- 1959 - 1977
- BBC Light Programme, BBC Radio 2
- 241 (15 series)
A weekly and surely fictitious account of events in a naval detachment only loosely connected with the Senior Service.
Set on board the British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge, the show follows the adventures of Sub-Lieutenant Phillips, scheming Chief Petty Officer Pertwee, and bemused Lieutenant Murray. The trio often have to cover up problems and mistakes from the ship's commander, "Thunderguts" Povey.
- First broadcast
- Sunday 29th March 1959 at 7pm on BBC Light Programme
- Most recent repeats
- Saturday 18th December 2021 at 7:30pm on Radio 4 Extra - Series 2, Episode 5
- Saturday 18th December 2021 at 9:30am on Radio 4 Extra - Series 2, Episode 5
- Thursday 9th September 2021 at 7:00pm on Radio 4 Extra - Series 15, Episode 2