I.T.M.A. - It's That Man Again, featuring Tommy Handley, Jack Train, Dorothy Summers, Fred Yule, Hattie Jacques and Derek Guyler.
"Can I do you now, Sir ?"
"I don't mind if I do"
It's That Man Again, Tommy Handley, who kept the nation laughing during the darkest hours of the war and the lean years that followed. Once again, here are Mrs Mopp, Colonel Chinstrap, Ali-Oop, Mona Lott telling us that "It's being so cheerful keeps me going" and many other favourites.
It's the very spirit of the 40s which is evoked and preserved for all time by those precious recordings of Tommy Handley and the I.T.M.A. team.
There were over three hundred editions of I.T.M.A., from 1939-49 and when it was bought to an end by the death of Tommy Handley, the nation mourned not only Tommy but the loss of a show that had kept their spirits up during the war and the lean years that followed.
On these cassettes you can hear many of the characters that won the nation's heart. Tommy, himself, Mrs Mopp with her "Can I do you now, Sir", Ali-Oop pops in and out with "I go - I come back", Colonel Chinstrap announces "I don't mind if I do", and Mona Lott tells us "It's being so cheerful keeps me going".
Side One : Navy Show from Scapa Flow (13 Jan 1944)
Side Two : RAF edition (17 Feb 1944)
Side Three : Army edition from Woolwich (13 Apr 1944)
Side Four : Royal Command show, Broadcasting House (4 Dec 1947)