- Deep Trouble (radio comedy series)
Deep Trouble Genre Sitcom Running time 30 minutes Country United Kingdom Languages English Home station BBC Radio 4 Starring Jim Field Smith
Writers Jim Field Smith
Producers David Tyler Narrated by Jonathan Ryland Air dates 20 October 2005 to 31 May 2007 No. of series 2 No. of episodes 8 Website BBC Homepage
It takes place in the year 2012, aboard HMS Goliath, a Royal Navy stealth nuclear submarine, and follows the trials and tribulations of the submarine's chaotic crew, underneath their inept commanding officer, Captain Paul Wade (played by Jim Field Smith) and his officers Lieutenant Trainor, Weapons Officer (played by Ben Willbond), Commander Alison Fairbanks, second-in-command (played by Katherine Jakeways). The series has also included a fourth regular character - in season one only this was Petty Officer Lucy Radcliffe (played by Miranda Raison) and in season two this was Alice Barry, Computer and Weapons Expert (played by Alice Lowe).
Series One started on Thursday 20 October 2005, and the series contains four episodes in total: "Startled Deer", "Special Relationship", "Prize Hamper", and "Crispy Duck".
Series Two started on Thursday 24 May 2007.
Writing for the Times, Chris Campling compared the programme favourably to the famous Naval radio sitcom The Navy Lark and called Deep Trouble "hilarious". It was also selected as a 'Pick of the Day' by Phil Daoust of the Guardian on 24 May 2007.
- Katy Brand
- Jim Field Smith - Wade
- Steve Furst
- Boris Isarov
- Katherine Jakeways - Fairbanks
- Rufus Jones
- Miranda Raison - Radcliffe (series 1 only)
- Jonathan Ryland - narrator
- Kerry Shale
- Renton Skinner
- Gareth Tunley
- Ben Willbond - Trainor
- Alice Lowe - Barry (series 2 only)
- ^ Chris Campling (19 May 2007). "Radio head". The Times. http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/tv_and_radio/article1794502.ece. Retrieved 19 February 2011.
- ^ Phil Daoust (24 May 2007). "Pick of the day". The Guardian. http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2007/may/24/tvandradio.radio. Retrieved 19 February 2011.
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