Carry On England. Cpt. S. Melly (Kenneth Connor). Copyright: Peter Rogers Productions
Carry On England

Carry On England

  • 1976 film

Captain S Melly is put in charge of a troublesome mixed-sex anti-aircraft battery during World War II, tasked with getting the troops into shape. Stars Kenneth Connor, Windsor Davies, Judy Geeson, Patrick Mower, Jack Douglas and more.

Carry On England. Image shows from L to R: Maj. Butcher (Julian Holloway), Sgt. Tilly Willing (Judy Geeson), Pte. Jennifer Ffoukes-Sharpe (Joan Sims), Pte. Alice Easy (Diane Langton). Copyright: Peter Rogers Productions

Key details

Genre
Film
Released
1976
Stars
Kenneth Connor, Windsor Davies, Judy Geeson, Patrick Mower, Jack Douglas, Joan Sims, Melvyn Hayes, Peter Butterworth and more
Writers
David Pursall and Jack Seddon
Director
Gerald Thomas
Producer
Peter Rogers
Companies

It is 1940 and the height of the Second World War. Somewhere in the south of England, Captain S. Melly has been sent to an experimental mixed-sex anti-aircraft battery. His mission? To instil a sense of order in the troops, who are more concerned with capturing the opposite sex than the enemy.

Melly's unforgiving attempts to whip his men and women into shape are met with a brick wall of in-cooperation, however. It seems the recruits of 1313 battery are more than happy with their cushy life just as it is, thank you very much: the only action they're concerned with engaging in is in the bedroom!

Despite the best endeavours of Melly's second-in-command, Sergeant Major Bloomer, the two groups - lead by Sgt. Tilly Willing and Sgt. Leonard Able - prove as unbending for him as they have been for his predecessors and attempt every trick in the book, from feigning illness to sabotaging their new commander's clothing.

Meanwhile, German planes are coming into view - not the best of news for an anti-aircraft installation that has yet to receive an anti-aircraft gun!

Additional details

Tagline
It's the biggest BANG of the war!
Part of

Carry On Films

UK certificate
A
Duration
88 minutes
UK release
Wednesday 24th November 1976
Distributors

The Rank Organisation

Also known as
  • Carry On Banging (Mistaken name in some contemporary press)
Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

All previous repeats
  • Sunday 30th December 2012 at 1:20am on BBC2
  • Sunday 13th May 2012 at 12:35am on BBC2
  • Sunday 28th August 2011 at 12:45am on BBC2

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