The BEST episodes directed by David Croft

Class of 1945
star
9.50
2 votes

#1 - Class of 1945

It Ain't Half Hot Mum - Season 7 - Episode 5

In an effort to free themselves from the Sergeant Major, the men suggest that he apply for a commission.

Cabaret Time
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9.00
7 votes

#2 - Cabaret Time

It Ain't Half Hot Mum - Season 2 - Episode 4

A performance in the Kama Sutra Club gets the concert party and the Battery Sergeant Major into trouble.

Forbidden Fruits
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9.00
8 votes

#3 - Forbidden Fruits

It Ain't Half Hot Mum - Season 2 - Episode 6

When the army runs out of "that stuff they put in our tea" the men cannot stop thinking about women. Colonel Reynolds tries to see Mrs Waddilove-Evans when her husband is not home.

The Night of the Thugs
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9.00
7 votes

#4 - The Night of the Thugs

It Ain't Half Hot Mum - Season 2 - Episode 8

The concert party take refuge from a rainstorm in a ruined temple and fall victim to a fanatical native sect.

Puddings from Heaven
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9.00
3 votes

#5 - Puddings from Heaven

It Ain't Half Hot Mum - Season 5 - Episode 4

When the men discover a way to get food dropped illegally, they get into trouble. The food (puddings) were meant for some senior officers.

Star Commandos
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9.00
3 votes

#6 - Star Commandos

It Ain't Half Hot Mum - Season 7 - Episode 6

The Concert Party travels to the front.

The Last Roll Call
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8.75
4 votes

#7 - The Last Roll Call

It Ain't Half Hot Mum - Season 8 - Episode 7

The men reach England and prepare for demobilisation.

The Curse of the Sadhu
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8.73
11 votes

#8 - The Curse of the Sadhu

It Ain't Half Hot Mum - Season 2 - Episode 5

Sergeant Williams tempts the wrath of the gods by ejecting a revered holy man from the parade ground.

The Superstar
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8.67
3 votes

#9 - The Superstar

It Ain't Half Hot Mum - Season 5 - Episode 5

The Concert Party members are made to feel redundant when a talented new arrival steals the limelight.

Ticket to Blighty
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8.60
5 votes

#10 - Ticket to Blighty

It Ain't Half Hot Mum - Season 4 - Episode 4

Bombardier Beaumont tries different ways to get sent home.

Come to the Ball
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8.53
18 votes

#11 - Come to the Ball

You Rang, M'Lord? - Season 4 - Episode 3

Lord Meldrum decides to inspect the servants' quarters and Mabel has found a purse containing five pounds. Then the staff are invited to the luxurious ball where the employers have to wait upon their servants...

Monsoon Madness
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8.50
6 votes

#12 - Monsoon Madness

It Ain't Half Hot Mum - Season 4 - Episode 1

When the Sergeant-Major makes the Concert party perform fatigues to be ready for the arrival of the monsoon, Lofty goes mad and vows to kill the Sergeant-Major.

We Are Not Amused
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8.50
4 votes

#13 - We Are Not Amused

It Ain't Half Hot Mum - Season 4 - Episode 7

A pageant, written by Captain Ashwood, might offend the Indian assistant to the District Officer.

The Pay-Off
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8.50
4 votes

#14 - The Pay-Off

It Ain't Half Hot Mum - Season 5 - Episode 3

The men of the Royal Artillery Concert Party put on a show for Burmese bandits.

Lead Kindly Light
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8.50
4 votes

#15 - Lead Kindly Light

It Ain't Half Hot Mum - Season 6 - Episode 5

To ensure the very existence of the Concert Party the artists have to impress the area commander.

Caught Short
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8.50
4 votes

#16 - Caught Short

It Ain't Half Hot Mum - Season 6 - Episode 7

With money missing from the petty cash, it falls on Captain Ashwood to solve the crime.

The Guinea Pigs
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8.50
4 votes

#17 - The Guinea Pigs

It Ain't Half Hot Mum - Season 7 - Episode 2

The Concert Party are roped into testing a new anti-malaria drug.

Dog in the Manger
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8.50
4 votes

#18 - Dog in the Manger

It Ain't Half Hot Mum - Season 7 - Episode 3

Captain Ashwood falls victim to unwanted attention from a female officer.

The Great Broadcast
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8.50
4 votes

#19 - The Great Broadcast

It Ain't Half Hot Mum - Season 7 - Episode 4

The men get a chance to perform on Forces Radio.

Gloria's Finest Hour
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8.50
4 votes

#20 - Gloria's Finest Hour

It Ain't Half Hot Mum - Season 8 - Episode 1

A head injury changes Beaumont's personality, turning him into a fighting machine.

The Long Road Home
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8.50
4 votes

#21 - The Long Road Home

It Ain't Half Hot Mum - Season 8 - Episode 6

It's time for the men from the Concert Party to start the return journey to Britain. Everyone is supposed to have injections before setting off. The vaccine runs out before Lofty gets his jabs, so he has to stay behind when the others begin their journey. A new batch of vaccine turns up after the others have left, so Lofty is given his injections and, accompanied by the Char Wallah, he sets off to try to catch up with the main evacuation party.

Mrs. Lipton's Nasty Turn
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8.48
20 votes

#22 - Mrs. Lipton's Nasty Turn

You Rang, M'Lord? - Season 3 - Episode 3

Having discovered Alf's deception and broken his Lordship's crockery in a fit of anger, Mrs. Lipton is left wondering if she still has a job. On a visit to the Sunshine Pantry, Ivy discovers the truth about Miss Potter's cherry cake...

Has Anyone Seen My Cobra?
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8.43
7 votes

#23 - Has Anyone Seen My Cobra?

It Ain't Half Hot Mum - Season 2 - Episode 7

A snake-charmer's cobra goes missing and is found in the Sergeant Major's quarters.

Front Line Entertainers
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8.40
5 votes

#24 - Front Line Entertainers

It Ain't Half Hot Mum - Season 5 - Episode 1

When the men get sent up the jungle, they find that some Australian soldiers have not vacated their camp, as was ordered.

The Inspector Calls
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8.38
8 votes

#25 - The Inspector Calls

It Ain't Half Hot Mum - Season 1 - Episode 8

The Sergeant Major wants the men from the Concert Party to do guard duty and drill. The Colonel points out that they all have different uniforms, so they wouldn't look right on guard. The Sergeant Major plans to get the gang to dress up in similar uniforms by persuading them to include a 'military' number in the show. Solly manages to get hold of some uniforms and begins to rehearse 'The Road To Mandalay'. The General pays a visit to inspect the camp. He complains about the fact that the men in the camp all seem to be wearing different uniforms. Then he sees the Sergeant Major drilling the Concert Party, all dressed in similar uniforms, and insists on inspecting them.

Gretna Green or Bust
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8.33
20 votes

#26 - Gretna Green or Bust

You Rang, M'Lord? - Season 3 - Episode 5

Miss Poppy and Dickie Metcalfe decide to marry and elope to Gretna Green, the rest of the household set off in hot persuit in an attempt to stop them...

The Eternal Quadrangle
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8.33
3 votes

#27 - The Eternal Quadrangle

It Ain't Half Hot Mum - Season 5 - Episode 6

Gunner Parkins has fallen in love with a pretty Burmese girl from the local village – the same girl that Captain Ashwood and Sergeant Major Williams have been visiting. Then, Gunner Sugden has something to say...

The Great Payroll Snatch
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8.33
3 votes

#28 - The Great Payroll Snatch

It Ain't Half Hot Mum - Season 6 - Episode 3

When the men from the concert party are guarding the Army payroll, a local bandit leader tries to lure the Sergeant Major away from the camp.

Well, There You Are Then...!
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8.26
18 votes

#29 - Well, There You Are Then...!

You Rang, M'Lord? - Season 4 - Episode 6

Things look bleak for the Meldrums with most of their money lost on the stock market crash and the effects of the Bangokhan beetle. Cissy and Lavender try to save the situation, but the servants have little choice but to look elsewhere for their futures...

Stranger in the Night
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8.26
18 votes

#30 - Stranger in the Night

You Rang, M'Lord? - Season 2 - Episode 6

James is embarrassed when his father arrives at the house on the run from the police. The servants decide to hide him until they can arrange for him to flee the country...

The Truth Revealed
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8.25
15 votes

#31 - The Truth Revealed

You Rang, M'Lord? - Season 4 - Episode 4

Sir Ralph sacks Selfridge, his butler, who in turn tells him of his wife's long-standing affair with George Meldrum. Sir Ralph sets out for revenge and the staff have to ensure that a mysterious ""accident"" doesn't befall their master...

Flight to Jawani
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8.25
4 votes

#32 - Flight to Jawani

It Ain't Half Hot Mum - Season 4 - Episode 6

Men from a remote RAF base get too excited when the concert party puts on a show.

Bridge Over the River Hipong
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8.25
4 votes

#33 - Bridge Over the River Hipong

It Ain't Half Hot Mum - Season 5 - Episode 2

While they are still having trouble adapting to the jungle, the members of the concert party get the task of building a bridge.

Never the Twain Shall Meet
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8.25
4 votes

#34 - Never the Twain Shall Meet

It Ain't Half Hot Mum - Season 8 - Episode 5

Now that the war is over, the natives return to their village. They want the men from the Concert Party to move out so that they can return to their homes. Sergeant Major Williams insists on dealing with them in a less than diplomatic fashion.

The Gestapo for the High Jump
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8.24
133 votes

#35 - The Gestapo for the High Jump

'Allo 'Allo! - Season 6 - Episode 2

Lieutenant Gruber warns René about a Getsapo plan to pose as British airmen. Meanwhile, General von Klinkerhoffen has decided to adopt a similar plan and orders some of Captain Bertorelli's men to be dropped from a plane dressed as British airmen. The Italians are dropped by parachute. They wander off and get lost. René and the women from the cafe disguise themselves as characters from horror films so that Herr Flick can't recognise them when he and von Smallhausen are brought to the "secret Resistance headquarters".

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The Wounds of War
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8.22
22 votes

#36 - The Wounds of War

You Rang, M'Lord? - Season 2 - Episode 5

To protect his master, Alf tells Sir Ralph that Lord Meldrum was wounded in the Artillery. Ivy is over the moon when James agrees to take her to the pictures. Mrs. Lipton is convinced that Alf's divorce is being held up by his wife...

It's a Wise Child
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8.21
14 votes

#37 - It's a Wise Child

It Ain't Half Hot Mum - Season 1 - Episode 6

Attempts are made to find out whether or not BSM Williams really IS Parky's father

Lofty's Little Friend
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8.20
5 votes

#38 - Lofty's Little Friend

It Ain't Half Hot Mum - Season 4 - Episode 5

An elephant follows Lofty to the camp.

Twenty-One Today
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8.20
5 votes

#39 - Twenty-One Today

It Ain't Half Hot Mum - Season 4 - Episode 8

Gunner Parkins turns twenty-one. Sergeant Major Williams wants to give him a present.

Aquastars
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8.20
5 votes

#40 - Aquastars

It Ain't Half Hot Mum - Season 8 - Episode 3

A show on the river does not go the way it was planned.

The Night of Reckoning
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8.19
20 votes

#41 - The Night of Reckoning

You Rang, M'Lord? - Season 3 - Episode 6

Twelvetrees gets an offer to be butler for Sir Ralph and Lady Agatha. Mabel is on the verge of being evicted from her home. Meanwhile, Alf comes up with a drastic solution to Teddy's problem...

A Day in the Country
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8.18
21 votes

#42 - A Day in the Country

You Rang, M'Lord? - Season 3 - Episode 7

Lord Meldrum decides he is going to treat the servants to a picnic in the country. Nobody is surprised however, that upon their arrival at Peabody Hall, Sir Ralph and Lady Agatha are there too...

The Jet-Propelled Mother-In-Law
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8.17
267 votes

#43 - The Jet-Propelled Mother-In-Law

'Allo 'Allo! - Season 4 - Episode 6

The Germans arrest René, and the Colonel demands an explanation for the knockwursts with explosives in them. After a small lie, René is sent home with around a dozen knockwursts to hang in his kitchen. The British have sent a spy camera with which the Resistance should be able to photograph the plans for the German invasion of Great Britain, but the camera landed in the vineyard of Monsieur Alphonse, and since the Germans commandeered the vineyard, the Resistance cannot go and look for the camera. This problem is solved when the General orders every peasant in Nouvion to work on the vineyard, which also leaves room for some assassination attempts on the General's life.

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Trouble at Mill
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8.17
23 votes

#44 - Trouble at Mill

You Rang, M'Lord? - Season 2 - Episode 2

The Prime Minister is coming to dinner but Alf's thoughts are consumed by Lady Lavender. At the factory, Teddy's flirtations with the factory girls causes a mass walk out...

Love and Money
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8.15
25 votes

#45 - Love and Money

You Rang, M'Lord? - Season 1 - Episode 3

Lord Meldrum thinks that Lavender has gone too far and wants her declared mentally unstable, whilst Teddy is determined to pay Ivy a visit in her room no matter how dangerous the route. A party, thrown for Miss Cissy's birthday, brings a few surprises...

Fall of the House Of Meldrum
star
8.12
16 votes

#46 - Fall of the House Of Meldrum

You Rang, M'Lord? - Season 4 - Episode 5

Meldrum is convinced that Sir Ralph has put a curse on him. In addition, the rubber plantation in Malaya has been ravaged by the Bangokhan beetle. The family face financial ruin!...

A Deed of Gift
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8.07
26 votes

#47 - A Deed of Gift

You Rang, M'Lord? - Season 1 - Episode 2

Lady Lavender sends for her solicitor whom she instructs to give Ivy her shares from the Union Jack Rubber Company. James is tortured by thoughts of Miss Poppy after she asks to feel his muscles. Then Lavender sends for her solicitor again...

The Execution
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8.06
291 votes

#48 - The Execution

'Allo 'Allo! - Season 1 - Episode 4

Hans mistakes the nitro for gin and accidentally blows up the railway himself! The Germans capture René, Yvette, and the peasant-disguised Colonel and Captain. As Helga, LeClerc, and Edith each attempt to help the gang escape, General Von Klinkerhoffen arrives in town and demands that the only known saboteur be shot. This means - René's death by firing squad, with Lieutenant Gruber in charge of the squad!

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Please Help the Orphans
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8.05
20 votes

#49 - Please Help the Orphans

You Rang, M'Lord? - Season 3 - Episode 1

Alf is being pestered by Mrs. Lipton to finalise his divorce so he gets an old friend to agree to pose as Mrs. Stokes. Meanwhile, he has a brainwave to make some money by fooling Mrs. Lipton into baking some cakes, which she thinks are destined for the local orphanage...

Fair Shares
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8.04
25 votes

#50 - Fair Shares

You Rang, M'Lord? - Season 1 - Episode 4

Lady Lavender has now promised her shares to Stokes, and he sees this as a chance to set himself up for life. Meanwhile, Ivy is in trouble for telling Sir Ralph about his wife's indiscretions with Lord Meldrum...