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Carry On movie may finally hit the cinemas

The latest in the series of the classic British comedy Carry On films, Carry On London may be due for production sooner rather than later, if several news reports are to be believed. The BBC, amongst others, has reported that a final script has been signed off and the movie will revolve around a limousine company which is commissioned to drive celebrities to 'The Herberts', a mythical British version of The Oscars.

Carry On London will be the first in the series of films, since Carry On Columbus – which starred Julian Clary, Maureen Lipman and June Whitfield – was released over 15 years ago. That movie itself was also an attempt at reviving the genre.

Although several stars have been linked with the movie, it is not clear if any have been confirmed. The new movie is not expected to be released until the end of 2008.

Carry On films – 5 top facts

  1. 2008 is the 50th anniversary of the Carry On films.
  2. The first Carry On film was made in 1958 and was called Carry On Sergeant. Made in black and white, it was about a group of National Service recruits.
  3. Kenneth Williams holds the record for most appearances in Carry On films, with 25 movies. Joan Sims, with 24 appearances, is the longest running female star. Charles Hawtrey is next with 23.
  4. Despite being an audience favourite, Barbara Windsor only appeared in 9 Carry On films. Her debut was in Carry On Spying.
  5. The Carry On movies were made at Pinewood Studios, in Buckinghamshire, in the UK.

Major Carry On stars

Bernard Bresslaw, Peter Butterworth, Kenneth Connor, Jim Dale, Jack Douglas, Frankie Howerd, Charles Hawtrey, Hattie Jacques, Sid James, Leslie Phillips, Terry Scott, Joan Sims, Kenneth Williams, Barbara Windsor.

Carry On film list

The following titles have all been given the Carry On treatment.

  • Sergeant
  • Nurse
  • Teacher
  • Constable
  • Regardless
  • Cruising
  • Cabby
  • Jack
  • Spying
  • Cleo
  • Cowboy
  • Screaming
  • Don't Lose Your Head
  • Follow that Camel
  • Doctor
  • Up The Khyber
  • Camping
  • Again Doctor
  • Up The Jungle
  • Loving
  • Henry
  • At Your Convenience
  • Matron
  • Abroad
  • Girls
  • Dick
  • Behind
  • England
  • Emmannuelle
  • Columbus