It Ain't Half Hot Mum

Season 6 Episode 5

Lead, Kindly Light

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Aired Thursday 8:30 PM Nov 20, 1978 on BBC
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Lead, Kindly Light
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To ensure the very existence of the Concert Party the artists have to impress the Chief Entertainments Officer. Unfortunately, the chaplain orders them to lose the vulgar bits, their greatest strength. Some doubts about Sergeant Major Shut Up's future lead to an unlikely solution.

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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

    Donald Hewlett

    Donald Hewlett

    Colonel Charles Reynolds

    Michael Knowles

    Michael Knowles

    Captain Tarquin Ashwood

    Kenneth MacDonald

    Kenneth MacDonald

    Gunner 'Nobby' Clark

    John Quentin

    John Quentin

    Reverend Burgess

    Guest Star

    James Taylor (I)

    James Taylor (I)

    Captain Rogers

    Guest Star

    Michael Bevis

    Michael Bevis

    Major Loosemore

    Guest Star

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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    • TRIVIA (1)

    • QUOTES (4)

      • Captain Rogers: Any girls in this show?


        Captain Ashwood: No, but some of the chaps dress up as girls.


        Captain Rogers: What are they like?


        Captain Ashwood: Very good.


        Captain Rogers: Ah, well, any port in a storm, eh?


        Captain Ashwood: It's all good, clean fun.


        Captain Rogers: Oh, pity.

      • Sergeant Major Williams: Stop scratching yourself, Sugden.


        Lofty: I can't help it, sergeant major. I've got prickly heat. I'm covered in little lumps.


        Sergeant Major Williams: As far as I'm concerned, Sugden, you is one big little lump.

      • Parkin: Have they got a ventriloquist?


        Graham: Yes, and he's got two very good gimmicks. The dummy drinks the glass of water.


        Lofty: Where does it go?


        Graham: That's the other gimmick.

      • Sergeant Major Williams: A-one as usual, sir?
        Medical Officer: No question of that, I'm afraid. C-two.
        Sergeant Major Williams: C-two? What's the matter with me?
        Medical Officer: Well, it's nothing specific. Just a question of anno domini.
        Sergeant Major Williams: There's no Italian women around here, sir?

    • NOTES (1)

      • Music in this show: the concert party perform "Love For Sale" (Cole Porter, 1930), "Drunken Sailor" (trad.), "Shine On Harvest Moon" (J. Norworth & N. Bayes, 1908), "Nellie Dean" (H. Armstrong, 1903), "Ave Maria" (F. Schubert, 1825) and "In a Monastery Garden" (A. Ketelby, 1921), the latter whistled by Gunner Clark. Reverend Burgess starts "All Things Bright And Beautiful" (C. Alexander) and Sergeant Major Williams actually sings "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" (J. Ward Howe, 1861).

    • ALLUSIONS (2)

      • The title of this episode is taken from that of a hymn (words written in 1833 by John Henry Newman) famous for being sung during the sinking of the Titanic.

      • Gunner Graham explains that the RAF Limelight Follies use "Crest of a Wave" as their theme song. This ditty is usually played at the end of a Scout Gang Show. As such, the song underlines the clean nature of that concert party's repertoire.

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