Jimmy Perry

Very sad to hear about the death of Dad’s Army creator Jimmy Perry on Sunday. Exactly one year ago to the day I was sitting with him in his living room doing some sound recording work for Radio 4.

He talked me through all of his memorabilia and told me how the ideas for his tv shows had come from his time during the war, whilst tea kept arriving.

I was made to feel so welcome, it was a bit like visiting grandparents when you’re a kid – they even asked me if I wanted to stay for breakfast. I left thinking ‘what a really lovely man.’