60 Years of a Comedy Classic
Written and Presented by Robert Ross
In the March of 1958 cameras started rolling on a cheap and cheerful black and white comedy about the madcap exploits of a bunch of hapless National Service recruits. The film was Carry On Sergeant and its popularity kick-started British film’s most endearing franchise.
Nothing sums up the deliciously bawdy and raucous British sense of humour more than the Carry Ons. For sixty years, their heady mix of innuendo, pratfalls, and love of a damn good time has entertained millions around the world.
The flaring nostrils of Kenneth Williams, the crumpled leer of Sid James, the cheeky giggle of Barbara Windsor, and the bespectacled high camp of Charles Hawtrey remain a vital part of the national bloodstream.
Now comedy historian and author of The Carry On Companion Robert Ross takes you behind the scenes of a comedy institution. This is the Carry On story. Naughty but nice…
Britain’s foremost comedy historian, Robert Ross has written a library of books on the history of comedy, including The Carry On Story, The Goodies Rule OK, Sid James: Cockney Rebel, and Benny Hill: Merry Master of Mirth. His many television appearances range from Blue Peter to The One Show.