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Short Knight, Long Daze 

Though all seems to be well in-hand (pun intended. Remember, this IS a 'Carry On'), all is not as it seems. King Arthur & Lady Guenievere arrive at their court- they find out that amongst ... See full summary »

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Alan Tarrant

Writer:

Lew Schwarz
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Episode complete credited cast:
Joan Sims ... Lady Guinevere
Bernard Bresslaw ... Sir Lancelot
Jack Douglas Jack Douglas ... Sir Gay
Kenneth Connor ... King Arthur
Peter Butterworth ... Merlin
Norman Chappell ... Sir William
Brian Osborne Brian Osborne ... Herald - Knight
Desmond McNamara Desmond McNamara ... Minstrel
Susan Valentine ... Mabel (as Susan Skipper)
Billy Cornelius Billy Cornelius ... Man-at-arms
Brian Capron ... Trumpeter
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Though all seems to be well in-hand (pun intended. Remember, this IS a 'Carry On'), all is not as it seems. King Arthur & Lady Guenievere arrive at their court- they find out that amongst other problems, Sir Point-Of-No-Return has left the Round Table - with all it's money, and the kingdom is on the verge of collapse. After casting a spell on Lady Guennivere, a spirit voice announces that a man from 'Northern Climes' will come to save the kingdom. A man frm the north does arrive - and after telling the king he's known as the 'boil doctor,' he's dubbed Sir Lancelot. A duel takes place between those who wish to claim the throne, and Sir Lancelot, who ultimately saves the kingdom Written by U.N. Owen

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Carry On Laughing: Short Knight, Long Daze (TV) (Alan Tarrant, 1975) ***
25 January 2008 | by Bunuel1976See all my reviews

This one's a good entry in the alternate "Carry On" series, once again revolving around a medieval theme. Kenneth Connor is an unlikely, pint-sized King Arthur (he's possibly my favorite actor from the gang and perhaps the most underrated), Peter Butterworth is a bumbling Merlin, Joan Sims a flirtatious Guinevere, Jack Douglas (a late but welcome addition to the "Carry On" team) is the effeminate Sir Gay(!), Bernard Bresslaw the imposing knight who's supposed to defend the King's valor but prefers to spend time with the Queen!

A jousting tournament intending to showcase the cowardly Bresslaw's prowess sees Connor and Butterworth – with the dubious help of Douglas – cheat by devising a concoction capable of rendering the latter invisible to slay the proposed challengers; on the day of the event, however, the effect wears off and they have to resort to a different weapon! Incidentally, that same year, the Monty Python gang – who started out in TV and then went into features – made a big-screen (and obviously superior) lampoon of Arthurian times with the classic MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL (1975).


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16 November 1975 (UK) See more »

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