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On The Rocks

1 9 6 9 (UK)
8 x 30 minute episodes

SeaView Television was the smallest, craziest television station in Britain.

Situated on an island, the station transmitted from a lighthouse (run by lighthouse keeper Captain Billings) and gallantly tried to provide the residents of Mumbling Bay and Kipper Cove with as normal a service as possible.

In charge of the operation was Billy McComb as the dotty producer. His right-hand man and jack-of-all-trades was Arthur Mullard, who could always be relied upon – sometimes.

Vivacious Pip Hinton was the Girl Friday trying to keep the boys in some sort of order and using her singing voice to fine effect. Bryan Burdon played the new boy, a local milkman making good as a comedian.

Across Mumbling Bay, a rival station also began broadcasting and had to be silenced.

On The Rocks was produced by Tyne Tees Television and aired on Tuesday afternoons, debuting on 8 July 1969. The lighthouse used in the series is St Mary’s which stands between Whitley Bay and Blyth on the North East coast of England.

Billy McComb
Arthur Mullard
Pip Hinton
Bryan Burdon