Tuesday 26 May 2015

Our House

In the early 1960s television was becoming much more accessible in the United Kingdom. With the growing demand for programme content, the advent of the TV sitcom brought many stars of the big screen on to the small screen. As well as early hits such as The Army Game and Sykes, Our House also boasted Carry On connections.

For a start it was scripted by Norman Hudis, the man who put words in the mouths of Carry On actors for the first six films in the series. Our House also boasted a prime cast of early Carry On stars. It featured the likes of Charles Hawtrey, Hattie Jacques, Joan Sims, Norman Rossington and later Bernard Bresslaw. 

Our House was basically an excuse to put lots of exaggerated comedy characters into a big house and have them live together. Nothing wrong with that when the cast reads as above. I admit I've never seen this series before, this is partly due to the fact many episodes have disappeared or been wiped. Thankfully some kind soul has uploaded some of the surviving episodes to YouTube.

So sit back, relax and enjoy some of our favourite Carry On actors on the small screen. 

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  1. I think only 3 episodes survive and my favourite is one where Charles Hawtrey gets to play different members of his own family. He really shows how talented an actor he was in that.

    1. I didn't know so many of them had been wiped, such a shame!!