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.
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Series cast summary:
Windsor Davies ...
 Battery Sergeant-Major 'Shut Up' Williams (56 episodes, 1974-1981)
Melvyn Hayes ...
 Bombardier 'Gloria' Beaumont / ... (56 episodes, 1974-1981)
Donald Hewlett ...
 Colonel Charles Reynolds (56 episodes, 1974-1981)
Don Estelle ...
 Gunner 'Lofty' Sugden (56 episodes, 1974-1981)
Michael Knowles ...
 Captain Jonathan Ashwood (56 episodes, 1974-1981)
Christopher Mitchell ...
 Gunner 'Parky' Parkin (56 episodes, 1974-1981)
John Clegg ...
 Gunner 'Padoruski' Graham (56 episodes, 1974-1981)
Stuart McGugan ...
 Gunner 'Atlas' Mackintosh (56 episodes, 1974-1981)
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 Char Wallah Muhammed (56 episodes, 1974-1981)
Mike Kinsey ...
 Gunner 'Nosher' Evans (56 episodes, 1974-1981)
Kenneth MacDonald ...
 Gunner 'Nobby' Clark (56 episodes, 1974-1981)
Barbar Bhatti ...
 Punka Wallah Rumzan (43 episodes, 1974-1978)
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 Rangi Ram (36 episodes, 1974-1977)
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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.

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The fourth and sixth editions, "A Star Is Born" and "It's A Wise Child", were seemingly wiped by the BBC after transmission; the only copies currently known to exist were recorded off-air, on Long-Play VHS, from Australian late-night screenings in Adelaide towards the close of the 1980s. Unfortunately as these Seven Network transmissions were edited (the station could only splice ad breaks into the episodes by cutting some programme content) these two installments remain slightly incomplete. See more »

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In early episodes Gunner Graham claims to be educated at Oxford but later on he claims to be educated at Cambridge. See more »

Quotes

Gunner 'Parky' Parkin: [there is a snake loose in the camp] Why don't we buy a mongoose to frighten it away?
Gunner 'Nobby' Clark: I didn't know snakes were afraid of geese.
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Delightful
27 October 2004 | by (Rotterdam, Netherlands) – See all my reviews

The series has been rerun by Dutch TV lately, and really, it was in fact the only program I really enjoyed 5 times a week for a long time. Lovely boys, lovely series!!!!! The show has lost none of its freshness, wit and edge. SM Williams as the prototype British drill sergeant and the bedraggled concert party which remind me a lot of the stories depicted in Spike Milligan's war memoirs. The final episode with the demob scenes I found very touching. It was very realistically depicted with the war heroes returning to a drab Blythe and viewed with disdain and even contempt by the civvies they were "protecting".

I really hope that the BBC will air the show again. I miss it!!!!


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