7.7/10
336
13 user 2 critic

Cor, Blimey! (2000)

Dramatisation of the love affair between Sidney James and Barbara Windsor, played out against the backdrop of the 'Carry On' films during the 1960s and 1970s.

Director:

Terry Johnson

Writer:

Terry Johnson
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Babs (TV Movie 2017)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A drama about the life and career of actress Barbara Windsor.

Director: Dominic Leclerc
Stars: Samantha Spiro, Charlie Archer, Nick Moran
Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Martyn Hesford's comedy-drama about the life and times of tortured comic Kenneth Williams based on his diaries.

Director: Andy De Emmony
Stars: Michael Sheen, Cheryl Campbell, Peter Wight
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Pupils run amok at Maudlin Street School in an attempt to hang on to their headmaster. He has applied for a new job, but the students like him and don't want to lose him. They concoct a ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas
Stars: Kenneth Williams, Leslie Phillips, Kenneth Connor
Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Sir Sidney Ruff-Diamond looks after the British outpost near the Khyber Pass. Protected by the kilted Third Foot and Mouth regiment, you would think they were safe. But the Khazi of Kalabar... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas
Stars: Sidney James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The sinister Dr Watt has an evil scheme going. He's kidnapping beautiful young women and turning them into mannequins to sell to local stores. Fortunately for Dr Watt, Detective-Sergeant ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas
Stars: Kenneth Williams, Jim Dale, Harry H. Corbett
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A top secret chemical formula has been stolen by STENCH (the Society for the Total Extinction of Non-Conforming Humans), and so Agent Simpkins and his three trainees are hot on the trail, ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas
Stars: Kenneth Williams, Barbara Windsor, Bernard Cribbins
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Dr Nookey is disgraced and sent to a remote island hospital. He is given a secret slimming potion by a member of staff, Gladstone Screwer, and he flies back to England to fame and fortune. ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas
Stars: Sidney James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Charles Dreyfus, who has finally cracked over inspector Clouseau's antics, escapes from a mental institution and launches an elaborate plan to get rid of Clouseau once and for all.

Director: Blake Edwards
Stars: Peter Sellers, Herbert Lom, Lesley-Anne Down
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Captain Crowther's lot is not a happy one! Five of his crew have to be replaced and at such short notice before the voyage begins there isn't much to choose from. Not only does he get the ... See full summary »

Directors: Gerald Thomas, Ralph Thomas
Stars: Sidney James, Kenneth Williams, Kenneth Connor
French Fields (1989–1991)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The British family from "Fresh Fields" (1984) moves to France. Episodes centre's around their adjustment to and difficulties dealing with French culture. Much humor is also derived from ... See full summary »

Stars: Julia McKenzie, Anton Rodgers, Pamela Salem
Still Open All Hours (TV Series 2013)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Having inherited the shop from his uncle, it's business as usual for Granville at Arkwright's corner shop.

Stars: James Baxter, Stephanie Cole, David Jason
Grandma's House (2010–2012)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A successful television presenter has doubts about the direction of his career in the business and decides to quit to start searching for something more meaningful to do with his life.

Stars: Simon Amstell, Linda Bassett, Rebecca Front
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jacqueline Defferary Jacqueline Defferary ... Sally
Geoffrey Hutchings Geoffrey Hutchings ... Sid James
David McAlister ... Gerald Thomas
Jason Round Jason Round ... Clapper Loader
Adam Godley ... Kenneth Williams
Steve Speirs ... Bernard Bresslaw
Hugh Walters Hugh Walters ... Charles Hawtrey
Samantha Spiro ... Barbara Windsor
Alan Barnes Alan Barnes ... 1st Assistant Director
Maria Charles Maria Charles ... Charlie's Mum
Chrissie Cotterill Chrissie Cotterill ... Joan Sims
Louise Delamere ... Imogen
Alice Bailey Johnson ... Alice
Derek Howard Derek Howard ... Kenneth Connor
Richard Vanstone Richard Vanstone ... Alf
Edit

Storyline

Star actors in the popular British 'Carry On' screen farces Sid James and Kenneth Williams have disliked each other since they acted on radio in the mid-1950s. Ten years later the feud still continues. Chirpy young actress Barbara Windsor arrives to appear in the series and Sid, though married, pursues her. Believing that he will be satisfied after a one night stand Barbara goes with him but this is the start of an affair which will last until the mid 1970s, shortly before Sid's death whilst touring in a play. After Sid's demise Kenneth assures Barbara that she was not responsible and she, in turn, encourages him to enjoy life more. Written by don @ minifie-1

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 April 2000 (UK) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Company Television See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Windsor Davies who acted in two Carry On film's has a cameo role. See more »

Goofs

Kenneth Williams says he watched himself on International Cabaret the week before Sid James died. James died in April 1976, but Williams last hosted International Cabaret in December 1974 after which the series went into hiatus and was not broadcast again until January 1978. See more »

Quotes

Kenneth Williams: I turned on International Cabaret last night and heard canned laughter. They'd smothered me in canned laughter, and I recognised it. It's the same tape the use for all the sitcoms. They use it on Bless This House. You can actually recognise individual morons cackling away like the living dead. I realised with some horror they could well have been laughing at Sid. Didn't know who to feel sorrier for, them or me. The mindlessly guffawing away through eternity or me. Slogging my guts out for ...
See more »

Connections

References Carry On Nurse (1959) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Carry on remorseless
16 July 2008 | by LejinkSee all my reviews

Almost every bit as saucy, bawdy and occasionally seedy as the "Carry On" movies themselves, this warts and all encapsulation of the doomed relationship between older man Sid James and bright young thing Barbara Windsor provided captivating entertainment. Commencing brightly and convincingly with some cute camera perspective tricks, perhaps demonstrating the illusory and ultimately false world of entertainment and entertainers, the story contains just about the right mix of drama, pathos and humour throughout, helped by convincing portrayals of almost all the leading players, themselves so familiar to a generation of us who can still hardly turn on the TV here without one of the series beaming out at you (my personal favourite? - "Carry on Cowboy"!).

Although concentrating naturally on the James/Windsor axis, (to the exclusion of both protagonists' spouses), the third side of their love triangle turns out surprisingly to be the acerbic, extrovert but ultimately self-loathing Kenneth Williams, acting as a lightning-rod to James' adulterous excesses (which seemed to extend to bedding every available young female on set) and comforting-board to Windsor as she agonises whether to give in firstly to his physical desire and then later emotional need for her. It's impossible of course to know the full extent of the emotional complexities of this troubled group of actors, besides the accurate extensions of their obvious on-screen personas, but given that Ms Windsor was on board here as a consultant and contributed a cameo piece as herself, I'm prepared to accept what I saw as true-to-life.

One or two James fans might demur at his portrayal as a serial philanderer but I still found his lovable rogue depiction sympathetic. The acting is universally excellent, all the leads capturing the trademark vocal and physical characteristics of their precedents (as indeed is the case with minor characters too) and it was fun to see accurate on-set recreations of famous "Carry On" scenes, including Windor's famous bikini-bursting scene from "Carry on Camping". The dialogue throughout was natural and seemed to me wholly in character, with many witty aphorisms especially, as you'd expect, from the Kenneth Williams character.

All in all, a convincing insight into the lives and far from starry lifestyles of UK national acting treasures and a worthy celebration of a long-standing British cinematic institution.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 13 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed