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Making Waves is a British television drama series produced by Carlton Television for ITV. It was created by Ted Childs and chronicles the professional and personal lives of the crew of the Royal Navy frigate HMS Suffolk. The series remained in development hell for several years and was first broadcast on 7 July 2004. However, due to low ratings it was removed from the schedules after only three episodes, the remainder of the series going unaired on television in the United Kingdom.

The series starred Alex Ferns as Commander Martin Brooke and Emily Hamilton as Lieutenant Commander Jenny Howard. The frigate HMS Grafton stood in for Suffolk and additional filming took place around HMNB Portsmouth with the full co-operation of the Royal Navy. A limited-edition DVD of all six episodes was released in December 2004.

  1. Ted Childs


Series Cast

  1. Ian Bartholomew

    6 Episodes

  2. Alex Ferns as

    Alex Ferns

    6 Episodes

  3. Emily Hamilton

    6 Episodes

  4. Steve Speirs as

    Steve Speirs

    6 Episodes

  5. Joanna Page as OM Rosie Bowen

    Joanna Page

    OM Rosie Bowen

    6 Episodes

  6. Angel Coulby as

    Angel Coulby

    6 Episodes

  7. Chloe Howman

    6 Episodes

  8. Darren Morfitt as

    Darren Morfitt

    6 Episodes

  9. Diane Beck

    6 Episodes

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Season 1

2004 • 6 Episodes

Season 1 of Making Waves premiered on July 7, 2004.

Episode 3

(1x3, July 21, 2004)

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Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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