Clive Dunn was a personal favourite of mine and I enjoyed his work before he became Corporal Jones.
When I was recording “Writer of songs” in London my producer, Johnny Worth, was working with Dunn on songs for a Dad’s Army record. Dunn came into the studio and watched me recording for a while. I met him in the control room and he said how much he’d enjoyed my singing. He then opened a folder he was carrying and gave me a simple portrait he’d done with felt tip pen of Arthur Lowe as Captain Mainwaring. On the back is another of John le Mesurier and a self portrait.
He was a very nice man and worked with my friend/partner Graham Cooper in Portugal at a theatre where British ex-pats put on shows. He leaves us a legacy of humour that will last, and that’s a rare thing.