Tributes have poured in following the news Windsor Davies – star of It Ain’t Half Hot Mum – passed away last week aged 88. bandar ceme terbaik
The London-born Welsh actor played Sergeant Major Williams in the 1970’s hit sitcom along with beloved co-stars Don Estelle and Melvyn Hayes.
Forty-five years on, catchphrases including ‘Shuutt up!!’ and ‘Oh dear. How sad’ are forever etched in the memories of fans of ‘the BBC’s most non-PC comedy’.
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But as Davies’ surviving co-stars praised his generosity and professionalism, the BBC last night said there were ‘currently no plans’ to repeat any episodes as a tribute to Davies.
Due to complaints that the sitcom is racist, sexist and homophobic, It Ain’t Half Hot Mum is never repeated, a decision has that troubled co-creator Jimmy Perry – who also co-wrote Dad’s Army – who described the ban as ‘a shame’.
Comedy writer David Quantick said viewers had warmed to Sergeant Major Williams because memories of shouting Army officers were still fresh for those who had served in the Second World War and completed National Service.
‘Even in the 1970s I think that he was an outrageous and extreme character,’ he said. ‘The character was very loose with his terminology but that’s how sergeant majors talked.
‘They were bullies who wanted to strip you down. I think even at the time there was an element of, “Oh my God, you can’t say that.”‘