Jim Dale (Spike Milligan)Arthur Lowe (Maj. Drysdale)Bill Maynard (Sgt. Ellis)Tony Selby (Bill)Geoffrey Hughes (Larry)Jim Norton (Pongo)John Forgeham (Wally)Robert Longden (Heavenly)Tony Hughes (Edwards)Paul Antrim (Anderson)Lionel Guyett (Sutton)David Fennell (Neville)David Belcher (Smith)Windsor Davies (Sgt. MacKay)Stephen Yardley (Lt. Martin)Spike Milligan (Spike's Father)Pat Coombs (Spike's Mother)Bob Todd (Referee)
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.