It's That Man Again. Image shows from L to R: Jack Train, Tommy (Tommy Handley). Copyright: BBC.

It's That Man Again

BBC Home Service sitcom. 310 episodes (12 series), 1939 - 1949. Stars Tommy Handley, Cecilia Eddy, Eric Egan, Vera Lennox, Dino Galvani, Diana Morrison, Hattie Jacques and others.

An episode is repeated on Radio 4 Extra on Sunday at 8am.

It's That Man Again. Image shows from L to R: Dorothy Summers, Tommy (Tommy Handley). Copyright: BBC.

It's That Man Again

Wartime comedy series starring Tommy Handley which spawned many of the catchphrases popular all over the country during the 1940s

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1939 - 1949
Channel
BBC Home Service
Episodes
310   (12 series)
Starring
Tommy Handley, Cecilia Eddy, Eric Egan, Vera Lennox, Dino Galvani, Diana Morrison, Hattie Jacques, Hugh Morton and others
Writers
Tommy Handley and Ted Kavanagh
Producer
Francis Worsley

ITMA followed the adventures of Tommy Handley as he undertook a series of (fictional) bizarre jobs that involved working with strange characters.

The first series began with Handley working on a private radio station, but he later moved on to work as Minister of Aggravation and Mysteries at the Office of Twerps; the Mayor of seedy seaside resort Foaming at the Mouth; and Governor of the South Sea island Tomtopia.

Accompanying Handley during the twelve series were a range of characters with their own catchphrases, most notable of these being Mrs Mopp (Dorothy Summers) the char-lady whose line "Can I do you now, sir?" was the most popular catchpharse of the day; and Colonel Humphrey Chinstrap, who managed to interpret almost any remark as the suggestion for a drink, quipping in reply: "I don't mind if I do".

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Also known as
  • ITMA (Acronym)
  • It's That Sand Again (Alternative name for four series set at)
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Broadcast details

Upcoming repeats
  1. Sunday at 8am on Radio 4 Extra
  2. Sunday at 12pm on Radio 4 Extra

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