Damn The Torpedoes. Copyright: Kirrin Productions.

Damn The Torpedoes!

BFBS Radio sketch show with military themes. 8 episodes (pilot + 1 series), 2014 - 2017. Stars Alex Lowe, Alex Perkins, Debbie Arnold, Lewis Macleod and others.

Pilot

Pilot episode of a military themed sketch show. Sketches range from Action Man trying to obtain a discharge on medical grounds to a landlady inspecting Camp Bastion as the troops prepare to move out.

Further details

In this pilot episode, sketches range from Action Man trying to obtain a discharge on medical grounds, a landlady inspecting Camp Bastion as the troops prepare to move out, fighter pilots arguing over call signs, tensions with US Forces on joint operations, and Roger Moore being mistaken for the real James Bond.

Messages from loved ones to the front line have to be censored, whilst operational safety messages include dodgy information for opening a bomb disposal centre.

Notes

First broadcast on BFBS Radio 2 at 4:30pm, however the main broadcast across DAB etc was on BFBS Radio at 6:30pm.

Broadcast details

Date
Wednesday 16th April 2014
Time
6:30pm
Channel
BFBS Radio
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Alex Lowe Various
Alex Perkins Various
Debbie Arnold Various
Lewis Macleod Various
Rachel Esposti Various
Stephen Hope Wynne Various
Suzanne Bonetti Various
Writing team
Alison Pritchard Writer
Angela Holford (as Angie Holford) Writer
Dan Sweryt Writer
David Salisbury Writer
Eleanor Green Writer
Jamie Gladden Writer
Neil Tollfree Writer
Stephen Mawhinney Writer
Stephen Holford (as Steve Holford) Writer
Stuart Cooper (as Stu Cooper) Writer
Dan Sweryt Script Editor
Stephen Mawhinney Script Editor
Stuart Cooper (as Stu Cooper) Script Editor
Richard Hatch Writer
Alex Lowe Writer
Production team
Alison Pritchard Producer
Richard Hatch Executive Producer
Simon Midgeley Military Consultant
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