It Ain't Half Hot Mum - Complete Series One to Four [DVD]
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All the episodes from series one to four 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).
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A very very funny series (I have all eight series now)with such characters as Gunner Lofty Sugden the Singer, Bombadier "Gloria" Beaumont female impersonater, Gunner Parkins (who the Sgt. Major thought was his son)Gunner Graham the music director was an ex Cambridge boy and was ridiculed by the Sgt. Major for talking La De Da...
I would recommend this series to anyone who likes British Classic Comedy.........
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This was a gift and is just as ordered, many thanks for a great purchase with no issues.Published 18 months ago by b wilkinson
Gave us hours of laughter which there is not much of on TV these days.Published 19 months ago by Georgina Bates