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Carry On Henry. Henry VIII (Sid James). Copyright: Peter Rogers Productions.

Carry On Henry

1971 British comedy film following King Henry VIII and his two 'lost' queens. Stars Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims, Terry Scott and others.

Repeated on ITV3 on Monday 25th December at 11:50pm

Carry On Henry. Henry VIII (Sid James). Copyright: Peter Rogers Productions.

Carry On Henry

Historical hamming from the Carry On regulars. Henry VIII is up in arms about the garlic breath of his wife, Marie de Normandy

Genre
Film
Released
1971
Starring
Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims, Terry Scott, Barbara Windsor, Kenneth Connor, Julian Holloway and others
Writer
Talbot Rothwell
Director
Gerald Thomas
Producer
Peter Rogers

Historical hamming from the Carry On regulars. Henry VIII is up in arms about the garlic breath of his wife, Marie de Normandy. But although he finds it a turn-off, his equerry, Sir Roger de Loggerley, is enamoured by it and becomes her lover. The lecherous king, meanwhile, decides it is time for a new wife and plots with Thomas Cromwell and Cardinal Wolsey to get rid of Marie.

All does not go to plan for Henry, however; Marie's first cousin is Francis, the King of France, who alters between offering a substantial financial gift upon the birth of their first child, and threatening all-out war with England if she is in the least bit uncomfortable or upset!

It's all a bit too much for the King, especially when the royal physician announces she's fallen pregnant - he knows he can't be the father! But Marie and Roger's bedroom-doings could be just the excuse Henry needs, and after the beautiful young Bettina of Bristol arrives in court, he's keener than ever to see the back of Marie and her garlic-munching ways!

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