Fairly Secret Army (1984): S01E04 – The Pulses Quicken


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.


The shop opens and is a raging success. Nancy decides to triple the prices and be rude to the customers to get rid of them. That does not work and people keep coming and paying the inflated prices. Throttle gets 1,000 uniforms for £300, but they seem a little small. Recruits are coming in and most of them are weird or criminals. Throttle has decided that he, and his fiance Doris, a former drill sergeant, will also join. Harry hires Crazy Colin to run the shop and a shelf falls on him and he dies.

Fairly Secret Army Series

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

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 12 November 1984.
  • Running Time: 30 minutes (per episode).
  • Rating: PG.
  • Country: UK.
  • Language: English.

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