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

It Ain't Half Hot Mum

BBC One sitcom focusing on the army. 56 episodes (8 series), 1974 - 1981. Stars Michael Bates, George Layton, Windsor Davies, Melvyn Hayes and others.

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

It Ain't Half Hot Mum

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

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

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!

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