Thundercloud. Copyright: Yorkshire Television.

Thundercloud

ITV sitcom set at a small naval base. 13 episodes (1 series) in 1979. Stars John Fraser, James Cosmo, Sarah Douglas, Derek Waring and others.

Thundercloud

World War II comedy set at HMS Thundercloud, a Royal Navy coastal station in Yorkshire

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1979
Channel
ITV
Episodes
13   (1 series)
Creator
Ian Mackintosh
Starring
John Fraser, James Cosmo, Sarah Douglas, Derek Waring, Paul Aston and Frank Gatliff
Writer
Ian Mackintosh
Director
David Reynolds
Producer
Keith Richardson

HMS Thundercloud is a small naval base on the Yorkshire coast. During the Second World War, staff at the Admiralty get the mistaken impression that Thundercloud is a minesweeper on active duty in the North Sea. As a result, they keep sending essential supplies and spares. Dr Smith and Chief Petty Officer Hawkins are making a fair bit of extra money selling the supplies on the black market. Meanwhile, Commander Flint prefers to ignore the goings on at the base and concentrate on his garden.

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 24th May 1979 on ITV at 7:30pm
Last new broadcast
Thursday 16th August 1979 on ITV at 7:30pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes

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