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PART OF THAT 1950s revival which seemed to stretch from, well, 1959 right through to the final death cry of HI-DE-HI. Only this was quite good, thanks to the presence of Esmonde and Larbey (EVER DECREASING CIRCLES) on script duties and the likes of TONY SELBY, DAVID JANSON and ROBERT LINDSAY doing the gags. “Three ration coupons for a packet of nylons? Blimey!”

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6 Comments

  1. Joanne Gray

    February 14, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    Enjoyed this when I was little and watched the first series and Christmas special on YouTube recently and was amused to see Simon “I’m an ac-TOR” Callow playing an East End teddy boy in one episode. My only disappointment is that it hasn’t been repeated on one of the many cheap and cheerful digital channels devoted to endless repeats (enough Only Fools and fecking Horses already!).

  2. Richard16378

    February 14, 2017 at 8:46 pm

    I reading that the last series was commissioned late in the day after the series had wrapped up storywise leading to a contrived restart & Karl Howman replacing Robert Lindsay.

    It’s not often there’s a series about the RAF in peacetime, especially concentrating on the ground staff.

  3. richardpd

    November 13, 2019 at 11:30 pm

    Since the above posts this show is now on Forces TV

  4. Glenn Aylett

    November 16, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    Best remembered for a politically incorrect nickname the corporal gave a grammar school boy conscript. Also this was what National Service was like in the later part of the fifties when the conflicts like Korea and Malaya ended, young men stuck in barracks in England for two years doing tedious chores like spudbashing and cleaning and being supervised by bored regulars.

    • richardpd

      November 16, 2019 at 11:18 pm

      I remember reading recently about someone’s time doing national service, who mentioned that the first 6 months were interesting, but the remaining 18 months were full of doing meaningless stuff as the armed forces had far more manpower than they knew what to do with.

      Especially true as the amount of overseas postings declined as commonwealth countries became independent & set up their own armies.

      • Glenn Aylett

        November 17, 2019 at 10:10 am

        My uncle was called up in 1958, near the end of National Service, and he spent 18 months in Aldershot as a dog handler, when his trade was a shipyard welder. Obviously a lot easier than being sent to Korea, and he enjoyed it at times, but he said most of the conscripts only thought about being demobbed and the NCOs saw them as a burden. Also he got jankers a few times and had to paint stones white as a punishment once.

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