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Adventures of Peter Simple, The

1 9 5 7 (UK)
6 x 25 minute episodes

This early BBC series was aimed at family audiences and recounted the adventures of the titular young midshipman (played by Timothy Bateson) in the Napoleonic Wars.

Thomas Heathcote co-starred as master’s mate O’Brien who befriends the foolish young midshipman and they become bosom friends who share many adventures.

The story was based on a novel written by Captain Frederick Marryat in 1834.

Peter Simple
Timothy Bateson
Terence O’Brien
Thomas Heathcote
Evelyn Cordeau
Peter’s uncle
Michael Goodliffe
Colonel O’Brien
John Serret
Prison guard
Terry Baker
Peter Diamond