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The Navy Lark
The Navy Lark was a BBC radio comedy written by Laurie Wyman and George Evans about the crew of The Royal Navy ship HMS Troutbridge and their mis-adventures.
The show was first aired in 1959 and ran for thirteen series until 1976 making it the second longest running radio programme the BBC has made.
The main characters of The Navy Lark are: Cheif Petty Officer Pertwee, played by Jon Pertwee; Sub Lieutenant Phillips, played by Leslie Phillips and The Number One, which was played by Dennis Price in the first series and Stephen Murray from then on. The rest of the regular characters were played by Richard Caldicot, Ronnie Barker, Tenniel Evans, Michael Bates and Heather Chasen.


Sample shows - left click headphones to listen, right-click & save-as to download

Show Title Broadcast Date File Size Length
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Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Premiere Episode 3/29/59 7.98 00:27:51 Or the case of the missing jeep.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Working Their Passage 4/5/59 8.3 00:28:51 Seaman Goldstein is finally promoted. To Commodore.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Having Their Fun 4/12/59 8.01 00:27:59 The affair of the chair.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Fairground Lights 4/19/59 8.2 00:28:39 Chief Pertwee's plan to lease the HMS Troutbridge as a power station is interrupted by an order to, of all things, put to sea.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Comfort Fund 4/26/59 8.29 00:28:58 Number One's slush fund, aka The Unit Comfort Fund, has grown suspiciously large, and must be cut down before the inspectors find out.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Stuck Up The Inlet 5/3/59 8.25 00:28:49 In a naval exercise, the HMS Troutbridge gets stuck up the creek, literally.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Admiral's Party 5/10/59 8.31 00:29:02 CPO Pertwee's gleefully larcenous routine is interrupted by the arrival ov an admiral.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Hank Of Heather 5/17/59 8.27 00:28:54 A mild panic ensues when Heather's old boyfriend comes to the island.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Multiple Mines 5/24/59 8.31 00:29:04 Another ordinary day of chaos and mayhem.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Multiple Mines 5/24/59 8.31 00:29:04 Another ordinary day of chaos and mayhem.

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