I agree with the positive comments made- this is definetly British comedy at its best!
I do get the feeling, however, that the DVDs on offer are severely abridged. Maybe its just me, but I'm sure that in original series, Windsor Davies addressed the concert party by calling them 'a load of pu**s' or ('nancy boys' at times) far more often than in the DVDs.
I think Michael Bates also used to refer to a punka whalla as 'you ruddy coon', or 'stupid coon' at times!
Whilst I disapprove of racism or homophobia, in the context of these sitcoms, the remarks came across as entirely innocent. Surely, there is a great deal of difference between laughing at someone and laughing with them!It Ain't Half Hot Mum - Series 1 - 8 Box Set [DVD]