The Navy Lark, Collected Series 9

  • by Lawrie Wyman
  • Narrated by Leslie Phillips, Stephen Murray, Jon Pertwee
  • 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • original_recording Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

All 20 episodes from the ninth series of this much-loved BBC radio classic comedy starring Stephen Murray, Leslie Phillips, and Jon Pertwee.
This audiobook set contains the episodes:


"Back from the Antarctic"
"Fishing off the Faroes"
"A Filthy Ferryboat"
"Jigsaws and Jemmies"
"The Naval Review"
"The Curious Caravan Case"
"Frenchmen in J.41"
"The Police Drop In"
"Mr Murray's Endurance Course"
"Women in the Wardroom"
"Troutbridge's Silver Jubilee Party"
"CECIL: The Navigation Computer"
"A Russian Rendezvous"
"The Bugged and Burgled Beer"
"Picking up the Poppadom"
"Cuthbert Joins the Navy"
"The Flying Machine"
"When Sub Lt Phillips Was at Dartmouth"
"A Fishy Business"
"Troutbridge in Quarantine"
With a starring cast of Stephen Murray, Leslie Phillips, and Jon Pertwee, ably supported by Richard Caldicot, Heather Chasen, Ronnie Barker, Tenniel Evans, and Michael Bates, The Navy Lark remains buoyant after all these years.

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All aboard HMS Troutbridge

What made the experience of listening to The Navy Lark, Collected Series 9 the most enjoyable?

Classic radio comedy from yesteryear. I'm a big fan of vintage radio comedy. It's great to hear the complete series. Having the whole series in order gives an overarching direction to the antics the crew of HMS Troutbridge get up to. It also helps for plot development even though the episodes can stand alone.


What other book might you compare The Navy Lark, Collected Series 9 to, and why?

The Navy Lark can be compared to other vintage comedies of the 50s,60s and 70s. It stands tall with other giants like The Goon Show, and Hancock's Half Hour.


What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

The full cast recording features some favourite old school household names. Leslie Phillips, Jon Pertwee and Ronnie Barker. They all bring their amazing comic personas to the show and their ability to flex their vocal characterisations (Jon Pertwee and Ronnie Barker are excellent as Commander Weatherby and Rear Admiral Ironbridge respectively).


If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

They already made a film in 1959 based on the radio show. Only Leslie Phillips appeared in it from the radio cast.


Any additional comments?

Would love to see more of these complete series available through audible - Hancock's Half Hour, The Goon Show, The Navy Lark, Round the Horn, etc.

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- E

Wonderful Vintage Fun

The further adventures of the hapless crew of HMS Troutbridge. As you would expect there are few surprises to be had, just plenty of fun and laughter. These episodes are from a time of gentle comedy and are enjoyable to all ages. Each episode is a standalone story and can be listened to in any order although a few themes do carry over.I strongly recommend this series to anyone.
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- Mary

Book Details

  • Release Date: 19-06-2014
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Ltd