It Ain't Half Hot Mum

Season 7 Episode 6

Star Commandos

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Aired Thursday 8:30 PM Nov 21, 1980 on BBC
7.8
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Star Commandos
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With the war nearing its end, the Concert Party is ordered to become an assault team to help the final push.

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  • A weak episode to finish an enjoyable season.

    6.0
    I found this episode a bit weak when compared to the other episodes from this season. The first 10 minutes is "all rather silly!" (to quote Ashwood) and seems to be a setup for the main predicament later on. I couldn't really believe that the Officers seemed so laid back that they will be going in with the first wave of fighting when in previous episodes, they have always tried to avoid being posted in dangerous situations.

    Fortunately this episode gets back on track after the daft training exercise; though the idea is not a fresh one as they have used a similiar plotline in the episode Puddings From Heaven only this time its more expanded upon with Lofty stealing the show at the end.moreless
Melvyn Hayes

Melvyn Hayes

Gunner/Bombardier 'Gloria' Beaumont

Kenneth MacDonald

Kenneth MacDonald

Gunner 'Nobby' Clark

Donald Hewlett

Donald Hewlett

Colonel Charles Reynolds

Michael Knowles

Michael Knowles

Captain Tarquin Ashwood

John Clegg

John Clegg

Gunner 'Padoruski' Graham

Don Estelle

Don Estelle

Gunner 'Lofty' Sugden

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Brigadier: This chap's a jolly good pianist, Colonel.
      Colonel Reynolds: Yes, he's a Cambridge man, you know.
      Brigadier: Oh, really? I went to Cambridge.
      Colonel Reynolds: Ah.
      Brigadier: It was a beautiful day.

    • Graham: Just think, Gloria, after the war, when you're a star with your name up in lights, it could read, 'Gloria Beaumont, VC'.
      Parkins: Yeah, VC - very camp.

    • Lofty: How about when we came off that landing craft this morning, dressed as teddy bears, with all those bangs going off. That was brave. You wouldn't find teddy bears doing that.

  • NOTES (1)

    • The boys perform 'Ten Cents A Dance' (Rodgers/Hart, 1930)'The Teddy Bears' Picnic' (John Walter Bratton/Jimmy Kennedy, 1907/1932), 'An Apple For The Teacher' (James V. Monaco/Johnny Burke, 1939) and 'If You Knew Susie' (DeSylva/Meyer, 1926).

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