Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits. Anti-spam check. Do not fill this in!=Sequels and adaptations= There were several radio sequels, including ''[[The Embassy Lark]]'' and ''[[The Big Business Lark]]''. ''[[The TV Lark]]'' was intended to be a replacement for ''The Navy Lark'' starting with what would have been the series' fifth season. This situation came about due to the head of light entertainment believing that "forces" based humour had had its day and television was the next "big thing" so Lawrie was told to create a show with the same cast in an independent TV station situation. Alastair Scott Johnston and Lawrie Wyman tried to stop this folly but were overruled, hence the arrival of ''The TV Lark''. The entire cast had been drummed out of the service (as the announcer puts it) and hired by Troutbridge TV Ltd. Janet Brown joined the cast due to the absence of [[Heather Chasen]] for this season. However, mainly due to public pressure, the production team of Alastair Scott Johnston and Lawrie Wyman managed to revert the show back to nautical capers, even though episode ten of ''The TV Lark'' revealed that CPO Pertwee had arranged to flog almost the entirety of HMS ''Troutbridge''. Storylines in The TV Lark nudged back to Naval origins across the ten shows until they were finally reunited with Troutbridge and acceptable storylines once more. 10 episodes were made but unfortunately Episode 9 is lost. In 1959 a film version was made, written by Laurie Wyman and [[Sid Colin]] and directed by Gordon Parry. It starred [[Cecil Parker]], [[Ronald Shiner]], Elvi Hale, Leslie Phillips and Nicholas Phipps. Wyman co-wrote with three other writers a [[television]] sitcom ''HMS Paradise'' ([[Associated-Rediffusion]], 1964-5) set in a naval shore establishment in which Caldicot played Captain Turvey, but only one series was made. The entire series has been wiped, but a rumour exists that one episode still exists. The show was condensed from 30 to 27 minutes by Transcription services, then the discs were then exported around the world except for South Africa. As Springbok Radio was a commercial station the BBC refused to allow the station to re-broadcast the British shows so the station acquired the scripts from Lawrie and edited them to around twenty five minutes, to accommodate the commercial breaks. The revised show was recorded by them in front of a live audience. All the UK associations were kept for the Durban audiences which must have been incomprehensible on occasions. Excerpts of these broadcasts can be heard on the Springbok celebration site and occasionally Pumamouse. Summary: Please note that all contributions to the Everybody Down - The Navy Lark Wiki are considered to be released under the CC-BY-SA Cancel Editing help (opens in new window) Retrieved from "https://thenavylark.fandom.com/wiki/The_Navy_Lark_(Series)"