O

Fourble

The Navy Lark
Comedy antics aboard HMS Troutbridge

The Navy Lark was a BBC radio sitcom broadcast from 1959 to 1977. It was about life aboard a British Royal Navy frigate named HMS Troutbridge, based in HMNB Portsmouth.

In series 1 and 2, the ship and crew were stationed offshore at an unnamed location known simply as "The Island". In series 2 this island was revealed to be owned by Lt. Cdr. Stanton.

The programme was transmitted on the BBC Light Programme and subsequently BBC Radio 2. For most of its run, it starred Leslie Phillips, Jon Pertwee and Stephen Murray, whose names rotated in order of precedence every episode over the entire 15 season run. Famously, a young Ronnie Barker also appeared in the series.

!No MP3s found. The MP3 files used by this podcast appear to be missing. They may have been removed permanently from their source location.

  1. 01 - The Missing Jeep (0Mb)
  2. 02 - Operation Fag End (0Mb)
  3. 03 - Working Their Passage (0Mb)
  4. 04 - The Fairground Lights (0Mb)
  5. 05 - The Comfort Fund (0Mb)
  6. 06 - Stuck Up The Inlet (0Mb)
  7. 07 - The Admiral's Party (0Mb)
  8. 08 - The Hank Of Heather (0Mb)
  9. 09 - The Multiple Mines (0Mb)
  10. 10 - The Gun Mechanism Test (0Mb)
  11. 11 - Whittlesea Bay Yacht Regatta (0Mb)
  12. 12 - The Psychology Test (0Mb)
  13. 13 - A Watch On The Initiative (0Mb)
  14. 14 - An Exercise In Filming (0Mb)
  15. 15 - The Smuggling Spy (0Mb)
  16. 16 - Whittlesea Bay Carnival And Fete (0Mb)
  17. 17 - New At The Helm (0Mb)
  18. 18 - Fatso's Box Brownie (0Mb)
  19. 19 - Bringing Back The Barge (0Mb)
  20. 20 - The Mock Action (0Mb)
  21. 21 - Going Dutch (0Mb)
  22. 22 - The Figurehead (0Mb)
  23. 23 - Johnson Finds Treasure (0Mb)
  24. 24 - The Charter Trip to Antarctica (0Mb)
  25. 25 - Cementing Relations (0Mb)
  26. 26 - Strike Up The Band (0Mb)
  27. 27 - The Trip up the Thames (Fuzzy) (0Mb)
  28. 28 - A Crisp Romance (0Mb)
  29. 29 - The Lighthouse Lark (0Mb)
  30. 30 - Pertwee Posted To Portsmouth (0Mb)
  31. 31 - Johnsons Diet (0Mb)
  32. 32 - Tug-of-War (0Mb)
  33. 33 - The Cross Country Run (0Mb)
  34. 34 - The Morning After (0Mb)
  35. 35 - The Secret Mission to Calais (0Mb)
  36. 37 - The Portarneyland Fishing Limit (0Mb)
  37. 36 - Mr Murray Goes Sick (0Mb)
  38. 39 - In Portsmouth for a Refit (0Mb)
  39. 38 - Wrens Reunion at the Festival Hall (0Mb)
  40. 41 - Sea Trials Of The Poppadom (0Mb)
  41. 40 - Refitting Ebeneezer Pertwee (0Mb)
  42. 43 - The Explosive Biscuits (0Mb)
  43. 42 - Mutiny Aboard Troutbridge (0Mb)
  44. 44 - Sir Willoughby Takes Over The (0Mb)
  45. 45 - Mount Rumpus Atoll (0Mb)
  46. 46 - 50th Show Special Performance For The Queen And Queen Mother (0Mb)
  47. 48 - Poveys Unexpected Leave (0Mb)
  48. 47 - Johnsons Birthday (0Mb)
  49. 50 - Onabushkan Flu (0Mb)
  50. 49 - Falmouth Ghost Ship (0Mb)
  51. 51 - The Efficiency Expert (0Mb)
  52. 53 - The Hitch Hiking Counterfeiter (0Mb)
  53. 54 - Commodore Goldstein (0Mb)
  54. 52 - The Floggle Grummit Missile (0Mb)
  55. 55 - Mr Phillips Has Navigation Tuition (0Mb)
  56. 56 - CPO Pertwee And The Laundry (0Mb)
  57. 57 - Returning From Leave (0Mb)
  58. 58 - Captain Poveys Spy (0Mb)
  59. 59 - The Northampton Hunt Ball (0Mb)
  60. 60 - Hijacked (0Mb)
  61. 62 - Relatives And Reservation (0Mb)
  62. 61 - Admiral Troutbridge (0Mb)
  63. 63 - Humgrummits On The High Seas (0Mb)
  64. 64 - Are Captain and Mrs Povey Married (0Mb)
  65. 65 - Cine Cameras at Sea (0Mb)
  66. 66 - The Citizen Adjustment Course (0Mb)
  67. 67 - A Hole Lieutenant (0Mb)
  68. 68 - Spy Catching In Casablanca (0Mb)
  69. 69 - Mount Pot Erupts (0Mb)
  70. 70 - Captain Povey's Shop (0Mb)
  71. 71 - Leading Seaman Goldstein's Party (0Mb)
  72. 72 - A Change Of Heart (0Mb)
  73. 73 - A Strange Hobb (0Mb)
  74. 74 - Mr Phillips Gets Engaged (0Mb)
  75. 75 - Sinking of the Bubble Car (0Mb)
  76. 76 - Long Jonathon Pertwee (0Mb)
  77. 77 - The Admiral's Accident Report (0Mb)
  78. 78 - Over the Sea to Rosyth (0Mb)
  79. 79 - The Return Of Sir Frederick Flatley (0Mb)
  80. 80 - The Ship's Concert (0Mb)
  81. 81 - First Day Out Of Dock (0Mb)
  82. 82 - 100th Edition (0Mb)
  83. 83 - A Deliberate Bashing (0Mb)
  84. 84 - Whittlesea Regatta (0Mb)
  85. 85 - HMS Troutbridge Gets A Rocket (0Mb)
  86. 86 - The Ghost Ship (0Mb)
  87. 87 - Wren Chasen Returns (0Mb)
  88. 88 - On The Carpet (0Mb)
  89. 89 - The Bungalese Spies (0Mb)
  90. 90 - Celebrating Their Anniversay (0Mb)
  91. 91 - Rescuing Admirals (0Mb)
  92. 92 - Demise Of Depth Charges (0Mb)
  93. 93 - The Struggle For Promotion (0Mb)
  94. 94 - Fred Computables (0Mb)
  95. 95 - TS Bashing Six Kinds Of Brick Dust (Stormy Weather) (0Mb)
  96. 96 - Chasing The Kepeac (0Mb)
  97. 97 - The Submerged Island (0Mb)
  98. 98 - The Sicilian Secret Agent (0Mb)
  99. 99 - Germany’s Troutbridge - Navy Lark (0Mb)
  100. 100 - Confirming Poveys Rank (0Mb)
  101. 101 - Ferrying Their Way Through (The Calais Dock Strike) (0Mb)
  102. 102 - Taking Liberties With History (Johnson's Memoirs) (0Mb)
  103. 103 - Emperor Of Traviata (0Mb)
  104. 104 - Doing Their Fifteen Sided Nuts (Open Day) (0Mb)
  105. 105 - Having A Go (Stuck On A Sandbank) (0Mb)
  106. 106 - Taking Some Liberties (0Mb)
  107. 107 - Doing A Mischief (0Mb)
  108. 108 - The Povey’s Move House (0Mb)
  109. 109 - Captain Povey Reports Sick (0Mb)
  110. 110 - Admiral Pertwee's Fleet (0Mb)
  111. 111 - Let Loose With A Chopper (0Mb)
  112. 112 - Making A Right Pig's Breakfast (0Mb)
  113. 113 - The Mysterious Pudding Mine (0Mb)
  114. 114 - Belting Three Feet Up in the Air (The Hovercraft Training Course) (0Mb)
  115. 115 - Floggle Toggling Their Way Through (The Sabotaged Floggle-Toggle-Box) (0Mb)
  116. 116 - Potarneyland Training Exercise (0Mb)
  117. 117 - Doing A Mischief, For The Last Time In The Current Series (Going On L (0Mb)
  118. 118 - Searching For Their Ship (Where Is Troutbridge) (0Mb)
  119. 119 - The Float a Peddle Fiddle (0Mb)
  120. 120 - Gumming up the works (A Sticky Business) (0Mb)
  121. 121 - Buoying Up (Buoys will be Buoys) (0Mb)
  122. 122 - Steamship Day (0Mb)
  123. 123 - Farewell To HMS Varsity (0Mb)
  124. 124 - Blowing Themselves Up (The Army Lark) (0Mb)
  125. 125 - Just The Ticket (0Mb)
  126. 126 - The PM Papa (0Mb)
  127. 127 - Undergoing Trials And Tribulations Of Life (0Mb)
  128. 128 - Off to sea at last (0Mb)
  129. 129 - Have Been Towing (Back From The Antarctic) (0Mb)
  130. 130 - Fishing In Troubled Waters (0Mb)
  131. 131 - Cleaning Up (0Mb)
  132. 132 - Doing A Disastrical (Jigsaws And Jemmies) (0Mb)
  133. 133 - Deliberately Abandoned (The Naval Review) (0Mb)
  134. 134 - The Curious Caravan Case (0Mb)
  135. 135 - A Bit Of Trouble With The French (Frenchmen In J-41) (0Mb)
  136. 136 - Tangling With The Law (0Mb)
  137. 137 - Have Been Assaulting [Mr Murray's Endurance Course] (0Mb)
  138. 138 - Have Been Redecorating (Women In The Wardroom) (0Mb)
  139. 139 - Celebrating Their Important Anniversary (Troutbridge's Silver Jubilee (0Mb)
  140. 140 - Computerising (CECIL The Navigation Computer) (0Mb)
  141. 141 - Seeing Red (The Russian Rendezvous) possibly (0Mb)
  142. 142 - Bugging (The Bugged and Burgled Beer) (0Mb)
  143. 143 - Flying In The Face (Picking Up The Poppadom) (0Mb)
  144. 144 - Cuthbert Joins The Navy (0Mb)
  145. 145 - Frustrating The Spark Of Invention (The Flying Machine) (0Mb)
  146. 146 - Doing Some Historical Research (When Sub Lt Phillips Was At Dartmouth (0Mb)
  147. 147 - Frying Up (0Mb)
  148. 148 - Have Been Painting Pink Spots (Troutbridge In Quarantine) (0Mb)
  149. 149 - Lighting Up (Troutbridge Electrifies Portsmouth) (0Mb)
  150. 150 - The Redundancy Drive (0Mb)
  151. 151 - The Smugglers Return (0Mb)
  152. 152 - Captain Trotter Takes Charge (0Mb)
  153. 153 - Visiting Broadstairs (The Anti-Submarine Missile) (0Mb)
  154. 154 - Accredited (Sub-Conductor Phillips) (0Mb)
  155. 155 - Have been appearing (The South Kawowan Summit) (0Mb)
  156. 156 - Avoiding Redundancy (Pertwee's Enlistment Expires) (0Mb)
  157. 157 - Capt Povey Takes Over (aka Have Been Exercising) (0Mb)
  158. 158 - Crashing Their Way Through (Sir Willoughby Goes to Kawowa) (0Mb)
  159. 159 - Presented The Padre (The Padre's Birthday) (0Mb)
  160. 160 - Blowing Up (The Portsmouth Kiosk) (0Mb)
  161. 161 - Shot At (Aka The Radio Beacon) (0Mb)
  162. 162 - Have Been Masquerading (Masquerade, Mr Phillip's Wrong Uniform) (0Mb)
  163. 163 - Have Been Breaking Up (Aka Harold Wilson Reviews The Fleet) (0Mb)
  164. 164 - Weathering (The Relief Of The Weather Ship) (0Mb)
  165. 165 - Bunging Up (The Mickey Mouse Toothbrush) (0Mb)
  166. 166 - The Brick Smugglers (0Mb)
  167. 167 - Desquatting Troutbridge (Lt Commander Murray And The Squatters) (0Mb)
  168. 168 - Admiral Hunting (What Is The S.S.E) (0Mb)
  169. 169 - Promoting (C.P.O. Pertwee Climbs Up The Promotion Ladder) (0Mb)
  170. 170 - Captain Povey as Governor of Forbodia (aka Running Aground) (0Mb)
  171. 171 - Sir Willoughby's Party (0Mb)
  172. 172 - Pertwee's Long Service Medal (0Mb)
  173. 173 - Hunting Flying Saucers (The Phenomenal Pertwee Tug ) (0Mb)
  174. 174 - Spy Catching (0Mb)
  175. 175 - Having Trouble With A Washing Machine [The Anniversary And The Washin (0Mb)
  176. 176 - The Forbodians Hijack Troutbridge (0Mb)
  177. 177 - Getting Spliced (Number One Gets Married) (0Mb)
  178. 178 - The Honeymooners Return (aka Bombarding) (0Mb)
  179. 179 - CPO Pertwee and the Lead Half-Crowns (aka Trying for the Jackpot) (0Mb)
  180. 180 - Dartmouth Naval College Has Had A Narrow Escape (Sub-Lt Phillips To L (0Mb)
  181. 181 - Bashing Up The Radar For The Last Time In This Series (0Mb)
  182. 182 - The Put-A-Horse-Out-To-Graze Fund (0Mb)
  183. 183 - The Art Of Personal Survival (0Mb)
  184. 184 - The Mysterious Radio Signals (0Mb)
  185. 185 - Operation Recovery (0Mb)
  186. 186 - The Slogan Contest (0Mb)
  187. 187 - Sir Willoughby at Shanghai (0Mb)
  188. 188 - Operation Cowes Barge (Barging Their Way Through) (0Mb)
  189. 189 - The Loch Ness Monster (0Mb)
  190. 190 - The TV Documentary (0Mb)
  191. 191 - Escaping Back Into (Aka The Pow Escape Exercise) (0Mb)
  192. 192 - Number One's Married Quarters (0Mb)
  193. 193 - Operating For Profit (The Newhaven-Dieppe Smuggling Run) (0Mb)
  194. 194 - Cavorting About (aka The Bumble Spit Lighthouse Affair) (0Mb)
  195. 195 - Digging Themselves Stupid (The Tonipouhaha Treasure) (0Mb)
  196. 196 - The U.S.A. Navigator Swap (0Mb)
  197. 197 - Son Of A Sea Lord (0Mb)
  198. 198 - Hypnotised (aka Hypnotising Ramona, aka Hypnotising Mrs Povey) (0Mb)
  199. 199 - Mastering (The Master Of Sardinia) (0Mb)
  200. 200 - Opportunity Knockers (0Mb)
  201. 201 - Friday The 13th (0Mb)
  202. 202 - The New Naafi (0Mb)
  203. 203 - The Montezuela Revolution (0Mb)
  204. 204 - Having Their Little Boats Eaten (Aka The Island Swordfish) - (0Mb)
  205. 205 - Bunged In The Brig (0Mb)
  206. 206 - Doing a Kangaroo Polka (aka Kidnapped Down Under) (0Mb)
  207. 207 - The Digital Isles Go Unstable (0Mb)
  208. 208 - Bombed by the Raffia (aka Egbert Hitches a Ride) (0Mb)
  209. 209 - Povey An Admiral At Last (0Mb)
  210. 210 - Nobbled (aka The Borgholm Horse Trials) (0Mb)
  211. 211 - Mastering (aka Captain Povey’s Wig) (0Mb)
  212. 212 - Taking the Pill With Disastrous Consequences (aka The Brain Pill) (0Mb)
  213. 213 - Demonstrating Their Firepower (aka Operation Showcase) (0Mb)
  214. 214 - Living The High Life (0Mb)
  215. 215 - The Talpinium Shell (0Mb)
  216. 217 - Sequel to the Talpinium Shell (0Mb)
  217. 218 - Rude to their NANA (0Mb)
  218. 219 - Fallen Victim To The Green Eye Of Jealousy (Helen, the new Wren) (0Mb)
  219. 220 - Were Freezing Their Assets (Relief For Station 150) (0Mb)
  220. 221 - Rejuvenating (Black is Beautiful) (0Mb)
  221. 222 - Throwing Their Voices (Sidney & The Stamp) (0Mb)
  222. 223 - Riding to Victory (0Mb)
  223. 224 - Horrible Horrace Stirs It Up (noisy start) (0Mb)
  224. 225 - Burning their Bras (Officers' and Gents' Lib) (0Mb)
  225. 226 - The Case Of The Hgm Mark 5 (0Mb)
  226. 227 - Having a History Lesson (aka Uncle Wilberforce Pertwee) (0Mb)
  227. 228 - Special - Queens Silver Jubilee Edition - (aka The BBC Are Sending The Bill (0Mb)

MP3 files hosted by archive.org.