It Ain't Half Hot, Mum is a Sitcom programme that first aired in 1974.

It Ain't Half Hot, Mum is a 4 star programme

Seasons in Detail



It Ain't Half Hot, Mum (1974)

Classic BBC situation comedy inspired by co-writer Jimmy Perry's ('Dad's Army', 'Hi-de-hi!') experiences in a concert party during World War II.

Sergeant Major "Shut up!" Williams is in charge of the platoon of misfits that make up the Royal Artillery Concert Party. The series moves from India to Burma as the Sergeant Major attempts to make soldiers out of the "load of poofs" that he has been lumbered with. All but one of the platoon are determined never to fight the Japanese on the front line, despite the Sergeant Major's endeavours to make "real men" out of them.

Starring Windsor Davies as Sergeant Major Williams, Melvyn Hayes as Bombardier 'Gloria' Beaumont, Don Estelle as Gunner 'Lofty' Sugden, Donald Hewlett as Colonel Charles Reynolds, Michael Knowles as Captain Jonathon Ashwood and Michael Bates as Ranji Ram the bearer.

Genre: Sitcom

Running Time: 40 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1974

4/5 Stars

Production Country: UK

Main Cast

Windsor Davies...Battery Sgt.-Major 'Shut Up' Williams
Melvyn Hayes...Bombardier 'Gloria' Beaumont, Gunner 'Gloria' Beaumont
Donald Hewlett...Col. Charles Reynolds
Don Estelle...Gunner 'Lofty' Sugden
Michael Knowles...Cap. Jonathan Ashwood
Christopher Mitchell...Gunner 'Parky' Parkin
John Clegg...Gunner 'Padoruski' Graham
Stuart McGugan...Gunner 'Atlas' Mackintosh
Dino Shafeek...Char Wallah Muhammed
Mike Kinsey...Gunner 'Nosher' Evans
Kenneth MacDonald...Gunner 'Nobby' Clark
Barbar Bhatti...Punka Wallah Rumzan
Michael Bates...Rangi Ram
George Layton...Bombardier 'Solly' Solomons
Andy Ho...Ah Syn the Chinese Chef
Renu Setna...Clerk, District Officer, Mr. Kumar Puhara, Mr. Patel, Tailor, The Maharajah
Ashwin Patel...Pandit, Rickshaw Wallah, Village Head Man
Ishaq Bux...Fortune-Telling Wallah, Garage Owner, Indian Trader, Stationmaster, Sword Seller
Mohammad Shamsi...Dr. Rahn, Game Warden, Man On Bicycle, Referee Mohammad Bux, Restaurant Owner
John D. Collins...Charles, Medical Officer, Officer