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Damn The Torpedoes!

Damn The Torpedoes!

  • Radio sketch show
  • BFBS Radio
  • 2014 - 2017
  • 8 episodes (1 series)

Military themed radio sketch show for the British Forces Broadcasting Service. Stars Alex Lowe, Alex Perkins, Debbie Arnold, Lewis Macleod, Rachel Esposti and more.

Key details

Genre
Sketch Show
Broadcast
2014 - 2017
Channels
BFBS Radio
Episodes
8 (1 pilot + 1 series)
Stars
Alex Lowe, Alex Perkins, Debbie Arnold, Lewis Macleod, Rachel Esposti, Stephen Hope Wynne and Suzanne Bonetti
Writers
Alison Pritchard, Angela Holford, Dan Sweryt, David Salisbury, Eleanor Green, Jamie Gladden, Neil Tollfree, Stephen Mawhinney and more
Producers
Alison Pritchard and Richard Hatch
Companies

A sketch show based on military themes taking a comic slant on life for UK Forces and their families around the world.

In the pilot episode, sketches included Action Man trying to obtain a discharge on medical grounds, a landlady inspecting Camp Bastion as the troops prepared to move out, fighter pilots arguing over call signs, and Roger Moore being mistaken for the real James Bond.

Also weaved into the show are totally inappropriate messages from loved ones to the front line and very dodgy operational safety advice. Barry from Watford reminisces in Barry's Battles and the show takes a light-hearted dig at joint operations with friendly forces.

Additional details

Production
Studio

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 16th April 2014 at 6:30pm on BFBS Radio
Last new broadcast
Saturday 23rd December 2017 at 1:30pm on BFBS Radio
Most recent repeats

Recording details

  • RADA Studios

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