The Army Game. Copyright: Granada Television
The Army Game

The Army Game

  • TV sitcom
  • ITV
  • 1957 - 1961
  • 155 episodes (4 series)

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. Stars Geoffrey Sumner, William Hartnell, Michael Medwin, Alfie Bass, Norman Rossington and more.

The Army Game. Copyright: Granada Television

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1957 - 1961
Channels
ITV
Episodes
155 (4 series), plus 1 short special
Creator
Sid Colin
Stars
Geoffrey Sumner, William Hartnell, Michael Medwin, Alfie Bass, Norman Rossington, Charles Hawtrey, Bernard Bresslaw, Bill Fraser and more
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
Companies

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.

Additional details

Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Black and white

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 19th June 1957 at 8:30pm on ITV
Last new broadcast
Tuesday 20th June 1961 at 8pm on ITV

Recording details

  • Chelsea Palace - Broadcast live.

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