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HMS Brilliant documentary (1995)


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I liked an oggie from the caravan on the Guzz side of the Torpoint ferry. As a Pompey rating I thought they were great. But that's probably sacrilige to you Cornishmen.


Firstly a general reply addressed to all members of this site. I may not POST much but that doesn't mean that I don't regularly follow the words of wisdom contributed by the other reprobates on here. I could make contributions on many topics but a). I'm a boring old sod and b). I start ranting and foaming at the mouth. Nurse says that following RR is not good for my blood pressure - I'm only just starting to calm down after the Brexit debate!

As to my personal preferences, well the less said about them the better! ;)

And there is nothing I like better than relaxing with a nice pint of scrumpy and an oggie. Though where I live these days it's bloody hard to find a decent oggie. I do not class that Ginsters crap as 'decent'.

And now to turn to Navy31. I can make you a copy of the series. There is no charge. As always I should stress that it isn't a top quality recording. It was recorded on video from the television for me while I was at sea. I later transferred it to DVD - and the original recording was made 26 years ago! But having made all my usual excuses, the recordings are perfectly watchable. PM me with your address and I'll make you a copy.


Thanks Guzzman - PM sent.
Hi Funky Junky

I know this is a bit of an old post but if you are still interested I have a copy of the series. It was originally recorded on to video and then transferred to a DVD. Let me know if you still want it. It was a good series but annoyed some senior officers so they did their best to bury it!

Have been told that Mickey Goble is now Habour Master at Sutton Pool, Plymouth. I wonder what happened to the rest of them?

Hard to believe that it was all filmed 20 years ago. I feel old!

A bit of a long shot, but would it be possible to get a copy of this series please? I've happily cover any of your costs? I've been searching on the internet and it doesn't seem to be available anywhere.





Firstly, I must apologise for not getting back to you before now but I've had an extremly busy week! I will gladly make you a copy if you want one. There is no charge. I should warn you that it won't be HD quality! It was copied directly to video for me when I was at sea. I later copied it to a DVD. And it's now over 25 years old so as you can imagine it is a bit grainy! But having said that it is still perfectly watchable.

If you p.m. me your name and address I'll get it recorded for you. There are six episodes and I will record 2 to each disk, so three disks. I should have it all done by the middle of next week.


Hi Pete,
No problem at all. Thank you very very much. indeed (Or should I say 'Brilliant'!) . I'm a bit of an addict for RN documentaries and this is one I've never been able to find.I 'll PM you my address now.

Thanks again.



Just a note to let everyone know that I will not be making any more copies of 'HMS Brilliant' for anyone. Sorry.

All having seen Pete’s post saying he will be doing no more copies which I full appreciate. Is there anyone else able to do me a copy please (one of those Pete provided to). Happy to meet up if soft copy or pay for disc and postage if required.



War Hero
All having seen Pete’s post saying he will be doing no more copies which I full appreciate. Is there anyone else able to do me a copy please (one of those Pete provided to). Happy to meet up if soft copy or pay for disc and postage if required.

I think your Avatar is misleading, 1 post in 7.5 years o_O


Not seen this for a long time. Anyone know where it is available from to buy or download.......?
Just the last episode is available on youtube

just watching the last one, makes you wonder how much more it would have been vetted had it been made today..
but there are some advantages


If anyone (perhaps someone that @Guzzman Pete kindly provided a copy to, would be able to provide me with a copy of HMS Brilliant, i'd happily both pay in advance and would render it to Vimeo or Youtube on a private account so we can keep the links live in here. That way, anyone else who requests a copy can find the links in this forum thread.
If anyone's able to provide me with a copy, please msg me here and i'll sort asap (along with payment).
On a side note, I watched the series when it was on back in '95 and quite shocked with what happened to Nick Cooke-Priest recently. It was a fab series and actually inspired me to go for the AIB. Sadly, i failed for medical reasons. Although, my son is now 15 and looking towards the RN/RM for a career. I'd love him to watch. I seem to recall it was 6 episodes. Of all the RN shows, including Sailor, this was my preferred by a long shot.
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