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It Ain't Half Hot Mum 

The comic adventures of a group of misfits who form an extremely bad concert party touring the hot and steamy jungles of Burma entertaining the troops during World War II.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Windsor Davies ...  Battery Sergeant-Major 'Shut Up' Williams 56 episodes, 1974-1981
Melvyn Hayes ...  Bombardier 'Gloria' Beaumont / ... 56 episodes, 1974-1981
Donald Hewlett ...  Colonel Charles Reynolds 56 episodes, 1974-1981
Don Estelle ...  Gunner 'Lofty' Sugden 56 episodes, 1974-1981
Michael Knowles ...  Captain Jonathan Ashwood 56 episodes, 1974-1981
Christopher Mitchell ...  Gunner 'Parky' Parkin 56 episodes, 1974-1981
John Clegg ...  Gunner 'Paderewski' Graham 56 episodes, 1974-1981
Stuart McGugan ...  Gunner 'Atlas' Mackintosh 56 episodes, 1974-1981
Dino Shafeek ...  Char Wallah Muhammed 56 episodes, 1974-1981
Mike Kinsey ...  Gunner 'Nosher' Evans 56 episodes, 1974-1981
Kenneth MacDonald ...  Gunner 'Nobby' Clark 56 episodes, 1974-1981
Barbar Bhatti ...  Punka Wallah Rumzan 43 episodes, 1974-1978
Michael Bates ...  Rangi Ram 36 episodes, 1974-1977
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The comic adventures of a group of misfits who form an extremely bad concert party touring the hot and steamy jungles of Burma entertaining the troops during World War II.

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Comedy | War

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 January 1974 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Это и вполовину не горячая мама See more »

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Runtime:

(56 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In 2012 it was reported the BBC had decided not to repeat the series due to the racist content. However it was also suggested that the real reason is because the series was felt to have dated badly and would therefore no longer attract audiences. See more »

Goofs

In early episodes Gunner Graham claims to be educated at Oxford but later on he claims to be educated at Cambridge. See more »

Quotes

Gunner 'Parky' Parkin: [there is a snake loose in the camp] Why don't we buy a mongoose to frighten it away?
Gunner 'Nobby' Clark: I didn't know snakes were afraid of geese.
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The forgotten Perry/Croft series
25 October 2002 | by MarkhoniSee all my reviews

This was the follow up to the immortal 'Dad's Army'and while sharing a wartime setting and comedy based on character had a somewhat harder and cruder edge and was less reliant on whimsy. Perhaps as a result of this, despite the fact that it lasted several series it never gained a real place in the nation's affections to the same extent as Dad's Army. It also straddled a changing period in Britain's attitude to racial stereotyping. The 1970's had begun with the crude 'Love Thy Neighbour' but ended with the first sitcoms featuring more than token black casts (e.g 'The Fosters') and 'It Ain't Half...' was increasingly criticized for its attitude even though as another correspondent says, the Asian characters usually outwit their British 'masters'. Michael Bates as Ranji Ram is probably the last comical asian character to be played by a white actor in makeup a la Peter Sellers. (Bates had lived in India as a boy). Interestingly 'The Simpsons' contains an Indian family whose 'jolly good, sahib' voices and behaviour would be pretty much unacceptable on a British TV programmae today and is very similar to the portrayal of the asian characters in 'It ain't half hot...'. The pint size singer Don Estelle formed an unlikely duo with Sergeant Major Windsor Daies for a few UK hits. Sadly Don is now reduced to busking round Lancashire towns in his 'It Ain't Half...' costume these days.


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