The Navy Lark. Copyright: BBC.

The Navy Lark

BBC Light Programme and BBC Radio 2 sitcom about life on the waves. 241 episodes (15 series), 1959 - 1977.

The Navy Lark. Copyright: BBC.

The Navy Lark

Classic radio sitcom about life aboard a British Royal Navy frigate

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.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 29th March 1959 on BBC Light Programme at 7pm
Last new broadcast
Saturday 16th July 1977 on BBC Light Programme at 1:02pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Monday 17th August 2020 at 8:00am on Radio 4 Extra