It Ain't Half Hot Mum - Complete Collection
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.
Running Time: 1601 mins
Retail Price: £59.99
Release Date: 2010
Content Type: TV Series
This period sitcom, created by David Croft and Jimmy Perry, 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 military 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 (Windsor Davies).
Season 1 Episode 4: A Star Is Born
Season 1 Episode 6: It's a Wise Child
Lost episodes recovered from Australian Commercial TV broadcasts.
"Whispering Grass" Don Estelle and Windsor Davies Top of the Pops performance.
DD 2.0 mono English