HMS Paradise

HMS Paradise is a British comedy television series which originally aired on ITV between 1964 and 1965.[1] It is set at a Royal Navy station on an island off the Dorset coast where very little actual work takes place. The show bore strong similarities to The Navy Lark, a popular radio series. All episodes are now considered to be lost.

HMS Paradise
Written byMaurice Wiltshire
Lawrie Wyman
Lew Schwarz
Directed byBill Hitchcock
StarringFrank Thornton
Robin Hunter
ComposerMalcolm Lockyer
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of series1
No. of episodes26
ProducerSid Colin
Running time30 minutes
Production companyAssociated-Rediffusion Television
Original networkITV
Original release16 July 1964 (1964-07-16) –
7 January 1965 (1965-01-07)

Main castEdit

A number of actors appeared in individual episodes of the series including Patrick Troughton, Wendy Richard, Donald Hewlett, Clive Dunn, Cardew Robinson, Sheree Winton, Martine Beswick, John Bluthal, Ernest Clark, Barbara Hicks, Pat Coombs, Robert Dorning, Howard Lang, Hugh Latimer and Brian Oulton.


  1. ^ Wagg p.9


  • Wagg, Stephen. Because I Tell a Joke or Two: Comedy, Politics and Social Difference. Routledge, 2004.

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