It Ain't Half Hot Mum

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It Ain't Half Hot, Mum is a BBC television sitcom about a Royal Artillery concert party, set in Deolali in India and the fictional village of Tin Min in Burma, during the last months of the Second World War. It was written by Jimmy Perry and David... read more

It Ain't Half Hot, Mum is a BBC television sitcom about a Royal Artillery concert party, set in Deolali in India and the fictional village of Tin Min in Burma, during the last months of the Second World War. It was written by Jimmy Perry and David Croft, who had both served in similar roles in India during World War II. It was first broadcast on BBC 1 between 1974 and 1981 in eight series totalling 56 episodes in all. Each episode ran for 30 minutes.

Original Release

01/03/1974 on BBC

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Cast

Michael Knowles Captain Jonathan Ashwood
Donald Hewlett Colonel Charles Reynolds
Dino Shafeek Char Wallah Muhammed
Mike Kinsey Gunner 'Nosher' Evans
Don Estelle Gunner 'Lofty' Sugden
Stuart McGugan Gunner 'Atlas' Mackintosh
Windsor Davies Battery Sergeant-Major 'Shut Up' Williams
Melvyn Hayes Bombardier 'Gloria' Beaumont
John Clegg Gunner 'Padoruski' Graham
Michael Bates Rangi Ram
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Gloria's Finest Hour Thursday, 23 July 1981
2 Money Talks Thursday, 30 July 1981
3 Aquastars Thursday, 06 August 1981
4 The Last Warrior Thursday, 13 August 1981
5 Never the Twain Shall Meet Thursday, 20 August 1981
6 The Long Road Home Thursday, 27 August 1981
7 The Last Roll Call Thursday, 03 September 1981
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Directors

David Croft, John Kilby, Phil Bishop, Bob Spiers, Graeme Muir, Ray Butt

Writers

David Croft, Jimmy Perry

Cast

Michael Knowles Captain Jonathan Ashwood
Donald Hewlett Colonel Charles Reynolds
Dino Shafeek Char Wallah Muhammed
Mike Kinsey Gunner 'Nosher' Evans
Don Estelle Gunner 'Lofty' Sugden
Stuart McGugan Gunner 'Atlas' Mackintosh
Windsor Davies Battery Sergeant-Major 'Shut Up' Williams
Melvyn Hayes Bombardier 'Gloria' Beaumont
John Clegg Gunner 'Padoruski' Graham
Michael Bates Rangi Ram
Kenneth MacDonald Gunner 'Nobby' Clark
Christopher Mitchell Gunner 'Parky' Parkin
George Layton Bombardier 'Solly' Solomons
Barbar Bhatti Punka Wallah Rumzan (as Babar Bhatti)
Barbar Bhatti Punka Wallah Rumzan
Andy Ho Ah Syn, the Chinese Chef
Christopher Mitchell Gunner 'Parky' Parkin
Kenneth MacDonald Gunner 'Nobby' Clark
Michael Bevis Major Loosemore
Soltan Lalani Pathan Chief (as Sultan Lalani)

Producers

Editors

Bob Rymer, Christopher Woolley, Clive Smith, Mike Robotham, Bill Symon, Bryan Day

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