Oh dear - no-one has commented so far on a TV show with over 150
episodes!!! I hope that someone (newly retired?) comes to the rescue
soon. Maybe someone who worked in its production can fill things out a
Unfortunately I am too young to remember any details - I only have
impressions left. One strong impression is how the show revolved around
"Bootsie and Snudge"! (Was that just because there was a series of
those two characters after they "left" the army?) One thing I am sure
of is that Alfie Bass (series 1 to 4) and Bill Fraser (series 2 to 4)
must have done well over 100 episodes each - not the 3 listed! I do
hope someone from Granada sets the record straight sometime soon!
Apparently the surviving episodes are now available on DVD. I wonder if
the show, so much of its period, would make much sense to modern
Some trivia - its theme tune, accompanied by singing from its cast,
reached no5 in the UK singles chart!
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