Four vintage episodes from the classic seafaring sitcom, including the original pilot episode and the final regular episode
Operation Fag End (‘Working Their Passage’) 5 April 1959
New head honcho Commander Povey is heading to the island to inspect the crew – just as Pertwee’s consignment of 50,000 smuggled cigarettes is about to arrive…
The Bugged and Burgled Beer (‘Bugging’) 1 October 1967
Pertwee has a purchasing problem: the two cases of beer he sold to his customers have ended up in Povey’s custody. Can a bugging device help him recover his haul?
Number One’s Anniversary (‘Biff Boff Boffing Their Way Through’) 11 July 1971
With his first wedding anniversary approaching, Mr Murray is in a bad mood – and Captain Povey is in trouble after switching the photos of two applicants for his wife’s advertisement for an au pair.
Captain Wilberforce Pertwee (‘Having a History Lesson’)18 January 1976
After Pertwee’s ingenious defence gets Phillips acquitted at a court martial, he recounts how he got his inventiveness from his wily Great-Great-Grandfather Wilberforce Pertwee.
Starring Jon Pertwee, Leslie Phillips, Richard Caldicot, Stephen Murray and Tenniel Evans, with Dennis Price, Ronnie Barker, Michael Bates, Heather Chasen, Pamela Buck, Norma Ronald and April Walker.
Produced by Alastair Scott-Johnston
A BBC Studios production