It Ain't Half Hot Mum

Season 5 Episode 1

Front Line Entertainers

Aired Thursday 8:30 PM Oct 25, 1977 on BBC
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Episode Summary

Front Line Entertainers
When the men get sent up the jungle, they find that some Australian soldiers haven't vacated their camp, as was ordered.

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    Windsor Davies

    Windsor Davies

    Battery Sergeant-Major 'Shut Up' Williams

    Melvyn Hayes

    Melvyn Hayes

    Gunner/Bombardier 'Gloria' Beaumont

    Don Estelle

    Don Estelle

    Gunner 'Lofty' Sugden

    Michael Knowles

    Michael Knowles

    Captain Tarquin Ashwood

    Donald Hewlett

    Donald Hewlett

    Colonel Charles Reynolds

    Mike Kinsey

    Mike Kinsey

    Gunner 'Nosher' Evans

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (2)

      • The look of the show changes now that the concert party has been sent up the jungle. One difference is that the men all wear the same uniforms. In the pilot episode it was explained that the men originally wore different uniforms because the concert party was made up from men of several army units. Only Lofty keeps his unique helmet, on doctor's orders.

      • Music: 'Gloria' Beaumont sings Moonlight Becomes You (Johnny Burke & Jimmy Van Heusen, 1942).

    • QUOTES (5)

      • Gunner Parkin: I'm not committing suicide.
        Gunner Evans: Neither am I. I haven't had my lunch yet.

      • Gunner Mackintosh: How far from the Japanese?

        Colonel Reynolds: How far would you say? Ten, twenty miles?

        Captain Ashwood: It all depends on where they are at the time.

      • Gunner Beaumont: (to Sergeant Major Williams) Did you hear that? We're being attacked. You said the Japanese were ten miles away and they're here. You ought to be ashamed of yourself!

      • Australian Colonel: They're pommy poofters!

      • Rangi: In your holy book there is a piece which say: "You must love your neighbour as if he were yourself." And there is an old Hindu proverb which say: "If you kiss a thief, count your teeth." I am thinking that between these two is the great truth.

    • NOTES (1)

      • For the fifth series the credits have changed for the second time. (The original version was set in Deolali, with Solly. The second was in Deolali without Solly.) The men are shown performing on a stage in the jungle.

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • The punka wallah refers to the camp as Butlins, the famous British holiday resorts. The next Perry-Croft comedy, Hi-de-hi, would be set in a similar holiday camp.

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