Join BFBS at a free live recording of Damn the Torpedoes Xmas Special


Forces Radio BFBS is recording a brand new Xmas Special of the multi award-winning military-themed comedy sketch show, Damn the Torpedoes.

The live 90-minute performance is on Tuesday 12th December at 7.30pm at the RADA Studios in London, and will be made into a half-hour Xmas Special for broadcast at Christmas.

Get set to hear hilarious skits throwing a spotlight on the comic side of service life, as ‘famous’ voices weave implausible plots and mimic military jargon.

This pre-Christmas treat includes David Attenborough narrating a Special Blue Planet 2 on board HMS Queen Elizabeth, the Royal Navy’s newest and biggest Aircraft carrier. There’s also the Boris Johnson Enigma machine to be deciphered and we’ll discover how Front-line Fast Jet pilots deal with ‘take your kids to work day’!

The show is performed by stars of radio and television including Lewis Macleod (BBC Radio’s Dead Ringers, Lewis Macleod is Not Himself and ITV’s Newzoids), Debbie Arnold (EastEnders, Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Hollyoaks, Birds of a Feather), Alex Perkins (Call the Midwife, Law & Order, Doctors) and Steve Hope Wynne (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory).

Series one and two of Damn The Torpedoes has already won two bronze awards in the ‘Best Comedy Special’ category at the 2015 and 2017 New York Festivals World’s Best Radio Programs Awards.

Executive Producer of the comedy series and Forces Radio BFBS Breakfast Show Presenter, Richard Hatch, said: “Damn the Torpedoes is written by Kirrin Productions for Forces Radio BFBS with input from the British military community, so we’ve involved our core audience in the creative process from the very beginning.

“The first two series were so successfully received that we were really keen to record another series and go for an international gold award!”

Book online now for a FREE night of comedy at the RADA studios in central London on Tuesday 12th December 2017 at and click on ‘Current Shows’.

The Damn The Torpedoes Xmas Special will be broadcast on Forces Radio BFBS on Saturday 23th at 1.30pm, Sunday 24th at 4.30pm and Tuesday 26th December at 3.30pm.

Listen to Forces Radio BFBS on, via the BFBS app, on Sky 0211, or Freesat 786. Forces Radio BFBS is available regionally and across the forces world on DAB and FM. Visit to find your local station.


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