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The Army Game. Copyright: Granada Television.

The Army Game

ITV sitcom about National Servicemen. 155 episodes (4 series), 1957 - 1961. Stars Geoffrey Sumner, William Hartnell, Michael Medwin, Alfie Bass and others.

The Army Game

A group of National Service conscripts are determined to dodge duty and create some amusement out of a situation they'd rather not be in

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1957 - 1961
Channel
ITV
Episodes
155   (4 series), plus 1 short special
Creator
Sid Colin
Starring
Geoffrey Sumner, William Hartnell, Michael Medwin, Alfie Bass, Norman Rossington, Charles Hawtrey, Bernard Bresslaw, Bill Fraser and others
Writers
Sid Colin, Maurice Wiltshire, Larry Stephens, Lew Schwarz, David Cumming and Derek Collyer
Directors
Milo Lewis, Max Morgan-Witts, Gordon Flemyng, Eric Fawcett and Graeme MacDonald
Producers
Milo Lewis, Max Morgan-Witts, Peter Eton and Eric Fawcett

Comedy about a group of National Service army conscripts who are based in Hut 29 at the Surplus Ordnance Depot, Nether Hopping, Staffordshire. The sitcom follows the antics of the privates, who are determined to dodge work and create some amusement out of a situation they'd rather not be in, and the attempts of their superior officers to stop the fun and keep the showers clean.

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