He just wants a quiet war - Failing that he'd be happy to make a little money. This much-loved 1981 series, featuring the comic misadventures of reluctant Nazi hero Private Schulz, was acclaimed for its comic writing and for the performances of Michael Elphick and Ian Richardson. Just a few weeks before the outbreak of the Second World War, recently released convict Schulz is transferred from an underpants factory to the SS. Private Schulz is determined to sit out the war but, under the fiendish Major Neuheim, he is soon involved in kidnapping British spies on the Dutch border and bugging rooms in a brothel. It is there that he falls in love with Bertha, the madam with a psychological block preventing her from sleeping with anyone below the rank of Major. When the British begin dropping leaflets on Germany, Schulz comes up with a retaliatory scheme for swamping Britain with forged five pound notes. When Adolf Hitler approves the scheme, Private Schulz just needs a personal plan to escape the war alive - with a few leftover notes.