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The Mersey Pirate
Genre Children
Presented by Duggie Brown
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
Production
Producer(s) Stephen Leahy
Location(s) UK
Running time 120 minutes
Production company(s) Granada Television
Broadcast
Original channel ITV
Picture format Colour
Original run 2 June 1979 – 4 August 1979

The Mersey Pirate was a British children's television programme that was shown in 1979. Based aboard a ship (The Royal Iris) anchored at Liverpool Docks in the River Mersey, it was produced by Granada Television and was introduced to fill the Saturday morning summer break taken by Tiswas.

The programme's presenters were Duggie Brown, Frank Carson, Bernard Wrigley and Billy Butler. Actors Andrew Schofield and Ray Kingsley, who would later work together on the television series Scully, played stowaways. Various guests appeared on the series including The Dooleys, Bad Manners, The Undertones, and Star Wars star David Prowse (who was equally known in the UK for his persona as The Green Cross Code Man at the time).

Most ITV regions showed the programme, though several (including Anglia, Tyne Tees, and Channel Television) did not. The show had been due to run throughout the summer of 1979, but its run was cut short due to the ITV network strike that ran from August to October that year.

The following year another Granada production, Fun Factory, took the Summer Saturday morning slot.

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TV Theme - The Mersey Pirate (1979)

Theme from the Saturday morning children's tv show.

Echo Bunnymen Villiers Terrace The Mersey Pirate 79

MERSEY PIRATE: How To Make A Whoopee with Pierre le Oui Oui

A scene from GTV's Mersey Pirate in 1979, in which Captain Duggie Brown introduces the resident chef Pierre le Oui Oui (Bernard Wrigley) who shows us in song...

MERSEY PIRATE with Pierre le Oui Oui: Burnt at the Steak

Bernard Wrigley plays the French chef Pierre le Oui Oui as he ruins the captains dinner. From the Granada series in 1979.

The Mersey Pirate Muster in New Brighton

The Mersey Pirate Muster returns to New Brighton for the second time. The Pirates parade from Vale Park and take to the seas (well ok the Marine Lake) for a ...

Mersey Pirate Muster Event 2010

night fireworks performance in Albert Dock...

Mersey Pirates Muster at New Brighton

The Pirates are trapped in the Last Chance Lagoon. They have lost their treasure map and now must fight the Government Forces, The Red Coats, before looking ...

SATURDAY COWBOYS

Bernard Wrigley singing "Saturday Cowboys" on Granada TV's "Fun Factory" in 1980. This was the Saturday morning children's prog superseding 1979's "Mersey Pi...

Liverpool Mersey Pirates, Musket Firing 2

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10 news items

 
Liverpool Echo
Mon, 18 Jun 2012 00:09:10 -0700

New Brighton prepares for Mersey Pirate Muster. OUR very own Mersey mermaid is swimming back in to New Brighton for the Mersey Pirate Muster on Sunday June 17. Mersey Mermaid set to swim back to Pirate Muster · Liverpool Echo letters, May 26 2012 ...
 
Herald Scotland
Mon, 24 Mar 2014 20:09:03 -0700

These included The Saturday Banana, presented by former Goodie Bill Oddie, and The Mersey Pirate, which was filmed on a boat as it sailed the River Mersey. Items included appearances by Andrew Schofield as Scully, Boys From The Blackstuff writer Alan ...
 
Liverpool Echo
Mon, 13 Jul 2009 04:09:29 -0700

Families flocked to the Albert Dock on Saturday for the first Mersey Pirate Muster – a day of pirate-themed fun. A team of storytellers and history re-enactors brought to life colourful characters from the days of the swashbuckling sailors. Youngsters ...
 
Wirral Globe
Sun, 10 Jun 2012 04:09:12 -0700

Visitors to the free family event will have a chance to join the Mersey pirate navy and watch a pirate parade. The Pirate Muster was staged at the Albert Dock, Liverpool for two years, before moving to Wirral last year. Setting the scene, co-creator ...
 
Liverpool Echo
Sat, 06 Feb 2010 00:24:01 -0800

Known then as the “fish and chip boat” because of the food sold at events it was hired out for, the boat was later painted white over a blue hull, and found brief fame in the “Mersey Pirate” TV series in the late 1970s. Mr Curry said: “I remember her ...
 
Wirral Globe
Tue, 02 Aug 2011 04:03:45 -0700

A PIRATE battle and treasure hunt are among the swashbuckling entertainment taking place on New Brighton this weekend. The "Mersey Pirate Muster" will be staged outside Fort Perch Rock on Sunday, August 7. There will also be a chance for visitors to ...
 
Liverpool Echo
Sat, 11 Jul 2009 11:59:08 -0700

Hundreds of families headed to the Albert Dock today for Liverpool's first Mersey Pirate Muster. A team of story tellers, history re-enactors and maritime brought to life colourful characters from the days of pirates as they searched for the Lost ...
 
Liverpool Echo
Sat, 04 Jun 2011 00:36:14 -0700

Doug Darroch, curator of Fort Perch Rock, host this year to the Mersey Pirate Muster on August 7, says: “We have a Merseybeat museum here and have regular concerts.We fly the flag spiritually and emotionally.” The Beatles played at New Brighton's Tower ...
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