Perisher Documentary Series Overview (1985)


Perisher is a six-part documentary about submarine command training in the Royal Navy.

Also known as Submarine: Perisher: Million Pound Captains.


For the would-be submarine captain it is the moment of truth – three frigates are racing straight towards him at maximum speed. This is the ‘Perisher’ – the toughest course in the Navy, and reputed to cost one million pounds a man.

Perisher Series

Production & Filming Details

  • Creator(s):
    • Jonathan Crane.
  • Narrator(s):
    • John Nettles.
  • Director(s):
  • Producer(s):
    • Jonathan Crane.
  • Writer(s):
    • Jonathan Crane.
  • Music:
    • Roger Lamb.
  • Cinematography:
  • Editor(s):
    • Laurence Williamson.
  • Production:
    • BBC.
  • Distributor(s):
    • BBC One.
  • Release Date: 07 January 1985 to 11 February 1985.
  • Running Time: 60 minutes.
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Country: UK.
  • Language: English.

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