Jeremy Lloyd and the World of ‘Captain Beaky’

Even though the Are You Being Served and ‘Allo ‘Allo co-creator/writer passed away in December of last year, friends, family and colleagues gathered last week at a memorial service to celebrate the life and work of Jeremy Lloyd, share their stories and read poems and stories by the writer including excerpts from The Woodland Gospels […]

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R.I.P. – Jeremy Lloyd

Jeremy Lloyd, the co-creator/writer of such British comedy classics as Are You Being Served? and ‘Allo, ‘Allo, passed away on 23 December at the age of 84. These are getting harder and harder to write and, sadly, they seem to be coming around more frequently in recent years. This one, however, had an added level of […]

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Jeremy Lloyd awarded OBE for British comedy brilliance

Doing a bit of new years ‘catch up’, we ran across some brilliant news regarding Jeremy Lloyd, co-creator and co-writer with David Croft of Are You Being Served and ‘Allo, ‘Allo. Seems as though Jeremy Jeremy Lloyd was awarded an OBE, which is short for Officer of the Order of the British Empire, in the […]

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'Allo, 'Allo's Vicki Michelle's role of a lifetime

Vicki Michelle has experienced the highs and the lows of the acting world her entire career. As the story goes, Michelle, who struggled in the business for several years, gave it up to launch her own employment agency. She then got a call asking her to audition for one last role, a role for which […]

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Remembering John Howard Davies, David Croft and Trevor Bannister

While wishing everyone a Happy New Year and prosperous 2012, I wanted to remember some ‘friends’ the world of comedy lost in 2011. Over the past several years, those of us involved in the production of a number of British comedy retrospective specials for PBS have had the incredible good fortune to spend quality time […]

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David Croft discusses the complexity of 'Allo 'Allo

With the passing of David Croft on Sunday, 27 September, at age 89, more from our 1999 interview for the public television program, Salute to British Comedy on American Public Television. When host Penelope Keith introduces the ‘Allo ‘Allo segment, we come to realize that the series was not only complex for the audience, but […]

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British comedy legend, Dad's Army, AYBS co-creator, David Croft dies at 89

British comedy legend, writer/producer David Croft, has died at age 89. Responsible for such classic sitcoms as Dad’s Army, It Ain’t Half Hot Mum, Hi-de-Hi, ‘Allo ‘Allo and Are You Being Served?, Croft began his career in show business with an early childhood advertisement appearance and then a small part in the 1939 film, Goodbye […]

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Memorial Day tribute to the Home Guard, the Resistance and more….

As we collectively pause across the United States to pay tribute to servicemen and women everywhere who gave their lives in military service, let’s not forget both the Home Guard of Dad’s Army along with those brave souls of Allo Allo such as French cafe owner, Renee Artois, and wife, Edith, who, with no regard […]

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