Interesting that the wiki entry mentions the Naval Advisors. I visited one of them prior to filming and pleaded with him to ensure the TV company 'keep it real' and don't attempt to make it another Robson and Jeromefest, which made a laughing stock out of the army. For any Naval Drama to exist, it has to be set in absolute credibility, with the sarcasm, gallows humour and gutter vernacular that the sailor uses in full effect. This was shoved on after the watershed, and to be honest, the dialogue was Grange-Hill-like in it's structure, the storylines just as tedious and tenuous and the whole series glossed with cliche. It's a shame, because the Navy missed a golden opportunity to portray itself as a flesh-and-blood entity, much the same as Sailor had done and to a much lesser extent, HMS Brilliant had attempted. I thought Making Waves was woeful, and by the third episode I was unsurprised ITV shitcanned it. None of the settings were authentic and most of the characters paper thin. It will be a long time (if ever) we see another series about the Mob.