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Best 'Jack' Radio show

Ageing_Gracefully

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The BJF ( which for the crude amongst you does not stand for what your think) but the Best Jack Film is running well. But what about the funniest radio (wireless, crystal set - whatever) show; must have been Round the Horne. The bit about the Navy Lark with Wren Heather Chasen and all the other characters. I spent, as a pongo, many a Sunday afternoon laughing my bollox off to this (nowt else to do with them in that location).

10 degress starboard Pilot. "Aye Aye Sir", (then to the actual driver) "Left hand down a bit". Classic. (Leslie Phillips was the nav) who else were cast members, John Pertwee?

Who was Wren Heather was that June Whitfield?
 

Geoff_Wessex

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10 degress starboard Pilot. "Aye Aye Sir" said:
That would be Heather Chasen. Others in it were Dennis Price (originally) as the Captain, then Stephen Murray, Leslie Phillips, Jon Pertwee, Ronnie Barker and Tenniel Evans. Most other, occasional, parts were also played by the same people, but a few others came and went.
Deffo a fave radio show, but I'm of an age when I was able to listen to the likes of Hancock's Half Hour, Al Read, Jimmy Clitheroe, Ken Dodd, and the great Round the Horne...... most of them were Sunday Dinnertime, and, along with Family Favourites and the awful Billy Cotton Bandshow, were as familiar as the smell of mint sauce and my Mum's well-overcooked veg.
 
Having done my Mids year on HMS Troubridge I met the Navy Lark cast once as they regularly visited the ship to get new ideas for the show.

Certainly the most popular radios show to listen to in boats during the late 60s and early 70s was the Goon Show.

Peter
 

Father_Famine

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Geoff_Wessex said:
10 degress starboard Pilot. "Aye Aye Sir" said:
That would be Heather Chasen. Others in it were Dennis Price (originally) as the Captain, then Stephen Murray, Leslie Phillips, Jon Pertwee, Ronnie Barker and Tenniel Evans. Most other, occasional, parts were also played by the same people, but a few others came and went.
Deffo a fave radio show, but I'm of an age when I was able to listen to the likes of Hancock's Half Hour, Al Read, Jimmy Clitheroe, Ken Dodd, and the great Round the Horne...... most of them were Sunday Dinnertime, and, along with Family Favourites and the awful Billy Cotton Bandshow, were as familiar as the smell of mint sauce and my Mum's well-overcooked veg.

Hi, I think we must be of the same era, I remember well sitting at home after Sunday Dinner listening to Round the Horne or The Navy Lark, I can also remember going to see Jimmy Clitheroe in Blackpool whilst on a family holiday.

Starboard Look out Here
 
Who can forget the fantastic "Educating Archie" The only ventriloquist act on Radio. You could never see his lips move try as hard as you could. Could not be topped.

Nutty
 

sidon55

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Would have been amazed if you could see his lips move considering he was on radio, Nutty

I had a tape recorder and the skipper got me to record the Goon show which was replayed while cleaning the boat on Saturdays
 

janner

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sidon55 said:
Would have been amazed if you could see his lips move considering he was on radio, Nutty


Nutty
I've told you before, nothing gets past out Nick :lol:
 

Ageing_Gracefully

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Nutty said:
Who can forget the fantastic "Educating Archie" The only ventriloquist act on Radio. You could never see his lips move try as hard as you could. Could not be topped.

Nutty

Jeez Nutty - did they have iron ships in your day? :wink:
 

scribe

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I was the last scribe on HMS Troubridge (of Troutbridge Navy Lark fame). She came home from the Med in early 1970 and sailed up the Thames to the Pool of London, berthed just beside Tower Bridge. All of the cast of the Navy Lark including producers, sound engineers and the scriptwriter - Lawrie Wyman - came on board for a pre-paying off pssup and party. HMS Troubridge then zig-zgged her way back down the Thames under the command of Captain CRV Doe, RN, who managed to get us safely back down the Thames and into Chatham even flying the paying-off pennant all the way....... :D
 

skatewithwings

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Anyone heard Our Brave Boys on Radio 4?
A relatively recent creation, but its writers must be regular monitors of ARRSE and PPRUNE ( the pilot's forum with a mil aviators bit). Very topical. Totally on the nail. Set in MOD and details the political shenanigans between our civilian lords and beancounting masters, and senior military officers. Of course, CPO Greaves is who really runs the show.
"Brown sauce Maam, brown sauce."
 

sgtpepperband

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Late 80s, Radio One, Simon Bates doing 'Our Tune' during Stand Easy. If it was really emotional we'd be in tears, but if it was some dad sack who'd been ditched by his missus, then we'd be p*ssing ourselves laughing!!
 
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