Saturday, 20 May 2017

Doctor Who Vs. Carry On Henry

Series stalwarts Sid James (as King 
Henry VIII), Kenneth Williams (Thomas Cromwell), Joan Sims (Queen Marie), 
Charles Hawtrey (Sir Roger), Terry 
Scott (Cardinal Wolsey), Barbara 
Windsor (Bettina), Peter Butterworth
(Earl of Bristol), and Kenneth Connor
(Lord Hampton) all starred in the 
twenty-first instalment in the Carry
On franchise.
Producer Peter Rogers (1914-2009) 
originally planned on casting comic 
actor Harry Secombe as Henry.
Released in early 1971, Carry On 
Henry was based on the fictional
manuscript by William Cobbler, which revealed that Henry actually had two
more wives (Marie of Normandy and 
Bettina of Bristol) before he married Katherine Howerd
The film was shown again on ITV3 today, and featured fifteen Doctor Who cast connections:

  • for Alan Curtis (Conte di Pisa), Derek Francis (Farmer), Harry Fielder (Guard) and Michael Stevens (Man) see Carry On Abroad
  • for Julian Holloway (Sir Thomas) see Carry On At Your Convenience
  • for Peter Gilmore (King Francis of France) and Gertan Klauber (Bidet) see Carry On Cleo
  • for Aileen Lewis (Courtier) see Carry On Cruising
  • for William Mervyn (Physician) see Carry On Again Doctor
  • for Billy Cornelius (Guard) see Carry On Screaming
  • David Prowse (Torturer) was the Minotaur in The Time Monster 
  • Bill McGuirk (Flunkey) was a Guard in The Enemy of the World, and Policeman in (episode 3 of) Terror of the Autons
  • Otto Friese (Courtier) was an Extra in The Dalek Invasion of Earth 
  • Les Clark (Man) was Daniel in The Smugglers, Daffodil Man in Terror of the Autons (3), and Prison Officer in The Mind of Evil (4)
  • Mick Dillon (Man here; Rider in Carry On Cowboy) was a Dalek operator on Dr. Who and the Daleks

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