Saturday, 17 June 2017

Doctor Who Vs. Carry On Regardless

The fifth production from the popular Carry On stable 
was released in early 1961, and told the story of the 
Helping Hands agency and its hapless employees.
By now a regular company was established with actors
Sid James (as Handy), Kenneth Williams (Courtenay), 
Kenneth Connor (Twist), Charles Hawtrey (Dimple), 
Joan Sims (Lily), and Hattie Jacques (Sister) all having 
appeared in previous titles. Liz Fraser (born 1930) made 
her series debut here.
Shown on Film4 today, the comedy featured Stanley
Unwin, Joan Hickson, and eight Doctor Who cast
connections:

  • Nicholas Parsosn (Wolf) played Reverend Wainwright in The Curse of Fenric
  • Terence Alexander (Trelawney) was Lord Ravensworth (pictured) in The Mark of the Rani
  • for Victor Maddern (Passenger) see Carry On Cleo
  • Andrew Andreas (Waiter) was an Egyptian Warrior in (episode 10 of) The Daleks' Master Plan
  • John Moore (Old Man) was a Trojan Man in The Myth Makers (2), and Prisoner in Frontier in Space (3)
  • Carl Conway (Man) was the US Correspondent in The War Machines (4), and Control Room Assistant in The Ambassadors of Death
  • Arnold Lee (Chinese Man) was a Mongol Warrior in Marco Polo (2), both Chimney Sweep and Coolie in The Talons of Weng-Chiang, and Seabase Crewman in Warriors of the Deep
  • for Maxwell Craig (Patron) see Carry On Jack

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