It Ain't Half Hot Mum
Original Broadcast Dates
3 January 1974 – 3 September 1981
Croft & Perry
Based on Perry's own experiences whilst in military service; the humour centres on the exploits of a Royal Artillery Concert Party based in India as World War II is coming to a close. The series follows their hapless attempts to boost the morale of the troops, whilst doing their utmost to keep themselves away from the front line. The very presence of a concert party in such a regimental environment is comic in itself.
Windsor Davies (Sergeant Major Williams) and Don Estelle (Gunner 'Lofty' Sugden) had a No.1 hit in the pop charts. Their rendition of Whispering Grass (originally by the Ink Spots) was performed on Top of the Pops in the guise of their characters from the series.