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In 1967 actor Jimmy Perry shows his friend David Croft the script of a sitcom he has written based on his time in the Home Guard, entitled 'Fighting Tigers'. Head of BBC TV comedy Michael ... See full summary »
Arthur Lowe's refusal to take a script home is based on Lowe's genuine refusal to mix work and his private life.
I ran a film company that went bust before the war. And I made the very bad decision to sell off the rights to all my plays so I could pay everyone off, quickly. Never ever do this. Writers must always hold on to their bloody rights!
Jimmy Perry: Why didn't you ...
When Perry and Croft have to change the opening titles, the familiar map and arrows are shown where the German troop movements form a capital H. However, this is just a black & white version of the title sequence used in the later colour episodes of series 3 onwards. The original animation used in series 1 and 2 had the arrows forming a different shape.
Opening titles, with wording contained in broad arrows, in the style of the title sequence for Dad's Army (1968): "Some scenes in this film are imagined. BUT DON'T PANIC! Most of this really happened."
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