There are certain things every man's entitled to in life, for they're his heritage. Things like a flaming great rocket from his employer, or lumbago from gardening too long, or a chance to pay for fifty quids worth of wet weather and call it a holiday. Servicemen are to entitled to leave as well of course, always provided they haven't upset the chaps in the records office in the personnel section of their unit.
It's a case of better the devil you know, when a temporary new Captain arrives on board HMS Troutbridge.
- Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer
- Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant
- Stephen Murray as the Number One
- Ronnie Barker as Able Seaman Johnson
- Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey
- Heather Chasen as Mrs Povey
- Michael Bates as the Laundry Manager
- Tenniel Evans as the Clerk.