Navy Lark Broadcast Schedule

The episodes of The Navy Lark were not individually titled when originally broadcast. The episode titles listed below are those commonly used by collectors. They are unofficial and several variations exist. The BBC generally follows these names for their rebroadcasts and recording reissues, but occasionally assigns alternative titles.

Series 1

Broadcast on Sundays at 7:00pm on the Light Programme. Episodes 4-16 repeated the following Tuesdays at 8:00pm on the Light Programme. All episodes further repeated on Saturdays at 1:10pm on the Home Service 13 June - 26 Sept 1959.

Episode Date Repeat 1 Repeat 2 Title
1/011959-03-29
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1959-06-13The Missing Jeep
1/021959-04-05
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1959-06-20Operation Fag End
1/031959-04-12
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1959-06-27Number One's Chair
1/041959-04-191959-04-211959-07-04The Fairground Lights
1/051959-04-261959-04-281959-07-11The Comfort Fund
1/061959-05-031959-05-051959-07-18Stuck Up The Inlet
1/071959-05-101959-05-121959-07-25The Admiral's Party
1/081959-05-171959-05-191959-08-01The Hank of Heather
1/091959-05-241959-05-261959-08-08The Multiple Mines
1/101959-05-311959-06-021959-08-15The Gun Mechanism Test
1/111959-06-071959-06-091959-08-22The Whittlesea Bay Yacht Regatta
1/121959-06-141959-06-161959-08-29The Psychology Test
1/131959-06-211959-06-231959-09-05A Watch On the Initiative Test
1/141959-06-281959-06-301959-09-12An Exercise in Filming
1/151959-07-051959-07-071959-09-19The Smuggling Spy
1/161959-07-121959-07-141959-09-26The Whittlesea Carnival and Fete

 
Series 2

Broadcast on Fridays at 7:30pm on the Light Programme. Episodes 1-9 repeated the following Tuesdays at 8:30pm on the Home Service. Episodes 13-26 repeated the following Sundays at 6:30pm on the Light Programme. 22 episodes further repeated on Saturdays 23 April - 17 Sept 1960 at 1:10pm on the Home Service.

Episode Date Repeat 1 Repeat 2 Title
2/011959-10-161959-10-201960-04-23The New No.1
2/021959-10-231959-10-271960-04-30Fatso's Box Brownie
2/031959-10-301959-11-031960-05-07Bringing Back the Barge
2/041959-11-061959-11-101960-05-14The Mock Action
2/051959-11-131959-11-171960-05-21Going Dutch
2/061959-11-201959-11-241960-05-28The Figurehead
2/071959-11-271959-12-011960-06-04Gunboat to Goomba
2/081959-12-041959-12-081960-06-11Johnson Finds Treasure
2/091959-12-111959-12-151960-06-18The Charter Trip To Antarctica
2/101959-12-18
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1960-06-25Cementing Relations
2/111959-12-25
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1960-07-02The Comfort Fund Dance
2/121960-01-01
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1960-07-09The Route March
2/131960-01-081960-01-101960-07-16Trip Up the Thames
2/141960-01-151960-01-171960-07-23The Radar Talk-Down System
2/151960-01-221960-01-241960-07-30A Crisp Romance
2/161960-01-291960-01-311960-08-06Lighthouse Lark
2/171960-02-051960-02-071960-08-13Pertwee Posted to Portsmouth
2/181960-02-121960-02-141960-08-20Johnson's Diet
2/191960-02-191960-02-211960-08-27Tug-of-War
2/201960-02-261960-02-281960-09-03Return to Potarneyland
2/211960-03-041960-03-061960-09-10The Cross Country Run
2/221960-03-111960-03-131960-09-17The Morning After
2/231960-03-181960-03-20
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The Admiral's Punch Bowl
2/241960-03-251960-03-27
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Secret Mission to Calais
2/251960-04-011960-04-03
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Mr Murray Goes Sick
2/261960-04-081960-04-10
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The Potarneyland Fishing Limit

 
Series 3

Broadcast on Wednesdays at 7:31pm on the Light Programme. Repeated the following Sundays at 1:45pm on the Light Programme. 19 episodes further repeated on Wednesdays 29 March - 2 August 1961 at 1:10pm on the Home Service.

Episode Date Repeat 1 Repeat 2 Title
3/011960-11-021960-11-061961-03-29In Portmouth for a Refit
3/021960-11-091960-11-131961-04-05Refitting Ebeneezer Pertwee's Tug
3/031960-11-161960-11-201961-04-12Sea Trials and the Poppadom
3/041960-11-231960-11-271961-04-19Mutiny Aboard Troutbridge ?
3/051960-11-301960-12-041961-04-26The Explosive Biscuits
3/061960-12-071960-12-111961-05-03Sir Willoughby Takes Over the Island
3/071960-12-141960-12-181961-05-10Mount Rumpus Atoll
3/081960-12-211960-12-251961-05-17Mr Murray's Houseboat (50th ed)
3/091960-12-281961-01-011961-05-24Johnson's Birthday
3/101961-01-041961-01-081961-05-31Enforced leave for Captain Povey
3/111961-01-111961-01-151961-06-07Families' Day on HMS Troutbridge
3/121961-01-181961-01-221961-06-14The Falmouth Ghost Ship
3/131961-01-251961-01-291961-06-21Onabushkan Flu
3/141961-02-011961-02-051961-06-28Efficiency Drive/Expert
3/151961-02-081961-02-121961-07-05The Floggle Grommit Missile
3/161961-02-151961-02-191961-07-12The Hitch Hiking Counterfeiter
3/171961-02-221961-02-261961-07-19Commadore Goldstein
3/181961-03-011961-03-051961-07-26Mr. Philips' Navigation Test
3/191961-03-081961-03-121961-08-02CPO Pertwee and the Laundry
3/201961-03-151961-03-19
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Captain Stanton's Wedding

 
Series 4

Broadcast on Fridays at 7:31pm on the Light Programme. Repeated the following Sundays at 2:30pm on the Light Programme. Seven episodes further repeated on Wednesdays 3 July - 14 August at 1:10pm on the Home Service.

Episode Date Repeat 1 Repeat 2 Title
4/011961-09-151961-09-17
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Returning from Leave
4/021961-09-221961-09-241963-07-03Captain Povey's a Spy
4/031961-09-291961-10-01
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Catching the Big Fella
4/041961-10-061961-10-08
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The Northampton Hunt Ball
4/051961-10-131961-10-15
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Hijacked
4/061961-10-201961-10-221963-07-10Admiral Troutbridge
4/071961-10-271961-10-29
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Relatives and Reservations
4/081961-11-031961-11-05
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Humgrummits On the High Seas
4/091961-11-101961-11-12
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Are Captain and Mrs. Povey Married?
4/101961-11-171961-11-19
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Cine Cameras at Sea
4/111961-11-241961-11-261963-07-17The Citizen Adjustment Course
4/121961-12-011961-12-031963-07-24A Hole Lieutenant
4/131961-12-081961-12-10
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Spy Catching in Casablanca
4/141961-12-151961-12-17
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Mount Pot Erupts
4/151961-12-221961-12-24
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Captain Povey's Shop
4/161961-12-291961-12-31
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Leading Seaman Goldstein's Party
4/171962-01-051962-01-07
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The Invitation
4/181962-01-121962-01-14
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The Cornish Exercise
4/191962-01-191962-01-21
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A Strange Hobby
4/201962-01-261962-01-28
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Mr. Phillips Gets Engaged
4/211962-02-021962-02-041963-07-31The Sinking of the Bubble Car
4/221962-02-091962-02-11
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Long Jonathan Pertwee
4/231962-02-161962-02-181963-08-07The Admirals Accident Report
4/241962-02-231962-02-251963-08-14Over the Sea to Rosyth
4/251962-03-021962-03-04
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The Return of Sir Fredrick Flatley
4/261962-03-091962-03-11
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The Ship's Concert

 
Series 5

Broadcast on Fridays at 8:00pm on the Light Programme. Repeated on Wednesdays 21 August - 25 September at 1:10pm on the Home Service.

Episode Date Repeat Title
5/011963-04-051963-08-21First day out of dock
5/021963-04-121963-08-29The New Barmaid (100th ed)
5/031963-04-191963-09-04A Deliberate Bashing
5/041963-04-261963-09-11Whittlesea Regatta
5/051963-05-031963-09-18HMS Troutbridge gets a Rocket
5/061963-05-101963-09-25The Ghost Ship

 
Series 6

Broadcast on Fridays at 8:00pm on the Light Programme. 11 episodes repeated on Sundays 6 September - 15 November at 2:00pm on the Light Program.

Episode Date Repeat Title
6/011963-09-27
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Wren Chasen Returns
6/021963-10-04
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On the Carpet
6/031963-10-11
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The Bungalese Spies
6/041963-10-181964-09-06Troutbridge's Party
6/051963-10-251964-09-13Rescuing Admirals
6/061963-11-011964-09-20Demise of the Depth Charges
6/071963-11-081964-09-27The Struggle for Promotion
6/081963-11-151964-10-04Navigation by Computer
6/091963-11-221964-10-11Stormy Weather
6/101963-11-291964-10-18Chasing the Kepeac
6/111963-12-061964-10-25The Submerged Island
6/121963-12-131964-11-01The Sicilian Secret Agent
6/131963-12-201964-11-08Germany's Troutbridge
6/141963-12-271964-11-15Confirming Povey's Rank
6/151964-01-03
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The Calais Dock Strike
6/161964-01-10
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Johnson's Memoirs
6/171964-01-17
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The Emperor of Tratvia
6/181964-01-24
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Open Day
6/191964-01-31
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Stuck on a Sandbank

 
Series 7

Broadcast on Sundays at 2:00pm on the Light Programme. Repeated the following Wednesdays at 7:31pm on the Light Programme.

Episode Date Repeat Title
7/011965-07-111965-07-14Back in the Muck Again
7/021965-07-181965-07-21Smugglers in the Solent
7/031965-07-251965-07-28Mr. Murray is Victimised
7/041965-08-011965-08-04The Poveys Move House
7/051965-08-081965-08-11Captain Povey Reports Sick
7/061965-08-151965-08-18Admiral Pertwee's Fleet ?
7/071965-08-221965-08-25Let Loose With a Chopper
7/081965-08-291965-09-01Making a Right Pig's Breakfast
7/091965-09-051965-09-08The Mysterious Pudding Mine
7/101965-09-121965-09-15The Hovercraft Training Course
7/111965-09-191965-09-22The Sabotaged Floggle Toggle Box
7/121965-09-261965-09-28The Potarneyland Training Exercise
7/131965-10-031965-10-06Going On Leave to Croydon

 
Series 8

Broadcast on Sundays at 1:30pm on the Light Programme. Repeated the following Wednesdays at 8:00pm on the Light Programme.

Episode Date Repeat Title
8/011966-09-041966-09-07Where is Troutbridge ?
8/021966-09-111966-09-14The Float a Peddle Fiddle
8/031966-09-181966-09-21A Sticky Business
8/041966-09-251966-09-28Buoys will be Buoys
8/051966-10-021966-10-05Steamship Day
8/061966-10-091966-10-12Farewell to HMS Varsity
8/071966-10-161966-10-19The Army Lark
8/081966-10-231966-10-26Just the Ticket
8/091966-10-301966-11-02Mr. Philips' Promotion
8/101966-11-061966-11-09Pertwee and the Tratvian Beer
8/111966-11-131966-11-16The PM Papa
8/121966-11-201966-11-23Getting Rid of Pertwee
8/131966-11-271966-11-30Off to Sea at Last

 
Series 9

The first 13 episodes were broadcast on Sundays at 1:30pm on the Light Programme. Repeated the following Wednesdays at 7:30pm on the Light Programme. The following 7 episodes broadcast on Sundays at 2:00pm on Radio 2. Repeated the following Wednesdays at 7:45pm on Radio 2.

Episode Date Repeat Title
9/011967-07-021967-07-05Back from the Antarctic
9/021967-07-091967-07-12Fishing Off the Faroes
9/031967-07-161967-07-19A Filthy Ferryboat
9/041967-07-231967-07-26Jigsaws and Jemmies
9/051967-07-301967-08-02The Naval Review
9/061967-08-061967-08-09The Curious Caravan Case
9/071967-08-131967-08-16Frenchmen in Berth J.41
9/081967-08-201967-08-23The Police Drop In
9/091967-08-271967-08-30Mr. Murray's Endurance Course
9/101967-09-031967-09-06Women in the Wardroom
9/111967-09-101967-09-13Troutbridge's Silver Jubilee Party
9/121967-09-171967-09-20Cecil The Navigational Computer
9/131967-09-241967-09-27A Russian Rendezvous
9/141967-10-011967-10-04The Bugged and Burgled Beer
9/151967-10-081967-10-11Picking Up the Poppadom
9/161967-10-151967-10-18Cuthbert Joins the Navy
9/171967-10-221967-10-25The Flying Machine
9/181967-10-291967-11-01Mr. Philips at Dartmouth
9/191967-11-051967-11-08A Fishy Business
9/201967-11-121967-11-15Troutbridge In Quarantine

 
Series 10

Broadcast on Sundays at 2:00pm on Radio 2. Repeated the following Mondays at 8:45pm on Radio 2.

Episode Date Repeat Title
10/011968-10-131968-10-14Troutbridge Electrifies Portsmouth
10/021968-10-201968-10-21The Redundancy Drive
10/031968-10-271968-10-28The Smugglers Return
10/041968-11-031968-11-04Commander Trotter Takes Charge
10/051968-11-101968-11-11The Anti-Submarine Missile Launcher
10/061968-11-171968-11-18Sub-Conductor Phillips
10/071968-11-241968-11-25The South Kawowan Summit
10/081968-12-011968-12-02Pertwee's Enlistment Expires !
10/091968-12-081968-12-09Captain Povey Takes Over
10/101968-12-151968-12-16Sir Willoughby Goes to Kawowan
10/111968-12-221968-12-23The Padre's Birthday
10/121968-12-291968-12-30The Portsmouth Kiosk
10/131969-01-051969-01-06The Radio Beacon
10/141969-01-121969-01-13Mr. Philips' Wrong Uniform
10/151969-01-191969-01-20Harold Wilson Reviews the Fleet
10/161969-01-261969-01-27The Relief of the Weather Ship
10/171969-02-021969-02-03The Mickey Mouse Toothbrush
10/181969-02-091969-02-10The Brick Smugglers

 
Series 11

The first 14 episodes were broadcast on Sundays at 2:00pm on Radio 2. Repeated the following Mondays at 8:45pm on Radio 2. The following 2 episodes broadcast on Sundays at 2:01pm on Radio 2. Repeated the following Mondays at 6:15pm on Radio 4.

Episode Date Repeat Title
11/011969-12-281969-12-29Lt-Cmdr Murray and the Squatters
11/021970-01-041970-01-05What is the SSE ?
11/031970-01-111970-01-12Promotion for CPO Pertwee
11/041970-01-181970-01-19Running Aground
11/051970-01-251970-01-26Sir Willoughby's Party
11/061970-02-011970-02-02The Fleet Initiative Test
11/071970-02-081970-02-04C.P.O. Pertwee's Long Service Medal
11/081970-02-151970-02-09The Phenomenal Pertwee Tug
11/091970-02-221970-02-23The Security Clampdown
11/101970-03-011970-03-02The Anniversary and the Washing Machine
11/111970-03-081970-03-09Forbodians Hijack Troutbridge
11/121970-03-151970-03-16No.1 Gets Married
11/131970-03-221970-03-23The Honeymooners Return
11/141970-03-291970-03-30CPO Pertwee and the Lead Half Crowns
11/151970-04-051970-04-06Leslie Leaving the Navy
11/161970-04-121970-04-13The Mark 31 Radar

 
Series 12

Broadcast on Sundays at 2:01pm on Radio 2. Repeated the following Mondays at 6:15pm on Radio 4. Episodes 4 and 5 from Series 11 further repeated at same times after end of Series 12.

Episode Date Repeat Title
12/011971-05-161971-05-17Put a Horse out to Graze Fund
12/021971-05-231971-05-24Impressions for Survival
12/031971-05-301971-05-31The Beard-Growing Race
12/041971-06-061971-06-07The Mysterious Radio Signals
12/051971-06-131971-06-14Operation Recovery
12/061971-06-201971-06-21The Slogan Contest
12/071971-06-271971-06-28Sir Willoughby at Shanghai (200th ed)
12/081971-07-041971-07-05Operation Cowes Barge
12/091971-07-111971-07-12Mr. Murray's Anniversary
12/101971-07-181971-07-19The Loch Ness Monster
 
11/041971-07-251971-07-26Running Aground (repeat)
11/051971-08-011971-08-02Sir Willoughby's Party (repeat)

 
Series 13

Broadcast on Sundays at 2:02pm on Radio 2. Repeated the following Mondays at 8:02pm on Radio 2. 9 episodes further repeated on Fridays 4 August to 29 September 1972 at 12:25pm on Radio 4.

Episode Date Repeat 1 Repeat 2 Title
13/011972-03-261972-03-27
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The TV Documentary
13/021972-04-021972-04-03
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The P.O.W. Escape Exercise
13/031972-04-091972-04-10
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No.1's Married Quarters
13/041972-04-161972-04-17
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The Newhaven-Dieppe Smuggling Run
13/051972-04-231972-04-24
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The Bumble Spit Lighthouse Affair
13/061972-04-301972-05-01
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The Tonipouhaha Treasure
13/071972-05-071972-05-08
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The US Navigator Swap
13/081972-05-141972-05-15
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Son of a Sea Lord
13/091972-05-211972-05-221972-08-04Hypnotising Ramona
13/101972-05-281972-05-29
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The Master of Sardinia
13/111972-06-041972-06-051972-09-15Opportunity Knockers
13/121972-06-111972-06-121972-09-22Friday 13th
13/131972-06-181972-06-191972-09-29The New NAAFI

 
Series 14

Broadcast on Sundays at 2:02pm on Radio 2. Repeated the following Mondays at 7:02pm on Radio 2.

Episode Date Repeat Title
14/011973-07-291973-07-30The Montezuela Revolution
14/021973-08-051973-08-06The Island Swordfish
14/031973-08-121973-08-13Bunged in the Rattle
14/041973-08-191973-08-20Kidnapped Down Under
14/051973-08-261973-08-27The Digital Isles Go Unstable
14/061973-09-021973-09-03Egbert Hitches a Ride
14/071973-09-091973-09-10Povey an Admiral at Last
14/081973-09-161973-09-17The Borgholm Horse Trials
14/091973-09-231973-09-24Captain Povey's Wig
14/101973-09-301973-10-01The Brain Pill
14/111973-10-071973-10-08Operation Showcase
14/121973-10-141973-10-15CPO Pertwee - Yachtmonger
14/131973-10-211973-10-22The Talpinium Shell

 
Series 15

Broadcast on Sundays at 2:02pm on Radio 2. Repeated the following Saturdays at 7:02pm on Radio 2 (long wave only). A special "Jubilee" edition broadcast on Saturday 16 July 1977 at 1:02pm on Radio 2. Repeated the following Sunday at 7:02pm on Radio 2.

Episode Date Repeat Title
15/011975-11-091975-11-15Cast Adrift
15/021975-11-161975-11-22NANA / Ill Bred Fred
15/031975-11-231975-11-29Helen the New Wren
15/041975-11-301975-12-06The Relief of Station 150
15/051975-12-071975-12-13Black is Beautiful
15/061975-12-141975-12-20Sidney and the Stamp
15/071975-12-211975-12-27Commander Murray - Showjumper
15/081975-12-281976-01-03Horrible Horace Comes Aboard
15/091976-01-041976-01-10Burning Their Bras
15/101976-01-111976-01-17The Case of the HGM Mark 5
15/111976-01-181976-01-24Uncle Wilberforce Pertwee
 
15/121977-07-161977-07-17The BBC is sending the Bill to Buckingham Palace


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