5/25/2007 07:33:00 p.m. -
May 25, 2007 • Posted By John Bowman
The Sea Devils is being prepared for release on DVD, the latest edition of the Royal Navy's official newspaper has revealed.
Navy News was contacted on behalf of the Restoration Team in the hope of tracking down naval personnel involved in or who witnessed the story's filming - in particular, the team hopes to find a rating believed to have shot some cine footage.
The June edition of the publication says that as part of the DVD, a documentary is being produced on the making of the Jon Pertwee six-parter. The adventure originally aired in 1972 and the location work was carried out in the Portsmouth area in October 1971.
A story about the location filming was done at the time by the local daily paper, The News, which photographed Pertwee chatting with three ratings at the Fraser gunnery range.
One of the ratings, an Able Seaman David King, pictured above right, who was then aged 26, appears to be capturing the moment for posterity on a cine camera.
In the Navy News piece, project team member Richard Bignell says: "If Mr King did take any cine film of the shoot, we would be very interested in talking to him!"
The documentary-makers also hope to track down people who took still pictures.
A release date for the DVD has yet to be confirmed.
Click on the thumbnail below for a larger version of the picture showing Pertwee with the ratings.
(Photo courtesy of and copyright The News, Portsmouth)