1 9 8 2/1 9 9 3 (UK)
6 x 30 minute episodes
This short-lived 30 minute BBC comedy series was Frankie Howerd’s last sitcom.
Ostensibly a transfer of his Up Pompeii! persona into World War II khaki, Howerd played a bungling army Private in Churchill’s underground London bunker.
The show was banned on its scheduled 1982 transmission because of sensitivity over the Falklands War and gathered dust in the BBC vaults for 11 years until it was finally screened by satellite channel UK Gold in 1993.
Sadly, Howerd died a year before the series got its eventual airing.
Operation Panic | A Mole in the Hole | Nanny by Searchlight | Those Who Loot We Shoot | Goose Has Landed | Blow Out
Pvt. Percy Potts
Lt. Col. Robert Witherton
Petty Officer Joan Bottomley
Sgt. Maj. McRuckus
Pvt. Norman Pain
Peggy Ann Clifford