The Guardian reports that the actor Frank Thornton has died at the age of 92. Thornton had a flair for comedy
derived from the subtle craftsmanship of classical stage work. However,
he will be best remembered for his longstanding characters in two
television comedy series – the sniffily priggish Captain Peacock in Are
You Being Served? and the pompous retired policeman Herbert "Truly"
Truelove, in Roy Clarke's Last of the Summer Wine.