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.

Press Clippings

To the modern ear, a collection of stereotypes and elderly jokes. Yet it does everything with such charm, and in its day, which stretched from 1959 to 1977, the characters and situations would be more familiar. Worth listening to again on BBC7 just to hear Leslie Phillips navigating: "Left hand down a bit", etc. Once our longest-running radio comedy.

Roland White, The Times, 12th April 2009