Child of performer parents and child actor in Goodbye Mr Chips. War service in India. Actor in touting musicals and rep. Writer/Director in early ITV companies. 1961 to BBC Light Entertainment dept. Mundane programmes until creator of the great sitcoms: 1968: Dad's Army; Are You Being Served? It ain't 'arf 'ot Mum; 'Allo, Allo and others.