Thursday 24 December 2015

What a Carry On at Christmas on ITV3!

ITV3 haven't let us down this Christmas! The channel, which brought us the wonderful Carry On Forever documentary back in the Spring, is showing some fantastic classic Carry Ons over the festive season.

Christmas Day is the main focus, with back to back Carry Ons being shown from 6.35 in the morning! So here, without further ado, is the all important ITV3 Carry On Schedule!

06.35 - 08.30 - Carry On Don't Lose Your Head (1966)

The joyous French Revolution romp starring Sid James as the Black Finger Nail, with Kenneth Williams, Jim Dale, Joan Sims, Charles Hawtrey and Peter Butterworth.

08.30 - 10.20 - Carry On Cruising (1962)

Set sail aboard the Happy Wanderer in the first colour film from the gang. Sid James stars as Captain Crowther with sterling support from Kenneth Williams, Kenneth Connor, Liz Fraser, Esma Cannon and Dilys Laye.

10.20 - 12.15 - Carry On At Your Convenience (1971)

The first film that flopped at the box office but it's now seen as a classic of the genre. Join the team at Boggs toilet factory, including Sid James, Joan Sims, Hattie Jacques, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey and Patsy Rowlands.

12.15 - 14.05 - Carry On Loving (1970)

This film brought the Carry Ons into the saucy seventies as Sid James and Hattie Jacques run their Wedded Bliss Marriage Agency into the ground! Co-starring Joan Sims, Richard O'Callaghan, Imogen Hassall, Terry Scott and Kenneth Williams.

14.05 - 16.05 - Carry On Cowboy (1965)

The Carry On team give American accents a bash in this glorious western romp. Sid James stars as the Rumpo Kid with Jim Dale as the English Sanitary Engineer Marshall P Knutt. Joan Sims shines as saloon owner Belle while the rogues gallery includes first Carry On appearances for Peter Butterworth, Bernard Bresslaw and Angela Douglas.

16.05 - 18.00 - Carry On Jack (1963)

The first costume romp with the Carry On team was this sail on the high seas with a smaller than usual roster of regular actors. Joining Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey and Jim Dale are Bernard Cribbins and the delightful Juliet Mills.

18.00 - 20.00  - Carry On Screaming (1966)

One of my all time favourite Carry On films, this Hammer Horror send up sees a prime cast of regular Carry On actors (Kenneth Williams, Jim Dale, Joan Sims, Peter Butterworth) joined by fantastic guest stars Fenella Fielding and Harry H Corbett. A joy from beginning to end. 

20.00 - 21.50 - Carry On Camping (1968)

An iconic Carry On that is probably the most instantly recognisable thanks to a certain scene featuring Barbara Windsor. It broke box office records in 1969 and follows a group of misfits who converge on a camp site run by the dodgy Mr Fiddler (Peter Butterworth). The film stars a host of favourites including Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Joan Sims, Hattie Jacques, Bernard Bresslaw and Dilys Laye.

21.50 - 23.45 - Carry On Cleo (1964)

Round off a bumper Christmas Day of Carry Ons with this classic from 1964. A parody of the major blockbuster Cleopatra, Pinewood boasts Amanda Barrie as the legendary Queen of the Nile with able support from Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Kenneth Connor, Jim Dale, Joan Sims and of course, Sid James. 

Plenty there to enjoy on Christmas Day! I will blog about any other Carry On films shown across the television networks over the festive period as I hear about them, but please do contact me if you spot them first!

Carry On! 

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