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Carry on Laughing!

1 9 7 5 (UK)
13 x 30 minute episodes

Not to be confused with the series of compilations from the Carry On films that is still oft-repeated today, the episodes of this 1975 series were 13 brand new offerings made for the small screen.

Each naughty standalone story was filled to the brim with one-liners, innuendo and double entendres. Naturally, they ranged in quality. A few actually had a reasonable plot, while others were just one long sketch.

Targets included the court of King Arthur (twice) and no less than three take-offs on the 1920’s Lord Peter Wimsey mysteries (‘The Nine Old Cobblers’, ‘The Case of the Coughing Parrot’ and ‘The Case of the Screaming Wrinkles’) starring Jack Douglas as Lord Peter Flimsey and Kenneth Connor as Punter the butler.

Jack Douglas
Kenneth Connor
Joan Sims
Peter Butterworth
Barbara Windsor
David Lodge
Norman Chappell
Brian Osborne
John Carlin
Bernard Bresslaw
Sidney James
Victor Maddern
Hattie Jacques
Carol Hawkins
Desmond McNamara
Michael Nightingale
Ronnie Brody
Linda Hooks
Brian Capron
Bernard Holley
Patsy Rowlands
Patsy Smart
Melvyn Hayes

The Prisoner of Spenda/Don’t Lose Your Head | The Baron Outlook/Carry on Doctor | The Sobbing Cavalier/Carry On Up the Khyber | Orgy and Bess/Carry on Camping | One in the Eye for Harold/Carry On Again Doctor | The Nine Old Cobblers/Carry On Up the Jungle | Under the Round Table/Carry on Loving | The Case of the Screaming Winkles/Carry On at Your Convenience | And in My Lady’s Chamber/Carry On Matron | Short Knight, Long Daze/Carry on Abroad | The Case of the Coughing Parrot/Carry on Dick | Who Needs Kitchener?/Carry on Behind | Lamp-Posts of the Empire/That’s Carry On!