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

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

Series 1, Episode 1 - "Meet The Gang"

It's 1945 and it looks like the days of British rule in India are coming to an end. But for the Royal Artillery Concert Party there is still work to be done.

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 3rd January 1974
Time
8pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Windsor Davies BSM Geoffrey 'Shut Up' Williams
Don Estelle Gunner 'Lofty' Sugden
Melvyn Hayes Bombardier 'Gloria' Beaumont
Michael Bates Rangi Ram
George Layton Bombardier 'Solly' Solomons
Donald Hewlett Colonel Charles Reynolds
Michael Knowles Captain Jonathan Ashwood
Christopher Mitchell Gunner 'Parky' Parkin
John Clegg Gunner 'Paderewski' Graham
Stuart McGugan Gunner 'Atlas' MacKintosh
Mike Kinsey Gunner 'Nosher' Evans
Kenneth MacDonald Gunner 'Nobby' Clark
Dino Shafeek Char Wallah Muhammed
Babar Bhatti Punka Wallah Rumzan
Guest cast
Nik Zaran Inspector Singh
Ashwin Patel Rickshaw Wallah
Writing team
David Croft Writer
Jimmy Perry Writer
Production team
David Croft Director
David Croft Producer
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