Damn The Torpedoes!
Military themed radio sketch show for the British Forces Broadcasting Service
- Sketch Show
- 2014 - 2017
- BFBS Radio
- 8 (1 pilot + 1 series)
- Alex Lowe, Alex Perkins, Debbie Arnold, Lewis Macleod, Rachel Esposti, Stephen Hope Wynne and Suzanne Bonetti
- Alison Pritchard, Angela Holford, Dan Sweryt, David Salisbury, Eleanor Green, Jamie Gladden, Neil Tollfree, Stephen Mawhinney and others
- Alison Pritchard and Richard Hatch
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.
- Production company
- Laugh track
- First broadcast
- Wednesday 16th April 2014 on BFBS Radio at 6:30pm
- Last new broadcast
- Saturday 23rd December 2017 on BFBS Radio at 1:30pm
- Length of episodes
- 30 minutes
- Last repeat
- Tuesday 26th December 2017 at 3:30pm