ISBN 9780719065552,Jimmy Perry and David Croft

Jimmy Perry and David Croft



Manchester University Press

Publication Year 2004

ISBN 9780719065552

ISBN-10 0719065550


Number of Pages 192 Pages
Language (English)

Medicine: general issues

This book explores the collaborative sitcoms of two of British television's most well-known comedy writers. Written over a period of twenty-five years, the four series--Dad's Army, It Ain't Half Hot, Mum, Hi-de-Hi! and You Rang M'Lord?--have endured as much-loved and often-repeated classics. The book explores the themes of Perry and Croft's writing in terms of their own biography, and as articulations of British cultural and televisual history. Focusing on issues central to the concept of identity in British culture, class, gender, sexuality and race and analyzing individual episodes and scenes in the four series, this book evaluates the contributions made by these two writers to the genre of situation comedy, and locates the programs in the immediate contexts of their production.