The Navy Lark. Copyright: BBC
The Navy Lark

The Navy Lark

  • Radio sitcom
  • BBC Light Programme / BBC Radio 2
  • 1959 - 1977
  • 241 episodes (15 series)

Classic radio sitcom about life aboard a British Royal Navy frigate.

The Navy Lark. Copyright: BBC

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1959 - 1977
Channels
BBC Light Programme, BBC Radio 2
Episodes
241 (15 series)
Companies

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.

Additional details

Production
Studio

Broadcast details

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

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