British Comedy Guide

The Tales Of Para Handy. Para Handy (Gregor Fisher). Copyright: BBC.

The Tales Of Para Handy

BBC One comedy drama about a Scottish boat's crew. 9 episodes (2 series), 1994 - 1995. Stars Gregor Fisher, Rikki Fulton, Sean Scanlan, Andrew Fairlie and others.

The Tales Of Para Handy. Image shows from L to R: Sunny Jim (Andrew Fairlie), Para Handy (Gregor Fisher), Macphail (Rikki Fulton), Dougie (Sean Scanlan). Copyright: BBC.

The Tales Of Para Handy

1990s adaptation of the famous tales. This time, the stories were set in the 1930s

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
1994 - 1995
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
9   (2 series)
Creator
Neil Munro
Starring
Gregor Fisher, Rikki Fulton, Sean Scanlan, Andrew Fairlie and Paul Young
Writers
Bob Black and Michael Russell
Directors
Colin Gilbert and Ron Bain
Producer
Colin Gilbert

Captained by Peter 'Para' Handy, the crew of Scottish puffer The Vital Spark regularly find themselves in all sorts of trouble, both with authorities and their erstwhile employer, who also happens to be Handy's brother-in-law.

Venturing around the western coast of Scotland and its many islands plying their trade, the ageing cargo vessel seems never far from total break-down, and its crew never far from unemployment!

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