- Michael Crawford, John Lennon, Roy Kinnear, Lee Montague, Jack MacGowran, Michael Hordern, Jack Hedley, Karl Michael Vogler and more
- Patrick Ryan and Charles Wood
- Richard Lester
- Richard Lester and Denis O'Dell
Told in parallel with his eventual capture by German troops in Spring 1945 as the Allies close in on the Reich, the film focuses on British Lieutenant Ernest Goodbody, a complete incompetent in charge of a small band of men who view him with rightful disdain. He and his men are tasked with trekking far behind enemy lines in the African desert in order to prepare a perfect English cricket pitch for the coming British troops.
Facing multiple obstacles and calamities en route - many of their, or rather, Goodbody's, own making - the unit face dehydration, starvation, fuel shortage and death at enemy hands before they can fulfil their ultimate task.
- UK certificate
- 110 minutes
- Camera set-up
- Single camera
- All previous repeats
- Thursday 14th April 2022 at 11:05pm on TPTV
- Monday 4th April 2022 at 9:00pm on TPTV