It Ain't Half Hot Mum. Image shows from L to R: BSM Geoffrey 'Shut Up' Williams (Windsor Davies), Bombardier 'Gloria' Beaumont (Melvyn Hayes). Copyright: BBC
It Ain't Half Hot Mum

It Ain't Half Hot Mum

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 1974 - 1981
  • 56 episodes (8 series)

India, 1944 - a Royal Artillery Concert Party try to avoid going in to action by performing for the troops with their brand of camp entertainment. Stars Windsor Davies, Don Estelle, Melvyn Hayes, Michael Bates, George Layton and more.

It Ain't Half Hot Mum. Image shows from L to R: Gunner 'Lofty' Sugden (Don Estelle), BSM Geoffrey 'Shut Up' Williams (Windsor Davies), Bombardier 'Gloria' Beaumont (Melvyn Hayes). Copyright: BBC

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1974 - 1981
Channels
BBC One
Episodes
56 (8 series)
Stars
Windsor Davies, Don Estelle, Melvyn Hayes, Michael Bates, George Layton, Donald Hewlett, Michael Knowles, Christopher Mitchell and more
Writers
David Croft and Jimmy Perry
Directors
John Kilby, Phil Bishop, Bob Spiers, David Croft and Graeme Muir
Producers
David Croft and Graeme Muir
Companies

As World War II is coming to a close, the Royal Artillery Concert Party in India are doing their utmost to keep themselves away from the front line. Battery Sergeant Major Williams sees his men as an embarrassment and is determined to knock them in to shape. However, he has little support from his senior officers who enjoy the theatrical aspect of their job. Nevertheless, they are thrust in to situations which call for more than just the ability to apply greasepaint and lipstick!

Additional details

Also known as
  • IAHHM (Acronym)
Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 3rd January 1974 at 8pm on BBC One

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