Captain Butler

Nautical sitcom about the wimpiest group of pirates to have ever stepped aboard a seafaring vessel, and their equally pathetic leader, Captain Butler

Genre:
Sitcom
Broadcast:
1997  (Channel 4)
Episodes:
6 (1 series)
Starring:
Craig Charles, Roger Griffiths, Shaun Curry, Lewis Rae, Sanjeev Bhaskar
Writers:
John Smith, Rob Sprackling
Production:
Essential Film And Television Productions

High seas sitcom about a group of cowardly pirates and their captain, Captain Butler. Butler and his crew sail the seven seas, doing their best to avoid trouble.

Our Review: A reasonable comedy with many jokes and humour to be had, but its deliberately anachronistic tone and self-knowingly studio-based nature just didn't gel. We can't help feeling that it could have improved and grown into its own, but alas Channel 4 did not give it the chance to do so.