It Ain't Half Hot Mum

The WORST episodes of It Ain't Half Hot Mum

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

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: 4/18/2022Network: BBC One
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My Lovely Boy
star
7.40
15 votes

#1 - My Lovely Boy

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/10/1974

Rangi Ram notices that Gunner Parkins and the Sergeant Major both have a photograph of the same woman next to their beds. It's Parky's mother and the only woman the Sergeant Major ever loved. Rangi tells the Sergeant Major, who jumps to the conclusion that Parky is his son. Gunner Parkins is about to be posted 'up the jungle'. Williams tries to think of a way of preventing this from happening. He decides to arrange for Parky to become a member of the Concert Party, as a ventriloquist. News of the German surrender and the end of the war in Europe reaches the camp.

Directors: David Croft
A Star Is Born
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7.45
11 votes

#2 - A Star Is Born

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/24/1974

Gunner Parkin is "removed" from the concert party. The Sergeant Major plots to have the rest of the gang sent "up the jungle".

Directors: David Croft
Meet the Gang
star
7.59
37 votes

#3 - Meet the Gang

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/3/1974

Gunner Solomons is trying to run a Concert Party rehearsal and he's finding it difficult without Gunner Graham, the pianist, who's been put on jankers by Sergeant Major Williams. The Sergeant Major is determined that Graham will spend his time painting stones white rather than playing the piano for a 'bunch of poofs'. Solly decides to appeal to a higher authority, so he sends the Bearer off to deliver a note to the Colonel. As a result, Graham is excused jankers and allowed to join the rest of the Concert Party in rehearsal. That evening, the Concert Party performance is interrupted when a large mob of locals stage an anti-British protest outside the camp gates. The Sergeant Major finds himself 'anointed' with the dung of a sacred animal - all over his best tunic.

Directors: David Croft
The Mutiny of the Punka Wallahs
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7.60
20 votes

#4 - The Mutiny of the Punka Wallahs

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/17/1974

It's decided that all of the Punkah Wallahs in the camp should be replaced with electric fans. When the Punkah Wallahs hear about this, they all go on strike. The local electricity workers walk out in sympathy, so the camp is suddenly without power. Then the workers at the telephone exchange go on strike. Gunner Solomons comes up with a plan to settle the dispute and reinstate the Punkah Wallahs

Directors: David Croft
The Road to Bannu
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7.60
10 votes

#5 - The Road to Bannu

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/14/1974

The Concert Party are on their way to put on a show for the troops at Bannu, on the Northwest Frontier. After a long, hot train journey, they set off by road on the last leg of the journey. The truck breaks down and the men are stranded. They find themselves surrounded by hostile tribesmen. Solly has to pose as Bing Crosby and put on a show for the tribesmen in order to pacify them. When Gloria appears as Dorothy Lamour, the leader of the tribesmen wants to buy 'her'.

Directors: David Croft
The Dhobi Wallahs
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7.60
5 votes

#6 - The Dhobi Wallahs

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/13/1978

Trapped behind enemy lines, the members of the concert party have to disguise themselves as dhobi wallahs.

The Jungle Patrol
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7.64
14 votes

#7 - The Jungle Patrol

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 1/31/1974

Sergeant Major Williams talks the Colonel into letting him take the men from the Concert Party on a jungle survival course. The Sergeant Major thinks everyone is going without food and water, but Solly has arranged for Rangi Ram and the Char Wallah to follow behind with hot tea and food. While the Sergeant Major suffers from hunger and thirst, the men from the Concert Party keep sneaking off to eat and drink.

Directors: David Croft
Kidnapped in the Khyber
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7.89
9 votes

#8 - Kidnapped in the Khyber

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/9/1976

When it becomes difficult for Colonel Reynolds to hide his affair with Mrs Waddilove-Evans, he decides it's best to accompany the concert party to a show on the North-West Frontier.

A Fate Worse Than Death
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8.00
4 votes

#9 - A Fate Worse Than Death

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/16/1976

The members of the concert party try to find the kidnapped Mrs Waddilove-Evans.

The Big League
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8.00
5 votes

#10 - 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
Holidays at Home
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8.00
5 votes

#11 - 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.

That's Entertainment?
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8.00
5 votes

#12 - That's Entertainment?

Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/17/1980

The Sergeant Major makes a decision guaranteed to cause uproar when he picks a Scottish audience to watch a special English performance.

Money Talks
star
8.00
3 votes

#13 - Money Talks

Season 8 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/30/1981

When Gunner Graham stands to inherit some money, everybody wants to give him financial advice.

The Last Warrior
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8.00
5 votes

#14 - 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 S.S. Mersury 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?

Has Anyone Seen My Cobra?
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8.17
6 votes

#15 - 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
Lofty's Little Friend
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8.20
5 votes

#16 - Lofty's Little Friend

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/30/1976

An elephant follows Lofty to the camp.

Twenty-One Today
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8.20
5 votes

#17 - Twenty-One Today

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/21/1976

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

Directors: David Croft
Aquastars
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8.20
5 votes

#18 - Aquastars

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

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

It's a Wise Child
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8.21
14 votes

#19 - It's a Wise Child

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/7/1974

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

Directors: David Croft
Flight to Jawani
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8.25
4 votes

#20 - Flight to Jawani

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/7/1976

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

Bridge Over the River Hipong
star
8.25
4 votes

#21 - Bridge Over the River Hipong

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/1/1977

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

Directors: David Croft, Ray Butt
Never the Twain Shall Meet
star
8.25
4 votes

#22 - 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 Natives Are Revolting
star
8.33
6 votes

#23 - The Natives Are Revolting

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/16/1975

The Sergeant Major is determined to find out who replaced the camp's Union Jack with an Indian flag.

The Supremo Show
star
8.33
9 votes

#24 - The Supremo Show

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

While the officers are out of the way in hospital, Williams takes the opportunity to post the concert party up the jungle but is forced to bring them back to stage a special performance.

Directors: Graeme Muir
The Grand Illusion
star
8.33
6 votes

#25 - The Grand Illusion

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/23/1976

Sergeant Major Williams finds that bragging about his troops can get him into trouble.

Directors: Graeme Muir