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 6, Episode 5 - Lead Kindly Light

The Concert Party are in trouble with the Senior Divisional Padre who finds their show lewd, coarse and salacious.

Broadcast details

Monday 27th November 1978
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
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
John Quentin Reverend Burgess
James Taylor Captain Rogers
Michael Sharvell-Martin Captain de Wolfe
Michael Bevis Major Loosemore
Fleur Chandler Sister
Rupert Bates First Soldier
Denis Bond Second Soldier
Writing team
David Croft Writer
Jimmy Perry Writer
Production team
Phil Bishop Director
David Croft Producer
Bryan Ellis Production Designer