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It Ain't Half Hot Mum 

The comic adventures of a group of misfits who form an extremely bad concert party touring the hot and steamy jungles of Burma entertaining the troops during World War II.




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Series cast summary:
Windsor Davies ...  Battery Sergeant-Major 'Shut Up' Williams 56 episodes, 1974-1981
Melvyn Hayes ...  Bombardier 'Gloria' Beaumont / ... 56 episodes, 1974-1981
Donald Hewlett ...  Colonel Charles Reynolds 56 episodes, 1974-1981
Don Estelle ...  Gunner 'Lofty' Sugden 56 episodes, 1974-1981
Michael Knowles ...  Captain Jonathan Ashwood 56 episodes, 1974-1981
Christopher Mitchell ...  Gunner 'Parky' Parkin 56 episodes, 1974-1981
John Clegg ...  Gunner 'Paderewski' Graham 56 episodes, 1974-1981
Stuart McGugan ...  Gunner 'Atlas' Mackintosh 56 episodes, 1974-1981
Dino Shafeek ...  Char Wallah Muhammed 56 episodes, 1974-1981
Mike Kinsey ...  Gunner 'Nosher' Evans 56 episodes, 1974-1981
Kenneth MacDonald ...  Gunner 'Nobby' Clark 56 episodes, 1974-1981
Barbar Bhatti ...  Punka Wallah Rumzan 43 episodes, 1974-1978
Michael Bates ...  Rangi Ram 36 episodes, 1974-1977


The comic adventures of a group of misfits who form an extremely bad concert party touring the hot and steamy jungles of Burma entertaining the troops during World War II.

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Comedy | War


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Release Date:

3 January 1974 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Это и вполовину не горячая мама See more »

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(56 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jimmy Perry considered this to be his best sitcom. See more »


In early episodes Gunner Graham claims to be educated at Oxford but later on he claims to be educated at Cambridge. See more »


[repeated line]
BSM Williams: Oh dear. How sad. Never mind.
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Referenced in Have I Got News for You: Episode #48.1 (2014) See more »

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23 February 2016 | by AlanjackdSee all my reviews

How awful that the BBC refuse to show this again...what a load of nonsense...it was and still is an affectionate look at how things were in the war...I went on holiday to Turkey last year and saw exactly the same thing in the markets...foreign people imitating British for comedy purposes... poor Michael Bates was lambasted as racist for his role but that is exactly the kind of character around at the time...and there still is. This is almost "Spike Milliganesque" in its approach to multi culture comedy...there was never any intent to mock or offend...pure vaudeville. Perry and Croft understood perfectly the comedy in wartime as these were all obviously based on real life characters..anybody who is offended by this should be genuinely ashamed.....this series had 15 million viewers in its heyday...all apparent racists. Must add that all the crew were all in on the fun...Windsor Davies was brilliant., much like Hylda Baker and always using the wrong words ...one thing though....almost every British comedy at the time was made into a movie...why was this left out. Marvelous comedy from the finest writing duo since Galton and Simpson.

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