Saturday, 15 April 2017

Doctor Who Vs. Carry On Abroad

Series stalwarts Sid James (as Vic Flange), Kenneth Williamsn (Stuart Farquhar), Joan Sims (Clora), 
Bernard Bresslaw (Brother Bernard), Barbara 
Windsor (Sadie), Peter Butterworth (Pepe), Hattie 
Jacques (Florella), and Kenneth Connor (Blunt) all 
starred in the twenty-fourth instalment in the Carry
 On franchise.
June Whitfield (born 1925) returned to the series 
thirteen years after Carry On Nurse, whilst veteran 
Charles Hawtrey made his twenty-third and final appearance of the run here. Jack Douglas made
his series debut here.
Released in 1972, Carry On Abroad was inspired
by the craze of cheap package holidays that became
popular in the Seventies, and was set in the resort
of Elsbels. The film was shown on ITV3 today, and 
featured nine Doctor Who cast connections:

  • Windsor (born 1937) reprised her role of EastEnders' Peggy Mitchell for a cameo in Army of Ghosts
  • June Whitfield (Evelyn here; Augusta in Carry On Girls; Queen Isabella in Carry On Columbus) played Minnie Hooper in The End of Time
  • Derek Francis (Brother Martin here; Burke in Carry On Doctor; Farmer in Carry On Camping and Carry On Henry; Bishop in Carry On Loving; Arthur in Carry On Matron) was Nero in The Romans 
  • Ray Brooks (Georgio) was David (pictured) in Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150 AD, and voiced the titular Time Lord in Big Finish's The Trouble With Drax (2016)
  • for Gertan Klauber (Seller) see Carry On Cleo
  • for Hugh Futcher (Jailer) see Carry On At Your Convenience
  • Alan Curtis (Police Chief) was Major Green in The War Machines
  • Harry Fielder (Monk here; Legionnaire in Follow That Camel; Burpa in Carry On Up the Khyber; Guard in Carry On Henry; Man in Carry On Dick) was a Guard (in seven stories), a Crewman (in The Wheel in Space and The Invisible Enemy), a Vogan in Revenge of the Cybermen, an Assassin in The Face of Evil, a Tigellan in Meglos, and a Krarg in Shada
  • Michael Stevens (Monk here; Horseman in Carry On Cowboy; Man in Carry On Henry; Policeman in Carry On Dick) was a Soldier in The Myth Makers (1), Daffodil Man in Terror of the Autons (3), Prisoner and UNIT Motorcyclist in The Mind of Evil, and Guard in The Curse of Peladon (1)

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