Operation Cowes Barge

Operation Cowes Barge

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Summary

HMS Troutbridge heads to the Isle of Wight and Captain Povey needs a favour from the crew. Starring Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Commanding Officer, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Tenniel Evans as the Admiral, Heather Chasen as Mrs Povey, Michael Bates as Rear Admiral Ironbridge and Norma Ronald as Belinda. Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976. Scripted by Lawrie Wyman and George Evans. Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston. First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in June 1971.