Tue 6 August 2013, The Daily Telegraph
James Beck: the Dad’s Army star cut off in his prime
By Neil Clark
On 6 August 1973, James Beck, who played the Cockney spiv Private Walker in Dad’s Army, died at the age of 44. Ironically, he was the first member of the predominantly elderly ensemble to die. A highly accomplished actor, it seemed that he was set for a successful career as...