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

HMS Paradise

HMS Paradise

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

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1964 - 1965
Channel
ITV
Episodes
26   (1 series)
Creator
Lawrie Wyman
Starring
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

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'.

Production Details

Production company
Also known as
  • H.M.S. Paradise (Other official name)
Picture
Black and white

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 16th July 1964 on ITV at 7pm
Last new broadcast
Thursday 7th January 1965 on ITV at 6:30pm

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