The Navy Lark

All aboard HMS Troughtbridge for another nautical mishap.

The very first episode of the long-running radio comedy, starring Dennis Price, Jon Pertwee and Leslie Phillips.

The very first episode of the long-running radio comedy, starring Dennis Price.

Pertwee is in a pickle over Commander Shaw's inspection.

Pertwee's in a pickle over Commander Shaw's inspection aboard HMS Troutbridge.

Starring Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Dennis Price as Number One, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Heather, Michael Bates as Commander Shaw, Ronnie Barker as AS Johnson and Tenniel Evans as LS Goldstein/Uncle Sebastian.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in March 1959.

Pertwee is in a pickle over Commander Shaw's inspection. Stars Dennis Price, Jon Pertwee and Leslie Phillips. From March 1959.

The very first episode of the long-running radio comedy - starring Dennis Price, Jon Pertwee and Leslie Phillips. Episode 1 of 16."
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Episodes

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20061102 BT=0630 (BBC7)Classic comedy aboard HMS Troughtbridge. Number One's Chair. When Lt Price orders a chair via Stores, Pertwee's requisition swells to 1,500 chintz armchairs.
20090505 (BBC7)The crew of Troutbridge set sail on a royal adventure. From July 1977.
20090505 (BBC7)The crew of Troutbridge set sail on a royal adventure.

From July 1977.

Stars Stephen Murray, Jon Pertwee and Leslie Phillips.

20070509 (BBC7)
20081223 (BBC7)
Troutbridge sails on escort duty, but Mr Phillips is assigned as the lone officer.

Stars Leslie Phillips.

From February 1960.

20120608 (BBC7)With romantic rivalry for Wren Chasen, Troutbridge's new mission goes with a bang. Stars Leslie Phillips. From November 1963.
20120608 (BBC7)With romantic rivalry for Wren Chasen, Troutbridge's new mission goes with a bang.
20061101 BT=1430 (BBC7)Classic comedy aboard HMS Troughtbridge. Number One's Chair. When Lt Price orders a chair via Stores, Pertwee's requisition swells to 1,500 chintz armchairs.
19611001A chronicle of events aboard H.M.S. Troutbridge

Leslie Phillips as Sub. Lieut. Phillips

Stephen Murray as Lieut. Murray, the No. 1

Jon Pertwee as Chief Petty Officer Pertwee

Written by Lawrie Wyman

Produced by Alastair Scott Johnston

Last Friday's recorded broadcast

19611008A chronicle of events aboard H.M.S.

Troutbridge Stephen Murray as Lieut. Murray, the No. 1

Jon Pertwee as Chief Petty, Officer Pertwee Leslie Phillips as Sub-Lieut. Phillips

Written by Lawrie Wyman

Produced by Alastair Scott Johnston Last Friday's recorded broadcast

19611015Being a chronicle of events aboard H.M.S. Troutbridge

Jon Pertwee as Chief Petty Officer Pertwee

Leslie Phillips as Sub-Lieut. Phillips

Stephen Murray as Lieut. Murray, the No.

Written by Lawrie Wyman

Produced by Alastair Scott Johnston Last Friday's recorded broadcast

19611022A chronicle of events aboard H.M.S. Troutbridge

Leslie Phillips as Sub.-Lieut.

Phillips Stephen Murray as Lieut. Murray , the No.

Jon Pertwee as Chief Petty Officer Pertwee

Written by Lawrie Wyman

Produced by Alastair Scott Johnston Last Friday's recorded broadcast

19611029Being a chronicle of events aboard H.M.S.

Troutbridge Stephen Murray as Lieut. Murray , the No. 1 Jon Pertwee as Chief Petty Officer Pertwee Leslie Phillips as Sub. -Lieut. Phillips

Written by Lawrle Wyman

Produced byAlastair Scott Johnston Last Friday's recorded broadcast

19620304A chronicle of events aboard H.M.S. Troutbridge

Stephen Murray as Lieut. Murray , the No.

Jon Pertwee as Chief Petty Officer Pertwee Leslie Phillips as Sub. Lieut. Phillips

Last Friday's recorded broadcast

19620311A chronicle of events aboard H.M.S. Troutbridge

Jon Pertwee as Chief Petty Officer Pertwes

Leslie Phillips as Sub-Lieut.

Phillips Stephen Murray as Lieut. Murray , the No. 1

Music for the series by Tommy Reilly and James Moody Announcer. Robin Boyle

Written by Lawrie Wyman Produced by ALASTAIR SCOTT JOHNSTON

Last Friday's recorded broadcast

Leslie Phillips is in ' The Big Killing' at the Princes Theatre; Michael Bates is in ' Guilty Party' at St. Martin's Theatre, London

19671004as Radio 2
19671011
19671018
19671025
19671101
19671108
19671115
19700406with Leslie Phillips

Stephen Murray. Jon Pertwee A chronicle of events aboard hms Troutbridge

Written by LAWRIE WYMAN and involving RICHARD CALDICOT HEATHER CHASEN, TENNIEL EVANS MICHAEL BATES

Announcer MICHAEL DE MORGAN

Produced by ALASTAIR SCOTT JOHNSTON

Contributors

Unknown: Leslie Phillips

Unknown: Stephen Murray.

Unknown: Jon Pertwee

Written By: Lawrie Wyman

Unknown: Tenniel Evans

Unknown: Michael Bates

Produced By: Alastair Scott Johnston

19700413with Stephen Murray

Jon Pertwee , Leslie Phillips A chronicle of events aboard hms Troutbridge

Written by LAWRIE WYMAN

Contributors

Unknown: Stephen Murray

Unknown: Jon Pertwee

Unknown: Leslie Phillips

Written By: Lawrie Wyman

19900416Producer: S. SMITH

Next in series: 26 December 1990

Previous in series: 11 January 1976

Description

Classic radio comedy set aboard HMS Troughtbridge starring Stephen MURRAY, Jon PERTWEE, Leslie PHILLIPS, Michael BATES, Richard CALDICOT, Heather CHASEN, Ronnie BARKER and Tenniel EVANS. Written by Lawrie WYMAN.

Subject Categories

situation comedy programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

16 Apr 1990 12:03-12:30 (RADIO 2)

Contributors

Ronnie Barker (Actor)

Jon Pertwee (Actor)

Leslie Phillips (Actor)

Stephen Murray (Actor)

Michael Bates (Actor)

Tenniel Evans (Actor)

Richard Caldicot (Actor)

Heather Chasen (Actor)

Lawrie Wyman (Author)

Sarah Smith (Producer)

Alistair Johnson (Producer)

Recorded on 1990-04-06

19901226Next in series: 01 February 1992

Previous in series: 16 April 1990

Description

Classic radio comedy set aboard HMS Troughtbridge. Chaos ensues when Sub Lieutenant Phillips, CPO Pertwee and Commander Murray are asked to retrieve an exploded warhead as part of a NATO operation. Starring Leslie PHILLIPS.

Subject Categories

situation comedy programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

26 Dec 1990 13:30-14:00 (RADIO 2)

Contributors

Jon Pertwee (Actor)

Leslie Phillips (Actor)

Stephen Murray (Actor)

Michael Bates (Actor)

Tenniel Evans (Actor)

Richard Caldicot (Actor)

Heather Chasen (Actor)

George Evans (Author)

Lawrie Wyman (Author)

Paul Schlesinger (Producer)

Alistair Johnson (Producer)

Recorded on 1990-12-10

(christmas Special For Antarctica - Not Broadcast In The Uk)19621225
09/05/200720081223 (BBC7)Troutbridge sails on escort duty, but Mr Phillips is assigned as the lone officer.
50th Show: Mr Murray's Houseboat20070906 (BBC7)
20150715 (BBC7)
20150718 (BBC7)

The commander entrusts Uncle Ebeneezer with his new purchase, but disaster is not far away

The Commander entrusts Uncle Ebeneezer with his new purchase, but disaster isn't faraway.

The 50th show in the series stars Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Ronnie Barker as Able Seaman Johnson and Richard Caldicote as Captain Povey.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in December 1960.

A Deliberate Bashing20180808Desperate to escape his mother-in-law, can Captain Povey rely on the crew of HMS Troutbridge to assist?

Stars Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Ronnie Barker as Commander Bell, Richard Caldicote as Captain Povey, Ronnie Barker as Commander Bell, Tenniel Evans as Taffy Goldstein, Janet Brown as Mrs Crump and Lawrie Wyman as the Inspector.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.
First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in April 1963.

Desperate to escape his mother-in-law, can Captain Povey rely on the crew to assist?

More fun on the waves in this classic comedy

Back In The Navy1963030020120316 (BBC7)The ex-shipmates are all at sea when they discover their brief television careers are over

The ex-shipmates are all at sea, when they discover their brief television careers are over. Stars Jon Pertwee. From March 1963.

Christmas Special (not Broadcast In Uk)19651225
Classic Comedy From May 1959. The Hank Of Heather20061206 BT=1430 (BBC7)
20061207 BT=0630 (BBC7)
An anti-invasion exercise is launched at the news that one of Heather's old boyfriends is visiting.
In Portsmouth For A Refit1960110220070719 (BBC7)
20150527 (BBC7)
20150530 (BBC7)
20180307 (BBC7)
The crew of HMS Troutbridge are all at sea when the island base is closed.

Starring Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as Number One, Richard Caldicot as Commander Povey, Ronnie Barker as Lt Commander Stanton, Heather Chasen as Heather and Tenniel Evans as AS Goldstein.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1960.

HMS Troutbridge's crew are all at sea when the island base is closed.

More fun on the waves in this classic comedy

Starring Stephen Murray as the Number One, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant and Ronnie Barker as AS Johnson and Lieutenant Commander Stanton.

HMS Troutbridge's crew are all at sea when the island base is closed. Stars Stephen Murray and Jon Pertwee. From November 1960.

Left Hand Down A Bit, With Leslie Phillips - The Navy Lark Special20100515 (BBC7)
20140419 (BBC7)

Recollections of the classic comedy. Including Operation Fag End and The Hank of Heather.

Leslie Phillips recalls the classic comedy. Featuring episodes Operation Fag End, The Hank of Heather, The Lighthouse Lark, Mr Phillips at Dartmouth, The Jubilee Navy Lark and more.

Mount Rumpus Atoll20180418Povey has no trouble in naming a useless frigate to be a target in a NATO exercise.

Starring Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Ronnie Barker as Lt Commander Stanton, Tenniel Evans as AS Goldstein, Heather Chasen as Heather and Michael Bates as Lieutenant Bates.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman
Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in December 1960.

More fun on the waves in this classic comedy

On The Carpet1963041020160203 (BBC7)
20180912 (BBC7)
The floor of Murray's cabin is bare - and Phillips wants it to stay that way.

More fun on the waves in this classic comedy

The floor of Murray's cabin aboard HMS Troutbridge is bare - and Phillips wants it to stay that way.

Stars Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Ronnie Barker as Able Seaman Johnson, Richard Caldicote as Captain Povey and Heather Chasen as Heather.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in October 1963.

Secret Mission To Calais2015050620180214 (BBC7)Tact, diplomacy and discretion are needed as the crew of HMS Troutbridge sets sail to France to collect an agent, but then Phillips gets lost...

Starring Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as Number One, Richard Caldicot as Commander Povey, Ronnie Barker as AS Johnson, Heather Chasen as Fifi, Michael Bates as Smythe and Tenniel Evans as AS Goldstein.

The Navy Lark ran for an impressive 13 series on BBC Radio between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in March 1960.

The Troutbridge crew sets sail to France to collect an agent, but Phillips gets lost.

More fun on the waves in this classic comedy

The Bbc Are Sending The Bill To Buckingham Palace19770716
The Digital Isle Goes Unstable20100112 (BBC7)

HMS Troutbridge sails into trouble over some island evacuations. From August 1973.

The Mock Action2007022820171108 (BBC7)HMS Troutbridge heads to an exercise off Dover, but Mr Phillips gets lost in fog.

More fun on the waves in this classic comedy

The Potarney Fishing Limit20070620 (BBC7)
20070621 BT=0630 (BBC7)
The Island Draft is all set for leave when the Admiral reveals that Troutbridge is off on fishery protection. From April 1960.
0101The Missing Jeep1959032920170628 (BBC7)Pertwee is in a pickle over Commander Shaw's inspection.

More fun on the waves in this classic comedy

0101The Missing Jeep - The First Episode1959032920040506 (BBC7)
20040507 (BBC7)
20050721 (BBC7)
20061018 BT=1430 (BBC7)
20061018 (BBC7)
20061019 BT=0630 (BBC7)
20061019 (BBC7)
20080520 (BBC7)
20100910 (BBC7)
20140818 (BBC7)
20140823 (BBC7)
20170628 (BBC7)
All aboard HMS Troughtbridge for another nautical mishap.

The very first episode of the long-running radio comedy, starring Dennis Price, Jon Pertwee and Leslie Phillips.

The very first episode of the long-running radio comedy, starring Dennis Price.

Pertwee is in a pickle over Commander Shaw's inspection.

Pertwee's in a pickle over Commander Shaw's inspection aboard HMS Troutbridge.

Starring Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Dennis Price as Number One, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Heather, Michael Bates as Commander Shaw, Ronnie Barker as AS Johnson and Tenniel Evans as LS Goldstein/Uncle Sebastian.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in March 1959.

Pertwee is in a pickle over Commander Shaw's inspection. Stars Dennis Price, Jon Pertwee and Leslie Phillips. From March 1959.

The very first episode of the long-running radio comedy - starring Dennis Price, Jon Pertwee and Leslie Phillips. Episode 1 of 16."

0102Operation Fag End1959040520040513 (BBC7)
20040514 (BBC7)
20050722 (BBC7)
20050728 (BBC7)
20050729 (BBC7)
20061025 BT=1430 (BBC7)
20061025 (BBC7)
20061026 BT=0630 (BBC7)
20061026 (BBC7)
20080603 (BBC7)
20090405 (BBC7)
20090406 (BBC7)
20100917 (BBC7)
20140825 (BBC7)
20170705 (BBC7)
As the top brass turn up, 50,000 duty-free cigarettes are on their way to the island.

More fun on the waves in this classic comedy

As the top brass turn up for an inspection, 50,000 duty-free cigarettes are on their way to the island.

With a top brass inspection due, 50,000 duty-free cigarettes are headed to the island!

Starring Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Dennis Price as Number One, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Pamela Buck as Joyce, Michael Bates as Commander Shaw, Ronnie Barker as AS Johnson and Tenniel Evans as Squadron Leader Pertwee.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the Light Programme in April 1959.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in April 1959.

As the top brass turn up for an inspection, 50,000 duty-free cigarettes are on their way to the island. Stars Leslie Phillips. From April 1959.

As the top brass turn up for an inspection, 50,000 duty-free cigarettes are on their way to the island. First heard April 1959.

As the top brass turn up for an inspection, 50,000 duty-free cigarettes are on their way to the island. First heard April 1959. Episode 2 of 16.

0102Working Their Passage19590405
0103Having Their Fun19590412
0103Number One's Chair1959041220040520 (BBC7)
20040521 (BBC7)
20050804 (BBC7)
20050805 (BBC7)
20061101 (BBC7)
20061102 (BBC7)
20080610 (BBC7)
20100924 (BBC7)
20140901 (BBC7)
20170712 (BBC7)
Pertwee's stores requisition spirals out of control.

More fun on the waves in this classic comedy

When Lt Price orders a new chair via Stores, Pertwee's requisition swells into 1,500 pale mauve chintz armchairs!

Ordering a new chair via Stores causes chaos afloat! Starring Dennis Price,

CPO Pertwee's stores requisition spirals out of control.

Starring Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Dennis Price as Number One, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Heather, Michael Bates as Commander Shaw, Ronnie Barker as AS Johnson and Tenniel Evans as the Warrant Officer Pertwee.

The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series on BBC Radio between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman.
Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.
First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in April 1959.

Pertwee's stores requisition spirals out of control. Stars Leslie Phillips, Jon Pertwee and Dennis Price. From April 1959.

Ordering a new chair via Stores causes chaos afloat! Starring Dennis Price, Leslie Phillips and Jon Pertwee. From April 1959.

0104The Fairground Lights1959041920040527 (BBC7)
20040528 (BBC7)
20050811 (BBC7)
20050812 (BBC7)
20061108 BT=1430 (BBC7)
20061108 (BBC7)
20061109 BT=0630 (BBC7)
20061109 (BBC7)
20080617 (BBC7)
20101001 (BBC7)
20140908 (BBC7)
20170719 (BBC7)
Devious Pertwee's plan to help a travelling fair is sunk when Troutbridge must put to sea.

More fun on the waves in this classic comedy

Stars Jon Pertwee.

From April 1959.

CPO Pertwee's fairground plans are scuppered when his superiors organise a navy exercise at sea.

Pertwee's fairground plans are scuppered when his superiors organise an exercise at sea.

First heard in 1959.

Devious Pertwee's plan to help a travelling fair is sunk when HMS Troutbridge must put to sea.

Starring Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Dennis Price as Number One, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Heather, Michael Bates as Commander Shaw, Ronnie Barker as AS Johnson and Tenniel Evans as Communication Officer Prout.
The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series on BBC Radio between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman.
Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.
First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in April 1959.

Devious Pertwee's plan to help a travelling fair is sunk when Troutbridge must put to sea. Stars Jon Pertwee. From April 1959.

CPO Pertwee's plans are scuppered when his superiors organise an exercise at sea.

CPO Pertwee's plans are scuppered when his superiors organise a navy exercise at sea.

Pertwee's fairground plans are scuppered when his superiors organise an exercise at sea. First heard in 1959. Episode 4 of 16.

0105The Comfort Fund1959042620040603 (BBC7)
20040604 (BBC7)
20050818 (BBC7)
20050819 (BBC7)
20061115 BT=1430 (BBC7)
20061115 (BBC7)
20061116 BT=0630 (BBC7)
20061116 (BBC7)
20080701 (BBC7)
20101008 (BBC7)
20140915 (BBC7)
20140920 (BBC7)
20170726 (BBC7)
Captain Povey is auditing the unit accounts, so excess cash is secretly spent on Heather.

More fun on the waves in this classic comedy

Stars Jon Pertwee.

From April 1959.

Commander Povey has to audit the unit accounts, so the excess in the Comfort Fund must be disposed of on Heather's birthday!

Povey's auditing the unit accounts, and the excess Comfort Fund has to be disposed of! Starring Jon Pertwee.

Captain Povey is auditing the unit accounts, and there is a big surprise for Heather.

Starring Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Dennis Price as Number One, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Heather, Michael Bates as Commander Shaw, Ronnie Barker as AS Johnson and Tenniel Evans as Goldstein.

The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series on BBC Radio between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman.
Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.
First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in April 1959.

Captain Povey is auditing the unit accounts, so excess cash is secretly spent on Heather. Stars Jon Pertwee. From April 1959.

Classic comedy aboard HMS Troughtbridge. Povey must audit the unit accounts, so the excess in the Comfort Fund must be disposed of. From 1959.

Classic comedy aboard HMS Troughtbridge. Povey has to audit the unit accounts, so the excess in the Comfort Fund must be disposed of. From 1959.

Povey's auditing the unit accounts, and the excess Comfort Fund has to be disposed of! Starring Jon Pertwee. From April 1959.

0106Stuck Up The Inlet1959050320040610 (BBC7)
20040611 (BBC7)
20050825 (BBC7)
20050826 (BBC7)
20061122 (BBC7)
20061123 (BBC7)
20080708 (BBC7)
20101015 (BBC7)
20140922 (BBC7)
20170802 (BBC7)
HMS Troutbridge runs aground on a naval exercise, landing Phillips in hot water.

More fun on the waves in this classic comedy

Stars Leslie Phillips.

From May 1959.

Phillips is appointed navigation officer for a fleet exercise, but a short cut inlet is not as wide as he remembers!

Phillips is appointed navigator for a fleet exercise, but a short cut inlet is not as wide as he remembers! From May 1959.

Starring Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Dennis Price as Number One, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Heather, Michael Bates as Commander Shaw, Ronnie Barker as AS Johnson and Tenniel Evans as Ebenezer Pertwee.

The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series on BBC Radio between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman.
Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.
First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in May 1959.

HMS Troutbridge runs aground on a naval exercise, landing Phillips in hot water. Stars Leslie Phillips. From May 1959.

Classic comedy aboard HMS Troughtbridge. Phillips is appointed navigation officer, but a short cut inlet is not as wide as he remembers.

0107The Admiral's Party1959051020040617 (BBC7)
20040618 (BBC7)
20050901 (BBC7)
20050902 (BBC7)
20061129 BT=1430 (BBC7)
20061129 (BBC7)
20061130 BT=0630 (BBC7)
20061130 (BBC7)
20080715 (BBC7)
20101022 (BBC7)
20140929 (BBC7)
20170809 (BBC7)
Pertwee's relative has a Portsmouth posting. Can the Chief ensure luxury accommodation?

More fun on the waves in this classic comedy

A relative of Pertwee's is being posted to Portsmouth and it's up to the chief to ensure they've got luxury accommodation.

A relative of Pertwee is being posted to Portsmouth and it's up to the Chief to ensure they have luxury accommodation.

From May 1959.

Pertwee's relative has a Portsmouth posting, so can the Chief ensure luxury accommodation?

Pertwee's relative has a Portsmouth posting - so can the Chief ensure luxury accommodation? Stars Jon Pertwee.

Starring Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Dennis Price as Number One, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Heather, Michael Bates as Commander Shaw, Ronnie Barker as AS Johnson and Tenniel Evans as the Admiral.

The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series on BBC Radio between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman.
Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in May 1959.

Pertwee's relative has a Portsmouth posting. Can the Chief ensure luxury accommodation? Stars Jon Pertwee. From May 1959.

Classic comedy. A relative of Pertwee's is being posted to Portsmouth and it's up to the chief to ensure they've got luxury accommodation.

A relative of Pertwee is being posted to Portsmouth and it's up to the Chief to ensure they have luxury accommodation. From May 1959.

Pertwee's relative has a Portsmouth posting - so can the Chief ensure luxury accommodation? Stars Jon Pertwee. From May 1959.

0108The Hank Of Heather1959050020170816 (BBC7)HMS Troutbridge launches an anti-invasion exercise for the visit of Heather's old flame.

More fun on the waves in this classic comedy

0108The Hank Of Heather1959051720040624 (BBC7)
20040625 (BBC7)
20050908 (BBC7)
20050909 (BBC7)
20061206 (BBC7)
20061207 (BBC7)
20080722 (BBC7)
20101029 (BBC7)
20141006 (BBC7)
20141011 (BBC7)
20170816 (BBC7)
HMS Troutbridge launches an anti-invasion exercise for the visit of Heather's old flame.

Stars Leslie Phillips.

From May 1959.

An anti-invasion exercise is launched at the news that one of Heather's old boyfriends is coming to visit.

An anti-invasion exercise is launched for the visit of one of Heather's old boyfriends.

Starring Leslie Phillips.

Starring Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Dennis Price as Number One, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Heather, Michael Bates as Hank, Ronnie Barker as AS Johnson and Tenniel Evans as Uncle Sebastian Pertwee.

The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series on BBC Radio between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman.
Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in May 1959.

HMS Troutbridge launches an anti-invasion exercise for the visit of Heather's old flame. Stars Leslie Phillips. From May 1959.

Producer Alastair Scott Johnston.

An anti-invasion exercise is launched for the visit of one of Heather's old boyfriends. Starring Leslie Phillips. From May 1959.

0109The Multiple Mines1959050020170823 (BBC7)A drunken night out sparks chaos when an old mine used as a collection box is set adrift.

More fun on the waves in this classic comedy

0109The Multiple Mines1959052420030925 (BBC7)
20040701 (BBC7)
20040702 (BBC7)
20050915 (BBC7)
20050916 (BBC7)
20061213 BT=1430 (BBC7)
20061213 (BBC7)
20061214 BT=0630 (BBC7)
20061214 (BBC7)
20080729 (BBC7)
20101105 (BBC7)
20141013 (BBC7)
20170823 (BBC7)
A drunken night out sparks chaos, when an old mine is set adrift.

A drunken night out sparks chaos, when an old mine, used as a collection box, is set adrift.

Stars Jon Pertwee.

From May 1959.

A drunken night in Portsmouth causes chaos when a collection box made from an old mine is set adrift.

A drunken night out causes chaos when a collection box made from an old mine is set adrift.

With Jon Pertwee.

Starring Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Dennis Price as Number One, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Heather, Ronnie Barker as AS Johnson, Michael Bates as Ginger and Tenniel Evans as Willy.

The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series on BBC Radio between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in May 1959.

A drunken night out sparks chaos when an old mine used as a collection box is set adrift. Stars Jon Pertwee. From May 1959.

Nautical mayhem aboard the HMS Troutbridge. A drunken night causes chaos when a collection box made from an old mine is set adrift.

A drunken night out causes chaos when a collection box made from an old mine is set adrift. With Jon Pertwee. From May 1959.

0110The Gun Mechanism Test1959053120040708 (BBC7)
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Commander Povey decides that the Island is an excellent place to test a new gun firing mechanism - on Pertwee's birthday.

Povey decides that the Island is an ideal spot to test a new gun firing mechanism, on Pertwee's birthday.

From May 1959.

Povey decides that the Island is an ideal spot to try a prototype - on Pertwee's birthday.

Stars Dennis Price.

Commander Povey decides the island is an ideal spot to try a prototype - on Pertwee's birthday.

Starring Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Dennis Price as Number One, Richard Caldicot as Commander Povey, Heather Chasen as Heather, Ronnie Barker as AS Johnson, Michael Bates as the Professor and Tenniel Evans as Taffy.

The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series on BBC Radio between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman.
Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in May 1959.

Povey decides that the island is an ideal spot to try a prototype - on Pertwee's birthday. Stars Dennis Price. From May 1959.

Povey decides that the Island is an ideal spot to test a new gun firing mechanism, on Pertwee's birthday. From May 1959.

0110The Gun Mechanism Test2006122120170830 (BBC7)Povey decides that the island is an ideal spot to try a prototype - on Pertwee's birthday.

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0111The Whittlesea Bay Yacht Regatta1959060720040715 (BBC7)
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When HMS Troutbridge escorts the admiral to a regatta, Pertwee sees a chance to cash in.

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HMS Troutbridge escorts the Admiral to a regatta, while Pertwee sees a chance to cash in.

HMS Troutbridge escorts the Admiral to a regatta, while CPO Pertwee sees a chance to cash in by collecting the gash rum.

Starring Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Dennis Price as Number One, Richard Caldicot as Commander Povey, Heather Chasen as Heather, Ronnie Barker as AS Johnson, Michael Bates as Ginger and Tenniel Evans as the Admiral.

The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series on BBC Radio between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman.
Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in June 1959.

When HMS Troutbridge escorts the admiral to a regatta, Pertwee sees a chance to cash in. Stars Leslie Phillips. From June 1959.

HMS Troutbridge escorts the Admiral to a regatta, while Pertwee sees a chance to cash in. Stars Leslie Phillips. From June 1959.

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Captain Povey and the crew are called to the Admiralty, but devious Pertwee has got a plan

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Captain Povey and the crew are called to the Admiralty but devious Pertwee's got a plan.

Stars Jon Pertwee.

From June 1959.

Povey and the Island Detachment are called to the Admiralty to take some tests, but things don't go to plan, thanks to Pertwee.

When the Island Detachment are called to take some tests, the journey doesn't go to plan - thanks to Pertwee.

Captain Povey and the crew are called to the Admiralty - but devious Pertwee has a plan.

Starring Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Dennis Price as Number One, Richard Caldicot as Commander Povey, Heather Chasen as Heather, Ronnie Barker as AS Johnson, Michael Bates as Hector Pertwee and Tenniel Evans as the Admiral.

The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series on BBC Radio between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman.
Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in June 1959.

Captain Povey and the crew are called to the Admiralty, but devious Pertwee has got a plan. Stars Jon Pertwee. From June 1959.

When the Island Detachment are called to take some tests, the journey doesn't go to plan - thanks to Pertwee. From June 1959.

Captain Povey and the crew are called to the Admiralty but devious Pertwee's got a plan. Stars Jon Pertwee. From June 1959.

Povey and the Island Detachment are called to the Admiralty to take some tests, but things don't go to plan. Episode 12 of 16.

0113A Watch On The Initiative Test1959062120040729 (BBC7)
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Pertwee and Johnson's attempts to use their initiative ends in disaster. From June 1959.

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Number One selects Pertwee and Johnson to undertake an Initiative Leadership Test - with disastrous results.

Pertwee and Johnson are tested on their initiative, with disastrous results! Stars Jon Pertwee and Ronnie Barker.

Starring Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Dennis Price as Number One, Richard Caldicot as Commander Povey, Ronnie Barker as AS Johnson, Heather Chasen as Heather, Michael Bates as Gaston and Tenniel Evans as Henri.

The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series on BBC Radio between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in June 1959.

Pertwee and Johnson's attempts to use their initiative ends in disaster. Stars Jon Pertwee and Ronnie Barker. From June 1959.

Pertwee and Johnson are tested on their initiative, with disastrous results! Stars Jon Pertwee and Ronnie Barker. From June 1959.

0114An Exercise In Filming1959062820040805 (BBC7)
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Troutbridge's chance of movie stardom is jeopardised by Phillips' navigational skills.

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Troutbridge is taking part in a movie, but Mr Phillips' navigational skills put their chances of stardom in jeopardy.

Troutbridge's chance of film stardom is jeopardised by Phillips' navigational skills.

HMS Troutbridge's chance of movie stardom is jeopardised, thanks to the navigational skills of Sub-Lieutenant Phillips!

Starring Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Dennis Price as Number One, Richard Caldicot as Commander Povey, Ronnie Barker as AS Johnson, Heather Chasen as Heather, Michael Bates as Antony J Antony and Tenniel Evans as the Admiral.

The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series on BBC Radio between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in June 1959.

Troutbridge's chance of movie stardom is jeopardised by Phillips' navigational skills. Stars Leslie Phillips. From June 1959.

Troutbridge's chance of film stardom is jeopardised by Phillips' navigational skills. Stars Leslie Phillips. From June 1959.

0115The Smuggling Spy1959070520040812 (BBC7)
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Heather gets a wren stand-in and Pertwee is nervous over duty-free booze.

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A new Wren takes over while Heather's on leave and Pertwee gets nervous when his duty-free booze supply is discovered.

Heather gets a Wren stand-in and Pertwee's nervous over duty-free booze.

Starring Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Dennis Price as Number One, Richard Caldicot as Commander Povey, Ronnie Barker as AS Johnson, Heather Chasen as Judith, Michael Bates as Ginger and Tenniel Evans as the Admiral.

The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series on BBC Radio between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in July 1959.

Heather gets a wren stand-in and Pertwee is nervous over duty-free booze. Stars Leslie Phillips and Jon Pertwee. From July 1959.

A new Wren stands-in for Heather and Pertwee's nervous about the duty-free booze. Starring Leslie Phillips. From July 1959.

Heather gets a wren stand-in and Pertwee's nervous over duty-free booze. Stars Leslie Phillips and Jon Pertwee. From July 1959.

0116The Whittlesea Carnival1959071220171011 (BBC7)A day out for HMS Troutbridge lets Pertwee try to recover some dumped rum.

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0116 LASTThe Whittlesea Carnival20110107 (BBC7)
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A day out for HMS Troutbridge lets Pertwee try to recover some dumped rum. Stars Jon Pertwee and Ronnie Barker. From July 1959.

0116 LASTThe Whittlesea Carnival And Fete1959071220040819 (BBC7)
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A day for out HMS Troutbridge lets Pertwee try to recover some dumped rum.

Stars Jon Pertwee and Ronnie Barker.

From July 1959.

HMS Troutbridge's visit to Whittlesea presents Pertwee with a perfect opportunity to recover a dumped gallon of rum.

A day for out HMS Troutbridge gives Pertwee the chance to recover some dumped rum.

A day out for HMS Troutbridge lets Pertwee try to recover some dumped rum.

While the crew are running tours of HMS Troutbridge for the public, scheming Pertwee tries to recover some dumped rum!

Starring Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Dennis Price as Number One, Richard Caldicot as Commander Povey, Ronnie Barker as AS Johnson, Heather Chasen as Heather, Michael Bates as the Mayor and Tenniel Evans as the Admiral.

The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series on BBC Radio between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in July 1959.

A day for out HMS Troutbridge lets Pertwee try to recover some dumped rum. Stars Jon Pertwee and Ronnie Barker. From July 1959.

0201New At The Helm1959101620040826 (BBC7)
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Pertwee and Phillips return from leave - demolishing a jetty and deciding how to tackle their new Lieutenant Murray.

CPO Pertwee and Mr Phillips return from leave, demolishing a jetty, only to find a new Number One.

A jetty's demolished as Pertwee and Phillips return from leave, just in time to meet Lieutenant Murray.

A jetty is demolished as Pertwee and Phillips return from leave to meet Lieutenant Murray.

A jetty is demolished as Pertwee and Phillips return from leave to meet Lieutenant Murray. Stars Jon Pertwee. From October 1959.

A jetty's demolished as Pertwee and Phillips return from leave, just in time to meet Lieutenant Murray. From October 1959.

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0202Fatso's Box Brownie1959102320040902 (BBC7)
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Johnson gets a camera for this birthday and goes on a drunken spree, while Pertwee's delivery of smuggled wine doesn't go to plan!

Johnson has a boozy birthday, while Pertwee's wine smuggling doesn't go to plan.

Stars Ronnie Barker.

From October 1959.

Johnson goes on a drunken birthday spree, while Pertwee's delivery of smuggled wine doesn't go to plan.

Johnson has a boozy birthday, while Pertwee's wine smuggling does not go to plan. Stars Ronnie Barker. From October 1959.

Johnson has a boozy birthday, while Pertwee's wine smuggling doesn't go to plan. Starring Ronnie Barker. From October 1959.

Johnson has a boozy birthday, while Pertwee's wine smuggling doesn't go to plan. Stars Ronnie Barker. From October 1959.

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0203Bringing Back The Barge1959103020040909 (BBC7)
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The Admiral's refitted private barge needs to be transported from Falmouth to Portsmouth, but Pertwee has a prior arrangement.

The Admiral's barge must be moved to Portsmouth, but Pertwee has a prior arrangement.

Stars Leslie Phillips.

From October 1959.

Starring Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as Number One, Richard Caldicot as Commander Povey, Ronnie Barker as AS Johnson, Heather Chasen as Heather, Michael Bates as Bracewell and Tenniel Evans as the Admiral.

The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series on BBC Radio between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

The Admiral's barge needs to be transported from Falmouth to Portsmouth. But Pertwee has a prior arrangement.

The Admiral's barge needs transporting from Falmouth to Portsmouth, but Pertwee has a prior arrangement.

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0204The Mock Action1959110620040916 (BBC7)
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HMS Troutbridge heads to an exercise off Dover, but Mr Phillips gets lost in fog.

Stars Leslie Phillips.

From November 1959.

Troutbridge is ordered to a Home Fleet exercise off Dover, but en route to the combat zone Mr Phillips gets lost in the fog.

HMS Troutbridge heads to an exercise off Dover, but Mr Phillips gets lost in fog. Stars Leslie Phillips. From November 1959.

When Troutbridge heads to an exercise off Dover, Mr Phillips gets lost in the fog. Starring Leslie Phillips. From November 1959.

0205Going Dutch1959111320040923 (BBC7)
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HMS Troutbridge is sent to Whittlesea Bay, but runs out of fuel by some very flat countryside with lots of windmills.

Sent to Whittlesea Bay, Troutbridge runs out of fuel near some windmills in Holland. Stars Jon Pertwee. From November 1959.

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0206The Figurehead1959112020040930 (BBC7)
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Fatso Johnson whittles for all he's worth when Pertwee enters the antique market.

Pertwee's lucrative new scam in genuine HMS Victory figureheads is threatened when Troutbridge is sent to deal with an old wreck.

A scam to sell naval figureheads is threatened when Troutbridge has to deal with a wreck.

Pertwee's lucrative scam in genuine naval figureheads is threatened when Troutbridge has to deal with a wreck. From Nov 1959.

Fatso Johnson whittles for all he's worth when Pertwee enters the antique market. Stars Leslie Phillips. From November 1959.

A scam to sell naval figureheads is threatened when Troutbridge has to deal with a wreck. Stars John Pertwee. From Nov 1959.

Fatso Johnson whittles for all he is worth when Pertwee enters the antique market.

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0207Gunboat To Gumba19591127
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0208Johnson Finds Treasure19591204
0209The Charter Trip To Antarctica1959121120041007 (BBC7)
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The South Willesden Globe Trotters Geographical Society takes a trip to the Antarctic courtesy of the Troutbridge!

A geographical society from Willesden heads to the Antarctic on HMS Troutbridge.

Starring Leslie Phillips.

From December 1959.

The South Willesden Globe Trotters Geographical Society takes a trip to the Antarctic courtesy of the Troutbridge! From 1959.

A geographical society from Willesden heads to the Antarctic aboard HMS Troutbridge. Starring Leslie Phillips. From December 1959.

A geographical society from Willesden heads to the Antarctic on HMS Troutbridge. Starring Leslie Phillips. From December 1959.

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0210Cementing Relations1959121820041014 (BBC7)
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Povey is aghast to hear a Sea Lord will make a full inspection of the Island Draft, leaving Pertwee with a problem!

Povey is aghast to hear a Sea Lord will make a full inspection of the Island Draft, leaving Pertwee with a problem! From 1959.

Povey's aghast at news of an Island Draft inspection - sparking trouble for Pertwee.

Stars Jon Pertwee.

From December 1959.

Povey is aghast at news of an Island Draft inspection, sparking trouble for Pertwee. Stars Jon Pertwee. From December 1959.

Povey's aghast at news of an Island Draft inspection - sparking trouble for Pertwee. Stars Jon Pertwee. From December 1959.

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0211Strike Up The Band1959122520041021 (BBC7)
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Number One discovers the hidden Unit Comfort Fund accounts and throws a draft dance, which means more trouble for Pertwee!.

Pertwee takes action, when Number One uses the Comfort Fund accounts for a dance.

Starring Leslie Phillips.

From December 1959.

When Number One uses the Comfort Fund accounts for a dance, Pertwee takes action.

Stars Leslie Phillips.

Number One discovers the hidden Unit Comfort Fund accounts and throws a draft dance - more trouble for Pertwee. From Dec 1959.

When Number One uses the Comfort Fund accounts for a dance, Pertwee takes action. Stars Leslie Phillips. From December 1959.

Pertwee takes action, when Number One uses the Comfort Fund accounts for a dance. Starring Leslie Phillips. From December 1959.

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0212The Route March19600101
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0215A Crisp Romance1960012220060112 (BBC7)
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Povey investigates the strange coincidence of Pertwee's romance with a barmaid and an order for snacks.

From January 1960.

The strange coincidence of Pertwee's romance with a barmaid and an order for snacks.

Povey probes the odd coincidence of Pertwee's liaison with a barmaid and a snack order.

Stars Jon Pertwee.

Povey investigates the strange coincidence of Pertwee's romance with a barmaid and an order for snacks. From January 1960.

Povey probes the odd coincidence of Pertwee's liaison with a barmaid and a snack order. Stars Jon Pertwee. From January 1960.

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0216The Lighthouse Lark1960012920031002 (BBC7)
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Povey probes smuggling aboard HMS Troutbridge, as she sets sail on a rescue mission.

Stars Leslie Phillips.

From January 1960.

Povey investigates smuggling aboard Troutbridge as she sets sail to rescue a marooned lighthouse keeper.

Povey investigates smuggling aboard Troutbridge.

Povey investigates smuggling aboard Troutbridge as she sets sail to rescue a marooned lighthouse keeper. From January 1960.

Povey probes smuggling aboard HMS Troutbridge, as she sets sail on a rescue mission. Stars Leslie Phillips. From January 1960.

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0217Pertwee Posted To Portsmouth1960020520060126 (BBC7)
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Pertwee makes waves with his request to leave the Island Draft and join Povey's staff instead!

The Chief Petty Officer makes waves with his request to join Captain Povey's staff.

Stars Leslie Phillips.

From February 1960.

Pertwee makes waves with his request to leave the Island Draft and join Povey's staff instead. First broadcast in February 1960.

The Chief Petty Officer makes waves with his request to join Captain Povey's staff. Stars Leslie Phillips. From February 1960.

Pertwee makes waves with his request to leave the Island Draft and join Povey's staff.

Starring Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as Number One, Richard Caldicot as Commander Povey, Ronnie Barker as AS Johnson, Heather Chasen as Heather, Michael Bates as Edgar Pertwee and Tenniel Evans as Uncle Ebenezer Pertwee.

The Navy Lark ran for an impressive 13 series on BBC Radio between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in February 1960.

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0218Johnson's Diet1960021220060202 (BBC7)
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When Povey discovers there is no record of Troutbridge, he decides it's a good time to disperse her crew.

Povey discovers there's no record of Troutbridge - and someone's very hungry.

Povey learns there's no official record of HMS Troutbridge, and someone's very hungry.

When Povey discovers there is no record of Troutbridge, he decides it's a good time to disperse her crew. First broadcast in February 1960.

Povey learns there is no official record of HMS Troutbridge, and someone is very hungry. Stars Ronnie Barker. From February 1960.

Povey discovers there's no record of Troutbridge - and someone's very hungry. From 1960.

Povey learns there's no official record of HMS Troutbridge, and someone's very hungry. Stars Ronnie Barker. From February 1960.

Commander Povey discovers there's no official record of HMS Troutbridge - and someone's very hungry.

Starring Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as Number One, Richard Caldicot as Commander Povey, Ronnie Barker as AS Johnson, Heather Chasen as Heather, Michael Bates as Commander Bracewell and Tenniel Evans as Goldstein.

The Navy Lark ran for an impressive 13 series on BBC Radio between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in February 1960.

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0218Working Their Passage19600212
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How well will Mr Phillips perform as the lone duty officer when Povey orders Troutbridge to be an escort?
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Troutbridge sails on escort duty, but Mr Phillips is assigned as the lone officer.

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How well will Mr Phillips perform as the lone duty officer when Povey orders Troutbridge to be an escort? From February 1960.

Troutbridge sails on escort duty, but Mr Phillips is assigned as the lone officer. Stars Leslie Phillips. From February 1960.

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Rumour abounds that empire building Commander Povey is vying for Captain Stanton's job.

Rumour abounds that empire-building Commander Povey is vying for Captain Stanton's job. First broadcast in March 1960. Episode 21 of 26.

Rumour abounds that empire-building Commander Povey is after Captain Stanton's job. Starring Leslie Phillips. From March 1960.

Rumour abounds that empire building Commander Povey's after Captain Stanton's job.

Rumour abounds that empire-building Commander Povey is after Lieutenant Commander Stanton's job.

Starring Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as Number One, Richard Caldicot as Commander Povey, Ronnie Barker as Lieutenant Commander Stanton, Michael Bates as the Rating and Tenniel Evans as The Admiral.

The Navy Lark ran for an impressive 13 series on BBC Radio between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in March 1960.

More fun on the waves in this classic comedy

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Phillips and the crew are feeling tender and Povey orders them onto choppy waters in search of a buoy. From March 1960.

Phillips and the crew are feeling tender and Povey orders them onto choppy waters in search of a buoy. From March 1960. Episode 22 of 26.

Povey orders the poorly crew onto choppy waters in search of a buoy. Stars Leslie Phillips and Stephen Murray. From March 1960.

Feeling delicate after the night before, the crew of Troutbridge aren't too thrilled to be ordered out to sea by Commander Povey.

Stars Leslie Phillips

Stars Leslie Phillips and Stephen Murray.

Commander Povey orders the poorly crew of HMS Troutbridge on to choppy waters in search of a buoy.

Starring Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as Number One, Richard Caldicot as Commander Povey, Ronnie Barker as AS Johnson, Heather Chasen as Heather, Michael Bates as the Rating and Tenniel Evans as AS Goldstein.

The Navy Lark ran for an impressive 13 series on BBC Radio between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in March 1960.

More fun on the waves in this classic comedy

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The Admiral orders the officers to attend a party to celebrate his 50 years of service. First broadcast in March 1960.

The officers are ordered to attend a party to celebrate the Admiral's 50 years of service. Stars Jon Pertwee. From March 1960.

Stars Jon Pertwee.

The officers of HMS Troutbridge are ordered to attend a party to celebrate the Admiral's 50 years of service.

Starring Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as Number One, Richard Caldicot as Commander Povey, Ronnie Barker as Lt Commander Stanton, Heather Chasen as Mrs Povey, Michael Bates as the Rating and Tenniel Evans as the Admiral.

The Navy Lark ran for an impressive 13 series on BBC Radio between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in March 1960.

More fun on the waves in this classic comedy

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The crew of Troutbridge sail off to France to collect an agent, but Leslie has navigation trouble en route. From March 1960.

The Troutbridge crew sets sail to France to collect an agent, but Phillips gets lost. Starring Leslie Phillips. From March 1960.

The crew of Troutbridge sail off to France to collect a VIP, but Leslie has a spot of navigation trouble en route!

Starring Leslie Phillips.

From March 1960.

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Stanton thinks Murray looks poorly, while Pertwee decides acting ill could save him from a terrible posting. From April 1960.

Stanton thinks Number One looks poorly, but Pertwee acts ill to avoid a terrible posting. Stars Jon Pertwee. From April 1960.

Stanton thinks Number One looks poorly, but Pertwee acts ill to avoid terrible posting.

Stars Jon Pertwee.

Stanton thinks Number One is looking poorly, which gives cunning Pertwee an idea...

Starring Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as Number One, Richard Caldicot as Commander Povey, Ronnie Barker as Captain Stanton, Heather Chasen as Heather, Michael Bates as the MO and Tenniel Evans as Uncle Ebenezer Pertwee.

The Navy Lark ran for an impressive 13 series on BBC Radio between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman.
Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.
First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in April 1960.

More fun on the waves in this classic comedy

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The Island Draft is all set for leave when the Admiral reveals that Troutbridge is off on fishery protection.

From April 1960.

Instead of going on leave, the Admiral sends Troutbridge's crew on fishery protection.

Stars Leslie Phillips.

Instead of going on leave, the Admiral sends Troutbridge's crew on fishery protection. Stars Leslie Phillips. From April 1960.

Instead of going on leave, the Admiral sends the crew of HMS Troutbridge off on fishery protection...

Starring Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as Number One, Richard Caldicot as Commander Povey, Ronnie Barker as AS Johnson, Heather Chasen as Heather, Michael Bates as the Skipper and Tenniel Evans as AS Goldstein.

The Navy Lark ran for an impressive 13 series on BBC Radio between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in April 1960.

More fun on the waves in this classic comedy

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02SPECIALWrens Reunion At The Festival Hall19600511
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It's all change for the Island Draft with a new home and a new captain!

The Troutbridge crew are all at sea when the island base is closed.

HMS Troutbridge's crew are all at sea when the island base is closed.

It's all change for the Island Draft with a new home and a new captain! BBC 7 debut for this episode first heard in 1960.

The Troutbridge crew are all at sea when the island base is closed. From November 1960.

HMS Troutbridge's crew are all at sea when the island base is closed. Stars Stephen Murray and Jon Pertwee. From November 1960.

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Gardening is just the job for a fit man

Pertwee has to re-think his money-making schemes and his uncle pulls off a major con.

Pertwee has to re-think his money-making schemes, whilst his uncle pulls off a major con.

CPO Pertwee rethinks his money-making schemes, while his uncle pulls off a major con. From November 1960. Episode 2 of 20.

Pertwee has to re-think his money-making schemes, whilst his Uncle Ebeneezer pulls off a major con.

Starring Stephen Murray as the Number One, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant and Ronnie Barker as AS Johnson and Lieutenant Commander Stanton.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1960.

Pertwee has to re-think his money-making schemes, whilst his uncle pulls off a major con. Stars Jon Pertwee. From November 1960.

Starring Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Ronnie Barker as AS Johnson, Heather Chasen as Heather, Tenniel Evans as the Admiral and Michael Bates as Sid Chattersby.

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We're all a bit helpless when we meet the chap in authority.

It's hands across the sea, as the crew of Troutbridge helps commission a foreign frigate.

Hands across the sea as the crew of Troutbridge helps commission a foreign frigate. From November 1960. Episode 3 of 20.

It's hands across the sea - as the crew of HMS Troutbridge help to commission a foreign frigate.

Starring Stephen Murray as the Number One, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant and Ronnie Barker as AS Johnson and Lieutenant Commander Stanton.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1960.

It's hands across the sea, as the crew of Troutbridge helps commission a foreign frigate. Stars Jon Pertwee. From November 1960.

Starring Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Heather, Tenniel Evans as the Admiral and Ronnie Barker and Michael Bates as the Potarneylanders.

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The ship's crew crosses the sea - with crossed wires.

Few of us can resist a slot machine

Crossing the sea with crossed wires; it could only be HMS Troutbridge.

Crossing the sea with crossed wires; it could only be HMS Troutbridge. From November 1960.

The ship's crew crosses the sea, with crossed wires. From November 1960.

The crew of HMS Troutbridge set sail across the sea, but end up with very crossed wires.

Starring Stephen Murray as the Number One, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant and Ronnie Barker as AS Johnson.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1960.

The ship's crew crosses the sea - with crossed wires. Stars Jon Pertwee, Leslie Phillips and Ronnie Barker. From November 1960.

Starring Stephen Murray as the Number One, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Ronnie Barker as AS Johnson, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Tenniel Evans as Sir Willoughby Toddhunterbrown Heather Chasen as Lady Toddhunterbrown and Michael Bates as Lt. Bates.

The crew of the HMS Troutbridge cross the sea, with crossed wires.

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Teaching methods at school seem to have changed since my day

Sub Lt Phillips takes the biscuit in this episode.

Povey gets a warning of a bomb on a new frigate, and Phillips gets a special gift.

Sub Lt Phillips takes the biscuit in this episode from November 1960. Episode 5 of 20.

Povey is warned about a bomb on a new frigate, while Phillips receives a special gift for a journey.

Starring Stephen Murray as the Number One, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant and Ronnie Barker as AS Johnson.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1960.

Povey gets a warning of a bomb on a new frigate, and Phillips gets a special gift. Stars Leslie Phillips. From November 1960.

Starring Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Heather and Ronnie Barker and Michael Bates as the Potarneylanders.

Povey gets a warning of a bomb on a new frigate while Phillips gets a special gift.

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The crew of Troutbridge return to their spiritual home.

A new location is needed for the troublesome former governor and his wife.

The crew of Troutbridge return to their spiritual home in this episode from December 1960.

A new location is needed for the troublesome former governor and his wife. Starring Jon Pertwee. From December 1960.

A new location is needed for the troublesome former governor and his wife. From 1960.

Starring Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Ronnie Barker as AS Johnson, Tenniel Evans as Nunky, Heather Chasen as Lady Todhunter-Brown and Michael Bates as Mr Whittaker-Smyth.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in December 1960.

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High level conferences are always a worry to those awaiting the results.

The crew of Troutbridge can't even successfully destroy their own vessel.

Troutbridge is earmarked for target practice, but Commander Povey ends up in the firing line.

Povey has no trouble in naming a useless frigate to be a target in a NATO exercise.

The crew of Troutbridge can't even successfully destroy their own vessel, in this episode from December 1960.

Starring Stephen Murray as the Number One, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Richard Caldicote as Captain Povey and Ronnie Barker as Lt Commander Stanton.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in December 1960.

Povey has no trouble in naming a useless frigate to be a target in a NATO exercise. Stars Leslie Phillips. From December 1960.

030850th Show - Mr Murray's Houseboat1960122120180425 (BBC7)Number One entrusts Uncle Ebeneezer and his tug with the purchase of his new houseboat - meaning disaster isn't faraway...

The 50th show in the series stars Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Ronnie Barker as AS Johnson Tenniel Evans as Nunky, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey and Heather Chasen and Michael Bates as Mr & Mrs Granthamum.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in December 1960.

The commander entrusts Uncle Ebeneezer with his new purchase, but disaster is not far away

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The crew of Troutbridge take their disastrous reputation up river, in the 50th episode of the Navy Lark, from December 1960.

50th Show Special Perf For The Queen And Queen Mother.

The Commander entrusts Uncle Ebeneezer with his new purchase, but disaster isn't far away.

The Commander entrusts Uncle Ebeneezer with his new purchase, but disaster isn't far away. Stars Jon Pertwee. From December 1960.

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The crew's quest for easy money takes them back to their old island base, in this episode from December 1960.

Fatso's hiding, but the crew's attention is diverted when they find a treasure map.

'Fatso' Johnson is in hiding on his birthday, but the crew's attention is diverted when they find a treasure map. The show was recorded before an audience crew of real sailors.

Stars Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Ronnie Barker as Able Seaman Johnson and Richard Caldicote as Captain Povey.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in December 1960.

Fatso is hiding, but the crew's attention is diverted when they find a treasure map.

Fatso's hiding, but the crew's attention is diverted when they find a treasure map. Stars Ronnie Barker. From December 1960.

The crew's quest for easy money takes them back to their old island base, in this episode from December 1960. Episode 9 of 20.

'Fatso' Johnson is in hiding on his birthday, but the attention of the crew of HMS Troutbridge is diverted when they find a treasure map.

The show was recorded before an audience of officers and ratings (and family) from real-life frigate HMS Troubridge from which Troutbridge was derived.

Starring Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Ronnie Barker as AS Johnson, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Tenniel Evans as Sir Willoughby Todhunter-Brown, Heather Chasen as Lady Todhunter-Brown and Michael Bates as Lieutenant Bates.

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It's better the devil you know for the Troutbridge crew as Captain Povey has to take leave.

It's better the devil you know for the crew of Troutbridge when Captain Povey is ordered to take leave.

From January 1961.

It's better the devil you know for the crew of Troutbridge when Captain Povey takes leave.

It's a case of better the devil you know, when a temporary new Captain arrives on board.

Stars Jon Pertwee.

It's a case of better the devil you know, when a temporary new Captain arrives on board HMS Troutbridge.

Stars Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Ronnie Barker as Able Seaman Johnson, Richard Caldicote as Captain Povey and Heather Chasen as Mrs Povey.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1961.

It's a case of better the devil you know, when a temporary new Captain arrives on board. Stars Jon Pertwee. From January 1961.

It's better the devil you know for the Troutbridge crew as Captain Povey has to take leave. Episode 10 of 20.

Stars Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Ronnie Barker as Able Seaman Johnson, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Mrs Povey, Michael Bates as the Laundry Manager and Tenniel Evans as the Clerk.

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Not only does Troutbridge have its usual crew aboard, but it also contains their relatives! From January 1961.

As the Chief raises funds, Cedric Phillips arrives to see his brother - the Captain!

As the Chief raises funds, Cedric Phillips arrives to see his brother - the Captain! Stars Leslie Phillips.

From January 1961.

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As the chief fundraises, Cedric Phillips arrives on board HMS Troutbridge to see his brother, 'the Captain'!

Stars Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Ronnie Barker as Lt Commander Stanton, Richard Caldicote as Captain Povey and Michael Bates as Cedric Phillips. Plus Heather Chasen as Ramona, Tenniel Evans as LS Goldstein, and June Tobin as Charlotte Stanton.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman.
Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1961.

As the chief fundraises, Cedric Phillips arrives to see his brother, the 'captain'!

More fun on the waves in this classic comedy

As the chief raises funds, Cedric Phillips arrives to see his brother, the captain!

As the Chief raises funds, Cedric Phillips arrives on board HMS Troutbridge to see his brother ""the Captain""!

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

As the Chief raises funds, Cedric Phillips arrives to see his brother - the Captain! Stars Leslie Phillips. From January 1961.

Not only does Troutbridge have its usual crew aboard, but it also contains their relatives! From January 1961.

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When strange lights are spotted at sea off Cornwall, Troutbridge's crew investigates.

As the Chief fund-raises, Cedric Phillips arrives on board HMS Troutbridge to see his brother ""the Captain""!

Stars Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Ronnie Barker as Lt Commander Stanton, Richard Caldicote as Captain Povey and Michael Bates as Cedric Phillips.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1961.

When strange lights are spotted at sea off Cornwall, Troutbridge's crew investigates. Stars Stephen Murray. From January 1961.

When ghostly lights are spotted at sea, Troutbridge is sent to investigate. From January 1961.

The crew of HMS Troutbridge investigate strange lights spotted at sea off the coast of Cornwall.

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Tenniel Evans as Sir Willoughby Todhunter-Brown, Heather Chasen as Lady Todhunter-Brown, Richard Caldicote as Captain Povey, Michael Bates as Commander Bracewell and Ronnie Barker as the Liner Captain.

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There's something in the air as the crew of Troutbridge find themselves on unexpected royal duty.

From January 1961.

With half the crew struck down, Troutbridge faces an unexpected royal mission.

Stars Leslie Phillips.

With her crew battling flu, HMS Troutbridge must take on board half an Onabushkan crew for a special royal mission.

Stars Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Ronnie Barker as Able Seaman Johnson and Richard Caldicote as Captain Povey

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1961.

With half the crew struck down, Troutbridge faces an unexpected royal mission. Stars Leslie Phillips. From January 1961.

There's something in the air as the crew of Troutbridge find themselves on unexpected royal duty. From January 1961.

Stars Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicote as Captain Povey, Ronnie Barker as Able Seaman Johnson,Tenniel Evans as Able Seaman Goldstein, Heather Chasen as the Queen and Michael Bates as the Aide.

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Can an efficiency expert sort out Troutbridge? Don't bet your next shore leave on it!

Another collision convinces Povey that the Admiralty needs to sort out Troutbridge!

Another collision convinces Povey that the Admiralty needs to sort out Troutbridge! Stars Leslie Phillips. From February 1961.

Can an efficiency expert sort out Troutbridge? Don't bet your next shore leave on it! From Feb '61 and fresh to BBC 7.

Another collision convinces Povey that the Admiralty needs to sort out HMS Troutbridge.

Another collision convinces Captain Povey that the Admiralty must sort out HMS Troutbridge.

Stars Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Ronnie Barker as Able Seaman Johnson/ /Lieutenant Commander Stanton, Richard Caldicote as Captain Povey and Heather Chasen as Ramona Povey.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in February 1961.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman
Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.
First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in February 1961.

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Troutbridge's officers aim to make a fast buck from Lieutenant Bates' latest invention.

Lt Bates invents a new missile from which the officers of Troutbridge can make a fast buck.

The officers of HMS Troutbridge aim to make a fast buck from Lieutenant Bates' latest invention.

Stars Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Ronnie Barker as Able Seaman Johnson, Richard Caldicote as Captain Povey, Michael Bates as Lieutenant Bates, Heather Chasen as WREN Chasen/ Lady Todd Hunter-Brown and Teniel Evans as Sir Willoughby Todd Hunter-Brown.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in February 1961.

Troutbridge's officers aim to make a fast buck from Lieutenant Bates' latest invention. Stars Jon Pertwee. From February 1961.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman
Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.
First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in February 1961.

More fun on the waves in this classic comedy

0316The Hitch Hiking Counterfeiter19610215
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A retired 'Major' cadges a lift on HMS Troutbridge, but the crew soon pay the price.

Funny money and antics to match aboard HMS Troutbridge.

A retired 'Major' is keen to join a NATO mission to visit his poor, ill batman.

Funny money and antics to match aboard HMS Troutbridge. From February 1961.

Stars Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Ronnie Barker as Major Piecraft and Richard Caldicote as Captain Povey.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in February 1961.

A retired 'Major' cadges a lift on HMS Troutbridge, but the crew soon pay the price. Stars Leslie Phillips. From February 1961.

A retired 'Major' is keen to join a NATO mission to visit his poor, ill batman. From 1961.

More fun on the waves in this classic comedy

0317Commodore Goldstein1961022220031016 (BBC7)
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Jon Pertwee, Leslie Phillips and Ronnie Barker with more shipboard disasters in this classic radio comedy.

From February 1961.

Hard up Able Seaman 'Taffy' finds himself mistakenly promoted.

Stars Ronnie Barker and Tenniel Evans.

Jon Pertwee, Leslie Phillips and Ronnie Barker with more shipboard disasters in this classic radio comedy. From February 1961.

Hard up Able Seaman 'Taffy' finds himself mistakenly promoted aboard HMS Troutbridge.

Stars Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Ronnie Barker as Able Seaman 'Fatso' Johnson, Richard Caldicote as Captain Povey, Teniel Evans as LS Goldstein and Heather Chasen as WREN Chasen.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in February 1961.

Hard up Able Seaman 'Taffy' finds himself mistakenly promoted. From February 1961.

Hard up Able Seaman 'Taffy' finds himself mistakenly promoted. Stars Ronnie Barker and Tenniel Evans. From February 1961.

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Unsurprisingly, Phillips never did pass his 'left hand down a bit' test and has to be re-examined.

Left hand down a bit! The ship's bumbling navigator attempts to pass an examination.

Unsurprisingly, Phillips never did pass his 'left hand down a bit' test and has to be re-examined. From Feb 1961.

Left hand down a bit! HMS Troutbridge's bumbling navigator attempts to pass an examination.

Stars Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Ronnie Barker as Franklin Pettigreaves, Richard Caldicote as Captain Povey and Heather Chasen as Ramona Povey.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in February 1961.

Left hand down a bit! The ship's bumbling navigator attempts to pass an examination. Stars Leslie Phillips. From February 1961.

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0319Cpo Pertwee And The Laundry19610308
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Johnson's not keen when the Chief hatches a money-making wheeze using surplus crew pyjamas

Jim-jams cause a big jam for Pertwee when yet another money-making scheme goes wrong.

Jim-jams cause a big jam for Pertwee when yet another money-making scheme goes wrong. From March '61 and fresh to BBC 7.

Stars Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Ronnie Barker as AS 'Fatso' Johnson/Lt Commander Stanton, Richard Caldicote as Captain Povey and Heather Chasen as Ramona Povey.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in March 1961.

Johnson is not keen when the Chief hatches a scheme using surplus crew pyjamas.

Johnson's not keen when the Chief hatches a money-making wheeze using surplus crew pyjamas. Stars Jon Pertwee. From March 1961.

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0320The Surprise Wedding19610315
0320Working Their Passage In The Last Of The Current Series19610315
0320 LASTThe Surprise Wedding19610315
0401Returning From Leave19610915
0402Captain Povey's Spy19610922
0403The Secret Of Nessie's Youth19610929
0403Working Their Passage19610929
0404The Northampton Hunt Ball1961100620031023 (BBC7)
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When Pertwee gets invited to the ball, he needs more than a pumpkin and a few mice to get there.

A trip to a hunt ball and a game of floating bingo keep the team of Pertwee, Phillips and Murray amused.

Pertwee receives an invitation and hatches another cunning plan.

When Pertwee gets invited to the ball, he needs more than a pumpkin and a few mice to get there. From 1961.

Chief Petty Officer Pertwee receives an invitation and hatches another cunning plan.

Stars Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Ronnie Barker as Able Seaman Johnson, Richard Caldicote as Captain Povey and Heather Chasen as Ramona Povey.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in March 1961.

Pertwee receives an invitation and hatches another cunning plan. From October 1961.

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A chronicle of evemte aboard H.M.S. Troutbridge Stephen Murray as Lieut. Murray, the No. 1 Jon Pertwee as Chief Petty Officer Pertwee Leslie Phillips as Sub. Lieut. Phillips

Written by Lawrie Wyman

Produced by Alastair Scott Johnston

0405Hijacked19611013with Jon Pertwce as Chief Petty Officer Pentwes

Leslie Phillips as Sub. Lieut. Phi'Mips

Stephen Murray as Lieut. Murray, the No. 1

Writ'ten by Lawrie Wyman

Produced by Alastair Scott-Johnston

Ronnie Barker is in On the Brighter Side ' at the Comedy Theatre, London

Repeated on Sunday at 2.30 p.m.

0406Admiral Troutbridge19611020Being a chronicle of events aboard H.M.S. Troutbridge

Leslie Phillips as Sub-Lieut. Phillips

Stephen Murray as Lieut. Murray, the No. 1

Jon Pertwee as Chief Petty Officer Pertwee

Written by Lawrie Wyman

Produced by Alastair Scott Johnston

0407Relatives And Reservations19611027A chrondcle of events aboard H.M.S. Troutbridge

Stephen Murray as Lieut. Murray, the No. 1

Jon Pertwee as Chief Petty Officer Pertwee

Leslie Phillips as Sub-Lieut. Phillips

Written by Lawrie Wyman

Produced by Alastair Scott Johnston

0408Humgrummits On The High Seas19611103
0409Are Captain And Mrs Povey Married?19611110
0410Cine Cameras At Sea19611117
0411The Citizen Adjustment Course19611124
0412A Hole Lieutenant19611201
0413Spy Catching In Casablanca19611208
0414Mount Pot Erupts19611215
0415Captain Povey's Shop19611222
0416Leading Seaman Goldstein's Party19611229
0417The Invitation19620105
0418Working Their Passage19620112
0419A Strange Hobby19620119
0420Mr Phillips Get Engaged19620126
0420Mr Phillips Gets Engaged19620126
0421The Sinking Of The Bubble Car19620202
0422Long Jon Pertwee19620209
0422Long Jonathan Pertwee19620209
0423The Admiral's Accident Report19620216
0424Over The Sea To Rosyth19620223
0425The Return Of Sir Frederick Flatley19620302A chronicle of events aboard H.M.S.

Troutbridge Stephen Murray as Lieut. Murray , the No. 1

Jon Pertwee as Chief Petty Officer Pertwee

Leslie Phillips as Sub-Lieut. Phillips

Written by Lawrie Wyman

Produced by Alastair Scott Johnston

0426The Ship's Concert19620309A chronicle of events aboard H.M.S. Troutbridge

Jon Pertwee as Chief Petty Officer Pertwee

Leslie Phillips as Sub-Lieut. Phillips

Stephen Murray as Lieut. Murray, the No. 1

Music for the series by Tommy Reilly and James Moody Announcer, Robin Boyle

Written by Lawrie Wyman

Produced by Alastair Scott Johnston

0426Working Their Passage In The Last Of The Current Series (the Ship's Concert)19620309
0426 LASTThe Ship's Concert19620309
0501First Day Out Of Dock1963040520120323 (BBC7)
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After their TV excursion, the crew of HMS Troutbridge set sail with a new commander.

After their TV excursion, the crew of HMS Troutbridge set sail with a new commander. Stars Leslie Phillips. From April 1963.

Stars Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Ronnie Barker as Able Seaman Johnson and Richard Caldicote as Captain Povey.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in April 19.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman
Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.
First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in April 19.

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A fresh arrival makes waves and throws a NATO exercise into confusion. 100th episode.

A fresh arrival makes waves and throws a NATO exercise into confusion. 100th episode. Stars Leslie Phillips. From April 1963.

Stars Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Ronnie Barker as Able Seaman Johnson and Richard Caldicote as Captain Povey.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in April 1963.

A fresh arrival makes waves aboard HMS Troutbridge and throws a NATO exercise into confusion.
100th episode of the seafaring sitcom.

Stars Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Ronnie Barker as Able Seaman Johnson, Richard Caldicote as Captain Povey, Michael Bates as Commander Bracewell, Tenniel Evans as Taffy Goldstein and Janet Brown as Vera.

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0503A Deliberate Bashing1963041920031030 (BBC7)
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Desperate to escape his mother-in-law, can Captain Povey rely on the crew to assist?

Captain Povey is desperate to get away from his mother-in-law; can he rely on the crew of Troutbridge to help? From April 1963.

Stars Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Ronnie Barker as Commander Bell, Richard Caldicote as Captain Povey and Tenniel Evans as Taffy Goldstein.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in April 1963.

Desperate to escape his mother-in-law, can Captain Povey rely on the crew to assist? Stars Leslie Phillips. From April 1963.

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All the Troutbridge crew have to do is tow a barge. What could possibly go wrong?

All that the crew of HMS Troutbridge have to do is tow a barge. What could possibly go wrong?

Stars Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Ronnie Barker as The Mayor, Richard Caldicote as Captain Povey, Tenniel Evans as The Admiral and Michael Bates as Rear Admiral Ironbridge.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in April 1963.

All the Troutbridge crew have to do is tow a barge. What could possibly go wrong? Starring Leslie Phillips. From April 1963.

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Paranoia sets in when the crew are charged with a top secret mission.

Paranoia sets in when the crew of HMS Troutbridge are charged with a top secret mission.

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Ronnie Barker as Captain Bell, Richard Caldicote as Captain Povey and Tenniel Evans as Taffy Goldstein.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in May 1963.

Paranoia sets in when the crew are charged with a top secret mission. Stars Jon Pertwee.

Paranoia sets in when the crew are charged with a top secret mission. Stars Jon Pertwee and Leslie Philips. From May 1963.

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Could HMS Troutbridge really be the next Marie Celeste? Stars Ronnie Barker.

Could HMS Troutbridge really be the next Marie Celeste? Stars Ronnie Barker, Jon Pertwee and Leslie Phillips. From May 1963.

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Ronnie Barker as Able Seaman Johnson, Richard Caldicote as Captain Povey and Tenniel Evans as Taffy Goldstein.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in May 1963.

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A shock for the crew over news that HMS Troutbridge is to be mothballed in Plymouth.

The crew are back from some eventful leave, but Heather's surprise return from Scotland gives her fiancé Phillips a nasty shock.

Stars Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Ronnie Barker as Able Seaman Johnson, Richard Caldicote as Captain Povey and Heather Chasen as Heather.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in September 1963.

A shock for the crew over news that HMS Troutbridge is to be mothballed in Plymouth. Stars Jon Pertwee. From September 1963.

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0601Wren Chasen Returns20120504A shock for the crew over news that HMS Troutbridge is to be mothballed in Plymouth.

A shock for the crew over news that HMS Troutbridge is to be mothballed in Plymouth. Stars Jon Pertwee. From September 1963.

0602On The Carpet1963100420120511 (BBC7)The floor of Murray's cabin is bare - and Phillips wants it to stay that way.

The floor of Murray's cabin is bare - and Phillips wants it to stay that way. Stars Leslie Phillips. From October 1963.

0602On The Carpet2012051120160203 (BBC7)The floor of Murray's cabin is bare - and Phillips wants it to stay that way. Stars Leslie Phillips. From October 1963.

The floor of Murray's cabin aboard HMS Troutbridge is bare - and Phillips wants it to stay that way.

Stars Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Ronnie Barker as Able Seaman Johnson, Richard Caldicote as Captain Povey and Heather Chasen as Heather.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in October 1963.

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Povey's in hot water with his wife and HMS Troutbridge sets sail on a secret mission.

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Ronnie Barker as Commander Bell, Richard Caldicote as Captain Povey and Heather Chasen as Mrs Povey.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in October 1963.

Povey is in hot water with his wife and HMS Troutbridge sets sail on a secret mission.

Povey's in hot water with his wife and HMS Troutbridge sets sail on a secret mission. Stars Leslie Phillips. From October 1963.

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0604Troutbridge⒀s Party19631018
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Peeved Pertwee is barred from a wardroom celebration for Admiral Sir Benjamin Troutbridge.

Peeved Pertwee is barred from a wardroom celebration for Admiral Sir Benjamin Troutbridge. Stars Jon Pertwee. From October 1963.

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Ronnie Barker as AS Johnson, Richard Caldicote as Captain Povey and Heather Chasen as Mrs Povey.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in October 1963.

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Two top brass need rescuing, Pertwee meets his uncle and an old face sails back.

Two top brass need rescuing, Pertwee meets his uncle and an old face sails back. Stars Leslie Phillips. From October 1963.

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Ronnie Barker as AS Johnson, Richard Caldicote as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Heather and Michael Bates as Rear Admiral Ironbridge.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in October 1963.

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With romantic rivalry for Wren Chasen, Troutbridge's new mission goes with a bang.

With romantic rivalry for Wren Chasen, Troutbridge's new mission goes with a bang. Stars Leslie Phillips. From November 1963.

With romantic rivalry for Wren Chasen, HMS Troutbridge's new mission goes with a bang.

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Ronnie Barker as Commander Stanton, Richard Caldicote as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Heather and Michael Bates as Lieutenant Bates and Tenniel Evans as the Admiral.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1963.

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0607The Struggle For Promotion1963110820120615 (BBC7)
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A new naval directive lets Pertwee apply for a commission.

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicote as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Heather and Michael Bates as the Padre and Tenniel Evans as Taffy Goldstein.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1963.

A new naval directive lets Pertwee apply for a commission. Stars Leslie Phillips.

A new naval directive lets Pertwee apply for a commission. Stars Leslie Phillips and Michael Bates. From November 1963.

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HMS Troutbridge sails into the technological age.

HMS Troutbridge sails into the technological age. Stars Leslie Phillips and Ronnie Barker.

HMS Troutbridge sails into the technological age, but can the crew keep up?

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicote as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Heather and Michael Bates as Lieutenant Bates, Ronnie Barker as Mr Merrivale and Tenniel Evans as the Admiral.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1963.

HMS Troutbridge sails into the technological age. Stars Leslie Phillips, Jon Pertwee and Ronnie Barker. From November 1963.

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0609Stormy Weather1963112220120629 (BBC7)
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A firm ultimatum for Leslie, as HMS Troutbridge is ordered to sea. Stars Leslie Phillips.

A firm ultimatum for Leslie, as HMS Troutbridge is ordered to sea. Stars Leslie Phillips and Jon Pertwee. From November 1963.

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicote as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Heather, Ronnie Barker as AS Johnson, Tenniel Evans as the Admiral and Michael Bates as Lieutenant Bates.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1963.

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0609Ts: Bashing Six Kinds Of Brick Dust (stormy Weather)19631122
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Sister ships Troutbridge and Makepeace are sent on a wild ghost chase into the fog.

Sister ships HMS Troutbridge and HMS Makepeace are sent on a wild ghost chase into the fog.

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicote as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Mrs Povey, Ronnie Barker as Commander Stanton, Tenniel Evans as the Admiral and Michael Bates as Commander Bracewell.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1963.

Sister ships Troutbridge and Makepeace are sent on a wild ghost chase into the fog. Stars Leslie Phillips. From November 1963.

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0611(the Submerged Island19631206
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HMS Troutbridge attempts an important scientific undersea mission. Stars Leslie Phillips.

HMS Troutbridge attempts an important scientific undersea mission. Stars Leslie Phillips and Ronnie Barker. From December 1963.

The crew of HMS Troutbridge must attempt an important scientific undersea mission.

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicote as Captain Povey, with Ronnie Barker and Michael Bates as the Potarneylanders.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in December 1963.

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0612The Sicilian Secret Agent1963121320120720 (BBC7)
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When the crew sets off to pick up a MI5 man in the Med, Phillips takes a wrong turning.

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When the crew of HMS Troutbridge sets off to pick up an MI5 man in the Med, Phillips takes a wrong turning.

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicote as Captain Povey, Ronnie Barker as AS Johnson and Michael Bates as Commander Bracewell and Tenniel Evens as Taffy Goldstein.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman
Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.
First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in December 1963.

When the crew sets off to pick up a MI5 man in the Med, Phillips takes a wrong turning. Stars Jon Pertwee. From December 1963.

0613German's Troutbridge19631220
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A mission to foster good relations with the German navy goes awry.

HMS Troutbridge's mission to foster good relations with the German navy goes awry.

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicote as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Heather, Michael Bates as Rear Admiral Ironbridge, Tenniel Evens as Taffy Goldstein and Ronnie Barker as Lieutenant Queeg.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in December 1963.

A mission to foster good relations with the German navy goes awry. Stars Leslie Phillips.

A mission to foster good relations with the German navy goes awry. Stars Leslie Phillips and Ronnie Barker. From December 1963.

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0614Confirming Povey's Rank1963122720120803 (BBC7)
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Is Povey a fraud? It seems so, as the crew of HMS Troutbridge race to secure his captaincy

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicote as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Heather, Ronnie Barker as Lieutenant Queeg and Tenniel Evens as The Commander.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in December 1963.

Is Povey a fraud? It seems so, as the Troutbridge crew race to secure his captaincy.

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Is Povey a fraud? It seems so, as the Troutbridge crew race to secure his captaincy. Stars Leslie Phillips. From December 1963.

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When HMS Troutbridge is sent to collect stranded tourists, Pertwee has other ideas.

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When HMS Troutbridge is sent to collect some stranded tourists, Chief Petty Officer Pertwee has other ideas.

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicote as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Heather and Ronnie Barker as AS Johnson.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1964.

When HMS Troutbridge is sent to collect stranded tourists, Pertwee has other ideas. Stars Leslie Phillips. From January 1964.

0616Johnson's Memoirs1964011020120817 (BBC7)
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When Fatso makes a bid for literary success, Pertwee intervenes. Stars Ronnie Barker.

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When Johnson gets set to take the literary world by storm with his memoirs, Pertwee decides to intervene.

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Ronnie Barker as Able Seaman Johnson and Heather Chasen as Heather.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1964.

When Fatso makes a bid for literary success, Pertwee intervenes. Stars Ronnie Barker and Leslie Phillips. From January 1964.

0616Taking Liberties With History (johnson⒀s Memoirs)19640110
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Povey calls on the crew of Troutbridge to help him out of a domestic predicament.

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Captain Povey calls on the crew of HMS Troutbridge to help him out of a domestic predicament.

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Ronnie Barker as Able Seaman Johnson, Heather Chasen as Mrs Povey and Tenniel Evans as The Admiral.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1964.

Povey calls on the crew of Troutbridge to help him out of a domestic predicament. Stars Leslie Phillips. From January 1964.

0618Doing Their Fifteen Sided Nuts (open Day)19640124
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Friends and relatives are invited aboard HMS Troutbridge.

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With friends and relatives due for a visit aboard HMS Troutbridge, what has Pertwee got in mind?

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Ronnie Barker as Able Seaman Johnson, Heather Chasen as Mrs Povey and Tenniel Evans as The Admiral.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman
Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.
First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1964.

Friends and relatives are invited aboard HMS Troutbridge. Stars Leslie Phillips.

Friends and relatives are invited aboard HMS Troutbridge. Stars Leslie Phillips, Jon Pertwee and Janet Brown. From January 1964.

0619Having A Go, For The Last Time In The Current Series (stuck On A Sandbank)19640131
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The Troutbridge crew are all set for leave - after one tiny mission.

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The crew of HMS Troutbridge is set for shore leave - if they can just manage to complete one tiny mission first.

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Heather, Ronnie Barker as Able Seaman Johnson and Tenniel Evans as Leading Seamen Goldstein.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1964.

0619 LASTStuck On A Sandbank1964013120120907 (BBC7)
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The Troutbridge crew are all set for leave - after one tiny mission.

The Troutbridge crew are all set for leave - after one tiny mission. Stars Leslie Phillips

The crew of HMS Troutbridge is set for shore leave - if they can just manage to complete one tiny mission first.

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Heather, Ronnie Barker as Able Seaman Johnson and Tenniel Evans as Leading Seamen Goldstein.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1964.

The Troutbridge crew are all set for leave - after one tiny mission. Stars Leslie Phillips and Jon Pertwee. From January 1964.

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0701Back In The Muck Again
0701Taking Some Liberties1965071120120914 (BBC7)
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With HMS Troutbridge set for special escort duty, Mr Phillips returns on a unicycle.

With HMS Troutbridge set for special escort duty, amorous Mr Phillips returns on a unicycle. Stars Jon Pertwee. From July 1965.

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Ronnie Barker as Lieutenant Queeg and Tenniel Evans as Leading Seamen Goldstein.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in July 1965.

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0702Smugglers In The Solent1965071820090707 (BBC7)
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The crew of HMS Troutbridge is sent to pursue some marine miscreants.

The crew of HMS Troutbridge is sent to pursue some marine miscreants. Stars Leslie Phillips and Jon Pertwee. From July 1965.

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Ronnie Barker as Lieutenant Queeg, Tenniel Evans as Leading Seamen Goldstein and Heather Chasen as Heather.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in July 1965.

The crew of Troutbridge is sent to pursue some marine miscreants. From July 1965.

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0702Taking Some Liberties19650718
0703Doing A Mischief19650725
0703Mr Murray Is Victimised1965072520090714 (BBC7)
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Captain Povey decides that 'divide and rule' is the best way to deal with Troutbridge.

Captain Povey decides that 'divide and rule' is the best way to deal with HMS Troutbridge.

Captain Povey decides that 'divide and rule' is the best way to deal with HMS Troutbridge. Starring Leslie Phillips. From July 1965.

Captain Povey decides 'divide and rule' is the best way to deal with the crew of HMS Troutbridge.

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Heather, Ronnie Barker as AS Johnson and Tenniel Evans as the Admiral.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in July 1965.

Captain Povey decides that 'divide and rule' is the best way to deal with Troutbridge. Starring Leslie Phillips. From July 1965.

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0704The Povey⒀s Move House19650801
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Captain Povey is moving house and needs to shift furniture. Step forward Pertwee.

Stressed out Captain Povey is moving house and needs the crew of HMS Troutbridge to help shift the furniture.

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Mrs Povey, Ronnie Barker as Captain Bell and Tenniel Evans as Uncle Ebeneezer.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in August 1965.

Captain Povey is moving house and needs to shift furniture. Step forward Pertwee. Stars Leslie Phillips. From August 1965.

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0705Captain Povey Reports Sick1965080820090721 (BBC7)
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When the Captain catches a cold, Murray takes over and chaos ensues.

When the Captain catches a cold, Murray takes over and chaos ensues. From August 1965.

When the Captain catches a cold, Murray takes over and chaos ensues. Starring Jon Pertwee and Leslie Phillips. From August 1965.

When Captain Povey catches a cold, the Number One takes over ensuring chaos aboard HMS Troutbridge.

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Heather, Ronnie Barker as Lieutenant Queeg. Michael Bates as Lieutenant Dingle and Tenniel Evans as the Admiral.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in August 1965.

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0706Admiral Pertwee⒀s Fleet19650815
0706Admiral Pertwee's Fleet1965081520121019 (BBC7)
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Pertwee buys high-class scrap metal at auction, but a whole lot more arrives than expected

Pertwee buys high-class scrap metal at auction, but a whole lot more arrives than expected. Stars Jon Pertwee. From August 1965.

There's a mix-up when Pertwee bids for some high-class scrap metal at auction - and a whole lot more arrives than he's expecting!

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Heather, Ronnie Barker as Mr Merrivale, Michael Bates as Mr Coggins and Tenniel Evans as the Nunkie.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in August 1965.

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0707Let Loose With A Chopper1965082220031106 (BBC7)
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Ordered on to a Nato exercise, HMS Troutbridge's crew find themselves up in the air.

More vintage mayhem on HMS Troutbridge with Leslie Phillips and Jon Pertwee. From August 1965.

Ordered on to a Nato exercise, the crew of HMS Troutbridge find themselves up in the air.

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Heather, Ronnie Barker as Lieutenant Parfitt, Michael Bates as Lieutenant Dingle and Tenniel Evans as the Admiral.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in August 1965.

Ordered on to a Nato exercise, HMS Troutbridge's crew find themselves up in the air. Stars Leslie Phillips. From August 1965.

Ordered on to a NATO exercise, the Troutbridge crew find themselves up in the air.

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0708Making A Right Pig's Breakfast1965082920121102 (BBC7)
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Breaking off her engagement to Leslie, Heather looks elsewhere aboard HMS Troutbridge.

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Heather, Ronnie Barker as Commander Bell, Michael Bates as the Padre and Tenniel Evans as the LS Goldestein.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in August 1965.

Breaking off her engagement to Leslie, Heather looks elsewhere aboard HMS Troutbridge. Stars Leslie Phillips. From August 1965.

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0709The Mysterious Pudding Mine1965090520090804 (BBC7)
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When Goldstein spots something bobbing about in the sea, panic ensues on Troutbridge.

Fatso Johnson's culinary efforts cause havoc, but avert a disaster.

Able Seaman Johnson's culinary efforts cause havoc on HMS Troutbridge - with unexpected consequences!

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Heather, Ronnie Barker as AS Johnson, Michael Bates as the Padre and Tenniel Evans as the Admiral.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in September 1965.

When Goldstein spots something bobbing in the sea, panic erupts on HMS Troutbridge. With Ronnie Barker. From September 1965.

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0710Belting Three Feet Up In The Air Through (the Hovercraft Training Course)19650912
0710The Hovercraft Training Course1965091220090811 (BBC7)
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The senior officers of HMS Troutbridge inflict havoc all over the South Downs.

The senior officers of HMS Troutbridge inflict havoc all over the South Downs. Stars Leslie Phillips. From September 1965.

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Heather, Ronnie Barker as Commander Ward, Michael Bates as the policeman and Tenniel Evans as the Admiral.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in September 1965.

The senior officers of HMS Troutbridge inflict havoc all over the South Downs. From 1965.

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0711Floggle Toggling Their Way Through (the Sabotaged Floggle-toggle-box)19650919
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The crew are confined to ship over fears of underhand interference on HMS Troutbridge.

The crew are confined to ship over fears of underhand interference aboard HMS Troutbridge.

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Mrs Povey, Ronnie Barker as AS Johnson, Tenniel Evans as LS Goldstein and Michael Bates as the Padre.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in September 1965.

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0712The Portarneyland Training Exercise19650926
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Phillips' navigation skills are hired to a foreign power, but diplomacy breaks down.

Phillips' navigation skills are hired to a foreign power, but diplomacy breaks down. Stars Leslie Phillips. From September 1965.

Sub-Lieutenant Phillips's navigation skills are hired out to a foreign power, but diplomacy breaks down.

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as WREN Chasen, Ronnie Barker as Commander Bell, Tenniel Evans as LS Goldstein and Michael Bates as the Potarneyland Officer.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive 13 series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in September 1965.

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0713Doing A Mischief, For The Last Time In The Current Series (going On Leave To Croydon)19651003
0713Going On Leave In Croydon1965100320121207 (BBC7)
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Heather has to let Pertwee down gently before it leads to a brawl.

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Heather, Ronnie Barker as AS Johnson, Tenniel Evans as the Admiral and Michael Bates as Lieutenant Bates.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Incidental Music by Tommy Riley and James Moody.
Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.
First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in October 1965.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Heather has to let Pertwee down gently before it leads to a brawl. Stars Leslie Phillips.

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0713 LASTDoing A Mischief, For The Last Time In The Current Series (going On Leave To Croydon)19651003
0801Searching For Their Ship1966090420130426 (BBC7)
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The crewmates return from leave, but there's no sign of HMS Troutbridge...

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Heather, Ronnie Barker as AS Johnson, Tenniel Evans as the Admiral and Michael Bates as the Train Guard.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Incidental Music by Tommy Riley and James Moody.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in September 1966.

The crewmates return from leave, but there's no sign of Troutbridge. Stars Jon Pertwee.

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The crewmates return from leave, but there's no sign of Troutbridge. Stars Jon Pertwee and Ronnie Barker. From September 1966.

0802Float-a-peddling Their Way Through1966091120130503 (BBC7)
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HMS Troutbridge is bound for the Mediterranean, but Pertwee's plans don't hold water.

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Heather, Ronnie Barker as AS Johnson, Tenniel Evans as the Admiral and Michael Bates as the Flag Lieutenant.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Incidental Music by Tommy Riley and James Moody.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in September 1966.

HMS Troutbridge is Med-bound, but Pertwee's plans don't hold water. Stars Jon Pertwee.

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0803Gumming Up The Works1966091820130510 (BBC7)
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There's a five star mess when the crew of HMS Troutbridge sail in for a refill.

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Mrs Povey, Ronnie Barker as Lieutenant Queeg, Tenniel Evans as the Admiral and Michael Bates as the Padre.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Incidental Music by Tommy Riley and James Moody.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in September 1966.

There's a five star mess when HMS Troutbridge goes for a refill.

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There's a five-star mess when HMS Troutbridge goes for a refill. Stars Jon Pertwee.

There's a five-star mess when HMS Troutbridge goes for a refill. Stars Jon Pertwee and Leslie Phillips. From September 1966.

0803Gumming Up The Works (a Sticky Business)19660918
0803Gumming Up The Works (a.k.a. A Sticky Business)
0804Buoying Up1966092520130517 (BBC7)
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Buoys will be buoys when HMS Troutbridge is sent on a top secret mission...

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as the Russian Trawler Captain, Ronnie Barker as AS Johnson, Tenniel Evans as the Admiral and Michael Bates as the Flag Lieutenant.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive
thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Incidental Music by Tommy Riley and James Moody.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in September 1966.

Troutbridge is on a top secret mission - but the inevitable disaster is plain to see.

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Troutbridge is on a top secret mission, but the inevitable disaster is plain to see. Stars Jon Pertwee. From September 1966.

0804Buoying Up (buoys Will Be Buoys)19660925
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The crew of HMS Troutbridge see stars at a fundraiser for seamen who are down on their luck

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Mrs Povey, Ronnie Barker as Lieutenant Bird, Tenniel Evans as Sir Willoughby Todhunter-Brown and Michael Bates as the Padre.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Incidental Music by Tommy Riley and James Moody.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in October 1966.

The crew of Troutbridge see stars at a fundraiser for seamen who are down on their luck.

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0805Charitably Taking Part (steamship Day)19661002
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The senior crew of HMS Troutbridge head for the breakers yard aboard Number One's first command.

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Heather, Ronnie Barker as Able-Seaman Johnson and Michael Bates as the Admiral's Flag Lieutenant.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Incidental Music by Tommy Riley and James Moody.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in October 1966.

The senior Troutbridge crew head for the breakers yard aboard Number 1's first command.

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The senior Troutbidge crew head for the breakers yard aboard Number 1's first command.

The senior Troutbridge crew head for the breakers' yard aboard Number 1's first command. Stars Stephen Murray. From October 1966.

0806Drifting Through - Farewell To Hms Varsity19661009
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Taking part in a joint forces exercise, can HMS Troutbridge make it to the landing zone?

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Heather, Tenniel Evans as the Admiral, Michael Bates as Lieutenant Plumber and Ronnie Barker as Sergeant Coggins.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Incidental Music by Tommy Riley and James Moody.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in October 1966.

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Taking part in a joint forces exercise, can HMS Troutbridge make it to the landing zone? Stars Jon Pertwee. From October 1966.

0807Blowing Themselves Up (a.k.a. The Army Lark)
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Uncle Ebenezer's booking agency creates havoc aboard HMS Troughtbridge. Courting Heather, Commander Murray is not a happy man...

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Heather, Tenniel Evans as Uncle Ebenezer, Michael Bates as the Padre and Ronnie Barker as Lieutenant Queag.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Incidental Music by Tommy Riley and James Moody.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in October 1966.

Uncle Ebenezer's booking agency creates havoc for Commander Murray as he courts Heather.

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0808Buying Tickets (a.k.a. Just The Ticket)19661023
0808Buying Tickets (just The Ticket)19661023
0809Mr Phillips Promotion19661030
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The oldest Sub-Lieutenant in the navy sparks upset when he gets ideas above his station.

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Heather, Tenniel Evans as Taffy, Michael Bates as Captain Aitchison and Ronnie Barker as Lieutenant Queag.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Incidental Music by Tommy Riley and James Moody.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in October 1966.

The navy's oldest Sub-Lieutenant causes upset when he gets ideas above his station.

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Phillips is getting too big for his boots as the promise of promotion leads him to start wearing an Admiral's attire.

The navy's oldest sub-lieutenant gets ideas above his station.

Stars Leslie Phillips.

The navy's oldest sub-lieutenant causes commotion when he gets ideas above his station.

From October 1966.

The navy's oldest sub-lieutenant gets ideas above his station. Stars Leslie Phillips.

The navy's oldest sub-lieutenant causes commotion when he gets ideas above his station. Stars Leslie Phillips. From October 1966.

Phillips is getting too big for his boots as the idea of promotion leads him to start wearing an Admiral's attire. From 1966.

0810Pertwee And The Tratvian Beer1966110620130628 (BBC7)
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Embassy VIPs from 'The Embassy Lark' hitch a ride aboard HMS Troutbridge to Tratvia.

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as the Russian Minister of Culture, Tenniel Evans as LS Goldstein, Michael Bates as The Padre and Ronnie Barker as AS Johnson.

With special guests Derek Francis as British Ambassador, Sir Jeremy Crichton-Buller and Frank Thornton as First Secretary, Henry Pettigrew. Both are characters from The Navy Lark spin-off – The Embassy Lark which ran from 1966 to 1968 set in the British Embassy in the fictional country of Tratvia.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Incidental Music by Tommy Riley and James Moody.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1966.

VIPs from 'The Embassy Lark' hitch a ride aboard Troutbridge.

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VIPs from the Embassy Lark hitch a ride aboard Troutbridge. Guest stars Derek Francis and Frank Thornton. From November 1966.

VIPs from the Embassy Lark hitch a ride aboard Troutbridge. Guest star Derek Francis.

0811The Pm Papa1966111320130705 (BBC7)
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HMS Troutbridge must take Sir Willoughby Todhunter-Brown and his wife to France on an official trip, but bedlam ensues...

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Lady Todhunter-Brown, Michael Bates as Commander Bracewell, Ronnie Barker as Commander Bell and Tenniel Evans as Sir Willoughby Todd Hunter-Brown.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Incidental Music by Tommy Riley and James Moody.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1966.

HMS Troutbridge takes Sir Willoughby Todhunter Brown to France and bedlam ensues.

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HMS Troutbridge takes Sir Willoughby Todhunter Brown to France, and bedlam ensues. Stars Leslie Phillips. From November 1966.

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Has Pertwee finally come unstuck? Captain Povey's certainly keen for a new Chief Petty Officer...

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Aunt Morpeth, Michael Bates as the Padre, Ronnie Barker as Lieutenant Queeg and Tenniel Evans as Taffy Goldstein.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Incidental Music by Tommy Riley and James Moody.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1966.

Has Pertwee finally come unstuck? Povey's certainly keen for a new Chief Petty Officer.

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Has Pertwee finally come unstuck? Povey is certainly keen for a new Chief Petty Officer. Stars Jon Pertwee. From November 1966.

0813Off To Sea At Last1966112720190710 (BBC7)HMS Troutbridge prepares to set sail, but the clueless crew wonder where they're heading.

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More fun on the waves in this classic comedy

0813 LASTOff To Sea At Last1966112720130719 (BBC7)HMS Troutbridge prepares to set sail, but the clueless crew wonder where they're heading.
0901Back From The Antarctic
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HMS Troutbridge comes home, dragging vessels from around the world behind her.

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Stars Leslie Phillips, Jon Pertwee and Stephen Murray.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive 13 series between 1959 and 1976.

The Sub-Lieutenant....Leslie Phillips
The Chief Petty Officer....Jon Pertwee
The Number One....Stephen Murray
Captain Povey.... Richard Caldicot
Heather....Heather Chasen
Captain Hardcastle....Ronnie Barker
The Admiral....Tenniel Evans
Captain Atchinson....Michael Bates

Written by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in July 1967.

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Heather, Ronnie Barker as Captain Hardcastle, Tenniel Evans as the Admiral and Michael Bates as Captain Atchinson.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

HMS Troutbridge comes home, dragging vessels from around the world behind her. Stars Leslie Phillips. From July 1967.

0902Fishing In Troubled Waters - Fishers Off The Faeroes19670709
0902Fishing In Troubled Waters (a.k.a. Fishers Off The Faroes)19670709
0902Fishing In Troubled Waters (fishers Off The Faeroes)19670709
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Can the inept crew of the Troutbridge get it ship-shape for an inspection?

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Can the inept crew of HMS Troutbridge manage to get it ship-shape for an inspection?

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Second Officer McCluty, Tenniel Evans as Taffy Goldstein and Michael Bates as Alfie.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in July 1967.

Can the inept crew of the Troutbridge get it ship-shape for an inspection? Stars Leslie Phillips. From July 1967.

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Will Phillips' pursuit of the new Wren in Captain Povey's office end happily ever after?

More fun on the waves in this classic comedy

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Second Officer McCluty, Tenniel Evans as Taffy Goldstein and Michael Bates as the Padre.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in July 1967.

Will Phillips' pursuit of the new Wren in Captain Povey's office end happily ever after? With Heather Chasen. From July 1967.

Stars Leslie Phillips, Jon Pertwee and Stephen Murray.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive 13 series between 1959 and 1976.

The Sub-Lieutenant....Leslie Phillips
The Chief Petty Officer....Jon Pertwee
The Number One....Stephen Murray
Captain Povey.... Richard Caldicot
Second Officer McCluty,....Heather Chasen
Captain Hardcastle.... Ronnie Barker
Taffy Goldstein....Tenniel Evans
The Padre....Michael Bates

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Can the inept crew discover where the rest of the fleet has gone?

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Can the inept crew of HMS Troutbridge discover where the rest of the fleet has gone?

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Heather, Ronnie Barker as Commander Bell, Tenniel Evans as Uncle and Michael Bates as the Sea Lord.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in July 1967.

Can the inept crew discover where the rest of the fleet has gone? Stars Leslie Phillips and Bill Pertwee. From July 1967.

0905The Naval Review
0905The Navel Review - Deliberately Abandoned19670730
0906Going Caravaning (a.k.a. The Curious Caravan Case)19670806
0906Going Caravaning (the Curious Caravan Case19670806
0907Having A Bit Of Trouble With The French (a.k.a. Frenchmen In J.41)19670813
0907Having A Bit Of Trouble With The French (frenchmen In J.41)19670813
0908Tangling With The Law (a.k.a. The Police Drop In)19670820
0909Have Been Assaulting (mr Murray's Endurance Course)19670827
0909Mr Murray's Endurance Course
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Troutbridge needs a facelift preparation for the arrival of a new senior Wren.

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HMS Troutbridge needs a facelift preparation for the arrival of a new senior WREN.

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Second Officer McCluty, Ronnie Barker as Commander Bell, Tenniel Evans as Uncle and Michael Bates as the Padre.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in September 1967.

Troutbridge needs a facelift preparation for the arrival of a new senior Wren. Stars Leslie Phillips. From September 1967.

Stars Leslie Phillips, Jon Pertwee and Stephen Murray.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive 13 series between 1959 and 1976.

The Sub-Lieutenant....Leslie Phillips
The Chief Petty Officer....Jon Pertwee
The Number One....Stephen Murray
Captain Povey.... Richard Caldicot
Second Officer McCluty....Heather Chasen
Commander Bell....Ronnie Barker
Uncle....Tenniel Evans
The Padre....Michael Bates

Written by Lawrie Wyman.

0910Women In The Wardroom
0910Women In The Wardroom (have Been Redecorating)19670903The wardroom is in a mess and needs to be refurnished.

Unfortunately, Murray gives an inebriated Pertwee the fund money to make the necessary purchases.

0911Celebrating Their Important Anniversary1967091020131216 (BBC7)
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It's Troutbridge's 25th, and Pertwee plans some special commemorative gifts.

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The crew discover HMS Troutbridge has been afloat for 25 years, so Pertwee plans some special commemorative gifts...

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Mrs Povey, Ronnie Barker as Commander Bell, Tenniel Evans as the Admiral and Michael Bates as the Padre.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in September 1967.

It's Troutbridge's 25th, and Pertwee plans some special commemorative gifts. With Richard Caldicot. From September 1967.

Stars Leslie Phillips, Jon Pertwee and Stephen Murray.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive 13 series between 1959 and 1976.

The Sub-Lieutenant.... Leslie Phillips
The Chief Petty Officer.... Jon Pertwee
The Number One.... Stephen Murray
Captain Povey.... Richard Caldicot
Mrs Povey.... Heather Chasen
Commander Bell.... Ronnie Barker
The Admiral.... Tenniel Evans
The Padre.... Michael Bates

Written by Lawrie Wyman.

0911Celebrating Their Important Anniversary (troutbridge⒀s Silver Jubilee Party)19670910
0911Troutbridge's Silver Jubilee
0911Troutbridge's Silver Jubilee Party - Celebrating Their Important Anniversary19670910
0912Cecil The Navigation Computer (computerising)19670917Cecil, a new combination of computer and teleprinter, is to be tested on Troutbridge.

And Cecil also has a memory bank that can answer any question.

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Captain Povey hopes a new machine called Cecil will help him command Troutbridge.

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Captain Povey hopes a fancy new communications system will help him keep better control of the crew aboard HMS Troutbridge.

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Second Officer McCluty, Ronnie Barker as Policeman, Tenniel Evans as the Admiral and Michael Bates as the Flag Lieutenant.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in September 1967.

Captain Povey hopes a new machine called Cecil will help him command Troutbridge. With Leslie Phillips. From September 1967.

Stars Leslie Phillips, Jon Pertwee and Stephen Murray.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive 13 series between 1959 and 1976.

The Sub-Lieutenant.... Leslie Phillips
The Chief Petty Officer.... Jon Pertwee
The Number One.... Stephen Murray
Captain Povey.... Richard Caldicot
Second Officer McCluty.... Heather Chasen
Policeman.... Ronnie Barker
The Admiral.... Tenniel Evans
The Flag Lieutenant.... Michael Bates

Written by Lawrie Wyman.

0912Computerising (a.k.a. Cecil The Navigation Computer)
0912Computerising (cecil The Navigation Computer)19670917
0913A Russian Rendezvous19670924
0913A Russian Rendezvous (seeing Red)19670924Troutbridge must take Sir Willoughby, a high-ranking VIP, to a top secret rendezvous.

They head for the North Sea where the sealed orders are to be opened.

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Can the inept Troutbridge crew take a VIP to a secret rendezvous?

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Can the inept crew of HMS Troutbridge manage to take Sir Willoughby Todhunter-Brown to a secret rendezvous?

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as the Russian Minister, Ronnie Barker as Dorps, Tenniel Evans as Sir Willoughby Todhunter Brown and Michael Bates as the Russian Frigate Captain.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in September 1967.

Can the inept Troutbridge crew take a VIP to a secret rendezvous? Stars Leslie Phillips and Bill Pertwee. From September 1967.

Can the inept crew of HMS Troutbridge manage to carry Sir Willoughby Todhunter-Brown to a secret rendezvous?

Stars Leslie Phillips, Jon Pertwee and Stephen Murray.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive 13 series between 1959 and 1976.

The Sub-Lieutenant.... Leslie Phillips
The Chief Petty Officer.... Jon Pertwee
The Number One.... Stephen Murray
Captain Povey.... Richard Caldicot
Russian Minister.... Heather Chasen
Dorps.... Ronnie Barker
Sir Willoughby Todhunter Brown.... Tenniel Evans
Russian Frigate Captain.... Michael Bates

Written by Lawrie Wyman.

0913Seeing Red (a Russian Rendezvous)19670924
0914Bugging (the Bugged And Burgled Beer)19671001
0914'bugging' (the Bugged And Burgled Beer)19671001
0914The Bugged And Burgled Beer
0915Flying In The Face (picking Up The Poppadom)19671008
0915Picking Up The Poppadom
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Mrs Povey insists that her snooty nephew samples a career on the ocean waves.

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Mrs Povey insists that her snooty nephew, the odious Cuthbert, samples a career on the ocean wave.

All aboard HMS Troughtbridge for more comic mishaps with its crew.

All aboard HMS Troutbridge for more comic mishaps with its crew - and the odious Cuthbert. First heard in October 1967.

Mrs Povey insists that her snooty nephew samples a career on the ocean wave aboard HMS Troutbridge!

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Mrs Povey, Ronnie Barker as Commander Bell, Tenniel Evans as Taffy Goldstein and Michael Bates as Cuthbert.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in October 1967.

Mrs Povey insists that her snooty nephew samples a career on the ocean wave. Stars Jon Pertwee. From October 1967.

Povey's wife insists that her snooty nephew samples a naval career aboard Troutbridge.

Mrs Povey insists that her snooty nephew Cuthbert samples a career on the ocean wave aboard HMS Troutbridge!

Stars Leslie Phillips, Jon Pertwee and Stephen Murray.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive 13 series between 1959 and 1976.

The Sub-Lieutenant.... Leslie Phillips
The Chief Petty Officer.... Jon Pertwee
The Number One.... Stephen Murray
Captain Povey.... Richard Caldicot
Mrs Povey.... Heather Chasen
Commander Bell.... Ronnie Barker
Taffy Goldstein.... Tenniel Evans
Cuthbert.... Michael Bates

Written by Lawrie Wyman.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in September 1967.

0917Frustrating The Spark Of Invention1967102220140113 (BBC7)
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Can Johnson win a 'man-powered flight' competition, despite the assistance of Pertwee?

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Can Able Seaman Johnson win a 'man-powered flight' competition, despite the assistance of Pertwee?

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Heather, Ronnie Barker as Able Seaman Johnson, Tenniel Evans as Taffy Goldstein and Michael Bates as the Padre.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in October 1967.

Can Johnson win a 'man-powered flight' competition, despite the assistance of Pertwee? With Ronnie Barker. From October 1967.

Stars Leslie Phillips, Jon Pertwee and Stephen Murray.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive 13 series between 1959 and 1976.

The Sub-Lieutenant....Leslie Phillips
The Chief Petty Officer....Jon Pertwee
The Number One....Stephen Murray
Captain Povey.... Richard Caldicot
Heather....Heather Chasen
Able Seaman Johnson....Ronnie Barker
Taffy Goldstein....Tenniel Evans
The Padre....Michael Bates

Written by Lawrie Wyman.

0917The Flying Machine
0917The Flying Machine (frustrating The Spark Of Invention)19671022The Chief decides that they should enter the Man-Powered Flight Competition, and a one-man helicopter is built in Troutbridge's hold using numerous items stolen from the crew: the Padre's mini bicycle, Murray's golf clubs and Leslie's pyjamas.

Will it take off?

0918Doing Some Historical Research (when Sub Lt Phillips Was At Dartmouth)19671029
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Just how did lovely Leslie become a sub-Lieutenant on HMS Troutbridge?

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicot as the instructor, Heather Chasen as the nurse, Ronnie Barker as Chief Petty Officer Ball, Tenniel Evans as Uncle and Michael Bates as Captain Aitchison.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in October 1967.

Just how did lovely Leslie become a sub-Lieutenant on HMS Troutbridge? Stars Jon Pertwee and Ronnie Barker. From October 1967.

More fun on the waves in this classic comedy

Stars Leslie Phillips, Jon Pertwee and Stephen Murray.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive 13 series between 1959 and 1976.

The Sub-Lieutenant.... Leslie Phillips
The Chief Petty Officer.... Jon Pertwee
The Number One.... Stephen Murray
Captain Povey.... Richard Caldicot
Nurse.... Heather Chasen
Chief Petty Officer Ball.... Ronnie Barker
Uncle.... Tenniel Evans
Captain Aitchison.... Michael Bates

Written by Lawrie Wyman.

0919Frying Up1967110520140127 (BBC7)
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Uncle Ebenezer catches more than he bargains for whilst out trawling on his very fishy scam.

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicot as the Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Heather, Ronnie Barker as AS Johnson, Tenniel Evans as Uncle and Michael Bates as the Curator.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1967.

Uncle Ebenezer catches more than he bargains for while out trawling on his fishy scam.

Uncle Ebenezer catches more than he bargains for while out trawling on his fishy scam. Stars Jon Pertwee. From September 1967.

More fun on the waves in this classic comedy

Stars Leslie Phillips, Jon Pertwee and Stephen Murray.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive 13 series between 1959 and 1976.

The Sub-Lieutenant....Leslie Phillips
The Chief Petty Officer....Jon Pertwee
The Number One....Stephen Murray
Captain Povey.... Richard Caldicot
Heather....Heather Chasen
Able Seaman Johnson....Ronnie Barker
Uncle....Tenniel Evans
The Curator....Michael Bates

Written by Lawrie Wyman.

0920Have Been Painting Pink Spots1967111220140203 (BBC7)
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Pertwee's wheeling and dealing leaves Troutbridge in the firing line.

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Pertwee's wheeling and dealing leaves HMS Troutbridge in the firing line.

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicot as the Landlord, Heather Chasen as Rene, Ronnie Barker as AS Johnson, Tenniel Evans as the Admiral and Michael Bates as the Flag Lieutenant.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1967.

Pertwee's wheeling and dealing leaves Troutbridge in the firing line. With Leslie Phillips. From November 1967.

Stars Leslie Phillips, Jon Pertwee and Stephen Murray.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive 13 series between 1959 and 1976.

The Sub-Lieutenant....Leslie Phillips
The Chief Petty Officer....Jon Pertwee
The Number One....Stephen Murray
Landlord.... Richard Caldicot
Rene....Heather Chasen
Able Seaman Johnson....Ronnie Barker
The Admiral....Tenniel Evans
The Flag Lieutenant....Michael Bates

Written by Lawrie Wyman.

0920Troutbridge In Quarantine
1001Lighting Up1968101320140630 (BBC7)
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Stand by for crossed wires, when HMS Troutbridge is linked up to shore power.

More fun on the waves in this classic comedy

Starring Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Commanding Officer, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Heathe, Tenniel Evans as LS Goldstein, Michael Bates as the Padre and Lawrie Wyman as Sid.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in October 1968.

Stand by for crossed wires, when HMS Troutbridge is linked up to shore power. With Leslie Phillips. From October 1968.

Stars Leslie Phillips, Jon Pertwee and Stephen Murray.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive 13 series between 1959 and 1976.

The Sub-Lieutenant.... Leslie Phillips
The Chief Petty Officer.... Jon Pertwee
The Number One.... Stephen Murray
Captain Povey.... Richard Caldicot
Heather.... Heather Chasen
LS Goldstein.... Tenniel Evans
The Padre.... Michael Bates
Sid.... Lawrie Wyman

Written by Lawrie Wyman.

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Captain Povey is keen to clear the decks of HMS Troutbridge and sees his opportunity to get rid of Murray when he learns that those over 26 are in line for redundancy.

But Number One fights back.

Captain Povey is keen to clear the decks of HMS Troutbridge, but Number One fights back.

Captain Povey's keen to clear the decks of HMS Troutbridge, but Number One fights back.

Starring Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Commanding Officer, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Heather, Tenniel Evans as the Admiral and Michael Bates and Lawrie Wyman as the Captains.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in October 1968.

Captain Povey is keen to clear the decks of HMS Troutbridge, but Number One fights back. Stars Stephen Murray. From October 1968.

Captain Povey is keen to clear the decks of Troutbridge, but Number One fights back.

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1003Dredging Their Way Through (the Smugglers Return)19681027
1003The Smugglers Return
1004Captain Trotter Takes Charge
1004Instructing Their New Co In The Ways (captain Trotter Takes Charge)19681103
1005The Anti-submarine Missile19681110
1005Visiting Broadstairs ( (the Anti-submarine Missile)19681110
1006Accredited1968111720140707 (BBC7)
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One of the crew has money worries. Can a new credit card help?

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Phillips has money worries and a worn-out uniform. Can his HMS Troutbridge crew-mate Pertwee help him out?

Starring Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Commanding Officer, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Heather, Tenniel Evans as Nunky, Michael Bates as the Padre, Nigel Graham as Clarence and Lawrie Wyman as AS Tiddy.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in November 1968.

One of the crew has money worries. Can a new credit card help? Stars Leslie Phillips and Bill Pertwee. From November 1968.

Stars Leslie Phillips, Jon Pertwee and Stephen Murray.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive 13 series between 1959 and 1976.

The Sub-Lieutenant.... Leslie Phillips
The Chief Petty Officer.... Jon Pertwee
The Number One.... Stephen Murray
Captain Povey.... Richard Caldicot
Heather.... Heather Chasen
Nunky.... Tenniel Evans
The Padre.... Michael Bates
Clarence.... Nigel Graham
AS Tiddy.... Lawrie Wyman

Written by Lawrie Wyman.

1007Have Been Appearing (the South Kawowan Summit)19681124
1007The South Kawowan Summit
1008Avoiding Redundancy1968120120140714 (BBC7)
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Pertwee is aghast to learn that an oversight may bring his naval career to an end.

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Pertwee is aghast to discover an oversight may end his naval career aboard HMS Troutbridge.

Starring Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Commanding Officer, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Mrs Povey, Tenniel Evans as LS Goldstein, Michael Bates as the Padre and Lawrie Wyman as AS Tiddy.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in December 1968.

Pertwee is aghast to learn that an oversight may bring his naval career to an end. Stars Leslie Phillips. From December 1968.

Stars Leslie Phillips, Jon Pertwee and Stephen Murray.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive 13 series between 1959 and 1976.

The Sub-Lieutenant.... Leslie Phillips
The Chief Petty Officer.... Jon Pertwee
The Number One.... Stephen Murray
Captain Povey.... Richard Caldicot
Mrs Povey.... Heather Chasen
LS Goldstein.... Tenniel Evans
The Padre.... Michael Bates
AS Tiddy.... Lawrie Wyman

Written by Lawrie Wyman.

1008Pertwee's Enlistment Expires
1009Capt. Povey Takes Over
1009Have Been Exercising (capt. Povey Takes Over)19681208
1010Crashing Their Way Through (sir Willoughby Goes To Kawowa)19681215
1010Have Been Masquerading1968121520140721 (BBC7)
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A mix-up at the dry cleaners leads to an unexpected promotion for Sub Lt Phillips.

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A mix-up at the dry-cleaners leads to an unexpected promotion for Sub Lt. Phillips aboard HMS Troutbridge.

Starring Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Commanding Officer, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Heather, Tenniel Evans as the Admiral, Michael Bates as the Rear Admiral and Lawrie Wyman as AS Tiddy.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in December 1968.

A mix-up at the dry cleaners leads to an unexpected promotion for Sub Lt Phillips. Stars Leslie Phillips. From December 1968.

1010Sir Willoughby Goes To Kawowa
1011Presented The Padre (the Padre⒀s Birthday)19681222
1011Presented The Padre (the Padre's Birthday)19681222
1011The Padre's Birthday
1012Blowing Up (the Portsmouth Kiosk)19681229
1012The Portsmouth Kiosk
1013Shot At (the Radio Beacon)19690105
1013The Radio Beacon
1014Have Been Masquerading (masquerade, Mr Phillips Wrong Uniform)19690112
1014The Wrong Uniform
1015Harold Wilson Reviews The Fleet
1015Have Been Breaking Up (harold Wilson Reviews The Fleet)19690119
1016Relief Of The Weather Ship19690126
1016Weathering1969012620140728 (BBC7)
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Can the inept crew help a scientist complete their research mission?

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Can the inept crew of HMS Troutbridge manage to help a scientist complete their research mission?

Starring Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Commanding Officer, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Mrs Povey, Tenniel Evans as the Admiral, Michael Bates as the Professor, Lawrie Wyman as AS Tiddy and Elizabeth Morgan as the Mini-Skirted Spy.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in January 1969.

Can the inept crew help a scientist complete their research mission? Stars Leslie Phillips and Jon Pertwee. From January 1969.

1017Bunging Up1969020220140804 (BBC7)
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A lost toothbrush sparks angst for the crew of HMS Troutbridge.

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A lost toothbrush sparks chaos amongst the crew aboard HMS Troutbridge.

Starring Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Commanding Officer, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Heather, Tenniel Evans as the Admiral, Michael Bates as the Commander and Lawrie Wyman as AS Tiddy.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in February 1969.

A lost toothbrush sparks angst for the crew of HMS Troutbridge. Stars Leslie Phillips and Jon Pertwee. From February 1969.

Stars Leslie Phillips, Jon Pertwee and Stephen Murray.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive 13 series between 1959 and 1976.

The Sub-Lieutenant.... Leslie Phillips
The Chief Petty Officer.... Jon Pertwee
The Number One.... Stephen Murray
Captain Povey.... Richard Caldicot
Heather.... Heather Chasen
The Admiral.... Tenniel Evans
The Commander.... Michael Bates
AS Tiddy.... Lawrie Wyman

Written by Lawrie Wyman.

1018Assisting The Police With Their Enquiries For The Last Time In This Series (the Brick Smugglers)19690209
1018The Brick Smugglers
1018 LASTAssisting The Police With Their Enquiries For The Last Time In This Series (the Brick Smugglers)19690209
1101Desquatting Troutbridge (lt Commander Murray And The Squatters)19691228
1101The Squatters
1101The Squatters - Desquatting Troutbridge - Lt Commander Murray And The Squatters19691228
1102Admiral Hunting (a.k.a. What Is The S.s.e.?)19700104
1102Admiral Hunting (what Is The S.s.e?)19700104
1103Promoting (c.p.o. Pertwee Climbs Up The Promotion Ladder)19700111
1103The Promotion Ladder
1103The Promotion Ladder - Promoting - C.p.o. Pertwee Climbs Up The Promotion Ladder19700111
1104Running Aground - Stranded - Capt. Povey As Governor Of Forbodia19700118
1104Running Aground Capt. Povey As Governor Of Forbodia19700118
1104Stranded
1105Starred (sir Willoughby's Party)19700125
1105Starrsir Willoughby's Party
1106Fleet Initiative Test
1106Taking The Initiative - The Fleet Initiative Test19700201
1106Taking The Initiative (the Fleet Initiative Test)19700201
1107C.p.o. Pertwee's Long Service Medal19700208
1107Proving (c.p.o. Pertwee's Long Service Medal)19700208
1108Hunting Flying Saucers (the Phenomenal Pertwee Tug)19700215
1108The Phenomenal Pertwee Tug
1109Spy-catching (the Security Clampdown)19700222
1109The Security Clampdown
1110Having Trouble With A Washing Machine (the Anniversary And The Washing)19700301
1110The Anniversary And The Washing
1111The Forbodians Hijack Troutbridge1970030820031204 (BBC7)
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The crew are taken on an unexpected voyage - who can save them?

When the crew of HMS Troutbridge are taken on an unexpected voyage - who can save them?

Starring Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Commanding Officer, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Natasha, Tenniel Evans as the Admiral, Michael Bates as Igor and Lawrie Wyman as AS Tiddy.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in March 1970.

When the crew are taken on an unexpected voyage - who can save them? From March 1970.

The crew are taken on an unexpected voyage - who can save them? Stars Leslie Phillips and Michael Bates. From March 1970.

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1112Getting Spliced (a.k.a. Number One Gets Married)19700315
1112Getting Spliced (number One Gets Married)19700315
1113Bombarding (the Honeymooners Return)19700322
1113The Honeymooners Return
1114C.p.o. Pertwee And The Lead Half Crowns
1114Trying For The Jackpot (c.p.o. Pertwee And The Lead Half Crowns)19700329
1115Dartmouth Naval College Has Had A Narrow Escape19700405
1115Dartmouth Naval College Has Had A Narrow Escape (sub-lt Phillips To Leave For Dartmouth)19700405
1116The Mark 31 Radar19700412
1116 LASTBashing Up The Radar For The Last Time In This Series (the Mark 31 Radar)19700412
1201The Put-a-horse-out-to-graze Fund1971051620031211 (BBC7)
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Chief Petty Officer Pertwee starts fundraising for a cause - his own financial black hole.

1202Impressions For Survival1971052320031218 (BBC7)
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The ship's crew is set to be disbanded if Povey gets his way, but Pertwee has a cunning plan.

The crew of HMS Troutbridge is set to be disbanded if Povey gets his way, but Pertwee has a cunning plan.

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Commanding Officer, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Heather, Tenniel Evans as the Admiral and Michael Bates as Lieutenant Burkett.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

1203The Beard-growing Race19710530
1204The Mysterious Radio Signals1971060620031225 (BBC7)
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Sub-Lieutenant Phillips love-life is causing more havoc at sea for the crew of HMS Troutbridge.

Sub-Lieutenant Phillips' love-life causes havoc at sea for the crew of HMS Troutbridge.

Stars Leslie Phillips.

From June 1971.

More fun on the waves in this classic comedy

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Commanding Officer, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey and Heather Chasen as Heather.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in June 1971.

Sub-Lieutenant Phillips' love-life causes havoc at sea for the crew of HMS Troutbridge. Stars Leslie Phillips. From June 1971.

1205Operation Recovery1971061320040101 (BBC7)
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There's trouble afloat as the crew of Troutbridge try to locate an American warhead.

Trouble afloat as the crew of HMS Troutbridge try to locate an American warhead.

Stars Leslie Phillips.

From June 1971.

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Commanding Officer, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Rita, Tenniel Evans as LS Goldsein and Michael Bates as the Padre.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in June 1971.

Trouble afloat as the crew of HMS Troutbridge try to locate an American warhead. Stars Leslie Phillips. From June 1971.

More fun on the waves in this classic comedy

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in June 1971.

1206The Slogan Contest1971062020040108 (BBC7)
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A recruitment drive sparks some creative writing, but the Chief does some creative scheming.

A recruitment drive sparks some creative writing; the Chief does some creative scheming.

A recruitment drive sparks some creative writing aboard HMS Troutbridge, but the Chief does some creative scheming.

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Commanding Officer, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Mrs Povey, Tenniel Evans as the Admiral and Michael Bates as the Rear Admiral.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman and George Evans.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in June 1971.

A recruitment drive sparks some creative writing, but the Chief does some creative scheming. Stars Jon Pertwee. From June 1971.

A recruitment drive sparks creative writing, but the Chief does some creative scheming.

More fun on the waves in this classic comedy

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in June 1971.

1207Sir Willoughby At Shanghai1971062720040115 (BBC7)
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The blundering Troutbridge crew take the Governor and his wife to the famous Chinese city.

Stars Tenniel Evans.

From June 1971.

The blundering Troutbridge crew take the Governor and his wife to the famous Chinese city. Stars Tenniel Evans. From June 1971.

The blundering crew of HMS Troutbridge crew take the Governor and his wife on a trip to China.

200th anniversary programme starring Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Commanding Officer, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Tenniel Evans as Sir Willoughby Todhunter Brown, Heather Chasen as Lady Willoughby Todhunter Brown and Michael Bates as Commander Bracewell.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman and George Evans.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in June 1971.

More fun on the waves in this classic comedy

1208Operation Cowes Barge1971070420040122 (BBC7)
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HMS Troutbridge heads to the Isle of Wight and Captain Povey needs a favour from the crew.

Starring Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Commanding Officer, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Tenniel Evans as the Admiral, Heather Chasen as Mrs Povey, Michael Bates as Rear Admiral Ironbridge and Norma Ronald as Belinda.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman and George Evans.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in June 1971.

HMS Troutbridge heads to the Isle of Wight, and Captain Povey needs a favour from the crew. Stars Leslie Phillips. From July 1971.

As Troutbridge heads to the Isle of Wight, Captain Povey needs a favour from the crew.

More fun on the waves in this classic comedy

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in June 1971.

1209Number One's Anniversary19710711
1210The Loch Ness Monster1971071820040129 (BBC7)
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Monstrous goings on when the crew of HMS Troutbridge hit Scotland.

Starring Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Commanding Officer, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Heather, Michael Bates as Captain Aitchison and Tenniel Evans as the Landlord.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman and George Evans.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in June 1971.

More fun on the waves in this classic comedy

1211The Forbodian Attach退19710725
1301The Tv Documentary1972032620050421 BT=1430 (BBC7)
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Confusion abounds when Troutbridge gets a telly makeover as a German wartime frigate.

Confusion abounds when HMS Troutbridge gets a telly makeover as a German wartime frigate

Starring Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Commanding Officer, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Mrs Povey, Michael Bates as the Rear Admiral and Tenniel Evans as the Admiral.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman and George Evans.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in March 1972.

Confusion abounds when Troutbridge gets a telly makeover as a German wartime frigate. Stars Leslie Phillips. From March 1972.

Stars Leslie Phillips.

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1302Escaping Back Into (the P.o.w. Escape Exercise)19720402
1302The P.o.w. Escape Exercise
1303Number One's Married Quarters1972040920040212 (BBC7)
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As Commander Murray adapts to wedded life, Phillips has an affair with a computer.

As Commander Murray adapts to wedded life, a newly installed navigation aid sparks problems for Phillips.

Starring Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Commanding Officer, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Mrs Povey, Michael Bates as AS Ginger and Tenniel Evans as the LS Goldstein.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman and George Evans.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in April 1972.

As Commander Murray adapts to wedded life, Phillips has an affair with a computer. Stars Stephen Murray. From April 1972.

More irreverent humour from the motley crew of HMS Troutbridge.

All aboard HMS Troughtbridge for another nautical mishap from April 1972.

Stars Stephen Murray.

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1304Operating For Profit (a.k.a. The Newhaven-dieppe Smuggling Run)19720416
1304Operating For Profit (the Newhaven-dieppe Smuggling Run)19720416
1305Cavorting About (the Bumble Spit Lighthouse Affair)19720423
1305The Bumble Spit Lighthouse Affair
1306Digging Themselves Stupid (the Tonipouhaha Treasure)19720430
1306The Tongipouhaha Treasure
1307The Us Navigator Swap20091201 (BBC7)Sub-Lieutenant Phillips heads for a warship exchange, but ends up the victim of espionage.
1307The Usa Navigator Swap1972050720040219 (BBC7)
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Sub-Lieutenant Phillips heads for a warship exchange, but ends up the victim of espionage.

Starring Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Commanding Officer, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Tanya, Michael Bates as the Padre and Tenniel Evans as the LS Goldstein.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman and George Evans.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in May 1972.

Sub-Lieutenant Phillips heads for a warship exchange, but ends up the victim of espionage. With Leslie Phillips. From May 1972.

With Leslie Phillips.

More fun on the waves in this classic comedy

Stars Leslie Phillips, Jon Pertwee and Stephen Murray.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive 13 series between 1959 and 1976.

The Sub-Lieutenant.... Leslie Phillips
The Chief Petty Officer.... Jon Pertwee
The Number One.... Stephen Murray
Captain Povey.... Richard Caldicot
Tanya.... Heather Chasen
LS Goldstein.... Tenniel Evans
The Padre.... Michael Bates

Written by Lawrie Wyman.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in May 1972.

1308Son Of A Sea Lord1972051420050512 BT=1430 (BBC7)
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Sub-Lieutenant Phillips is up for promotion, but will his Lord Nelson fantasy help or hinder?

Starring Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Commanding Officer, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Lady Hamilton, Tenniel Evans as the Admiral and Michael Bates as the Vice-Admiral.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman and George Evans.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in May 1972.

Phillips is up for promotion, but will his Lord Nelson fantasy help or hinder? With Leslie Phillips and Jon Pertwee. From May 1972.

Phillip's promotion struggle is overshadowed by his nautical fantasy of Lord Nelson.

Leslie Phillips gets taken aboard a Forbodian frigate to teach them navigational secrets.

Stars Leslie Phillips.

More fun on the waves in this classic comedy

1309Hypnotised (hypnotising Ramona)19720521
1309Hypnotising Ramona
1310Mastering (the Master Of Sardinia)19720528
1310The Master Of Sardinia
1311Opportunity Knockers1972060420040304 (BBC7)
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Will a star be born? The crew audition for a talent contest aboard HMS Troutbridge.

Starring Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Commanding Officer, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Wren Simkins, Tenniel Evans as the Admiral and Michael Bates as the Vice-Admiral.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman and George Evans.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in June 1972.

Will a star be born? The crew audition for a talent contest aboard HMS Troutbridge. Stars Leslie Phillips. From June 1972.

An entertainment contest is held aboard HMS Troutbridge.

Stars Leslie Phillips.

More fun on the waves in this classic comedy

1312Friday The 13th1972061120040311 (BBC7)
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The day proves unlucky for the superstitious crew of HMS Troutbridge. From June 1972.

Stars Jon Pertwee and Leslie Phillips.

The day proves unlucky for the superstitious crew aboard HMS Troutbridge.

Starring Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Commanding Officer, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Rita, Tenniel Evans as the Admiral and Michael Bates as the Lieutenant.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman and George Evans.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in June 1972.

The day proves unlucky for the superstitious crew of HMS Troutbridge. Stars Jon Pertwee and Leslie Phillips. From June 1972.

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Pertwee's potent beer sparks an explosive opening ceremony aboard HMS Troutbridge.

Stars Jon Pertwee.

From June 1972.

Starring Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Commanding Officer, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Myrtle, Tenniel Evans as the Nunkyl and Michael Bates as the Professor.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman and George Evans.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in June 1972.

Pertwee's potent beer sparks an explosive opening ceremony aboard HMS Troutbridge. Stars Jon Pertwee. From June 1972.

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Four days of leave in Montezuela.

What could possibly go wrong?

Ramona Povey causes havoc on HMS Troutbridge's goodwill visit.

From July 1973.

Stars Richard Caldicot and Heather Chasen.

Ramona Povey causes havoc on HMS Troutbridge's goodwill visit to Montezuela.

Starring Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Commanding Officer, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Ramona Povey, Tenniel Evans as Carlo and Michael Bates as Manuelo.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman and George Evans.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in July 1973.

Ramona Povey causes havoc on HMS Troutbridge's goodwill visit. Stars Richard Caldicot and Heather Chasen. From July 1973.

Ramona Povey causes havoc on HMS Troutbridge's goodwill visit. From July 1973.

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1402Having Their Little Boats Eaten (the Island Swordfish)19730805
1402The Island Swordfish
1403Bunged In The Brig (a.k.a. Bunged In The Rattle)
1403Bunged In The Brig (bunged In The Rattle)19730812
1404Doing A Kangaroo Polka (kidnapped Down Under)19730819
1404Kidnapped Down Under
1405The Digital Isles Go Unstable1973082620040401 (BBC7)
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HMS Troutbridge is sent to evacuate an island which may be engulfed in a volcanic eruption.

HMS Troutbridge sails into trouble over some island evacuations.

From August 1973.

Stars Leslie Phillips and Stephen Murray.

AKA The Digital Isle Goes Unstable

1406Bombed By The Raffia (egbert Hitches A Ride)19730902
1406Egbert Hitches A Ride
1407Povey, An Admiral At Last1973090920030703 (BBC7)
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Povey causes mayhem aboard HMS Troughtbridge.

Captain Povey's wife Ramona lands him in a Singapore stew.

From September 1973.

Stars Stephen Murray and Jon Pertwee.

Starring Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Commanding Officer, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Clarissa, Tenniel Evans as the Admiral, Michael Bates as Albert and Elizabeth Morgan as Lady Fabia.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman and George Evans.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in September 1973.

Captain Povey's wife Ramona lands him in a Singapore stew. Stars Stephen Murray and Jon Pertwee. From September 1973.

Captain Povey's wife Ramona lands him in a Singapore stew. From September 1973.

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1408Nobbled (the Bergan Horse Trials)19730916
1408The Bergan Horse Trials
1409Captain Povey's Wig
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1410Brain Pill19730930
1410Taking The Pill With Disastrous Consequences (the Brain Pill)19730930
1411Demonstrating Their Firepower (operation Showcase)19731007
1411Operation Showcase
1412Living The High Life (a.k.a. Cpo Pertwee Yachtmonger)
1412Living The High Life (cpo Pertwee Yachtmonger)19731014
1413 LASTThe Talpinium Shell1973102120030710 (BBC7)
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There's chaos afloat when the crew of HMS Troutbridge are asked to test a new top secret weapon.

Chaos afloat as the Troutbridge crew tests a new top secret weapon.

From October 1973.

Chaos afloat as the Troutbridge crew set out to test a new top secret weapon.

Stars Leslie Phillips.

Chaos afloat as the crew of HMS Troutbridge set out to test a new top secret weapon.

Starring Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Commanding Officer, Richard Caldicot as Professor White, Heather Chasen as Agent No 2, Tenniel Evans as Taffy Goldstienl, Michael Bates as the Padre and June Whitfield as the Mistress.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman and George Evans.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in October 1973.

Chaos afloat as the Troutbridge crew set out to test a new top secret weapon. Stars Leslie Phillips. From October 1973.

Chaos afloat as the Troutbridge crew tests a new top secret weapon. From October 1973.

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1501Sequel To The Talpinium Shell19751109
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HMS Troutbridge sets sail, with Phillips let loose on a new navigational aid.

Starring Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Commanding Officer, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Wren Chasen, Tenniel Evans as the Admiral and Michael Bates as Mr Harris.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman and George Evans.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in November 1975.

HMS Troutbridge sets sail, with Phillips let loose on a new navigational aid. Stars Jon Pertwee. From November 1975.

Stars Jon Pertwee.

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1503Fallen Victim To The Green Eye Of Jealousy (helen, The New Wren)19751123
1503Helen, The New Wren
1504Relief For Station 150
1504Were Freezing Their Assets (relief For Station 150)19751130
1505Black Is Beautiful19751207
1505Rejuvenating (black Is Beautiful)19751207
1506Sidney And The Stamp19751214
1506Throwing Their Voices (sidney And The Stamp)19751214
1507Riding To Victory (a.k.a. Commander Murray Becomes A Showjumper)19751221
1507Riding To Victory (commander Murray Becomes A Showjumper)19751221
1508Confounding The Ungodly (horrible Horace)19751228
1508Horrible Horace
1509Burning Their Bras (officer's And Gent's Lib)19760104
1509Officer's And Gent's Lib
1510The Case Of The Hgm Mark 51976011120030724 (BBC7)
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Senior Troutbridge officers fear the worst when they're summoned to the Admiralty.

Senior Troutbridge officers fear the worst when they are summoned to the Admiralty.

Senior officers aboard HMS Troutbridge fear the worst when they're summoned to the Admiralty.

Starring Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Commanding Officer, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Rita, Tenniel Evans as Bonzo, Michael Bates as the Admiral, April Walker as Wren Barrett and Pete Murray as Himself.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman and George Evans.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in January 1976.

Senior Troutbridge officers fear the worst when they are summoned to the Admiralty. Stars Stephen Murray. From January 1976.

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1511Having A History Lesson (uncle Wilberforce Pertwee)19760118
1511Uncle Wilberforce Pertwee
15SPECIALThe Jubilee Navy Lark1977071620101224 (BBC7)The Bbc Are Sending The Bill To Buckingham Palace

Chaos looms on the Royal Yacht Britannia when an unexpected crew arrives.

Stars Jon Pertwee and Leslie Phillips.

From July 1977.

Chaos looms on the Royal Yacht Britannia when an unexpected crew arrives. Stars Jon Pertwee and Leslie Phillips. From July 1977.

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