The Vital Spark. Image shows from L to R: Para Handy (Roddy McMillan), Dan McPhail (John Grieve), Dougie (Walter Carr), Sunny Jim (Alex McAvoy). Copyright: BBC.

The Vital Spark

BBC One sitcom about Scottish sailors. 21 episodes (pilot + 3 series), 1965 - 1974. Stars Roddy McMillan, John Grieve, Walter Carr and Alex McAvoy.

Cast & Crew

Main cast
Roddy McMillan Para Handy
John Grieve Dan McPhail
Walter Carr Dougie
Alex McAvoy Sunny Jim
Writing team
Bill Craig Writer
Production team
Pharic Maclaren Producer