The Navy Lark

All aboard HMS Troughtbridge for another nautical mishap.

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Back In The Navy1963030020120316 (BBC7)

The ex-shipmates are all at sea when they discover their brief television careers are over

The ex-shipmates are all at sea, when they discover their brief television careers are over. Stars Jon Pertwee. From March 1963.

Christmas Special (not Broadcast In Uk)19651225
0101The Missing Jeep - The First Episode1959032920040506 (BBC7)
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The very first episode of the long-running radio comedy, starring Dennis Price, Jon Pertwee and Leslie Phillips.

The very first episode of the long-running radio comedy, starring Dennis Price.

Pertwee is in a pickle over Commander Shaw's inspection. Stars Dennis Price, Jon Pertwee and Leslie Phillips. From March 1959.

Pertwee is in a pickle over Commander Shaw's inspection.

0116 LASTThe Whittlesea Carnival And Fete1959071220040819 (BBC7)
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A day for out HMS Troutbridge lets Pertwee try to recover some dumped rum.

Stars Jon Pertwee and Ronnie Barker.

From July 1959.

HMS Troutbridge's visit to Whittlesea presents Pertwee with a perfect opportunity to recover a dumped gallon of rum.

A day for out HMS Troutbridge gives Pertwee the chance to recover some dumped rum.

A day out for HMS Troutbridge lets Pertwee try to recover some dumped rum.

A day out for HMS Troutbridge lets Pertwee try to recover some dumped rum. Stars Jon Pertwee and Ronnie Barker. From July 1959.

0201New At The Helm1959101620040826 (BBC7)
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Pertwee and Phillips return from leave - demolishing a jetty and deciding how to tackle their new Lieutenant Murray.

CPO Pertwee and Mr Phillips return from leave, demolishing a jetty, only to find a new Number One.

A jetty's demolished as Pertwee and Phillips return from leave, just in time to meet Lieutenant Murray.

A jetty is demolished as Pertwee and Phillips return from leave to meet Lieutenant Murray.

0202Fatso's Box Brownie1959102320040902 (BBC7)
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Johnson gets a camera for this birthday and goes on a drunken spree, while Pertwee's delivery of smuggled wine doesn't go to plan!

Johnson has a boozy birthday, while Pertwee's wine smuggling doesn't go to plan.

Johnson has a boozy birthday, while Pertwee's wine smuggling does not go to plan.

0203Bringing Back The Barge1959103020040909 (BBC7)
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The Admiral's refitted private barge needs to be transported from Falmouth to Portsmouth, but Pertwee has a prior arrangement.

The Admiral's barge must be moved to Portsmouth, but Pertwee has a prior arrangement.

The Admiral's barge must be moved to Portsmouth, but Pertwee has a prior arrangement.

0204The Mock Action1959110620040916 (BBC7)
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HMS Troutbridge heads to an exercise off Dover, but Mr Phillips gets lost in fog.

Stars Leslie Phillips.

From November 1959.

Troutbridge is ordered to a Home Fleet exercise off Dover, but en route to the combat zone Mr Phillips gets lost in the fog.

HMS Troutbridge heads to an exercise off Dover, but Mr Phillips gets lost in fog. Stars Leslie Phillips. From November 1959.

0205Going Dutch1959111320040923 (BBC7)
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HMS Troutbridge is sent to Whittlesea Bay, but runs out of fuel by some very flat countryside with lots of windmills.

Sent to Whittlesea Bay, Troutbridge runs out of fuel near some windmills in Holland.

0206The Figurehead1959112020040930 (BBC7)
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Fatso Johnson whittles for all he's worth when Pertwee enters the antique market.

Pertwee's lucrative new scam in genuine HMS Victory figureheads is threatened when Troutbridge is sent to deal with an old wreck.

A scam to sell naval figureheads is threatened when Troutbridge has to deal with a wreck.

Fatso Johnson whittles for all he's worth when Pertwee enters the antique market. Stars Leslie Phillips. From November 1959.

0207Gunboat To Gumba19591127
0208Johnson Finds Treasure19591204
0209The Charter Trip To Antarctica1959121120041007 (BBC7)
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The South Willesden Globe Trotters Geographical Society takes a trip to the Antarctic courtesy of the Troutbridge!

A geographical society from Willesden heads to the Antarctic on HMS Troutbridge.

Starring Leslie Phillips.

From December 1959.

A geographical society from Willesden heads to the Antarctic aboard HMS Troutbridge.

A geographical society from Willesden heads to the Antarctic aboard HMS Troutbridge. Starring Leslie Phillips. From December 1959.

0210Cementing Relations1959121820041014 (BBC7)
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Povey is aghast to hear a Sea Lord will make a full inspection of the Island Draft, leaving Pertwee with a problem!

Povey is aghast at news of an Island Draft inspection, sparking trouble for Pertwee.

0211Strike Up The Band1959122520041021 (BBC7)
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Number One discovers the hidden Unit Comfort Fund accounts and throws a draft dance, which means more trouble for Pertwee!.

Pertwee takes action, when Number One uses the Comfort Fund accounts for a dance.

When Number One uses the Comfort Fund accounts for a dance, Pertwee takes action.

0212The Route March19600101
0213The Trip Up The Thames19600108
0214Radar Talk Down System19600115
0215A Crisp Romance1960012220060112 (BBC7)
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Povey investigates the strange coincidence of Pertwee's romance with a barmaid and an order for snacks.

0216The Lighthouse Lark1960012920031002 (BBC7)
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Povey investigates smuggling aboard Troutbridge as she sets sail to rescue a marooned lighthouse keeper.

0217Pertwee Posted To Portsmouth1960020520060126 (BBC7)
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Pertwee makes waves with his request to leave the Island Draft and join Povey's staff instead!

The Chief Petty Officer makes waves with his request to join Captain Povey's staff.

0218Johnson's Diet1960021220060202 (BBC7)
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When Povey discovers there is no record of Troutbridge, he decides it's a good time to disperse her crew.

Povey discovers there's no record of Troutbridge - and someone's very hungry.

Povey learns there's no official record of HMS Troutbridge, and someone's very hungry.

Povey learns there is no official record of HMS Troutbridge, and someone is very hungry.

0219Tug Of War1960021920060209 (BBC7)
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How well will Mr Phillips perform as the lone duty officer when Povey orders Troutbridge to be an escort?

0220Return To Potarneyland19600226
0221The Cross Country Run1960030420060216 (BBC7)
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Rumour abounds that empire building Commander Povey is vying for Captain Stanton's job.

Rumour abounds that empire-building Commander Povey is after Captain Stanton's job.

Rumour abounds that empire-building Commander Povey is after Captain Stanton's job. Starring Leslie Phillips. From March 1960.

0222The Morning After1960031120041104 (BBC7)
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Feeling delicate after the night before, the crew of Troutbridge aren't too thrilled to be ordered out to sea by Commander Povey.

Phillips and the crew are feeling tender and Povey orders them onto choppy waters in search of a buoy.

Povey orders the poorly crew onto choppy waters in search of a buoy.

0223The Admiral's Present1960031820060302 (BBC7)
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The Admiral orders the officers to attend a party to celebrate his 50 years of service.

0224Secret Mission To Calais1960032520041111 (BBC7)
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The crew of Troutbridge sail off to France to collect a secret agent, but Leslie has a spot of navigation trouble en route!

0225Mr Murray Goes Sick1960040120060316 (BBC7)
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Stanton thinks Murray looks poorly, while Pertwee decides acting ill could save him from a terrible posting.

0226 LASTThe Potarneyland Fishing Limit1960040820060323 (BBC7)
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The Island Draft is all set for leave when the Admiral reveals that Troutbridge is off on fishery protection.

Instead of going on leave, the Admiral sends Troutbridge's crew on fishery protection.

02SPECIALWrens Reunion At The Festival Hall19600511
0301In Portsmouth For A Refit1960110220070719 (BBC7)
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It's all change for the Island Draft with a new home and a new captain!

The Troutbridge crew are all at sea when the island base is closed.

HMS Troutbridge's crew are all at sea when the island base is closed.

The crew of HMS Troutbridge are all at sea when the island base is closed.

Starring Stephen Murray as the Number One, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant and Ronnie Barker as AS Johnson and Lieutenant Commander Stanton.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1960.

HMS Troutbridge's crew are all at sea when the island base is closed. Stars Stephen Murray and Jon Pertwee. From November 1960.

0302Refitting Ebeneezer Pertwee1960110920070726 (BBC7)
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Gardening is just the job for a fit man

Pertwee has to re-think his money-making schemes, whilst his Uncle Ebeneezer pulls off a major con.

0303Sea Trials Of The Poppadom1960111620070802 (BBC7)
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We're all a bit helpless when we meet the chap in authority.

It's hands across the sea - as the crew of HMS Troutbridge help to commission a foreign frigate.

0304Mutiny Aboard Troutbridge1960112320070809 (BBC7)
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Few of us can resist a slot machineThe crew of HMS Troutbridge set sail across the sea, but end up with very crossed wires.

0305The Explosive Biscuits1960113020070816 (BBC7)
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Teaching methods at school seem to have changed since my dayPovey is warned about a bomb on a new frigate, while Phillips receives a special gift for a journey.

0306Sir Willoughby Takes Over An Island1960120720070823 (BBC7)
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The crew of Troutbridge return to their spiritual home.

A new location is needed for the troublesome former governor and his wife.

A new location is needed for the troublesome former governor and his wife. From 1960.

A new location is needed for the troublesome former governor and his wife. Starring Jon Pertwee. From December 1960.

0307Mount Rumpus Atoll1960121420031009 (BBC7)
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High level conferences are always a worry to those awaiting the results.

The crew of Troutbridge can't even successfully destroy their own vessel.

Troutbridge is earmarked for target practice, but Commander Povey ends up in the firing line.

Povey has no trouble in naming a useless frigate to be a target in a NATO exercise.

Starring Stephen Murray as the Number One, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Richard Caldicote as Captain Povey and Ronnie Barker as Lt Commander Stanton.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in December 1960.

0308Mr Murray's Houseboat1960122120070906 (BBC7)
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The crew of Troutbridge take their disastrous reputation up river, in the 50th episode of the Navy Lark, from December 1960.

50th Show Special Perf For The Queen And Queen Mother.

The Commander entrusts Uncle Ebeneezer with his new purchase, but disaster isn't far away.

0309Johnson's Birthday1960122820070913 (BBC7)
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The crew's quest for easy money takes them back to their old island base.

Fatso's hiding, but the crew's attention is diverted when they find a treasure map.

Fatso is hiding, but the crew's attention is diverted when they find a treasure map.

'Fatso' Johnson is in hiding on his birthday, but the crew's attention is diverted when they find a treasure map. The show was recorded before an audience crew of real sailors.

Stars Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Ronnie Barker as Able Seaman Johnson and Richard Caldicote as Captain Povey.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in December 1960.

0310Povey's Unexpected Leave1961010420070920 (BBC7)
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It's better the devil you know for the Troutbridge crew as Captain Povey has to take leave.

It's better the devil you know for the crew of Troutbridge when Captain Povey is ordered to take leave.

From January 1961.

It's better the devil you know for the crew of Troutbridge when Captain Povey takes leave.

It's a case of better the devil you know, when a temporary new Captain arrives on board.

Stars Jon Pertwee.

It's a case of better the devil you know, when a temporary new Captain arrives on board HMS Troutbridge.

Stars Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Ronnie Barker as Able Seaman Johnson, Richard Caldicote as Captain Povey and Heather Chasen as Mrs Povey.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1961.

0311Families Day1961011120070927 (BBC7)
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Not only does Troutbridge have its usual crew aboard, but it also contains their relatives! From January 1961.

As the Chief raises funds, Cedric Phillips arrives to see his brother - the Captain!

As the Chief raises funds, Cedric Phillips arrives to see his brother - the Captain! Stars Leslie Phillips.

From January 1961.

As the Chief raises funds, Cedric Phillips arrives on board HMS Troutbridge to see his brother "the Captain"!

Stars Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Ronnie Barker as Lt Commander Stanton, Richard Caldicote as Captain Povey and Michael Bates as Cedric Phillips.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1961.

0312The Falmouth Ghost Ship1961011820071004 (BBC7)
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When strange lights are spotted at sea off Cornwall, Troutbridge's crew investigates.

As the Chief fund-raises, Cedric Phillips arrives on board HMS Troutbridge to see his brother "the Captain"!

Stars Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Ronnie Barker as Lt Commander Stanton, Richard Caldicote as Captain Povey and Michael Bates as Cedric Phillips.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1961.

0313Onabushkan Flu1961012520071011 (BBC7)
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There's something in the air as the crew of Troutbridge find themselves on unexpected royal duty.

With half the crew struck down, Troutbridge faces an unexpected royal mission.

With her crew battling flu, HMS Troutbridge must take on board half an Onabushkan crew for a special royal mission.

Stars Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Ronnie Barker as Able Seaman Johnson and Richard Caldicote as Captain Povey

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1961.

0314The Efficiency Expert1961020120071018 (BBC7)
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Can an efficiency expert sort out Troutbridge? Don't bet your next shore leave on it!

Another collision convinces Povey that the Admiralty needs to sort out Troutbridge!

Stars Leslie Phillips.

From February 1961.

Another collision convinces Povey that the Admiralty needs to sort out HMS Troutbridge.

Another collision convinces Captain Povey that the Admiralty must sort out HMS Troutbridge.

Stars Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Ronnie Barker as Able Seaman Johnson/ /Lieutenant Commander Stanton, Richard Caldicote as Captain Povey and Heather Chasen as Ramona Povey.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in February 1961.

0315The Floggle Grummit Missile1961020820071025 (BBC7)
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Troutbridge's officers aim to make a fast buck from Lieutenant Bates' latest invention.

Lt Bates invents a new missile from which the officers of Troutbridge can make a fast buck.

The officers of HMS Troutbridge aim to make a fast buck from Lieutenant Bates' latest invention.

Stars Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Ronnie Barker as Able Seaman Johnson, Richard Caldicote as Captain Povey, Michael Bates as Lieutenant Bates, Heather Chasen as WREN Chasen/ Lady Todd Hunter-Brown and Teniel Evans as Sir Willoughby Todd Hunter-Brown.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in February 1961.

0316The Hitch-hiking Counterfeiter1961021520071101 (BBC7)
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A retired 'Major' cadges a lift on HMS Troutbridge, but the crew soon pay the price.

Funny money and antics to match aboard HMS Troutbridge.

A retired 'Major' is keen to join a NATO mission to visit his poor, ill batman.

A retired 'Major' cadges a lift on HMS Troutbridge, but the crew soon pay the price. Stars Leslie Phillips. From February 1961.

Stars Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Ronnie Barker as Major Piecraft and Richard Caldicote as Captain Povey.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in February 1961.

0317Commodore Goldstein1961022220031016 (BBC7)
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Jon Pertwee, Leslie Phillips and Ronnie Barker with more shipboard disasters in this classic radio comedy.

From February 1961.

Hard up Able Seaman 'Taffy' finds himself mistakenly promoted.

Stars Ronnie Barker and Tenniel Evans.

Hard up Able Seaman 'Taffy' finds himself mistakenly promoted aboard HMS Troutbridge.

Stars Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Ronnie Barker as Able Seaman 'Fatso' Johnson, Richard Caldicote as Captain Povey, Teniel Evans as LS Goldstein and Heather Chasen as WREN Chasen.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in February 1961.

0318Mr Phillips Has Navigation Tuition1961030120071115 (BBC7)
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Stars Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Ronnie Barker as Franklin Pettigreaves, Richard Caldicote as Captain Povey and Heather Chasen as Ramona Povey.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

Unsurprisingly, Phillips never did pass his 'left hand down a bit' test and has to be re-examined.

Left hand down a bit! The ship's bumbling navigator attempts to pass an examination.

Left hand down a bit! HMS Troutbridge's bumbling navigator attempts to pass an examination.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in February 1961.

0319Pertwee And The Laundry1961030820071122 (BBC7)
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Johnson's not keen when the Chief hatches a money-making wheeze using surplus crew pyjamas

Jim-jams cause a big jam for Pertwee when yet another money-making scheme goes wrong.

Johnson is not keen when the Chief hatches a scheme using surplus crew pyjamas.

Stars Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Ronnie Barker as AS 'Fatso' Johnson/Lt Commander Stanton, Richard Caldicote as Captain Povey and Heather Chasen as Ramona Povey.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in March 1961.

0320 LASTThe Surprise Wedding19610315
0401Returning From Leave19610915
0402Captain Povey's Spy19610922
0403The Secret Of Nessie's Youth19610929
0406Admiral Troutbridge19611020

Being a chronicle of events aboard H.M.S. Troutbridge

Leslie Phillips as Sub-Lieut. Phillips

Stephen Murray as Lieut. Murray, the No. 1

Jon Pertwee as Chief Petty Officer Pertwee

Written by Lawrie Wyman

Produced by Alastair Scott Johnston

0408Humgrummits On The High Seas19611103
0409Are Captain And Mrs Povey Married?19611110
0410Cine Cameras At Sea19611117
0411The Citizen Adjustment Course19611124
0412A Hole Lieutenant19611201
0413Spy Catching In Casablanca19611208
0414Mount Pot Erupts19611215
0415Captain Povey's Shop19611222
0416Leading Seaman Goldstein's Party19611229
0417The Invitation19620105
0418Working Their Passage19620112
0419A Strange Hobby19620119
0420Mr Phillips Gets Engaged19620126
0421The Sinking Of The Bubble Car19620202
0422Long Jon Pertwee19620209
0423The Admiral's Accident Report19620216
0424Over The Sea To Rosyth19620223
0501First Day Out Of Dock1963040520120323 (BBC7)
20151216 (BBC7)

After their TV excursion, the crew of HMS Troutbridge set sail with a new commander.

After their TV excursion, the crew of HMS Troutbridge set sail with a new commander. Stars Leslie Phillips. From April 1963.

Stars Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Ronnie Barker as Able Seaman Johnson and Richard Caldicote as Captain Povey.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in April 19.

0502The New Barmaid1963041220120330 (BBC7)
20151223 (BBC7)

A fresh arrival makes waves and throws a NATO exercise into confusion. 100th episode.

A fresh arrival makes waves and throws a NATO exercise into confusion. 100th episode. Stars Leslie Phillips. From April 1963.

Stars Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Ronnie Barker as Able Seaman Johnson and Richard Caldicote as Captain Povey.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in April 1963.

0503A Deliberate Bashing1963041920031030 (BBC7)
20041209 (BBC7)
20041210 (BBC7)
20071206 (BBC7)
20090630 (BBC7)
20110826 (BBC7)
20120406 (BBC7)
20151230 (BBC7)

Desperate to escape his mother-in-law, can Captain Povey rely on the crew to assist?

Stars Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Ronnie Barker as Commander Bell, Richard Caldicote as Captain Povey and Tenniel Evans as Taffy Goldstein.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in April 1963.

0504Whittlesea Regatta1963042620120413 (BBC7)
20160106 (BBC7)

All the Troutbridge crew have to do is tow a barge. What could possibly go wrong?

All that the crew of HMS Troutbridge have to do is tow a barge. What could possibly go wrong?

Stars Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Ronnie Barker as The Mayor, Richard Caldicote as Captain Povey, Tenniel Evans as The Admiral and Michael Bates as Rear Admiral Ironbridge.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in April 1963.

0505Hms Troutbridge Gets A Rocket1963050320120420 (BBC7)
20160113 (BBC7)
20160116 (BBC7)

Paranoia sets in when the crew are charged with a top secret mission.

Paranoia sets in when the crew are charged with a top secret mission. Stars Jon Pertwee.

Paranoia sets in when the crew are charged with a top secret mission. Stars Jon Pertwee and Leslie Philips. From May 1963.

Paranoia sets in when the crew of HMS Troutbridge are charged with a top secret mission.

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Ronnie Barker as Captain Bell, Richard Caldicote as Captain Povey and Tenniel Evans as Taffy Goldstein.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in May 1963.

0506The Ghost Ship1963051020120427 (BBC7)
20160120 (BBC7)

Could HMS Troutbridge really be the next Marie Celeste? Stars Ronnie Barker.

Could HMS Troutbridge really be the next Marie Celeste? Stars Ronnie Barker, Jon Pertwee and Leslie Phillips. From May 1963.

Could HMS Troutbridge really be the next Marie Celeste?

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Ronnie Barker as Able Seaman Johnson, Richard Caldicote as Captain Povey and Tenniel Evans as Taffy Goldstein.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in May 1963.

0601Wren Chasen Returns1963092720120504 (BBC7)
20160127 (BBC7)

A shock for the crew over news that HMS Troutbridge is to be mothballed in Plymouth.

The crew are back from some eventful leave, but Heather's surprise return from Scotland gives her fiancé Phillips a nasty shock.

Stars Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Ronnie Barker as Able Seaman Johnson, Richard Caldicote as Captain Povey and Heather Chasen as Heather.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in September 1963.

0602On The Carpet1963100420120511 (BBC7)
20160203 (BBC7)

The floor of Murray's cabin is bare - and Phillips wants it to stay that way.

The floor of Murray's cabin aboard HMS Troutbridge is bare - and Phillips wants it to stay that way.

Stars Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Ronnie Barker as Able Seaman Johnson, Richard Caldicote as Captain Povey and Heather Chasen as Heather.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in October 1963.

0603The Bungalese Spies1963101120120518 (BBC7)
20160210 (BBC7)

Povey's in hot water with his wife and HMS Troutbridge sets sail on a secret mission.

Povey is in hot water with his wife and HMS Troutbridge sets sail on a secret mission.

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Ronnie Barker as Commander Bell, Richard Caldicote as Captain Povey and Heather Chasen as Mrs Povey.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in October 1963.

0604Troutbridge's Party1963101820120525 (BBC7)
20160217 (BBC7)

Peeved Pertwee is barred from a wardroom celebration for Admiral Sir Benjamin Troutbridge.

0605Rescuing Admirals1963102520120601 (BBC7)
20160224 (BBC7)

Two top brass need rescuing, Pertwee meets his uncle and an old face sails back.

Two top brass need rescuing, Pertwee meets his uncle and an old face sails back. Stars Leslie Phillips. From October 1963.

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Ronnie Barker as AS Johnson, Richard Caldicote as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Heather and Michael Bates as Rear Admiral Ironbridge.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in October 1963.

0606Demise Of The Depth Charges1963110120120608 (BBC7)
20160302 (BBC7)

With romantic rivalry for Wren Chasen, HMS Troutbridge's new mission goes with a bang.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1963.

0607The Struggle For Promotion1963110820120615 (BBC7)
20160309 (BBC7)

A new naval directive lets Pertwee apply for a commission.

0608Navigation By Computer1963111520120622 (BBC7)
20120623 (BBC7)
20160316 (BBC7)

HMS Troutbridge sails into the technological age, but can the crew keep up?

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicote as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Heather and Michael Bates as Lieutenant Bates, Ronnie Barker as Mr Merrivale and Tenniel Evans as the Admiral.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1963.

0609Stormy Weather1963112220120629 (BBC7)
20160323 (BBC7)

A firm ultimatum for Leslie, as HMS Troutbridge is ordered to sea.

0610Chasing The Kepeac1963112920120706 (BBC7)
20160330 (BBC7)

Sister ships HMS Troutbridge and HMS Makepeace are sent on a wild ghost chase into the fog.

0611The Submerged Island1963120620120713 (BBC7)
20160406 (BBC7)

The crew of HMS Troutbridge must attempt an important scientific undersea mission.

0612The Sicilian Secret Agent1963121320120720 (BBC7)
20160413 (BBC7)

When the crew of HMS Troutbridge sets off to pick up an MI5 man in the Med, Phillips takes a wrong turning.

0613Germany's Troutbridge1963122020120727 (BBC7)
20160420 (BBC7)

HMS Troutbridge's mission to foster good relations with the German navy goes awry.

0614Confirming Povey's Rank1963122720120803 (BBC7)
20160427 (BBC7)

Is Povey a fraud? It seems so, as the Troutbridge crew race to secure his captaincy.

Is Povey a fraud? It seems so, as the crew of HMS Troutbridge race to secure his captaincy

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicote as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Heather, Ronnie Barker as Lieutenant Queeg and Tenniel Evens as The Commander.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in December 1963.

0615The Calais Dock Strike1964010320120810 (BBC7)
20160504 (BBC7)

When HMS Troutbridge is sent to collect stranded tourists, Pertwee has other ideas.

When HMS Troutbridge is sent to collect some stranded tourists, Chief Petty Officer Pertwee has other ideas.

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicote as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Heather and Ronnie Barker as AS Johnson.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1964.

0616Johnson's Memoirs1964011020120817 (BBC7)
20160511 (BBC7)

When Fatso makes a bid for literary success, Pertwee intervenes.

When Johnson gets set to take the literary world by storm with his memoirs, Pertwee decides to intervene.

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Ronnie Barker as Able Seaman Johnson and Heather Chasen as Heather.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1964.

When Fatso makes a bid for literary success, Pertwee intervenes. Stars Ronnie Barker.

0617The Emperor Of Tratvia1964011720120824 (BBC7)
20160518 (BBC7)

Povey calls on the crew of Troutbridge to help him out of a domestic predicament.

Captain Povey calls on the crew of HMS Troutbridge to help him out of a domestic predicament.

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Ronnie Barker as Able Seaman Johnson, Heather Chasen as Mrs Povey and Tenniel Evans as The Admiral.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1964.

0618Open Day1964012420120831 (BBC7)
20160525 (BBC7)

Friends and relatives are invited aboard HMS Troutbridge.

With friends and relatives due for a visit aboard HMS Troutbridge, what has Pertwee got in mind?

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Ronnie Barker as Able Seaman Johnson, Heather Chasen as Mrs Povey and Tenniel Evans as The Admiral.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1964.

0619 LASTStuck On A Sandbank1964013120120907 (BBC7)
20160601 (BBC7)

The Troutbridge crew are all set for leave - after one tiny mission.

The Troutbridge crew are all set for leave - after one tiny mission. Stars Leslie Phillips

The crew of HMS Troutbridge is set for shore leave - if they can just manage to complete one tiny mission first.

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Heather, Ronnie Barker as Able Seaman Johnson and Tenniel Evans as Leading Seamen Goldstein.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1964.

0701Taking Some Liberties1965071120120914 (BBC7)
20160608 (BBC7)

With HMS Troutbridge set for special escort duty, amorous Mr Phillips returns on a unicycle.

With HMS Troutbridge set for special escort duty, Mr Phillips returns on a unicycle.

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Ronnie Barker as Lieutenant Queeg and Tenniel Evans as Leading Seamen Goldstein.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in July 1965.

0702Smugglers In The Solent1965071820090707 (BBC7)
20090712 (BBC7)
20090713 (BBC7)
20110902 (BBC7)
20120921 (BBC7)
20160615 (BBC7)

The crew of HMS Troutbridge is sent to pursue some marine miscreants.

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Ronnie Barker as Lieutenant Queeg, Tenniel Evans as Leading Seamen Goldstein and Heather Chasen as Heather.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in July 1965.

0703Mr Murray Is Victimised1965072520090714 (BBC7)
20110909 (BBC7)
20120928 (BBC7)
20160622 (BBC7)

Captain Povey decides that 'divide and rule' is the best way to deal with Troutbridge.

Captain Povey decides that 'divide and rule' is the best way to deal with HMS Troutbridge.

Captain Povey decides 'divide and rule' is the best way to deal with the crew of HMS Troutbridge.

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Heather, Ronnie Barker as AS Johnson and Tenniel Evans as the Admiral.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in July 1965.

0704The Poveys Move House1965080120121005 (BBC7)
20160629 (BBC7)

Captain Povey is moving house and needs to shift furniture. Step forward Pertwee.

Stressed out Captain Povey is moving house and needs the crew of HMS Troutbridge to help shift the furniture.

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Mrs Povey, Ronnie Barker as Captain Bell and Tenniel Evans as Uncle Ebeneezer.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in August 1965.

0706Admiral Pertwee's Fleet1965081520121019 (BBC7)
20160713 (BBC7)

There's a mix-up when Pertwee bids for some high-class scrap metal at auction - and a whole lot more arrives than he's expecting!

0708Making A Right Pig's Breakfast1965082920121102 (BBC7)
20160727 (BBC7)

Breaking off her engagement to Leslie, Heather looks elsewhere aboard HMS Troutbridge.

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Heather, Ronnie Barker as Commander Bell, Michael Bates as the Padre and Tenniel Evans as the LS Goldestein.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in August 1965.

0709The Mysterious Pudding Mine1965090520090804 (BBC7)
20110930 (BBC7)
20121109 (BBC7)
20160803 (BBC7)

When Goldstein spots something bobbing about in the sea, panic ensues on Troutbridge.

Fatso Johnson's culinary efforts cause havoc, but avert a disaster.

Able Seaman Johnson's culinary efforts cause havoc on HMS Troutbridge - with unexpected consequences!

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Heather, Ronnie Barker as AS Johnson, Michael Bates as the Padre and Tenniel Evans as the Admiral.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in September 1965.

0710The Hovercraft Training Course1965091220090811 (BBC7)
20111007 (BBC7)
20121116 (BBC7)
20160810 (BBC7)

The senior officers of HMS Troutbridge inflict havoc all over the South Downs.

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Heather, Ronnie Barker as Commander Ward, Michael Bates as the policeman and Tenniel Evans as the Admiral.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in September 1965.

0711The Sabotaged Floggle-toggle-box1965091920121123 (BBC7)
20160817 (BBC7)

The crew are confined to ship over fears of underhand interference on HMS Troutbridge.

The crew are confined to ship over fears of underhand interference aboard HMS Troutbridge.

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Mrs Povey, Ronnie Barker as AS Johnson, Tenniel Evans as LS Goldstein and Michael Bates as the Padre.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in September 1965.

0712The Potarneyland Training Exercise1965092620090818 (BBC7)
20090823 (BBC7)
20090824 (BBC7)
20111014 (BBC7)
20111015 (BBC7)
20121130 (BBC7)
20160824 (BBC7)

Phillips' navigation skills are hired to a foreign power, but diplomacy breaks down.

Phillips' navigation skills are hired to a foreign power, but diplomacy breaks down. Stars Leslie Phillips. From September 1965.

0713 LASTGoing On Leave In Croydon1965100320121207 (BBC7)

Heather has to let Pertwee down gently before it leads to a brawl.

0801Searching For Their Ship1966090420130426 (BBC7)

The crewmates return from leave, but there's no sign of Troutbridge.

0802Float-a-peddling Their Way Through1966091120130503 (BBC7)

HMS Troutbridge is Med-bound, but Pertwee's plans don't hold water. Stars Jon Pertwee.

HMS Troutbridge is Med-bound, but Pertwee's plans don't hold water. Stars Jon Pertwee and Ronnie Barker. From September 1966.

0803Gumming Up The Works1966091820130510 (BBC7)

There's a five-star mess when HMS Troutbridge goes for a refill. Stars Jon Pertwee.

There's a five-star mess when HMS Troutbridge goes for a refill. Stars Jon Pertwee and Leslie Phillips. From September 1966.

0804Buoying Up1966092520130517 (BBC7)

Troutbridge is on a top secret mission, but the inevitable disaster is plain to see.

0806Drifting Through - Farewell To Hms Varsity19661009
0807Blowing Themselves Up1966101620130607 (BBC7)

Taking part in a joint forces exercise, can HMS Troutbridge make it to the landing zone?

Taking part in a joint forces exercise, can HMS Troutbridge make it to the landing zone? Stars Jon Pertwee. From October 1966.

0808Buying Tickets1966102320130614 (BBC7)

Uncle Ebenezer's booking agency creates havoc for Commander Murray as he courts Heather.

Uncle Ebenezer's booking agency creates havoc for Commander Murray as he courts Heather. Stars Jon Pertwee. From October 1966.

0901Have Been Towing1967070220131111 (BBC7)
20131116 (BBC7)

HMS Troutbridge comes home, dragging vessels from around the world behind her.

HMS Troutbridge comes home, dragging vessels from around the world behind her. Stars Leslie Phillips. From July 1967.

0902Fishing In Troubled Waters - Fishers Off The Faeroes19670709
0903Cleaning Up1967071620131118 (BBC7)

Can the inept crew of the Troutbridge get it ship-shape for an inspection?

0904Doing A Disastrical1967072320131125 (BBC7)

Will Phillips' pursuit of the new Wren in Captain Povey's office end happily ever after? With Heather Chasen.

0905The Navel Review - Deliberately Abandoned19670730
0906Going Caravaning (the Curious Caravan Case19670806
0907Having A Bit Of Trouble With The French (frenchmen In J.41)19670813
0908Tangling With The Law (the Police Drop In)19670820
0909Have Been Assaulting (mr Murray's Endurance Course)19670827
0910Women In The Wardroom (have Been Redecorating)19670903

The wardroom is in a mess and needs to be refurnished.

Unfortunately, Murray gives an inebriated Pertwee the fund money to make the necessary purchases.

0911Troutbridge's Silver Jubilee Party - Celebrating Their Important Anniversary19670910

0912Computerising1967091720131223 (BBC7)

Cecil, a new combination of computer and teleprinter, is to be tested on Troutbridge.

And Cecil also has a memory bank that can answer any question.

Captain Povey hopes a new machine called Cecil will help him command Troutbridge.

Captain Povey hopes a new machine called Cecil will help him command Troutbridge. With Leslie Phillips. From September 1967.

0913Seeing Red1967092420131230 (BBC7)

Troutbridge must take Sir Willoughby, a high-ranking VIP, to a top secret rendezvous.

They head for the North Sea where the sealed orders are to be opened.

Can the inept Troutbridge crew take a VIP to a secret rendezvous?

Can the inept Troutbridge crew take a VIP to a secret rendezvous? Stars Leslie Phillips and Bill Pertwee. From September 1967.

0914Bugging (the Bugged And Burgled Beer)19671001
0915Flying In The Face (picking Up The Poppadom)19671008
0916Cuthbert Joins The Navy1967101520031120 (BBC7)
20041230 (BBC7)
20041231 (BBC7)
20071227 (BBC7)
20090901 (BBC7)
20111028 (BBC7)
20140106 (BBC7)

Mrs Povey insists that her snooty nephew, the odious Cuthbert, samples a career on the ocean wave.

0917Frustrating The Spark Of Invention1967102220140113 (BBC7)
20140118 (BBC7)

The Chief decides that they should enter the Man-Powered Flight Competition, and a one-man helicopter is built in Troutbridge's hold using numerous items stolen from the crew: the Padre's mini bicycle, Murray's golf clubs and Leslie's pyjamas.

Will it take off?

Can Johnson win a 'man-powered flight' competition, despite the assistance of Pertwee?

Can Johnson win a 'man-powered flight' competition, despite the assistance of Pertwee? With Ronnie Barker. From October 1967.

0918Sub Lt Philips At Dartmouth1967102920111104 (BBC7)
20140120 (BBC7)

Just how did lovely Leslie become a sub-Lieutenant on HMS Troutbridge?

Just how did lovely Leslie become a sub-Lieutenant on HMS Troutbridge? Stars Jon Pertwee and Ronnie Barker. From October 1967.

0920Have Been Painting Pink Spots1967111220140203 (BBC7)

Pertwee's wheeling and dealing leaves Troutbridge in the firing line.

1002The Redundancy Drive *1968102020031127 (BBC7)
20050106 (BBC7)
20050107 (BBC7)
20090908 (BBC7)
20090913 (BBC7)
20090914 (BBC7)
20111111 (BBC7)
20140811 (BBC7)

Captain Povey is keen to clear the decks of HMS Troutbridge and sees his opportunity to get rid of Murray when he learns that those over 26 are in line for redundancy.

But Number One fights back.

Captain Povey is keen to clear the decks of HMS Troutbridge, but Number One fights back.

1003Dredging Their Way Through (the Smugglers Return)19681027
1004Instructing Their New Co In The Ways (captain Trotter Takes Charge)19681103
1005Visiting Broadstairs ( (the Anti-submarine Missile)19681110
1007Have Been Appearing (the South Kawowan Summit)19681124
1008Avoiding Redundancy1968120120140714 (BBC7)
20140719 (BBC7)

Pertwee is aghast to learn that an oversight may bring his naval career to an end.

1009Have Been Exercising (capt. Povey Takes Over)19681208
1010Crashing Their Way Through (sir Willoughby Goes To Kawowa)19681215
1011Presented The Padre (the Padre's Birthday)19681222
1012Blowing Up (the Portsmouth Kiosk)19681229
1013Shot At (the Radio Beacon)19690105
1015Have Been Breaking Up (harold Wilson Reviews The Fleet)19690119
1016Weathering (the Relief Of The Weather Ship)1969012620140728 (BBC7)

Can the inept crew help a scientist complete their research mission?

Can the inept crew help a scientist complete their research mission? Stars Leslie Phillips and Jon Pertwee. From January 1969.

1017Bunging Up (the Mickey Mouse Toothbrush)19690202
1018 LASTAssisting The Police With Their Enquiries For The Last Time In This Series (the Brick Smugglers)19690209
1101The Squatters - Desquatting Troutbridge - Lt Commander Murray And The Squatters19691228
1102Admiral Hunting (what Is The S.s.e?)19700104
1103The Promotion Ladder - Promoting - C.p.o. Pertwee Climbs Up The Promotion Ladder19700111
1104Running Aground - Stranded - Capt. Povey As Governor Of Forbodia19700118
1105Starred (sir Willoughby's Party)19700125
1106Taking The Initiative - The Fleet Initiative Test19700201
1107Proving (c.p.o. Pertwee's Long Service Medal)19700208
1108Hunting Flying Saucers (the Phenomenal Pertwee Tug)19700215
1109Spy-catching (the Security Clampdown)19700222
1110Having Trouble With A Washing Machine (the Anniversary And The Washing)19700301
1111The Forbodians Hijack Troutbridge1970030820031204 (BBC7)
20050113 (BBC7)
20050114 (BBC7)
20090915 (BBC7)
20111118 (BBC7)

The crew are taken on an unexpected voyage - who can save them?

1112Getting Spliced (number One Gets Married)19700315
1113Bombarding (the Honeymooners Return)19700322
1114Trying For The Jackpot (c.p.o. Pertwee And The Lead Half Crowns)19700329
1115Dartmouth Naval College Has Had A Narrow Escape (sub-lt Phillips To Leave For Dartmouth)19700405
1116 LASTBashing Up The Radar For The Last Time In This Series (the Mark 31 Radar)19700412
1201The Put-a-horse-out-to-graze Fund *1971051620031211 (BBC7)
20050120 (BBC7)
20050121 (BBC7)
20090922 (BBC7)
20090927 (BBC7)
20090928 (BBC7)
20111125 (BBC7)
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Chief Petty Officer Pertwee starts fundraising for a cause - his own financial black hole.

1202Impressions For Survival1971052320031218 (BBC7)
20050127 (BBC7)
20050128 (BBC7)
20090929 (BBC7)
20111202 (BBC7)
20140217 (BBC7)

The ship's crew is set to be disbanded if Povey gets his way, but Pertwee has a cunning plan.

1203The Beard-growing Race19710530
1205Operation Recovery1971061320040101 (BBC7)
20050210 (BBC7)
20050211 (BBC7)
20091013 (BBC7)
20111216 (BBC7)
20140303 (BBC7)

There's trouble afloat as the crew of Troutbridge try to locate an American warhead.

Trouble afloat as the crew of HMS Troutbridge try to locate an American warhead.

1206The Slogan Contest1971062020040108 (BBC7)
20050324 (BBC7)
20050325 (BBC7)
20091020 (BBC7)
20111223 (BBC7)
20140310 (BBC7)

A recruitment drive sparks some creative writing, but the Chief does some creative scheming.

A recruitment drive sparks some creative writing; the Chief does some creative scheming.

1207Sir Willoughby At Shanghai1971062720040115 (BBC7)
20050331 (BBC7)
20050401 (BBC7)
20091027 (BBC7)
20111230 (BBC7)
20140317 (BBC7)

The blundering Troutbridge crew take the Governor and his wife to the famous Chinese city.

Stars Tenniel Evans.

From June 1971.

The blundering Troutbridge crew take the Governor and his wife to the famous Chinese city. Stars Tenniel Evans. From June 1971.

1208Operation Cowes Barge1971070420040122 (BBC7)
20050407 (BBC7)
20050408 (BBC7)
20091103 (BBC7)
20091108 (BBC7)
20091109 (BBC7)
20120106 (BBC7)
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HMS Troutbridge heads to the Isle of Wight and Captain Povey needs a favour from the crew.

1209Number One's Anniversary19710711
1210The Loch Ness Monster1971071820040129 (BBC7)
20040130 (BBC7)
20050414 (BBC7)
20050415 (BBC7)
20091110 (BBC7)
20120113 (BBC7)
20140331 (BBC7)

Monstrous goings on when the crew of HMS Troutbridge hit Scotland.

1211The Forbodian Attaché19710725
1302Escaping Back Into (the P.o.w. Escape Exercise)19720402
1304Operating For Profit (the Newhaven-dieppe Smuggling Run)19720416
1305Cavorting About (the Bumble Spit Lighthouse Affair)19720423
1306Digging Themselves Stupid (the Tonipouhaha Treasure)19720430
1308Son Of A Sea Lord1972051420050512 (BBC7)
20050513 (BBC7)
20091208 (BBC7)
20140428 (BBC7)

Leslie Phillips gets taken aboard a Forbodian frigate to teach them navigational secrets.

Phillip's promotion struggle is overshadowed by his nautical fantasy of Lord Nelson.

Phillips is up for promotion, but will his Lord Nelson fantasy help or hinder?

1309Hypnotised (hypnotising Ramona)19720521
1310Mastering (the Master Of Sardinia)19720528
1311Opportunity Knockers1972060420040304 (BBC7)
20040305 (BBC7)
20050519 (BBC7)
20050520 (BBC7)
20091215 (BBC7)
20140505 (BBC7)

An entertainment contest is held aboard HMS Troutbridge.

Will a star be born? The crew audition for a talent contest aboard HMS Troutbridge.

1312Friday The 13th *1972061120040311 (BBC7)
20040312 (BBC7)
20050526 (BBC7)
20050527 (BBC7)
20091222 (BBC7)
20140512 (BBC7)
20140517 (BBC7)

The day proves unlucky for the superstitious crew of HMS Troutbridge.

The day proves unlucky for the superstitious crew of HMS Troutbridge. Stars Jon Pertwee and Leslie Phillips. From June 1972.

1313The New Naafi *1972061820040318 (BBC7)
20040319 (BBC7)
20050602 (BBC7)
20050603 (BBC7)
20091229 (BBC7)
20140519 (BBC7)

Pertwee's potent beer sparks an explosive opening ceremony aboard HMS Troutbridge.

1401The Montezuela Revolution *1973072920040325 (BBC7)
20040326 (BBC7)
20040325 (BBC7)
20050609 (BBC7)
20050610 (BBC7)
20100105 (BBC7)
20140526 (BBC7)

Four days of leave in Montezuela.

What could possibly go wrong?

Ramona Povey causes havoc on HMS Troutbridge's goodwill visit.

From July 1973.

Stars Richard Caldicot and Heather Chasen.

Ramona Povey causes havoc on HMS Troutbridge's goodwill visit. Stars Richard Caldicot and Heather Chasen. From July 1973.

1402Having Their Little Boats Eaten (the Island Swordfish)19730805
1403Bunged In The Brig (bunged In The Rattle)19730812
1404Doing A Kangaroo Polka (kidnapped Down Under)19730819
1405The Digital Isles Go Unstable1973082620040401 (BBC7)
20040402 (BBC7)
20050616 (BBC7)
20050617 (BBC7)
20100112 (BBC7)

HMS Troutbridge is sent to evacuate an island which may be engulfed in a volcanic eruption.

HMS Troutbridge sails into trouble over some island evacuations.

From August 1973.

Stars Leslie Phillips and Stephen Murray.

AKA The Digital Isle Goes Unstable

1406Bombed By The Raffia (egbert Hitches A Ride)19730902
1408Nobbled (the Bergan Horse Trials)19730916
1409Mastering (captain Povey's Wig)19730923
1410Taking The Pill With Disastrous Consequences (the Brain Pill)19730930
1411Demonstrating Their Firepower (operation Showcase)19731007
1412Living The High Life (cpo Pertwee Yachtmonger)19731014
1413 LASTThe Talpinium Shell1973102120030710 (BBC7)
20040415 (BBC7)
20040416 (BBC7)
20050630 (BBC7)
20050701 (BBC7)
20100126 (BBC7)
20140609 (BBC7)

There's chaos afloat when the crew of HMS Troutbridge are asked to test a new top secret weapon.

Chaos afloat as the Troutbridge crew tests a new top secret weapon.

Chaos afloat as the Troutbridge crew set out to test a new top secret weapon.

1501Sequel To The Talpinium Shell19751109
1502Nana1975111620030717 (BBC7)
20040422 (BBC7)
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20050707 (BBC7)
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HMS Troutbridge sets sail with Phillips let loose on a new navigational aid.

1503Fallen Victim To The Green Eye Of Jealousy (helen, The New Wren)19751123
1504Were Freezing Their Assets (relief For Station 150)19751130
1505Rejuvenating (black Is Beautiful)19751207
1506Throwing Their Voices (sidney And The Stamp)19751214
1507Riding To Victory (commander Murray Becomes A Showjumper)19751221
1508Confounding The Ungodly (horrible Horace)19751228
1509Burning Their Bras (officer's And Gent's Lib)19760104
1510The Case Of The Hgm Mark 51976011120030724 (BBC7)
20040429 (BBC7)
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20050714 (BBC7)
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Senior Troutbridge officers fear the worst when they're summoned to the Admiralty.

Senior Troutbridge officers fear the worst when they are summoned to the Admiralty.

Senior Troutbridge officers fear the worst when they are summoned to the Admiralty. Stars Stephen Murray. From January 1976.

1511Having A History Lesson (uncle Wilberforce Pertwee)19760118
15SPECIALThe Jubilee Navy Lark *1977071620090505 (BBC7)
20101224 (BBC7)

The Bbc Are Sending The Bill To Buckingham Palace

Chaos looms on the Royal Yacht Britannia when an unexpected crew arrives.

The crew of Troutbridge set sail on a royal adventure.

S03Queen's Silver Jubilee Edition