Damn the Torpedoes is a first for Forces Radio BFBS. It's an audience-inspired military themed comedy sketch show which started it's life in Christmas 2013 when the BFBS Sound Effect library was found chucked in a skip.
Those sound effects were resurrected by Charlene Guy who started the #SOSFX campaign. A moving appeal video was recorded that you can watch below.
The campaign was seen by a group of professional comedy writers who set about creating a new sketch show.
Damn the Torpedoes is written by a group of writers who are behind the Live from Kirrin Island podcast which became an iTunes top 20 download on launch.