The Navy Lark

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The Navy Lark
Genre Comedy
Running time 30 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Home station BBC Light Programme
Starring Leslie Phillips
Jon Pertwee
Judy Cornwell
Heather Chasen
Ronnie Barker
Dennis Price
Stephen Murray
Richard Caldicot
Michael Bates
Tenniel Evans
Air dates 1959 to 1977
No. of episodes 244 (includes "The Wrens Reunion" 5.11.1960 (not broadcast) and 2 Christmas "Specials" to HMS Troutbridge / Arctic Survey teams 1962 & 1965)

The Navy Lark[1] was a radio sit-com about life aboard a British Royal Navy frigate named HMS Troutbridge, (a pun on HMS Troubridge, an actual Royal Navy destroyer) 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. It was produced by Alastair Scott Johnston. Laurie Wyman conceived the idea and wrote the scripts (with George Evans from quite early on, but who was not named until the 12th Series onwards). For most of its run, it starred Jon Pertwee, Leslie Phillips and Stephen Murray.

Plot[edit]

Episodes were self-contained, although there was continuity within the series, and sometimes a reference to a previous episode might be made. A normal episode consisted of Sub Lt Phillips, scheming Chief Petty Officer Pertwee, and bemused Lt. Murray trying to get out of trouble they created for themselves without their direct superior, Commander (later Captain) "Thunderguts" Povey finding out. Scenes frequently featured a string of eccentric characters, often played by Ronnie Barker or Jon Pertwee.

Republic of Potarneyland[edit]

The Republic of Potarneyland, a country situated somewhere on the Indian subcontinent, is featured in several episodes. Over the course of the series, it is revealed that Potarneyland had recently been granted independence from Great Britain, and had joined NATO because the Potanis considered it to be a "free gift scheme". During Series 3 of The Navy Lark, a Potarneyland frigate, the Poppadom, appears in several episodes manned by various Potani officers voiced by Michael Bates and Ronnie Barker.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

The series used accents and characterised voices to supplement the humour, as well as a good deal of innuendo.

The show's theme tune was 'Trade Wind Hornpipe' written and performed by Tommy Reilly on a Barry Music compilation of short interlude pieces published in 1958 on BMC118.Aspiring musicians in the 1950s would produce copyright free music discs with the hope of the recordings being used by a film company/TV station/radio etc. which would be significantly more convenient to them with the bonus of zero expense compared to commissioning work. This particular disc was found in the BBC library by Alastair Scott Johnston's secretary (Evelyn Wells) on the third day of listening to a wide selection of library discs in his office and despairing of finding the right 'mood enhancer' once the show was in the writing stage in late autumn of 1958. The often promoted St Ninian's Isle was not written until many years later, and has only a passing similarity to the 'Dwight Barker's composition, Tommy's composing name. The Navy Lark's musical interludes between scenes enhanced the show's nautical 'feel' all of which were taken from Tommy Reilly's Barry Music collection:- BM118,201,251,252,253,254 where the 5 to 70 second compositions enjoyed such titles as 'Jaunty Joe', 'Deck Games', 'Gangway' and so on. The programme was strong on creating identifiable characters, the listener was able to clearly differentiate each person Laurie Wyman created; many of whom acquired enduring catchphrases, most notably from Sub Lieutenant Phillips: "Corrrrr", "Ooh, nasty...", "Oh lumme!", and "Left hand down a bit". "Ev'rybody down!" was a phrase of CPO Pertwee's, necessitated by a string of incomprehensible navigation orders by Phillips, and followed by a sound effect of the ship crashing. Also, whenever Pertwee had some menial job to be done, Able Seaman Johnson was always first in line to do it, inevitably against his will: "You're rotten, you are!". The telephone response from Naval Intelligence (Ronnie Barker), was always an extremely gormless and dimwitted delivery of "'Ello, Intelligence 'ere" or "This is intelligence speakin'".

Other recurring verbal features were the invented words "humgrummits" and "floggle-toggle" which served to cover all manner of unspecified objects ranging from foodstuffs to naval equipment.

Reception[edit]

The programme made household names of Leslie Phillips, Jon Pertwee and Richard Caldicot, but Ronnie Barker's versatile contributions were only recognised after he had become better known through television comedy. Michael Bates later appeared on television as Blamire in Last of the Summer Wine and as Rangi Ram in It Ain't Half Hot Mum. Judy Cornwell was later to appear in the short series Moody and Pegg, but became best known when she was cast as Daisy, one of Hyacinth Bucket's sisters in Keeping Up Appearances. Dennis Price returned for a guest appearance in the fourth series episode A Hole Lieutenant.

Repeats can regularly be heard on BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Sequels and adaptations[edit]

There were several radio sequels, including The Embassy Lark and The Big Business Lark. The TV Lark was intended to be a replacement for The Navy Lark starting with what would have been the programme's fifth series. This situation came about due to the head of light entertainment believing that "forces"-based humour had had its day and television was the next "big thing", so Lawrie was told to create a show with the same cast in an independent TV station situation. Alastair Scott Johnston and Laurie Wyman tried to stop this but were overruled, hence the arrival of The TV Lark.

The entire cast had been drummed out of the service (as the announcer puts it) and hired by Troutbridge TV Ltd.. Janet Brown joined the cast due to the absence of Heather Chasen for this series. However, mainly due to public pressure, the production team of Alastair Scott Johnston and Laurie Wyman managed to revert the show back to nautical capers, even though episode ten of The TV Lark revealed that CPO Pertwee had arranged to flog almost the entirety of HMS Troutbridge. Storylines in The TV Lark nudged back to naval origins across the ten shows until they were finally reunited with Troutbridge and acceptable storylines once more. Episode 9 is lost.

In 1959 a film version was made, written by Laurie Wyman and Sid Colin and directed by Gordon Parry. It starred Cecil Parker, Ronald Shiner, Elvi Hale, Leslie Phillips and Nicholas Phipps.

Wyman co-wrote with three other writers a television sitcom HMS Paradise (Associated-Rediffusion, 1964–5) set in a naval shore establishment in which Caldicot played Captain Turvey, but only one series was made. The entire programme was erased, but a rumour exists that one episode still survives.[citation needed]

The show was condensed from 30 to 27 minutes by Transcription services, then the discs were exported around the world except for South Africa. As Springbok Radio was a commercial station, the BBC refused to allow the station to re-broadcast the British shows so the station acquired the scripts from Laurie and edited them to around twenty-five minutes each, to accommodate the commercial breaks. The revised show was recorded by them in front of a live audience. All the UK associations were kept for the Durban audiences which must have been incomprehensible on occasions. Excerpts of these broadcasts can be heard on the Springbok celebration site and occasionally Pumamouse.

Episode guide[edit]

1st Series Spring 1959

  1.   1- 1   Mar 29 59   The Missing Jeep      
  2.   1- 2   Apr  5 59   Operation Fag End (pilot episode)
  3.   1- 3   Apr 12 59   Number One's Chair
  4.   1- 4   Apr 19 59   The Fairground Lights
  5.   1- 5   Apr 26 59   The Comfort Fund     
  6.   1– 6   May  3 59   Stuck up the Inlet
  7.   1– 7   May 10 59   The Admiral's Party 
  8.   1– 8   May 17 59   The Hank of Heather
  9.   1– 9   May 24 59   The Multiple Mine 
 10.   1–10   May 31 59   The Gun Mechanism Test
 11.   1-11   Jun  7 59   The Whittlesea Bay Yacht Regatta
 12.   1-12   Jun 14 59   The Psychology Test
 13.   1-13   Jun 21 59   A Watch on the Initiative
 14.   1-14   Jun 28 59   An Exercise in Filming    
 15.   1-15   Jul  5 59   The Smuggling Spy
 16.   1-16   Jul 12 59   The Whittlesea Carnival and Fête

2nd Series Autumn 1959

 17.   2- 1   Oct 16 59   New at the Helm  
 18.   2- 2   Oct 23 59   Fatso's Box Brownie           
 19.   2- 3   Oct 30 59   Bring Back the Barge
 20.   2- 4   Nov  6 59   The Mock Action 
 21.   2- 5   Nov 13 59   Going Dutch   
 22.   2- 6   Nov 20 59   The Figurehead        
 23.   2- 7   Nov 27 59   Gunboat to Gumba
 24.   2- 8   Dec  4 59   Johnson Finds Treasure
 25.   2- 9   Dec 11 59   The Charter Trip to Antarctica
 26.   2-10   Dec 18 59   Cementing Relations
 27.   2-11   Dec 25 59   Strike up the Band     
 28.   2-12   Jan  1 60   The Route March
 29.   2-13   Jan  8 60   A Trip up the Thames
 30.   2-14   Jan 15 60   Radar Talk Down System
 31.   2-15   Jan 22 60   A Crisp Romance       
 32.   2-16   Jan 29 60   The Lighthouse Lark           
 33.   2-17   Feb  5 60   Pertwee Posted to Portsmouth
 34.   2-18   Feb 12 60   Johnson's Diet 
 35.   2-19   Feb 19 60   Tug of War      
 36.   2-20   Feb 26 60   Return to Potarneyland <<< missing (2013)
 37.   2-21   Mar  4 60   The Cross Country Run
 38.   2-22   Mar 11 60   The Morning After
 39.   2-23   Mar 18 60   The Admiral's Present     
 40.   2-24   Mar 25 60   Secret Mission to Calais
 41.   2-25   Apr  1 60   Mr Murray Goes Sick     
 42.   2-26   Apr  8 60   The Portarneyland Fishing Limit
 43.   2–27   May 11 60   Wrens' Reunion at the Royal Festival Hall

3rd Series 1960

 44.   3- 1   Nov  2 60   In Portsmouth for a Re-Fit
 45.   3- 2   Nov  9 60   Refitting Ebeneezer Pertwee's Tug
 46.   3- 3   Nov 16 60   Sea Trials of the Poppadom
 47.   3- 4   Nov 23 60   Mutiny Aboard Troutbridge
 48.   3- 5   Nov 30 60   The Explosive Biscuits
 49.   3- 6   Dec  7 60   Sir Willoughby Takes Over the Island
 50.   3- 7   Dec 14 60   Mount Rumpus Atoll
 51.   3- 8   Dec 21 60   Mr Murray's Houseboat
 52.   3- 9   Dec 28 60   Johnson's Birthday 
 53.   3-10   Jan  4 61   Povey's Unexpected Leave
 54.   3-11   Jan 11 61   Families' Day
 55.   3-12   Jan 18 61   Falmouth Ghost Ship      
 56.   3-13   Jan 25 61   Onabushkan Flu
 57.   3-14   Feb  1 61   The Efficiency Expert
 58.   3-15   Feb  8 61   The Floggle Grummit Missile
 59.   3-16   Feb 15 61   The Hitch Hiking Counterfeiter
 60.   3-17   Feb 22 61   Commodore Goldstein
 61.   3-18   Mar  1 61   Mr Phillips Has Navigation Tuition
 62.   3-19   Mar  8 61   CPO Pertwee and the Laundry
 63.   3-20   Mar 15 61   The Surprise Wedding

4th Series 1961

 64.   4- 1   Sep 15 61   Returning from Leave        
 65.   4- 2   Sep 22 61   Captain Povey's Spy      
 66.   4- 3   Sep 29 61   The Secret of Nessie's Youth
 67.   4- 4   Oct  6 61   The Northampton Hunt Ball
 68.   4- 5   Oct 13 61   Hijacked
 69.   4- 6   Oct 20 61   Admiral Troutbridge
 70.   4- 7   Oct 27 61   Relatives and Reservations
 71.   4- 8   Nov  3 61   Humgrummits on the High Seas
 72.   4- 9   Nov 10 61   Are Captain and Mrs Povey Married?
 73.   4-10   Nov 17 61   Cine Cameras at Sea
 74.   4-11   Nov 24 61   The Citizen Adjustment Course
 75.   4-12   Dec  1 61   A Hole Lieutenant
 76.   4-13   Dec  8 61   Spy Catching in Casablanca
 77.   4-14   Dec 15 61   Mount Pot Erupts
 78.   4-15   Dec 22 61   Captain Povey's Shop
 79.   4-16   Dec 29 61   Leading Seaman Goldstein's Party
 80.   4-17   Jan  5 62   The Invitation
 81.   4-18   Jan 12 62   The Cornish Exercise <<< missing (2013)
 82.   4-19   Jan 19 62   A Strange Hobby
 83.   4-20   Jan 26 62   Mr Phillips Get Engaged
 84.   4-21   Feb  2 62   The Sinking of the Bubble Car
 85.   4-22   Feb  9 62   Long John Pertwee
 86.   4-23   Feb 16 62   The Admiral's Accident Report
 87.   4-24   Feb 23 62   Over the Sea to Rosyth
 88.   4-25   Mar  2 62   The Return of Sir Frederick Flatley
 89.   4-26   Mar  9 62   The Ship's Concert

Christmas Special 1962

 90.   S- 1   Xmas   62   Calling The Antarctic. (Christmas Special 1962. 
                          Not broadcast in the UK. Released on The Navy Lark: 
                          The Collection: Series 4, Vol 2.)

The TV Lark 1963

T01.                      Opening Night
T02.                      Advertising Drive
T03.                      The Party Political Broadcast
T04.                      Back to Portsmouth
T05.                      Serial Programming
T06.                      The African Incident
T07.                      Yours, or MINE!!!
T08.                      The Portarneyland Election
T09.                      [Title?] <<< (missing)
T10.                      Back in the Navy

5th Series spring 1963

 91.   5- 1   Apr  5 63   First Day out of Dock
 92.   5- 2   Apr 12 63   The New Barmaid (100th edition)
 93.   5- 3   Apr 19 63   A Deliberate Bashing
 94.   5- 4   Apr 26 63   Whittlesea Regatta
 95.   5– 5   May  3 63   HMS Troutbridge Gets a Rocket
 96.   5– 6   May 10 63   The Ghost Ship

6th Series autumn 1963

 97.   6- 1   Sep 27 63   Wren Chasen Returns
 98.   6- 2   Oct  4 63   On the Carpet
 99.   6- 3   Oct 11 63   The Bungalese Spies
100.   6- 4   Oct 18 63   Troutbridge's Party
101.   6- 5   Oct 25 63   Rescuing Admirals
102.   6- 6   Nov  1 63   Demise of the Depth Charges
103.   6- 7   Nov  8 63   The Struggle for Promotion
104.   6- 8   Nov 15 63   Fred Computables
105.   6- 9   Nov 22 63   Stormy Weather
106.   6-10   Nov 29 63   Chasing the Kepeac
107.   6-11   Dec  6 63   The Submerged Island
108.   6-12   Dec 13 63   The Sicilian Secret Agent
109.   6-13   Dec 20 63   German's Troutbridge
110.   6-14   Dec 27 63   Confirming Povey's Rank
111.   6-15   Jan  3 64   The Calais Dock Strike
112.   6-16   Jan 10 64   Johnson's Memoirs
113.   6-17   Jan 17 64   The Emperor of Tratvia
114.   6-18   Jan 24 64   Open Day
115.   6-19   Jan 31 64   Stuck on a Sandbank

7th Series 1965

116.   7- 1   Jul 11 65   Back in the Muck Again
117.   7- 2   Jul 18 65   Smugglers in the Solent
118.   7- 3   Jul 25 65   Mr Murray is Victimised
119.   7- 4   Aug  1 65   The Poveys Move House
120.   7- 5   Aug  8 65   Captain Povey Reports Sick
121.   7- 6   Aug 15 65   Admiral Pertwee's Fleet
122.   7- 7   Aug 22 65   Let Loose with a Chopper
123.   7- 8   Aug 29 65   Making a Right Pig's Breakfast
124.   7- 9   Sep  5 65   The Mysterious Pudding Mine
125.   7-10   Sep 12 65   The Hovercraft Training Course
126.   7-11   Sep 19 65   Sabotaged Floggle-Toggle Box
127.   7-12   Sep 26 65   The Portarneyland Training Exercise
128.   7-13   Oct  3 65   Going on Leave to Croydon

Christmas Special 1965

129.   S- 2   Xmas   65   Hitting the Ice Floe. (Christmas Special. 
                          Not broadcast in the UK. Released on The Navy Lark:
                          The Collection: Series 7.)

8th Series 1966

130.   8- 1   Sep  4 66   Searching for Their Ship (a.k.a. Where is Troutbridge?)
131.   8- 2   Sep 11 66   Float a Peddle Fiddle
132.   8- 3   Sep 18 66   Gumming Up the Works (a.k.a. A Sticky Business)
133.   8- 4   Sep 25 66   Buoys Will Be Buoys
134.   8- 5   Oct  2 66   Steamship Day
135.   8- 6   Oct  9 66   Farewell to HMS Varsity
136.   8- 7   Oct 16 66   Blowing Themselves Up (a.k.a. The Army Lark)
137.   8- 8   Oct 23 66   Buying Tickets (a.k.a. Just the Ticket)
138.   8- 9   Oct 30 66   Mr Phillips Promotion
139.   8-10   Nov  6 66   Pertwee and the Tratvian Beer
140.   8-11   Nov 13 66   The PM Papa
141.   8-12   Nov 20 66   Getting Rid of Pertwee
142.   8-13   Nov 27 66   Off to Sea at Last

9th Series 1967

143.   9- 1   Jul  2 67   Back from the Antarctic
144.   9- 2   Jul  9 67   Fishing in Troubled Waters (a.k.a. Fishers off the Faroes)
145.   9- 3   Jul 16 67   Cleaning Up (a.k.a. A Filthy Ferryboat)
146.   9- 4   Jul 23 67   Doing a Disastrical (a.k.a. Jigsaws and Jemmies)
147.   9- 5   Jul 30 67   The Naval Review (a.k.a. Deliberately Abandoned)
148.   9- 6   Aug  6 67   Going Caravanning (a.k.a. The Curious Caravan Case)
149.   9- 7   Aug 13 67   Having a Bit of Trouble with the French (a.k.a. Frenchmen in J.41)
150.   9- 8   Aug 20 67   Tangling with the Law (a.k.a. The Police Drop In)
151.   9- 9   Aug 27 67   Mr Murray's Endurance Course
152.   9-10   Sep  3 67   Women in the Wardroom (a.k.a. Have Been Redecorating)
153.   9-11   Sep 10 67   Troutbridge's Silver Jubilee (a.k.a. Celebrating Their Important Anniversary)
154.   9-12   Sep 17 67   Computerising (a.k.a. CECIL the Navigation Computer)
155.   9-13   Sep 24 67   A Russian Rendezvous
156.   9-14   Oct  1 67   The Bugged and Burgled Beer
157.   9-15   Oct  8 67   Picking up the Poppadom
158.   9-16   Oct 15 67   Cuthbert Joins the Navy
159.   9-17   Oct 22 67   The Flying Machine
160.   9-18   Oct 29 67   Sub-Lieutenant Phillips at Dartmouth
161.   9-19   Nov  5 67   Frying Up
162.   9-20   Nov 12 67   Troutbridge in Quarantine

10th Series 1968

163.  10- 1   Oct 13 68   Lighting Up (a.k.a. Troutbridge Electrifies Portsmouth)
164.  10- 2   Oct 20 68   The Redundancy Drive
165.  10- 3   Oct 27 68   The Smugglers Return
166.  10- 4   Nov  3 68   Captain Trotter Takes Charge
167.  10- 5   Nov 10 68   The Anti-Submarine Missile
168.  10- 6   Nov 17 68   Accredited (a.k.a. Sub-Conductor Phillips)
169.  10- 7   Nov 24 68   The South Kawowan Summit
170.  10- 8   Dec  1 68   Pertwee's Enlistment Expires
171.  10- 9   Dec  8 68   Capt. Povey Takes Over
172.  10-10   Dec 15 68   Sir Willoughby Goes to Kawowa
173.  10-11   Dec 22 68   The Padre's Birthday
174.  10-12   Dec 29 68   The Portsmouth Kiosk
175.  10-13   Jan  5 69   The Radio Beacon
176.  10-14   Jan 12 69   The Wrong Uniform
177.  10-15   Jan 19 69   Harold Wilson Reviews the Fleet
178.  10-16   Jan 26 69   Relief of the Weather Ship
179.  10-17   Feb  2 69   Bunging Up (a.k.a. The Mickey Mouse Toothbrush)
180.  10-18   Feb  9 69   The Brick Smugglers

11th Series 1969

181.  11- 1   Dec 28 69   The Squatters
182.  11- 2   Jan  4 70   Admiral Hunting (a.k.a. What is the S.S.E.?)
183.  11- 3   Jan 11 70   The Promotion Ladder
184.  11- 4   Jan 18 70   Stranded
185.  11- 5   Jan 25 70   StarrSir Willoughby's Party
186.  11- 6   Feb  1 70   Fleet Initiative Test
187.  11- 7   Feb  8 70   C.P.O. Pertwee's Long Service Medal
188.  11- 8   Feb 15 70   The Phenomenal Pertwee Tug
189.  11- 9   Feb 22 70   The Security Clampdown
190.  11-10   Mar  1 70   The Anniversary and the Washing
191.  11-11   Mar  8 70   The Forbodians Hijack Troutbridge
192.  11-12   Mar 15 70   Getting Spliced (a.k.a. Number One Gets Married)
193.  11-13   Mar 22 70   The Honeymooners Return
194.  11-14   Mar 29 70   C.P.O. Pertwee and the Lead Half Crowns
195.  11-15   Apr  5 70   Dartmouth Naval College Has Had a Narrow Escape 
                          (a.k.a. Sub-Lt Phillips to Leave for Dartmouth)
196.  11-16   Apr 12 70   The Mark 31 Radar

12th Series 1971

197.  12– 1   May 16 71   The Put-a-Horse-out-to-Graze Fund
198.  12– 2   May 23 71   Impressions for Survival
199.  12– 3   May 30 71   The Beard-Growing Race
200.  12- 4   Jun  6 71   The Mysterious Radio Signals
201.  12- 5   Jun 13 71   Operation Recovery
202.  12- 6   Jun 20 71   The Slogan Contest
203.  12- 7   Jun 27 71   Sir Willoughby at Shanghai
204.  12- 8   Jul  4 71   Operation Cowes Barge
205.  12- 9   Jul 11 71   Number One's Anniversary
206.  12-10   Jul 18 71   The Loch Ness Monster
207.  12-11   Jul 25 71   The Forbodian Attaché

13th Series 1972

208.  13- 1   Mar 26 72   The TV Documentary
209.  13- 2   Apr  2 72   The P.O.W. Escape Exercise
210.  13- 3   Apr  9 72   Number One's Married Quarters
211.  13- 4   Apr 16 72   Operating for Profit (a.k.a. The Newhaven-Dieppe Smuggling Run)
212.  13- 5   Apr 23 72   The Bumble Spit Lighthouse Affair
213.  13- 6   Apr 30 72   The Tongipouhaha Treasure
214.  13– 7   May  7 72   The US Navigator Swap
215.  13– 8   May 14 72   Son of a Sea Lord
216.  13– 9   May 21 72   Hypnotising Ramona
217.  13–10   May 28 72   The Master of Sardinia
218.  13-11   Jun  4 72   Opportunity Knockers
219.  13-12   Jun 11 72   Friday the 13th
220.  13-13   Jun 18 72   The New NAAFI

14th Series 1973

221.  14- 1   Jul 29 73   The Montezuela Revolution
222.  14- 2   Aug  5 73   The Island Swordfish
223.  14- 3   Aug 12 73   Bunged in the Brig (a.k.a. Bunged in the Rattle)
224.  14- 4   Aug 19 73   Kidnapped Down Under
225.  14- 5   Aug 26 73   The Digital Isles Go Unstable
226.  14- 6   Sep  2 73   Egbert Hitches a Ride
227.  14- 7   Sep  9 73   Povey an Admiral at Last
228.  14- 8   Sep 16 73   The Bergan Horse Trials
229.  14- 9   Sep 23 73   Captain Povey's Wig
230.  14-10   Sep 30 73   Brain Pill
231.  14-11   Oct  7 73   Operation Showcase
232.  14-12   Oct 14 73   Living the High Life (a.k.a. CPO Pertwee Yachtmonger)
233.  14-13   Oct 21 73   The Talpinium Shell

15th Series 1975

234.  15- 1   Nov  9 75   Sequel to the Talpinium Shell
235.  15- 2   Nov 16 75   NANA
236.  15- 3   Nov 23 75   Helen, the New Wren
237.  15- 4   Nov 30 75   Relief for Station 150
238.  15- 5   Dec  7 75   Black is Beautiful
239.  15- 6   Dec 14 75   Sidney and the Stamp
240.  15- 7   Dec 21 75   Riding to Victory (a.k.a. Commander Murray Becomes a Showjumper)
241.  15- 8   Dec 28 75   Horrible Horace
242.  15- 9   Jan  4 76   Officer's and Gent's Lib
243.  15-10   Jan 11 76   The Case of the HGM Mark 5
244.  15-11   Jan 18 76   Uncle Wilberforce Pertwee

Special 1977

245.  S - 3   Jul 16 77   The BBC Are Sending The Bill To Buckingham Palace
                          (Queen's Silver Jubilee Edition)

Special 2009

246.  S - 4   Mar 30 09   The Reunion

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