Title: It Ain’t Half Hot Mum
Series: 8
Episodes: 56
First Transmission: 1974

We follow the exploits of a Royal Artillery Concert Party during the Second World War, set in Deolali: a British army camp 100 miles north east of Bombay.

Best Episode

The Last Roll Call (1981) – The Royal Artillery Concert Party are back in England awaiting demob. The Sergeant-Major is determined that they will be disciplined soldiers to the bitter end.

Worst Episode

The Stars Look Down (1978) – An American film unit comes into the area to make a propaganda film for the USA. The Concert Party are detailed to be extras.

Notes & Comments

Info Updated: 2021-11-28
*The Standard Deviation (SD) of the ratings is a measure of how much spread there is in the numbers.
The data on this page is updated when any major changes occur to episode rankings, or when new episodes are added as is the case with current television series.

SD for It Ain’t Half Hot Mum = 0.46

Average rating for It Ain’t Half Hot Mum = 7.5

The top-rated episode differs from the mean-rated episode by 2.6 standard deviations.

The bottom-rated episode differs from the mean-rated episode by 2.6 standard deviations.

The difference between the top-rated and bottom-rated episodes is 5.2 standard deviations.

Comments on Best-Episode [The Last Roll Call (1981)]:

This is the last episode of the whole series and as Croft and Perry had done with Dad’s Army they also decided to end this series definitively. For all the preceding tomfoolery the ending is moving and true.

Comments on Worst-Episode [The Stars Look Down (1978)]:

This is the first episode not to feature the character of Rangi Ram following the death of Michael Bates. His absence is not explained.

 

Full Episode List

Key:-Blue episodes rated above par. Brown episodes rated below par.

#1 Meet the Gang (1974)
#2 My Lovely Boy (1974)
#3 The Mutiny of the Punka Wallahs (1974)
#4 A Star Is Born (1974)
#5 The Jungle Patrol (1974)
#6 It’s a Wise Child (1974)
#7 The Road to Bannu (1974)
#8 The Inspector Calls (1974)
#9 Showing the Flag (1975)
#10 Down in the Jungle (1975)
#11 The Natives Are Revolting (1975)
#12 Cabaret Time (1975)
#13 The Curse of the Sadhu (1975)
#14 Forbidden Fruits (1975)
#15 Has Anyone Seen My Cobra? (1975)
#16 The Night of the Thugs (1975)
#17 The Supremo Show (1976)
#18 Mind My Maharajah (1976)
#19 Bang Goes the Maharajah (1976)
#20 The Grand Illusion (1976)
#21 Pale Hands I Love (1976)
#22 Don’t Take the Micky (1976)
#23 Monsoon Madness (1976)
#24 Kidnapped in the Khyber (1976)
#25 A Fate Worse Than Death (1976)
#26 Ticket to Blighty (1976)
#27 Lofty’s Little Friend (1976)
#28 Flight to Jawani (1976)
#29 We Are Not Amused (1976)
#30 Twenty-One Today (1976)
#31 Front Line Entertainers (1977)
#32 Bridge Over the River Hipong (1977)
#33 The Pay Off (1977)
#34 Puddings from Heaven (1977)
#35 The Superstar (1977)
#36 The Eternal Quadrangle (1977)
#37 The Stars Look Down (1978)
#38 The Big League (1978)
#39 The Great Payroll Snatch (1978)
#40 The Dhobi Wallahs (1978)
#41 Lead Kindly Light (1978)
#42 Holidays at Home (1978)
#43 Caught Short (1978)
#44 That’s Entertainment? (1980)
#45 The Guinea Pigs (1980)
#46 Dog in the Manger (1980)
#47 The Great Broadcast (1980)
#48 Class of 1945 (1980)
#49 Star Commandos (1980)
#50 Gloria’s Finest Hour (1981)
#51 Money Talks (1981)
#52 Aquastars (1981)
#53 The Last Warrior (1981)
#54 Never the Twain Shall Meet (1981)
#55 The Long Road Home (1981)
#56 The Last Roll Call (1981)