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The Navy Lark Collection: Series 9: July - November 1967 Audio CD – Audiobook, CD, Unabridged

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  • Audio CD: 1 pages
  • Publisher: BBC Physical Audio; A&M edition (19 Jun. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1910281042
  • ISBN-13: 978-1910281048
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.5 x 14 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
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Book Description

The latest collectors’ edition of this classic BBC radio comedy.

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The Navy Lark is the second longest-running comedy in British radio history (the topical Friday night show, Week Ending, which ran from 1970 to 1998, is currently the longest). In 1958, writer Laurie Wyman announced that he wanted to build a series around talented comic actor Jon Pertwee. Having secured Pertwee as the lead, he looked for other main characters and is quoted in the Radio Times as saying 'I felt we needed an idiot, and there was no one better at playing idiots than Leslie Phillips - so we got him.' The first episode of the series went out on 29 March 1959 and, from the start, the light-hearted and affectionate spoof on the Senior Service won many fans - some of the highest order! On the occasion of the show's 21st anniversary, for example, the crew were asked by WRNS to put on a special performance. They duly obliged, and in the audience that night at the Royal Festival Hall was Her Royal Highness the Queen Mother. Sir Charles Lambe, who was the first Sea Lord at the time, had also visited the studio during rehearsal. The crew of HMS Troutbridge were a motley bunch: Jon Pertwee, who actually served in the Navy during the Second World War, played the conniving Petty Officer and was established as a household favourite by the series. Leslie Phillips was the vague chinless wonder Sub-Lieutenant. His parrot cry of 'left hand down a bit' has passed into A Dictionary of Catch Phrases, whose author Eric Partridge writes 'within two years, it was a standard piece of Navalese'. The young Ronnie Barker (long before attaining fame as a television comedy actor) also appeared in the series, playing two parts: (Un)Able Seaman Fatso Johnson and Lieutenant-Commander Stanton. The Navy Lark gripped the nation for the best part of twenty years. Its signature tune, composed by Tommy Reilly and James Moody, was the jaunty Trade Wind Hornpipe and did much to contribute to the popularity of the series. The key to the show's popularity, though, was its irreverent but essentially gentle humour and, most of all, the many-voiced talents of its stars. As Leslie Phillips remarked in 1987, 'I caused more damage to Naval property than the Navy had done in two world wars'. The final episode was broadcast on 18 January 1976. However, the crew all jumped on board one last time for a Jubilee Special on 16 July 1977.


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I'm an avid fan,but still even after 9 series ,these characters and their adventures brighten up my day,and particularly trips in the car.roll on series 10
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After waiting many months The Navy Lark Series 9 finally arrived this morning.Another 20 episodes of one of the BBC'S best loved comedy shows with the usual Troutbridge crew.This collection dates back to 1967 and is still as funny today as it was then.
I just hope that we do not have to wait so long for more of the series to be released.
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After a year-long delay, Series 9 (1967) of the Navy Lark arrives - all 20 episodes, in good quality audio, with a PDF booklet for the series on Disc 10. This would be Ronnie Barker's last Season in the NL, due to his increasing popularity on television (indeed he missed a couple of the S9 shows as as well).

An excellent release - great value, and good quality - there are 8 episodes of the 20 that have not been previously released on the double CDs etc over the years.

Highly recommended.
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Ever popular series in my house. Fans of The Navy Lark will not be disappointed.
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Once again the crew of trout bridge are back in fine form, after waiting this long you would think that sub lieutenant Philips was steering the CD manufacture or they had gone missing in Pertwee's stores. Lets hope No.10 is under production as I can't wait for the next instalment.
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Takes me back to Sunday dinner times and listening to classic comedies. These are a bargain at the price. Leslie Phillips and Ronnie Barker stand out but the whole cast are just brilliant. Sit back, listen and laugh.
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I now have almost all The Navy Lark recordings. Love them.
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usual excellent comedy speedily deli8vered
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