Sunday, 16 April 2017

Doctor Who Vs. Carry On Dick

The twenty-sixth production from the Carry On 
stable was released in 1974, and marked the 
end of an era for the series. Regulars Sid James
(as Turpin), Hattie Jacques (Martha) and Barbara Windsor (Harriett) made their last appearances 
here, although they later starred in the Carry 
On Laughing TV show (1975). It was also the 
twentieth and final screenplay from Talbot 
Rothwell (1916-1981).
Other stalwarts Kenneth Williams (Captain Fancey), Bernard Bresslaw (Sir Daley), Joan 
Sims (Desiree), Peter Butterworth (Tom), 
Kenneth Connor (Constable) and Patsy 
Rowlands (Mrs Giles) also starred here.
The film (based on the legend of highwayman 
Dick Turpin) was shown today for ITV3's Easter 
Carry On season, and featured eight Doctor 
Who cast connections:

  • Eric Kent (Churchgoer) was a Technician in The Seeds of Death, and a Roundhead in (episode 3 of) The Time Monster
  • for Harry Fielder (Man) and Michael Stevens (Policeman) see Carry On Abroad
  • Sam Kelly (Coachman here; Projectionist in Carry On Behind) voiced Eugene Tacitus for Big Finish's The Holy Terror (2000), and Acheron for Return to the Web Planet (2007)
  • for Billy Cornelius (Tough Man) see Carry On Screaming
  • for Peter Diamond see Carry On Cleo
  • Rita Tobin Weske (Old Woman here; Citizen in Carry On Cleo and Don't Lose Your Head; Audience in Carry On Girls) was the Theatre Cleaner in The Talons of Weng-Chiang (3)
  • Max Faulkner (Highwayman) was a UNIT Soldier in The Ambassadors of Death, and Exxilon in Death to the Daleks (1), a Miner in The Monster of Peladon (6), the Guard Captain in Planet of the Spiders (4), a Thal Guard in Genesis of the Daleks (3), a Crewmember in (1) Planet of EvilCorporal Adams in The Android Invasion, and Nesbin in The Invasion of Time

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