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.

Episode menu

Series 6, Episode 1 - The Stars Look Down

When an American film unit arrive to make a propaganda film to be screened in the U.S.A., the Concert Party are used as extras.

Broadcast details

Monday 23rd October 1978
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Windsor Davies BSM Geoffrey 'Shut Up' Williams
Don Estelle Gunner 'Lofty' Sugden
Melvyn Hayes Bombardier 'Gloria' Beaumont
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
Ed Bishop Colonel Sol Zimmerman
Freddie Earlle Sam
Michael Halsey Chuck
Writing team
David Croft Writer
Jimmy Perry Writer
Production team
Phil Bishop Director
David Croft Producer
Bryan Ellis Production Designer

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