London, 1940. Aspiring jazz musician and future comedy legend Terence "Spike" Milligan reluctantly obeys his call-up and joins the Royal Artillery regiment at Bexhill, where he begins training to take part in the War. But along the way Spike and his friends get involved in many amusing - and some not-so amusing - scrapes. Based on the first volume of Milligan's war memoirs.
cast: Jim Dale .... Spike Milligan
Arthur Lowe .... Major Drysdale
Bill Maynard .... Sergeant Ellis
Tony Selby .... Bill
Geoffrey Hughes .... Larry
Spike Milligan .... Leo Milligan (Spike's Father)
Pat Coombs .... Mrs. Milligan
Windsor Davies .... Sergeant MacKay
Stephen Yardley .... Lieutenant Martin
Bob Todd .... Referee
Anthony Booth .... Tommy Brettell
Jim Norton .... Pongo
John Forgeham .... Wally
Donald Hewlett .... Prison Officer
Robert Longden .... Heavenly.
Runtime: 102 min
I'm convinced this is a remake of "Down Among The Z Men" (aka "The Goon Show") Jim Dale does a great job playing Spike Milligan and Spike Milligan himself shows up as his own Dad.