Tuesday 11 April 2017

What a Carry On this Easter on ITV3: Easter Sunday

ITV3 haven't let us down this Easter! The channel, which now feels like the home of all things Carry On, is showing some fantastic classic Carry Ons over the Easter weekend.

There are back to back Carry On films on the channel from Good Friday, so here, without further ado, is the all important ITV3 Carry On Schedule for Easter Sunday:

07.50 - 09.50 - Carry On Doctor (1967)

Probably my favourite medical Carry On which sees a full compliment of legendary cast members run havoc in the wards! Frankie Howerd guest stars in the first of two appearances in the series and is joined by a host of familiar faces including Charles Hawtrey, Peter Butterworth, Sid James and Bernard Bresslaw. They unite to take on the corrupt Kenneth Williams and Hattie Jacques (reprising her role as Matron) in the hope of reinstating kind doctor Jim Dale.

09.50 - 11.40 - Carry On Behind (1975)

Probably the last half-decent film in the series, this saucy 70s Carry On Camping update misses the likes of James, Jacques and Windsor but it still boasts a cast which includes Kenneths Williams and Connor, Joan Sims, Bernard Bresslaw, Peter Butterworth and Patsy Rowlands. Elke Sommer and Windsor Davies join the fun for the first time while Liz Fraser makes a return to the series for the first time since Carry On Cabby twelve years earlier.


13.25 - 15.15 - Carry On Dick (1974)

A watershed film for the series - one of the last period-themed film which takes an innuendo-laden look at the legend of Dick Turpin. The film is the last to star Hattie Jacques, Barbara Windsor and Sid James and the last to be written by the legendary script writer Talbot Rothwell. 

15.15 - 17.05 - Carry On Again Doctor (1969)

A quick follow up to the hugely successful Carry On Doctor in 1967, Again Doctor is part hospital farce and part medical mission comedy as Jim Dale stars in his last film in the series until Carry On Columbus over twenty years later. Kenneth Williams and Charles Hawtrey grab most of the laughs while Barbara Windsor proves irresistible as Goldie Locks, or is it Maud Boggins?


17.05 - 18.55 - Carry On Up The Khyber (1968)

1968 was probably the most successful year for the series with two of its biggest hits produced as ever at Pinewood Studios. Carry On Camping came top of the charts in 1969 but first came Up The Khyber, a wonderful tribute to all things British. Set in Victorian-era India, it focuses on the Third Foot and Mouth regiment, or the Devils in Skirts! Sid James is on fine form as Sir Sidney Ruff-Diamond with Joan Sims as his wife Lady Joan. Kenneth Williams has the role of a lifetime as the Khasi


Carry On! 

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