HMS Paradise. Captain Turvey (Richard Caldicot). Copyright: Rediffusion London
HMS Paradise

HMS Paradise

  • TV sitcom
  • ITV
  • 1964 - 1965
  • 26 episodes (1 series)

HMS Paradise, an island off the Dorset coast, is an idyllic posting as nobody seems to do any work... but not everyone is happy about the situation. Stars Richard Caldicot, Frank Thornton, Robin Hunter, Ronald Radd, Angus Lennie and more.

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1964 - 1965
Channels
ITV
Episodes
26 (1 series)
Creator
Lawrie Wyman
Stars
Richard Caldicot, Frank Thornton, Robin Hunter, Ronald Radd, Angus Lennie, Priscilla Morgan, Ambrosine Phillpotts and Graham Crowden
Writers
Lawrie Wyman, Lew Schwarz and Maurice Wiltshire
Director
Bill Hitchcock
Producer
Sid Colin
Companies

Boonsey, an imaginary island off the Dorset coast, is H.M.S. Paradise - an idyllic posting for any young matelot. Nothing seems to happen there except for work dodging and fiddling. Captain 'Thunderguts' Turvey, in the nearby shore base, intends to change all that but is generally thwarted by the island's 'early warning system'.

Additional details

Also known as
  • H.M.S. Paradise
Production
Studio
Picture
Black and white

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 16th July 1964 at 7pm on ITV

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