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27th-Sep-2011 10:45 pm
Castle
Oh bugger. Apparently David Croft just passed away.

If I were to list my inspirations as a dialogue/comedy writer? Croft is on there, close to the top. Yes, he wrote stereotypes and stock situations, but, boy, he did it well.

Rest in peace.
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27th-Sep-2011 01:30 pm (UTC)
That is very sad news!
27th-Sep-2011 01:40 pm (UTC)
*nods* He was older rather than younger, though.
27th-Sep-2011 01:41 pm (UTC)
This is true enough!

I am pretty sure that Are You Being Served? was my introduction to British comedy, he was quite the writer!
27th-Sep-2011 01:56 pm (UTC)

That's really sad news.

To this day, 'Allo, 'Allo remains a guilty pleasure, in large part due to the play on languages.
27th-Sep-2011 02:04 pm (UTC)
Yes! :D
27th-Sep-2011 02:13 pm (UTC) - Good Moaning...

I've just been watching clips over on youtube where they also have episodes posted.
27th-Sep-2011 03:57 pm (UTC)
He had a wonderful ability to make you care about his characters.
27th-Sep-2011 10:12 pm (UTC)
Yes! And he did this without the characters ever seeming entirely real. That's skill.
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