TV Series | | Comedy, War
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.
Unlike contemporaneous 1970s sitcoms such as Dad's Army, Porridge and The Good Life, the BBC does not show repeats of It Ain't Half Hot Mum due to its politically incorrect content. Before his death, writer Jimmy Perry criticised the ban, saying the series represents "the historical truth" and helps people understand an important part of history and the changes which came about. He said the BBC was "taking the cowardly way out" by not showing it.
I didn't send the Bearer Sir, I thought it was far too important to trust a native.
Colonel Reynolds: Who did you send?
BSM Williams: Gunner Sugden Sir.
Colonel Reynolds: That small one with the very high voice?
BSM Williams: That's right Sir, and the very low head!
In early episodes Gunner Graham claims to be educated at Oxford but later on he claims to be educated at Cambridge.