Warship was a drama series 'launched' by BBC Television in the summer of 1973 about the adventures of the Royal Navy Leander Class Frigate HMS Hero. Thanks to an unprecedented collaboration between the Royal Navy and the BBC at the time it also had a very strong documentary background due to extensive location footage shot on board. The series took as its central premise the lives and duties and explored the rigours and hardships faced by seamen on tours of duty across the globe. The stories of those serving on board, actually real-life frigate HMS Phoebe, were designed to reflect the changing nature of the Royal Navy in the early 1970s. The primary focus for most stories was on the Captain and his fellow officers, only occasionally exploring the lower decks to portray storylines featuring the other ranks. Storylines either featured a variety of crises at sea (smuggling, the evacuation of British nationals from war-torn locales, gun-running etc.) or would feature the personal stories of officers and other ranks (romantic or otherwise) and the impact these personal issues had on their professional lives and duties. [From TV.com]
In this episode, Chief Petty Officer Donovan takes advantage of the Hero's visit to Malta to settle some personal business.
Cast: David Savile (Lieutenant Commander Beaumont), Donald Burton (Commander Mark Nialls), Don Henderson (Master At Arms Heron), Graeme Eton (Lieutenant Wakelin), Gino Melvazzi (Tony), David Purcell (2nd Chief Petty Officer), Terry Bale (Chief Petty Officer Watson), Richard Aylen (Large), Julian Curry (Lieutenant Commander Padden), Mary Webster (Gina), Peter Birrel (Spiro), Nicolette McKenzie (Vera Cesnik), Alec Mango (Savona), Rio Fanning (Chief Petty Officer Donovan), Donald Hewlett (Rear Admiral Mulliner), Tony Steedman (Flynn)