Carry On Forever

Carry On Forever

Series 1 - Episode 3

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Review

“Now let’s really see those chests come out!” Kenneth Williams urged Barbara Windsor in Carry On Camping – triggering the saucy, bra-pinging reveal that opened the floodgates for the bawdier tone of the Carry Ons that followed in the 1970s.

Jacki Piper and the Amazonian Valerie Leon are among the former totty invited down Memory Lane in this concluding part, while June Whitfield lends an air of dignity (despite playing Miss Prodworthy in the startlingly anti-feminist Carry On Girls). The tone struggles to keep celebratory while charting the grim demise of the franchise into single-entendre smut, as well as the deaths of the Carry On stalwarts – some so long ago now.

Summary

The final edition examines how the comedy franchise went into the 1970s on top form, with Jacki Piper and Valerie Leon remembering life on set in Carry On Up the Jungle. The sons of stars Peter Butterworth and Kenneth Connor get together for an emotional look through previously unseen photographs of their dads at work, while June Whitfield and Sally Geeson recall how Carry On Abroad was filmed much closer to home than the cast had hoped and Patrick Mower reflects on appearing alongside one of Britain's biggest guns in Carry On England. Last in the series.

Cast & Crew

Narrator Martin Clunes
Director Ali Lynch
Executive Producer Mark Robinson
Producer Ali Lynch
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