Fairly Secret Army (1984): S01E03 – Romance Plughole


Fairly Secret Army is a British sitcom which ran to thirteen episodes over two series between 1984 and 1986.

Though not a direct spin-off from The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin, the lead character, Major Harry Truscott, was very similar to Geoffrey Palmer’s character of Jimmy in that series, and the scripts were written by Reginald Perrin’s creator and writer David Nobbs.


Harry buys rifles from an arms dealer, but the bullets are the wrong size. They need to open a health food store as a front so they mark the rifle crate as recycled toilet paper. Harry has to buy some so they can hide the guns in the crate and pass inspection for the store license. Meanwhile, the news of the secret army is spreading and all kinds of weirdos are coming to apply. Harry finds out Bagnell cannot join because his boyfriend will not let him, and Throttle will not join because he is to remarry.

Fairly Secret Army Series

You can find a full index and overview of Fairly Secret Army here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 05 November 1984.
  • Running Time: 30 minutes (per episode).
  • Rating: PG.
  • Country: UK.
  • Language: English.

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