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

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.

Echo Bunnymen Villiers Terrace The Mersey Pirate 79

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: 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 ...

Mersey Pirate Muster Event 2010

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 ...

Pirates on the Mersey ferry

Pirates on the Mersey ferry.

Liverpool Mersey Pirates, Musket Firing 2

The Battle of the Mersey!

Pirates tried to take Mersey tugboat Brocklebank - until the Royal navy showed up...

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