Carry On Christmas – The Original TV Specials
Out of stock
|Number of Discs||
21st October, 2020
|Runtime (in minutes)||
Season’s Greetings from the Carry On crew!
The much-loved gang from the hugely popular Carry On film series starred in these four made-for-television Christmas specials between 1969 – 1973.
Featuring favourite stories and timely traditions, including Treasure Island, A Christmas Carrol, pantomime and much more, these yuletide tales are presented with the usual Carry On trademark slapstick, sauciness and innuendo.
CARRY ON CHRISTMAS (1969)
Any similarity between this show and Dicken’s novel “A Christmas Carol” is more than co-incidental – it’s preposterous! With added characters such as Dr. Frank N. Stein, Dracula, Robert Browning and Cinderella, this special also stars a scene-stealing Frankie Howard.
CARRY ON AGAIN CHRISTMAS (aka CARRY ON LONG JOHN) (1970)
The Carry On gang return spinning their own version of well-known tale “Treasure Island”. Sid is Long John Silver and Barbara, in true panto form, plays young Jim Hawkins.
CARRY ON CHRISTMAS (aka CARRY ON STUFFING) (1972)
The Carry On gang are stuffing the turkey, the goose and sundry other birds, pausing only to take a bawdy side-swipe at other charitable British institutions, such as the haunted house, the outpost of the Empire, and the problems of our new permissive society in old-time pantomime.
CARRY ON CHRISTMAS (1973)
It’s Carry on through the centuries as Sid is working as Father Christmas in the fairy grotto of a department store. Looking back nostalgically, he imagines what Christmas must have been like in the Stone Age era, in Sherwood Forest with Robin Hood and his Merrie Men, in an 18th-centiry drawing room, and in the trenches during WWI.
– Introductions by Peter Rogers
– Documentary ‘An Evening With Peter Rogers’
– Interviews with Peter Rogers, Wendy Richard and Jack Douglas
– Production Notes