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In the mid to late 1970's there was a BBC??? TV show set 'aboard' a Royal Navy Land Station. The very first episode began with a confused young Royal Navy recruit getting a taxi to his 'ship', but ending up being delivered to the Land Station in the middle of the moors, and wondering if he was in the right place!

 

The front titles of the show featured two animated warships shooting it out, one of which sunk by the end of the titles, 'though you were never quite sure each week which one it would be.

 

Can anyone remember this program, the title, who was in it etc???

 

I'm 99% sure I'm not making it up!!

 

Steve

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Was on around the same time as 'Get Some In'?

 

 

That's a blast from the past.. feels a bit like that here sometimes..

 

Jack as Corporal Percy Marsh :-D

Snapper as Jakey Smith :-D

Mark as Ken Richardson :-D

Joris as Matthew Lilley :whistle:

 

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I'm 99% sure the show was colour, and it was certainly shown in the 1970's, because I was only born in '69. Remembering shows from before then has been difficult for me! I don't believe it was a repeat from the '60's or chances are, it would have been B&W.

 

Steve

 

 

Steve,

 

have a look here & see if you can spot it...

 

http://www.wwwk.co.uk/television/comedy/60s.htm

 

 

http://www.wwwk.co.uk/television/comedy/70s.htm

 

:-D :-D :-D

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  • 12 years later...

OK, so 13 years have gone by and I think I've tracked down the TV show I was thinking about at the start of the thread. The time of broadcast, plot and characters all seem familiar.

It was ( HMS ) Thundercloud, a Yorkshire Television production, shown in 1979.

It was filmed at a real Royal Naval Land Station, HMS Forest Moor - https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Forest_Moor

A few details can be found here - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0395904/

and a little here - https://www.comedy.co.uk/tv/thundercloud/

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