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 8, Episode 3 - Aquastars

Bdr. Beaumont is inspired by an old Busby Berkeley movie to stage a Concert Party show on the nearby river.

Broadcast details

Thursday 6th August 1981
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
Andy Ho Ah Syn, the Cook
Guest cast
Eric Dodson Brigadier
Roy Heather Corporal
Barry Cryer Commentator (Voice)
Writing team
David Croft Writer
Jimmy Perry Writer
Production team
John Kilby Director
David Croft Producer
Garry Freeman Production Designer