All the episodes from series one to eight of Jimmy Perry and David Croft's It Ain't Half Hot Mum
, first broadcast in 1974. The series follows the exploits of a Royal Artillery Concert Party during the Second World War. Created by David Croft and Jimmy Perry, it seemed a natural follow-up to their smash hit Dad's Army
. Another ensemble piece, it drew on both writers' wartime experience in India and set the action in Deolali: a British army camp 100 miles north-east of Bombay where everyone's gone "a bit doolally".
The concert party is a rag-tag collection of soldiers who'd rather sing, dance and drag up to entertain the troops than be sent forward to the front line. Characters include effeminate drag artist Gunner 'Gloria' Beaumont (Melvyn Hayes); the diminutive Gunner 'Lofty' Willie Sugden (Don Estelle) who possesses a hauntingly beautiful singing voice and ineffectual Colonel Reynolds (Donald Hewlett). However, the show's stand-out personality is the bombastic, eye-rolling Battery Sergeant Major Williams (Windsdor Davies).
The complete series 1-8 of the classic British television wartime sitcom about a group of misfit soliders in the entertainment division of the British Army in Burma during the Second World War, led by the irascible Sergeant Major Williams Windsor Davies. Series 1 episodes are Meet the Gang, My Lovely Boy, The Mutiny of the Punka Wallahs, A Star Is Born, The Jungle Patrol, Its a Wise Child, The Road to Bannu and The Inspector Calls. Series 2 episodes are Showing the Flag, Down in the Jungle, The Natives Are Revolting, Cabaret Time, The Curse of the Sadhu, Forbidden Fruits, Has Anyone Seen My Cobra and The Night of the Thugs. Series 3 episodes are The Supremo Show, Mind My Maharajah, Bang Goes the Maharajah, The Grand Illusion, Pale Hands I Love and Dont Take the Mickey. Series 4 episodes are Monsoon Madness, Kidnapped in the Khyber, A Fate Worse Than Death, Ticket to Blighty, Loftys Little Friend, Flight to Jawani, We Are Not Amused and Twenty-One Today. Series 5 episodes are Front Line Entertainers, Bridge Over the River Hipong, The Pay-Off, Puddings from Heaven, The Superstar and The Eternal Quadrangle. Series 6 episodes are The Stars Look Down, The Big League, The Big Payroll Snatch, The Dhobi Wallahs, Lead, Kindly Light, Holidays at Home and Caught Short. Series 7 episodes are Thats Entertainment, The Guinea Pigs, Dog in the Manger, The Great Broadcast, Class of 1945 and Star Commandos. Series 8 episodes are Glorias Finest Hour, Money Talks, Aquastars, The Last Warrior, Never the Twain Shall Meet, The Long Road Home and The Last Roll Call.