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Dad's Army co-creator Jimmy Perry dies

Dad's Army co-creator Jimmy Perry Credit: PA

Dad's Army co-creator Jimmy Perry has died at the age of 93.

He co-wrote a host of classic sitcoms including Dad's Army which was filmed in Thetford and Hi De Hi which was filmed in the seaside town Dovercourt in Essex.

Dad's Army ran from 1968 for 80 episodes over nine years while Hi-de-Hi ran for eight years.

Mr Perry's experiences as a Home Guard during World War Two and as a Butlin's holiday camp Redcoat influenced his writing.


Get set for panto: X-Factor's Stacey Solomon joins cast in MK

Even thought it's only October, the official Pantomime season has got underway in our region with one of the first official Panto launches.

Former X-Factor runner up Stacey Solomon will be transforming herself into a fairy for Dick Whittington at the Milton Keynes Theatre.

ITV News Anglia's Becky Jago caught up with Stacey during a photo shoot for the show.

Behind the scenes look at third series of Grantchester

The cast and crew of the hit ITV series Grantchester have once again descended on the real life Cambridgeshire village of the same name, this time to film a third series of the show.

James Norton and Robson Green are back as vicar Sidney Chambers and Police Inspector Geordie Keating in the 1950s crime drama.

ITV News Anglia was given exclusive access to the set while filming took place. Watch a full report by ITV News Anglia's Chloe Keedy.


Singer Olly Murs surprises Norfolk couple on wedding day

Olly Murs surprised all the guests when he popped in to congratulate the wedding couple Credit: Katie Hart-Copsey

Popstar Olly Murs has surprised a Norfolk couple on their wedding day by popping in on the ceremony.

It wasn't planned but Murs was watching his football team, Essex side Coggeshall Town play Dereham Town reserves, when he heard that a wedding was happening in the club house. He decided to pop in and give his congratulations.

Katie and Shane Hart-Copsey, from Dereham were delighted with their surprise guest.

Katie tweeted this photo and said the visit "topped of their wedding day."

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