Saturday, 27 May 2017

Doctor Who Vs. Carry On Loving

Series stalwarts Kenneth Williams
 (Percival Snooper), Joan Sims (Esme Crowfoot), Charles Hawtrey (James Bedsop), Bernard Bresslaw (Gripper),
 Terry Scott (Philpott), Patsy Rowlands (Miss Dempsey), and Peter Butterworth
(client) all starred in the twentieth instalment in the Carry On franchise.
Sid James and Hattie Jacques played Sidney Bliss and Sophie 
Plummett, owners of the Wedded 
Bliss dating agency. 
Richard O'Callaghan debuted here
as the series' new romantic lead.
Carry On Loving (released in 1970) was shown on ITV3 today, and featured
Joan Hickson (Miss Marple), Bill Pertwee (Dad's Army), and seven Doctor 
Who cast connections:

  • Robert Russell (Policeman) was a Guard in The Power of the Daleks, and the Caber in Terror of the Zygons
  • Gordon Richardson (Uncle) was Squire in (episode 2 of) The Silurians
  • Rodney Cardiff and Maurice Connor (Guests) were a Draconian Guard in Frontier in Space (5), and a Gundan in Warriors' Gate (3)
  • for Bart Allison (Grandpa) see Carry On Doctor
  • for Julian Holloway (Adrian) see Carry On At Your Convenience
  • for Derek Francis (Bishop) see Carry On Abroad

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