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Carry on Laughing! 

The "Carry On" gang spoofs historical events and works of literature.




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Series cast summary:
Jack Douglas Jack Douglas ...  Lord Peter Flimsy / ... 12 episodes, 1975
Kenneth Connor ...  Punter / ... 12 episodes, 1975
Joan Sims ...  Lady Guinevere / ... 11 episodes, 1975
Peter Butterworth ...  Merlin / ... 9 episodes, 1975
Barbara Windsor ...  Lottie / ... 8 episodes, 1975
David Lodge ...  Inspector Bungler / ... 7 episodes, 1975
Norman Chappell ...  Sir William / ... 7 episodes, 1975
Brian Osborne Brian Osborne ...  Cavalier / ... 7 episodes, 1975
John Carlin John Carlin ...  Egbert / ... 6 episodes, 1975
Bernard Bresslaw ...  Dr. Pavingstone / ... 5 episodes, 1975


The "Carry On" gang spoofs historical events and works of literature.

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All thirteen episodes of this series are available as extras on the following Region 2 'Carry On' Special Edition DVDs: - Episode 01. "The Prisoner of Spenda": Don't Lose Your Head (1967) - Episode 02. "The Baron Outlook": Carry on Doctor (1967) - Episode 03. "The Sobbing Cavalier": Carry On Up the Khyber (1968) - Episode 04. "Orgy and Bess": Carry on Camping (1969) - Episode 05. "One in the Eye for Harold": Carry on Again Doctor (1969) - Episode 06. "The Nine Old Cobblers": Carry on Up the Jungle (1970) - Episode 07. "Under the Round Table": Carry on Loving (1970) - Episode 08. "The Case of the Screaming Winkles": Carry On at Your Convenience (1971) - Episode 09. "And in My Lady's Chamber": Carry on Matron (1972) - Episode 10. "Short Knight, Long Daze": Carry on Abroad (1972) - Episode 11. "The Case of the Coughing Parrot": Carry on Dick (1974) - Episode 12. "Who Needs Kitchener?": Carry on Behind (1975) - Episode 13. "Lamp-Posts of the Empire": That's Carry On! (1977) See more »


Sir Gay: If that's the flower of English Knighthood, I'd hate to see the weed!
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Referenced in Wogan: Episode #5.114 (1985) See more »

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Fun but flawed
1 September 2009 | by manimal99See all my reviews

This series of comedies is a priceless addition to the "Carry On" body of work. OK, so we all know that the scripts are patchy. OK, so Talbot Rothwell (the script writer of most of the classic films) had already retired and some of the cast were definitely showing their age, but this remains an important addition to the series and vital footage from the gang from the mid-70's.

If there is a fault with the shows, its that they were possibly too short to develop a proper storyline. And maybe the audience was expecting more than a 20-odd minute show on ITV could possibly deliver. But there are some worthy performances and it was fun seeing Hattie Jacques playing Elizabeth I - a role that could surely have translated into a big screen treatment.

Best watching if you're in a good mood, late at night and after having had a few pints.

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4 January 1975 (UK) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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