The BEST episodes of It Ain't Half Hot Mum

Every episode of It Ain't Half Hot Mum ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of It Ain't Half Hot Mum!

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.

Last Updated: 6/13/2024Network: BBC OneStatus: Ended
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Class of 1945
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9.50
4 votes

#1 - Class of 1945

Season 7 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/14/1980

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

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Lead Kindly Light
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9.17
6 votes

#2 - Lead Kindly Light

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/20/1978

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

Never the Twain Shall Meet
star
9.00
5 votes

#3 - Never the Twain Shall Meet

Season 8 - Episode 5 - Aired 8/20/1981

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 Long Road Home
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9.00
6 votes

#4 - The Long Road Home

Season 8 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/27/1981

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.

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Star Commandos
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9.00
6 votes

#5 - Star Commandos

Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/21/1980

The Concert Party travels to the front.

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The Night of the Thugs
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8.91
11 votes

#6 - The Night of the Thugs

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 2/20/1975

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

Directors: David Croft
Holidays at Home
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8.86
7 votes

#7 - Holidays at Home

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/20/1978

Colonel Reynolds and Captain Ashwood are away, leaving the Sergeant Major to put the concert party on a torturous thirsty jungle-survival course, and he puts them on a charge when writing a complaining note. Later, Lofty dreams about the HMS Bounty in Amsterdam and Hague in Holland.

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Forbidden Fruits
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8.83
12 votes

#8 - Forbidden Fruits

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/6/1975

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.

Directors: David Croft
The Big League
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8.83
6 votes

#9 - The Big League

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/30/1978

After a drunken incident, the men try to make up with the local population by organising a football match.

Directors: Phil Bishop
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Dog in the Manger
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8.83
6 votes

#10 - Dog in the Manger

Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/31/1980

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

The Great Broadcast
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8.83
6 votes

#11 - The Great Broadcast

Season 7 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/7/1980

The men get a chance to perform on Forces Radio.

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The Last Warrior
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8.83
6 votes

#12 - The Last Warrior

Season 8 - Episode 4 - Aired 8/13/1981

Whilst playing the RMS Lollipop, The Concert Party hear that Japan has surrendred on the USS Missouri and the Second World War is over. One single Japanese soldier has not heard the news that Japan has surrendered. Can the men from the Concert Party convince him to lay down his weapons?

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The Last Roll Call
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8.83
6 votes

#13 - The Last Roll Call

Season 8 - Episode 7 - Aired 9/3/1981

The men reach England and prepare for demobilisation.

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Cabaret Time
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8.82
11 votes

#14 - Cabaret Time

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/23/1975

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

Directors: David Croft
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Aquastars
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8.80
5 votes

#15 - Aquastars

Season 8 - Episode 3 - Aired 8/6/1981

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

The Curse of the Sadhu
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8.79
14 votes

#16 - The Curse of the Sadhu

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 1/30/1975

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

Directors: David Croft
Down in the Jungle
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8.77
13 votes

#17 - Down in the Jungle

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/9/1975

The concert party's plane makes a crash landing, and the men realise they could be behind enemy lines.

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The Stars Look Down
star
8.75
8 votes

#18 - The Stars Look Down

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/23/1978

The men from the Concert Party get to act in an American war movie, but can they stomach the American view of the war?

Directors: Phil Bishop
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Caught Short
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8.71
7 votes

#19 - Caught Short

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/27/1978

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

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The Guinea Pigs
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8.71
7 votes

#20 - The Guinea Pigs

Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/24/1980

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

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Gloria's Finest Hour
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8.71
7 votes

#21 - Gloria's Finest Hour

Season 8 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/23/1981

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

Has Anyone Seen My Cobra?
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8.67
9 votes

#22 - Has Anyone Seen My Cobra?

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/13/1975

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

Directors: David Croft
Puddings from Heaven
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8.67
6 votes

#23 - Puddings from Heaven

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/15/1977

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

Directors: David Croft, Ray Butt
The Great Payroll Snatch
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8.67
6 votes

#24 - The Great Payroll Snatch

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/6/1978

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.

Mind My Maharajah
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8.64
11 votes

#25 - Mind My Maharajah

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/9/1976

The concert party is sent to the palace of the Maharajah of Bharatpur to protect him.

Directors: Graeme Muir