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The Navy Lark
BBC Radio comedy series

The Navy Lark was a BBC Radio comedy series that ran for 15 series between 1959 and 1976 with largely the sane cast, and, some would say, the same jokes. An ensemble cast played a number of characters, many with distinct catchphrases. Among the most memorable are the thieving Chief Petty Officer Pertwee, the oldest Sub Lieutenant in the Navy, Sub Lieutenant Phillips, Able Seaman Goldstein, Wren Chasen (the only sensible person in the crew), the long suffering Lieutenant Murray and their collective nemesis, Commander Povey.

The premise is that the series concerns the mishaps of HMS Troutbridge, in Series 1 & 2 Troutbridge being a shore based establishment, but from Series 3 onwards, HMS Troutbridge becomes a warship, leaving more latitude for chaos.

Some episodes are missing, but this collection is as complete as possible.

  1. S01 - E00 - The First Episode (Extra) (27.8Mb)
  2. S01 - E01 - The Missing Jeep (25.9Mb)
  3. S01 - E02 - Operation Fag End (27.3Mb)
  4. S01 - E03 - Having Their Fun (25.9Mb)
  5. S01 - E04 - The Fairground Lights (25.6Mb)
  6. S01 - E05 - The Comfort Fund (26.5Mb)
  7. S01 - E06 - Stuck Up The Inlet (27.1Mb)
  8. S01 - E07 - The Admiral's Party (25.8Mb)
  9. S01 - E08 - The Hank Of Heather (26Mb)
  10. S01 - E09 - The Multiple Mines (26.9Mb)
  11. S01 - E10 - The Gun Mechanism Test (25.7Mb)
  12. S01 - E11 - The Whittlesea Bay Yacht Regatta (27.1Mb)
  13. S01 - E12 - The Psychology Test (27.3Mb)
  14. S01 - E13 - A Watch On The Initiative (27.3Mb)
  15. S01 - E14 - A Exercise In Filming (26.8Mb)
  16. S01 - E15 - The Smuggling Spy (26.7Mb)
  17. S01 - E16 - The Whittlesea Carnival And Fête (26.8Mb)
  18. S02 - E01 - New At The Helm (25.2Mb)
  19. S02 - E02 - Fatso's Box Brownie (25.6Mb)
  20. S02 - E03 - Bringing Back The Barge (26.5Mb)
  21. S02 - E04 - The Mock Action (25.2Mb)
  22. S02 - E05 - Going Dutch (25.8Mb)
  23. S02 - E06 - The Figurehead (24.9Mb)
  24. S02 - E08 - Johnson Finds Treasure (12.8Mb)
  25. S02 - E09 - The Charter Trip To Antarctica (25.7Mb)
  26. S02 - E10 - Cementing Relations (26.2Mb)
  27. S02 - E11 - Strike Up The Band (25Mb)
  28. S02 - E13 - The Trip Up The Thames (12.3Mb)
  29. S02 - E15 - A Crisp Romance (24.7Mb)
  30. S02 - E16 - The Lighthouse Lark (24.8Mb)
  31. S02 - E17 - Pertwee Posted To Portsmouth (24.8Mb)
  32. S02 - E18 - Johnson's Diet (26.4Mb)
  33. S02 - E19 - Tug Of War (24.9Mb)
  34. S02 - E21 - The Cross Country Run (26.2Mb)
  35. S02 - E22 - The Morning After (24.7Mb)
  36. S02 - E23 - The Admiral's Present (25.1Mb)
  37. S02 - E24 - Secret Mission To Calais (25.1Mb)
  38. S02 - E25 - Mr Murray Goes Sick (26.1Mb)
  39. S02 - E26 - The Portarneyland Fishing Limit (24.9Mb)
  40. S02 - E27 - Wrens' Reunion At The Festival Hall (9.7Mb)
  41. S03 - E01 - In Portsmouth For A Re-fit (25.9Mb)
  42. S03 - E02 - Refitting Ebeneezer Pertwee (26Mb)
  43. S03 - E03 - Sea Trials Of The Poppadom (26.1Mb)
  44. S03 - E04 - Mutiny Aboard Troutbridge (26.6Mb)
  45. S03 - E05 - The Explosive Biscuits (26.8Mb)
  46. S03 - E06 - Sir Willoughby Takes Over An Island (26.5Mb)
  47. S03 - E07 - Mount Rumpus Atoll (26.1Mb)
  48. S03 - E08 - Mr Murray's Houseboat (26.8Mb)
  49. S03 - E09 - Johnson's Birthday (26.9Mb)
  50. S03 - E10 - Povey's Unexpected Leave (25.8Mb)
  51. S03 - E11 - Families' Day (26.2Mb)
  52. S03 - E12 - The Falmouth Ghost Ship (26.2Mb)
  53. S03 - E13 - Onabushkan Flu (26.3Mb)
  54. S03 - E14 - The Efficiency Expert (26.1Mb)
  55. S03 - E15 - The Floggle Grummit Missile (26.5Mb)
  56. S03 - E16 - The Hitch-hiking Counterfeiter (26.3Mb)
  57. S03 - E17 - Commodore Goldstein (26.6Mb)
  58. S03 - E18 - Mr Phillips Has Navigation Tuition (26.6Mb)
  59. S03 - E19 - CPO Pertwee And The Laundry (26.3Mb)
  60. S04 - E01 - Returning From Leave (13.3Mb)
  61. S04 - E02 - Captain Povey's Spy (12.7Mb)
  62. S04 - E04 - The Northampton Hunt Ball (26.4Mb)
  63. S04 - E05 - Hijacked (13.6Mb)
  64. S04 - E06 - Admiral Troutbridge (12.6Mb)
  65. S04 - E07 - Relatives And Reservations (13.6Mb)
  66. S04 - E08 - Humgrummits On The High Seas (12.5Mb)
  67. S04 - E09 - Are Captain And Mrs Povey Married (13.7Mb)
  68. S04 - E10 - Cine Cameras At Sea (12.8Mb)
  69. S04 - E11 - The Citizen Adjustment Course (12.8Mb)
  70. S04 - E12 - A Hole Lieutenant (13.7Mb)
  71. S04 - E13 - Spy Catching In Casablanca (12.4Mb)
  72. S04 - E14 - Mount Pot Erupts (12.4Mb)
  73. S04 - E15 - Captain Povey's Shop (13.7Mb)
  74. S04 - E16 - Leading Seaman Goldstein's Party (14Mb)
  75. S04 - E17 - The Invitation (13.1Mb)
  76. S04 - E19 - A Strange Hobby (12.9Mb)
  77. S04 - E20 - Mr Phillips Gets Engaged (12.9Mb)
  78. S04 - E22 - Long Jonathan Pertwee (13.6Mb)
  79. S04 - E23 - The Admiral's Accident Report (13.9Mb)
  80. S04 - E24 - Over The Sea To Rosyth (13Mb)
  81. S04 - E25 - The Return Of Sir Frederick Flatley (13.6Mb)
  82. S04 - E26 - The Ship's Concert (14.2Mb)
  83. S05 - E01 - First Day Out Of Dock (14.1Mb)
  84. S05 - E02 - 100th Edition (14.2Mb)
  85. S05 - E03 - A Deliberate Bashing (27.4Mb)
  86. S05 - E04 - Whittlesea Regatta (14.1Mb)
  87. S05 - E05 - Troutbridge Gets A Rocket (13.8Mb)
  88. S05 - E06 - The Ghost Ship (13.8Mb)
  89. S06 - E01 - Wren Chasen Returns (14.2Mb)
  90. S06 - E02 - On The Carpet (13.9Mb)
  91. S06 - E03 - The Bungalese Spies (13.9Mb)
  92. S06 - E04 - Troutbridge's Party (13.9Mb)
  93. S06 - E05 - Rescuing Admirals (14.1Mb)
  94. S06 - E06 - Demise Of The Depth Charges (14.3Mb)
  95. S06 - E07 - The Struggle For Promotion (14.3Mb)
  96. S06 - E08 - Fred Computables (13.8Mb)
  97. S06 - E09 - Bashing Six Kinds Of Brick Dust (11.8Mb)
  98. S06 - E10 - Chasing The Kepeac (11.9Mb)
  99. S06 - E11 - The Submerged Island (13.6Mb)
  100. S06 - E12 - The Sicilian Secret Agent (13Mb)
  101. S06 - E13 - Germany’s Troutbridge (12.8Mb)
  102. S06 - E14 - Confirming Povey's Rank (12.4Mb)
  103. S06 - E15 - Ferrying Their Way Through (12.8Mb)
  104. S06 - E16 - Taking Liberties With History (12.8Mb)
  105. S06 - E17 - The Emperor Of Tratvia (13.4Mb)
  106. S06 - E18 - Doing Their Fifteen Sided Nuts (12.2Mb)
  107. S06 - E19 - Stuck On A Sandbank (12.4Mb)
  108. S07 - E01 - Taking Some Liberties (12.3Mb)
  109. S07 - E02 - Smugglers In The Solent (26Mb)
  110. S07 - E03 - Doing A Mischief (26.4Mb)
  111. S07 - E04 - The Povey’s Move House (13.4Mb)
  112. S07 - E05 - Captain Povey Reports Sick (26.9Mb)
  113. S07 - E06 - Admiral Pertwee's Fleet (13.4Mb)
  114. S07 - E07 - Let Loose With A Chopper (27.2Mb)
  115. S07 - E08 - Making A Right Pig's Breakfast (13.3Mb)
  116. S07 - E09 - The Mysterious Pudding Mine (25.8Mb)
  117. S07 - E10 - Belting Three Feet Up In The Air Through (26.1Mb)
  118. S07 - E11 - The Sabotaged Floggle-Toggle Box (12Mb)
  119. S07 - E12 - The Potarneyland Training Exercise (25.6Mb)
  120. S07 - E13 - Going On Leave To Croydon (11.8Mb)
  121. S08 - E01 - Searching For Their Ship (13Mb)
  122. S08 - E02 - The Float A Peddle Fiddle (12.8Mb)
  123. S08 - E03 - Gumming Up The Works (12.8Mb)
  124. S08 - E04 - Buoying Up (13.2Mb)
  125. S08 - E05 - Charitably Taking Part (12.2Mb)
  126. S08 - E06 - Drifting Through (12.1Mb)
  127. S08 - E07 - Blowing Themselves Up (11.2Mb)
  128. S08 - E08 - Buying Tickets (13.3Mb)
  129. S08 - E09 - Mr Phillips Promotion (27.4Mb)
  130. S08 - E10 - Pertwee And The Tratvian Beer (12.2Mb)
  131. S08 - E11 - The PM Papa (12Mb)
  132. S08 - E12 - Getting Rid Of Pertwee (11.8Mb)
  133. S08 - E13 - Off To Sea At Last (13.4Mb)
  134. S09 - E01 - Have Been Towing (13.8Mb)
  135. S09 - E02 - Fishing In Troubled Waters (13.7Mb)
  136. S09 - E03 - Cleaning Up (13.6Mb)
  137. S09 - E04 - Doing A Disastrical (13.4Mb)
  138. S09 - E05 - Deliberately Abandoned (12.4Mb)
  139. S09 - E06 - Going Caravaning (13.6Mb)
  140. S09 - E07 - Having A Bit Of Trouble With The French (12.8Mb)
  141. S09 - E08 - Tangling With The Law (12.9Mb)
  142. S09 - E09 - Have Been Assaulting (12.9Mb)
  143. S09 - E10 - Have Been Redecorating (11.5Mb)
  144. S09 - E11 - Celebrating Their Important Anniversary (11.6Mb)
  145. S09 - E12 - Computerising (11.2Mb)
  146. S09 - E13 - Seeing Red (13.9Mb)
  147. S09 - E14 - Bugging (14.7Mb)
  148. S09 - E15 - Flying In The Face (13Mb)
  149. S09 - E16 - Cuthbert Joins The Navy (23.1Mb)
  150. S09 - E17 - Frustrating The Spark Of Invention (12.5Mb)
  151. S09 - E18 - Doing Some Historical Research (14.1Mb)
  152. S09 - E19 - Frying Up (12.9Mb)
  153. S09 - E20 - Have Been Painting Pink Spots (13.5Mb)
  154. S10 - E01 - Lighting Up (12.3Mb)
  155. S10 - E02 - The Redundancy Drive (24.8Mb)
  156. S10 - E03 - Dredging Their Way Through (13.6Mb)
  157. S10 - E04 - Instructing Their New CO In The Ways (14Mb)
  158. S10 - E05 - Visiting Broadstairs (13Mb)
  159. S10 - E06 - Accredited (12.4Mb)
  160. S10 - E07 - Have Been Appearing (12.8Mb)
  161. S10 - E08 - Avoiding Redunancy (12.7Mb)
  162. S10 - E09 - Having Been Exercising (13.6Mb)
  163. S10 - E10 - Crashing Their Way Through (13.6Mb)
  164. S10 - E11 - Presented The Padre (13.3Mb)
  165. S10 - E12 - Blowing Up (13.5Mb)
  166. S10 - E13 - Shot At (13.5Mb)
  167. S10 - E14 - Have Been Masquerading (12.3Mb)
  168. S10 - E15 - Have Been Breaking Up (13.6Mb)
  169. S10 - E16 - Weathering (12.6Mb)
  170. S10 - E17 - Bunging Up (12.3Mb)
  171. S10 - E18 - Assisting The Police With Their Enquiries (13.5Mb)
  172. S11 - E01 - Desquatting Troutbridge (12.5Mb)
  173. S11 - E02 - Admiral Hunting (13.8Mb)
  174. S11 - E03 - Promoting (12.3Mb)
  175. S11 - E04 - Running Aground (12.1Mb)
  176. S11 - E05 - Starred (12.3Mb)
  177. S11 - E06 - Taking The Initiative (13.6Mb)
  178. S11 - E07 - Proving (13.2Mb)
  179. S11 - E08 - Hunting Flying Saucers (13.4Mb)
  180. S11 - E09 - Spy-Catching (12.1Mb)
  181. S11 - E10 - Having Trouble With A Washing Machine (13.4Mb)
  182. S11 - E11 - The Forbodians Hijack Troutbridge (24.8Mb)
  183. S11 - E12 - Getting Spliced (13.9Mb)
  184. S11 - E13 - Bombarding (13.2Mb)
  185. S11 - E14 - Trying For The Jackpot (13.5Mb)
  186. S11 - E15 - Dartmouth Naval College Has Had A Narrow Escape (13Mb)
  187. S11 - E16 - Bashing Up The Radar (12.8Mb)
  188. S12 - E01 - The Put-A-Horse-Out-To-Graze Fund (27.3Mb)
  189. S12 - E02 - Impressions For Survival (24.7Mb)
  190. S12 - E03 - The Beard-Growing Race (12.5Mb)
  191. S12 - E04 - The Mysterious Radio Signals (27.2Mb)
  192. S12 - E05 - Operation Recovery (27.7Mb)
  193. S12 - E06 - The Slogan Contest (27.6Mb)
  194. S12 - E07 - Sir Willoughby At Shanghai (26.8Mb)
  195. S12 - E08 - Operation Cowes Barge (27.3Mb)
  196. S12 - E09 - Number One's Anniversary (13.1Mb)
  197. S12 - E10 - The Loch Ness Monster (27.3Mb)
  198. S13 - E01 - The TV Documentary (25.4Mb)
  199. S13 - E02 - The POW Escape Exercise (12.9Mb)
  200. S13 - E03 - Number One’s Married Quarters (25.7Mb)
  201. S13 - E04 - Operating For Profit (11.8Mb)
  202. S13 - E05 - Cavorting About (12.4Mb)
  203. S13 - E06 - Digging Themselves Stupid (12.5Mb)
  204. S13 - E07 - The U S A Navigator Swap (27.5Mb)
  205. S13 - E08 - Son Of A Sea Lord (25.7Mb)
  206. S13 - E09 - Hypnotised (12.3Mb)
  207. S13 - E10 - Mastering (13.6Mb)
  208. S13 - E11 - Opportunity Knockers (25.2Mb)
  209. S13 - E12 - Friday The 13th (25.7Mb)
  210. S13 - E13 - The New NAAFI (25Mb)
  211. S14 - E01 - The Montezuela Revolution (25.5Mb)
  212. S14 - E02 - Having Their Little Boats Eaten (13Mb)
  213. S14 - E03 - Bunged In The Brig (12.3Mb)
  214. S14 - E04 - Doing A Kangaroo Polka (12.6Mb)
  215. S14 - E05 - The Digital Isle Goes Unstable (24.4Mb)
  216. S14 - E06 - Bombed By The Raffia (12.3Mb)
  217. S14 - E07 - Povey An Admiral At Last (25.8Mb)
  218. S14 - E08 - Nobbled (12.3Mb)
  219. S14 - E09 - Captain Povey’s Wig (12.5Mb)
  220. S14 - E10 - Taking The Pill With Disastrous Consequences (12.8Mb)
  221. S14 - E11 - Demonstrating Their Firepower (12.5Mb)
  222. S14 - E12 - Living The High Life (11.9Mb)
  223. S14 - E13 - The Talpinium Shell (25Mb)
  224. S15 - E01 - Sequel To The Talpinium Shell (12.1Mb)
  225. S15 - E02 - Nana (25.3Mb)
  226. S15 - E03 - Fallen Victim To The Green Eye Of Jealousy (12.3Mb)
  227. S15 - E04 - Were Freezing Their Assets (12.1Mb)
  228. S15 - E05 - Rejuvenating (12.9Mb)
  229. S15 - E06 - Throwing Their Voices (11.3Mb)
  230. S15 - E07 - Riding To Victory (12.9Mb)
  231. S15 - E08 - Confounding The Ungodly (12.5Mb)
  232. S15 - E09 - Officer's And Gent's Lib (15.6Mb)
  233. S15 - E10 - The Case Of The Hgm Mark 5 (25.1Mb)
  234. S15 - E11 - Having A History Lesson (12.6Mb)
  235. S15 - ESP - Queen's Silver Jubilee Edition (25.2Mb)
  236. The Reunion - The Navy Lark (37.9Mb)

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