Sunday, 16 July 2017

Doctor Who Vs. Carry On Spying

The ninth instalment in the Carry On franchise was the stable's final black and white production, and was a spoof of the spy genre, especially the fledgling James Bond series.
Carry On stalwarts Kenneth Williams (as Simkins), 
Charles Hawtrey (Bind), and Jim Dale (Carstairs) 
all starred here. Barbara Windsor made her series debut (as Daphne), whilst Eric Barker and Dilys Laye also returned.
Released in 1964, the comedy (now considered one of the best in the early run)
was shown again on Film4 today, and featured Bernard Cribbins (as Harold Crump, his second of four appearances), and twelve Doctor Who cast connections:

  • for Victor Maddern (Milchmann), Gertan Klauber (Clerk), Norman Mitchell (Policeman), Jane Lumb (Guard) and Virginia Tyler (Girl) see Carry On Cleo
  • for Hugh Futcher (Native) see Carry On At Your Convenience
  • for Derek Sydney (Algerian) see Carry On Up The Khyber
  • Tutte Lemkow (Man) was Kuiju in Marco Polo, Ibrahim in (episode 4 of) The Crusade (4), and Cyclops in The Myth Makers
  • Fred Haggerty (Assistant) was a stuntman on The Time Meddler (2)
  • George Curtis (Guard) was Firing Squad Soldier in The War Games (1)
  • Jonathan Newth (Guard) was Orfe in Underworld
  • for Martin Lyder (Thug) see Carry On Jack

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