Damn the Torpedoes, for all your military themed comedy needs

So this pilot show I helped write, Damn the Torpedoes, was broadcast on the British Forces Broadcasting Service on Wednesday, and um, embarrassingly, it’s… rather good.

Damn the Torpedoes (not to be confused with the album by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) is a sketch show inspired by the experiences of the military (Army, Navy and RAF), which means some of it needs explaining to civvies such as myself but most of it is rooted in all too common human experiences (like saying exactly the wrong thing at a party).

For those of you not on a military base or otherwise not a regular BFBS listener you can listen again on audioboo here: http://audioboo.fm/boos/2073809-damn-the-torpedoes.

Or read the review in yesterday’s i. (And it has it’s own British Comedy Guide page already!)

The show was written by the same writing team as it behind the Kirrin Island podcast, with the same producer Alison Pritchard, but with the addition of Richard Hatch (Exec Producer) from BFBS.

The high powered cast includes Newsjack’s resident impressionist Lewis Macleod, Alex “Barry from Watford” Lowe and  Debbie Arnold, as well as Kirrin Island regulars  Alex Perkins,  Rachel Esposti, Stephen Hope Wynne and Suzanne Bonetti.

The show has had lots of input from the military to make it as true to life as possible, and the plan to expand that as much as possible should this be picked up for a series, so if you know any funny people in the Army, Navy or Air Force, let them know about the show (there’s a contact address given out after the credits).