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Fairly Secret Army 

A retired British Army major tries to fight the forces of anarchy by setting up a supposedly secret taskforce.
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Series cast summary:
Geoffrey Palmer ...  Major Harry Kitchener Wellington Truscott 13 episodes, 1984-1986
Diane Fletcher Diane Fletcher ...  Nancy 13 episodes, 1984-1986
Michael Robbins ...  Sgt. Maj. Throttle 12 episodes, 1984-1986
Liz Fraser ...  Doris Entwhistle 11 episodes, 1984-1986
Jeremy Child ...  Beamish 10 episodes, 1984-1986
Richard Ridings ...  Ron Boat 10 episodes, 1984-1986
Paul Chapman ...  Peg-Leg Pogson 6 episodes, 1984-1986
Michael J. Jackson Michael J. Jackson ...  The Cobra 6 episodes, 1986
Gary Cady Gary Cady ...  Paul Truscott 6 episodes, 1986
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A retired British Army major tries to fight the forces of anarchy by setting up a supposedly secret taskforce.

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22 October 1984 (UK) See more »

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(13 episodes)

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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Fairly Secret Army
17 November 2006 | by mail-3541See all my reviews

Inspired by the 1977 BBC drama 'Secret Army' David Nobb's brilliant Channel 4 comedy series - itself a character spin off from the much lauded Reggie Perrin - set Geoffrey Palmer as Harry Kitchener Wellington Truscott an ex officer of the Queen's Own West Mercian Lowlanders who for some reason refuses to believe that the war is over and is intent on rallying a motley band of clandestine troops to keep the country from falling into the hands of 'lefties, Communists, rapists, Papists and Papist rapists' etc.

Nobb's sparse scripting for Palmer's character (changed from Jimmy to Harry due to copyright reason as the BBC held the 'Perrin' series rights)is a joy to listen to. Some of Harry's mini Soliloquys verge on poetry and, delivered with that hang dog expression that is so Palmer, it's a joy to watch as well.

This series is in dire need of resurrection or at least a DVD outing.


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