Period comedy drama series The Tales Of Para Handy took us to the 1930′s where Captain Para Handy and his hapless on the Vital Spark ply the Scottish Highland coastline with many an unlikely cargo. Season two contained only three episodes.
A wonderful period charm and fabulous acting made this a real gem of a series. For some unfathamable reason only 9 episodes were made.
Two earlier sitcoms also featured the character, these were called Para Handy – Master Mariner and The Vital Spark.
UK / BBC1 / 9×50 minute episodes / Broadcast 31 July 1994 – 21 August 1995
Creator: Neil Munro / Script Editor: Niall Clark / Music: Phil Cunningham / Design: Graham Rose / Producer: Colin Gilbert
GREGOR FISHER as Para Handy
RIKKI FULTON as MacPhail
SEAN SCANLON as Dougie
ANDREW FAIRLIE as Sunny Jim
PAUL YOUNG as Andrew Campbell
SALLY HOWITT as Miss Kelly
SEASON ONE 31 July – 4 September 1994
1.PARA HANDY, MASTER MARINER
2.PARA HANDY, POACHER
4. A NIGHT ALARM
5.THE END OF THE WORLD
6. TREASURE TROVE
SEASON TWO 31 July – 21 August 1995
1.THE FORTUNE TELLER
3. THE MALINGERER