Carry On Christmas DVD £3.89 at Zavvi (All 4 Festive Specials)
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Carry On Christmas DVD £3.89 at Zavvi (All 4 Festive Specials)

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Found 27th Nov 2011
Its going to be a Carry on Christmas this year!
More4 are showing Carry On Cabby anbd Carry on Spying
Film4 are showing Carry on Constable , Carry on Teacher and Carry on up The Kyber
ITV3 & ITVHD are showing: Carry on Girls, Carry on Jack, Carry on Matron, Carry on Screaming, Carry on Matron, Carry On Up the Jungle, Carry on Cowboy, Carry on Cleo and Carry on Girls!
Channel 5 are handing over an evening to the Carry Ons on Tuesday 27th December - at 8pm they are showing Carry on Christmas special - one of 4 festive specials. The other 3 only availbale on this DVD.

If you would like to own all 4 festive Carry On Specials - this is the set to buy.

£3.89 from Zavvi & The Hut.
Amazon.co.uk £7.67.

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The DVD Blurb:

Unseen for many years, these four made-for-TV Christmas Carry On spectaculars feature favourite stories and timely traditions, including Treasure Island, A Christmas Carol, pantomime and much more, in the only way the Carry On team know how...pure slapstick comedy and scripts full of trademark innuendo!

This Is Carry On At It's Christmas Best!

Carry On Christmas 1969: sees Sid James, Barbara Windsor et al in a re-working of literary classic 'A Christmas Carol' - obviously though with their own inimitable twist! With added characters such as Dr. Frank N Stein, Dracula, Robert Browning and Cinderella, this special also features a scene-stealing Frankie Howerd.

Carry On Again Christmas - AKA Carry On Long John 1970: sees the Carry On team spinning their own version of well-known tale 'Treasure Island'. Sid James stars as Long John Silver and Barbara Windsor, in true panto form, plays young Jim Hawkins.

Carry On Christmas - AKA Carry On Stuffing 1972: this time sees the cast acting out classic Christmas panto Aladdin, singing bawdy Elizabethan songs and what's that going on in the Garden of Eden?...

Carry On Christmas 1973: led once again by Sid James, this time as a department store Santa, the Carry On team journey through the ages to see how Christmas was celebrated by cavemen, Robin Hood and his Merry Men, and also in WWI trenches!

Actosr:

Bernard Bresslaw,
Peter Butterworth,
Kenneth Connor,
Frankie Howerd,
Sid James,
Jack Douglas,
Bob Todd,
Charles Hawtrey,
Julian Holloway,
Hattie Jacques,
Oulton, Brian,
Wendy Richard,
Norman Rossington,
Terry Scott,
Barbara Windsor

Special Features:

New interviews with 'Mr Carry On' - Peter Rogers, Jack Douglas and Wendy Richard,
45 minute 'An Evening with Peter Rogers' feature, filmed at Pinewood Studios,
Extensive programme notes

Region:

Region 0

Aspect Ratio:

Aspect Ratio 4:3

Number of Discs:

2

Main Language:

English

Series:

Carry On

Certificate:

PG

Special Features

New interviews with 'Mr Carry On' - Peter Rogers, Jack Douglas and Wendy Richard
45 minute 'An Evening with Peter Rogers' feature, filmed at Pinewood Studios
Extensive programme notes

I love the carry on films, takes you back to an innocent time....

I wonder why these have never been shown on TV...?
Especially when some of their films are on quite regualarly.

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I think the simple explanation is that the TV channels can show normal Carry On Films all year round - but the window for showing festive TV specials is quite short.

Also the rights to show these festive specials may have to be negotiated each time they want to be shown.

That whole cast has nearly all passed away, only a couple left!

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Regular cast roles as listed on Wikipedia

Kenneth Williams
Joan Sims
Charles Hawtrey
Sid James
Kenneth Connor
Peter Butterworth
Hattie Jacques
Bernard Bresslaw
Jim Dale
Barbara Windsor
Patsy Rowlands
Jack Douglas
Terry Scott
Leslie Phillips

I know that Leslie Phillips is very much alive and kicking, as is Barbara Windsor and Jim Dale.
So not quite all gone!
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