Carry On Forever

Carry On Forever

Series 1 - Episode 1

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Review

It’s easy to pooh-pooh the Carry On films. Yes, they were formulaic and increasingly smutty but they stormed the UK box office in the 1950s and 60s, before becoming a primetime staple on BBC1 and ITV in the 70s. Many now have a period charm and are still amusing.

With mainstays Kenneth Williams, Sid James, Joan Sims and Hattie Jacques long dead, this affectionate three-part history calls in semi-regulars. It takes Shirley Eaton and Liz Frazer back to Pinewood Studios, Rosalind Knight and Sally Geeson to film locations, and reunites Bernard Cribbins and Juliet Mills for the first time in 50 years. Rather touching.

Summary

Martin Clunes narrates the story of the Carry On series of comedy films, featuring interviews with the stars, rare behind-the-scenes footage and on-set publicity photos. The first episode looks at the origins of the franchise at Pinewood Studios and reveals how producer Peter Rogers and director Gerald Thomas accidentally stumbled on a hit formula. With contributions by Shirley Eaton, Liz Fraser, Rosalind Knight, Bernard Cribbins and Juliet Mills.

Cast & Crew

Narrator Martin Clunes
Contributor Shirley Eaton
Contributor Liz Fraser
Contributor Rosalind Knight
Contributor Bernard Cribbins
Contributor Juliet Mills
Executive Producer Mark Robinson
Series Producer Ali Lynch
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