I'm glad that despite the best efforts of the PC crazed and hypersensitive oligarchs who seem to have taken over the world in which we now live, and have decided that this sitcom is unsuitable for mainstream TV, we can at least own and view this very funny comedy in the comfort of our homes.
It seems strange, that despite being 'anathema and out of date', the industry that is 'Political Correctness', allows it to be sold and hasn't banned such controversial material from dissemination. Perhaps its high sales rating provides the answer or maybe, normal people don't find it offensive and accept it for what it is, a satire on personal experience. Kenneth Williams describes in this DVD, An Audience With Kenneth Williams
, what an officer thought of his concert party in exactly the same way as the sergeant major in this one. Kenneth also makes light of it in the same way.
Back in the world of the sane and balanced, Michael Bates is brilliant as Rangi Ram, he couldn't have been bettered in this role - period! His sad death at the end of Series 5 in 1978 was a great loss to the show. Windsor Davis, as someone once described him, 'the best shouter ever' is also excellent and very funny. Michael Knowles, hilarious. In my opinion Perry and Croft's funniest sitcom.
As a nice extra, 'Whispering Grass' with Messrs Estelle and Davis, the unlikely 1975 UK number-one hit single is also included. This song, along with Laurel and Hardy's 1975 No 2, 'Trail of the Lonesome Pine' always raises a smile. Buy, enjoy and reminisce.