era of the 60s to 80s. The book also illuminates Croft as a person as he tells of his experiences during the war years and the ups and downs of his family life. Characteristically warm and funny, David Crofts Autobiography is a first-class account of a life surrounded by celebrities. Devotees of his programmes will enjoy a wealth of anecdotes about actors such as Clive Dunn and Wendy Richards and relish the behind-the-scenes insights into the personalities and working styles of some of Britains most famous television actors.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 152.4 x 233.7 x 27.9mm | 612.36g
  • BBC BOOKS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0563487399
  • 9780563487395
  • 813,456

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Britain's greatest comedy writer and producer, David Croft is the man behind such works of comedy genius as 'Allo 'Allo, Hi-de-Hi!, Are You Being Served?, It Ain't Half Hot Mum and, of course, Britain's best-loved TV comedy, Dad's Army.

Here, the creator of such comedy favourites as the power-hungry Captain Mainwaring; the precious Private Pike; the grand battleaxe Mrs Slocombe; the lascivious Rene Artois; and Maplin's favourite cleaner, Peggy, tells his remarkable tale of a fascinating lifetime in comedy.
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