Sunday 25 September 2016

Dame Babs on the new Carry Ons


Dame Barbara Windsor has been speaking to the press about the new Carry On series planned for next year. Windsor, who was attending a charity event for Variety, spoke to the Belfast Telegraph about the series, old and new.

Barbara starred in nine of the original films between 1964 and 1974, returning for the compilation film That's Carry On with Kenneth Williams in 1977. She also starred in many of the ATV Carry On Laughing TV episodes in 1975, co-starred in the Carry On London stage show between 1973 and 1975 and appeared in the Thames Television Carry On Christmas specials.

In the interview, Barbara makes it clear just how talented the original actors and the original production team were and how hard that will make it for the new team to repeat their success. Dame Babs was full of praise for the likes of Sid, Kenneth and Hattie Jacques and also commented on how skilfully produced and directed the films were. While not criticising the decision to revamp the franchise so many years on, Barbara clearly thinks the new team have their work cut out, but wishes them all the best.

There has been no news on plans for the new series since the initial announcement some weeks ago however it is hoped there will be some casting news soon. Whether any of the original faces will return is still anyone's guess.

You can read the Belfast Telegraph interview in full here

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