History Series / ItAintHalfHotMum

19th Dec '15 8:34:23 AM Morgenthaler
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The performers included Jewish Bombardier[[note]] Equivalent to a corporal.[[/note]] "Solly" Solomons (George Layton), the resident leading man; effeminate Gunner/Bombardier "Gloria" Beaumont (Melvyn Hayes), the resident leading lady; comically short and fat Gunner Harold "Lofty" Sugden (Don Estelle), who possessed a remarkable singing voice; inept but eager ventriloquist Gunner Nigel "Parky" Parkins (Christopher Mitchell), whom Williams suspects might be his son as he had a romantic affair with Parkins' mother years earlier; upper-class, university-educated pianist Gunner Jonathan "Paderewski" Graham (John Clegg); tough Scottish strongman Gunner "Atlas" Mackintosh (Stuart [=McGugan=]); bird caller and later GeorgeFormby impersonator Gunner "Nobby" Clark (Kenneth [=MacDonald=]); and the perpetually eating paper tearer Gunner "Nosher" Evans (Mike Kinsey).
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The performers included Jewish Bombardier[[note]] Equivalent to a corporal.[[/note]] "Solly" Solomons (George Layton), the resident leading man; effeminate Gunner/Bombardier "Gloria" Beaumont (Melvyn Hayes), the resident leading lady; comically short and fat Gunner Harold "Lofty" Sugden (Don Estelle), who possessed a remarkable singing voice; inept but eager ventriloquist Gunner Nigel "Parky" Parkins (Christopher Mitchell), whom Williams suspects might be his son as he had a romantic affair with Parkins' mother years earlier; upper-class, university-educated pianist Gunner Jonathan "Paderewski" Graham (John Clegg); tough Scottish strongman Gunner "Atlas" Mackintosh (Stuart [=McGugan=]); bird caller and later GeorgeFormby Music/GeorgeFormby impersonator Gunner "Nobby" Clark (Kenneth [=MacDonald=]); and the perpetually eating paper tearer Gunner "Nosher" Evans (Mike Kinsey).
19th Nov '15 1:22:00 PM fruitstripegum
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* TitleDrop: In the first episode, when Parkins writes to his mother, and the last episode, when Mohammed writes to Beaumont.
20th Aug '15 3:43:11 AM DaveyDoodlebug
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''With music and laughter to send you on your way,''\\
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''With music and laughter to send help you on your way,''\\

''With songs and sketches and comedy too,''\\ ''So come with us and you won't feel blue!''\\
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''With songs and sketches and comedy too,''\\ ''So come with us jokes old and new,''\\ ''With us about, you won't feel blue!''\\
22nd Jul '15 1:15:56 PM mlsmithca
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[[caption-width-right:350:Clockwise from top: BSM "Shut Up" Williams, "Lofty" Sugden, and "Gloria" Beaumont.]]
18th Jun '15 12:18:28 PM Morgenthaler
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5th May '15 12:01:07 AM mlsmithca
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Fixing punctuation/parenthesis misalignment. If removing everything between the parentheses leaves the sentence improperly punctuated, the punctuation is in the wrong place.
* WeNeedADistraction: The Concert Party would sometimes be called upon to perform a show in order to distract bandits, facilitate an escape, or some other mission (such as trying to foil an assassination.) Became ShowSomeLeg if Beaumont's drag act was used instead.
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* WeNeedADistraction: The Concert Party would sometimes be called upon to perform a show in order to distract bandits, facilitate an escape, or some other mission (such as trying to foil an assassination.) assassination). Became ShowSomeLeg if Beaumont's drag act was used instead.
5th May '15 12:00:49 AM mlsmithca
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* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Averted when the actor playing Solomons left and Michael Bates (Rangi) died. No one was brought in to replace them but Gloria and Mohammed were promoted to Bombardier and Bearer respectively. When the actor playing Rumzan left in the final series, he got a SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute in the form of the cook Ah Syn.
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* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Averted when the actor playing Solomons George Layton (Solomons) left and Michael Bates (Rangi) died. No one was brought in to replace them but Gloria and Mohammed were promoted to Bombardier and Bearer respectively. When the actor playing Rumzan left in the final series, he got a SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute in the form of the cook Ah Syn.
11th Feb '15 10:51:45 PM mlsmithca
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* BigShutUp: Williams is pretty much the king of this trope.
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* BigShutUp: Williams is pretty much the king of this trope.trope, to the point that his nickname among the Concert Party is "Shut up".

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* BigShutUp: Williams is pretty much -->''(a visiting officer has tasked the king Concert Party with delivering the monthly bribe to a local bandit leader)''\\ '''Captain Owen:''' In his own words, he wants it to be delivered "by the ladies who dress up as soldiers during the daytime."\\ '''Ashwood:''' ''(looks confused)'' Surely he means the soldiers who dress up as ladies?\\ '''Williams:''' That's a matter of this trope.opinion, sir.
9th Feb '15 1:26:43 AM mlsmithca
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* GrandFinale: Series 8 covers the last weeks of the war in 1945; in the final episode, the characters return to Britain to receive the ration books and complimentary suits of clothes given to all demobilised soldiers, and they discuss what they have planned for their returns to civilian life. Mohammed, meanwhile, writes to Parkins that he is gearing up to follow them back to England and open a restaurant.
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* GrandFinale: Series 8 covers the last weeks of the war in 1945; in the final episode, the characters return to Britain to receive the ration books and complimentary suits of clothes given to all demobilised soldiers, and they discuss what they have planned for their returns to civilian life. Mohammed, meanwhile, writes to Parkins Beaumont that he is gearing up to follow them back to England and open a restaurant.
9th Feb '15 1:12:38 AM mlsmithca
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Common plot devices included conflict with the Indian locals, Sergeant Major's belief that Gunner Parkin might be his son, and his attempts to have the Concert Party "posted up the jungle". Eventually he was successful, and from the fifth series onwards the action relocated to Burma. The Concert Party would usually perform a musical number OnceAnEpisode.
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Common plot devices included conflict with the Indian locals, Sergeant Major's belief that Gunner Parkin Parkins might be his son, and his attempts to have the Concert Party "posted up the jungle". Eventually he was successful, and from the fifth series onwards the action relocated to Burma. The Concert Party would usually perform a musical number OnceAnEpisode.

** Sergeant Major Williams has several: "SHUT UP!", his stock reaction to attempts by the men to protest against his orders or outwit him; "Lovely Boy", his preferred nickname for Parkin (whom he looks on as a son, [[spoiler:even though he finds out Parkin's mother's husband is his father]]); "Oh dear. How sad. Never mind", his stock dismissal of excuses offered to get out of following his orders; and "Mr La-di-da Gunner Graham", his reaction to the university-educated Graham's eloquent attempts to reason with him.
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** Sergeant Major Williams has several: "SHUT UP!", his stock reaction to attempts by the men to protest against his orders or outwit him; "Lovely Boy", his preferred nickname for Parkin Parkins (whom he looks on as a son, [[spoiler:even though he finds out Parkin's Parkins' mother's husband is his father]]); "Oh dear. How sad. Never mind", his stock dismissal of excuses offered to get out of following his orders; and "Mr La-di-da Gunner Graham", his reaction to the university-educated Graham's eloquent attempts to reason with him.

* GrandFinale: Series 8 covers the last weeks of the war in 1945; in the final episode, the characters return to Britain to receive the ration books and complimentary suits of clothes given to all demobilised soldiers, and they discuss what they have planned for their returns to civilian life. Mohammed, meanwhile, writes to Parkin that he is gearing up to follow them back to England and open a restaurant.
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* GrandFinale: Series 8 covers the last weeks of the war in 1945; in the final episode, the characters return to Britain to receive the ration books and complimentary suits of clothes given to all demobilised soldiers, and they discuss what they have planned for their returns to civilian life. Mohammed, meanwhile, writes to Parkin Parkins that he is gearing up to follow them back to England and open a restaurant.

* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Sergeant Major Williams may be loud and blustery, but he'll defend those he cares about to the death, especially Parkin (whose mother is a former girlfriend of his).
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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Sergeant Major Williams may be loud and blustery, but he'll defend those he cares about to the death, especially Parkin Parkins (whose mother is a former girlfriend of his).
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