Fairly Secret Army (1984–1986)

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A retired British Army major tries to fight the forces of anarchy by setting up a supposedly secret taskforce.

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Series cast summary:
 Major Harry Kitchener Wellington Truscott (13 episodes, 1984-1986)
Diane Fletcher ...
 Nancy (13 episodes, 1984-1986)
Michael Robbins ...
 Sergeant Major Throttle (12 episodes, 1984-1986)
Liz Fraser ...
 Doris Entwhistle (11 episodes, 1984-1986)
Jeremy Child ...
 Beamish (10 episodes, 1984-1986)
 Ron Boat (10 episodes, 1984-1986)
Paul Chapman ...
 Peg-Leg Pogson (6 episodes, 1984-1986)
Gary Cady ...
 Paul Truscott (6 episodes, 1986)
Michael J. Jackson ...
 The Cobra (6 episodes, 1986)


A retired British Army major tries to fight the forces of anarchy by setting up a supposedly secret taskforce.

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Delightful spin off from Reggie Perrin
17 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Although "Fairly Secret Army" never got much attention, it was a delightful little series starring Geoffrey Palmer, with a challenging premise for a teleplay-writer in these modern times: Make an obscure, far-right, wonderfully stuffy retired British army major into a lovable, and even sympathetic and huggable, fellow. He tries to form a tiny army dedicated to – something or other. It's never clear what. Certainly not the overthrow of the British government -- that's the very thing they oppose.

The series, which only ran to about a dozen episodes, was a spin off from the much better-known "Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin," in which Palmer played Reggie's wonderfully stuffy and perpetually unprepared Army officer brother-in-law, Jimmy (Major James Gordonstoun Anderson). ("Would you have any food, Reggie? Been rather a cockup on the catering front.") Palmer's Major Harry Kitchener Wellington Truscott – different name but obviously an extension of the same character -- tries to raise a small and fairly secret army, but has to settle for one adoring upper-class lady, a popinjay sergeant and his wife, and a half-witted corporal (Richard Ridings).

The secret army is soon recruited by a shadowy man from government to infiltrate a revolutionary cell that seems to be as lethal as it is secretive. Good stuff.

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