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Programme: Captain Butler
Broadcast: 1997 ( Channel 4 )
Episodes: 6 (1 series)
Starring: Craig Charles, Shaun Curry, Roger Griffiths
Written by: John Smith, Rob Sprackling
Directed by: Ian McLean
Production: Essential Film and Television

High seas sitcom about a group of cowardly pirates and their captain, Captain Butler. Butler and his crew sail the seven seas, doing their best to avoid trouble.

BSG Review:

Quite funny - much of the comedy revolved around anachronisms (e.g. 20th century references) and the fact the action was actually quite obviously and deliberately being played out in a studio. While similar to the BBC's " Red Dwarf " [also starring Craig Charles] some may not remember it now as it only ran for one series.

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