Carry On... Up The Khyber. Image shows from L to R: Pte. James Widdle (Charles Hawtrey), Sgt. Major Macnutt (Terry Scott), Capt. Keene (Roy Castle), Sir Sidney Ruff-Diamond (Sid James), Major Shorthouse (Julian Holloway). Copyright: Peter Rogers Productions
Carry On... Up The Khyber

Carry On... Up The Khyber

  • 1968 film

Sir Sidney Ruff-Diamond is in charge of the motley kilted crew of the Third Foot and Mouth regiment at a British outpost in the Khyber Pass. Stars Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Roy Castle, Joan Sims and more.

  • Repeated Sunday 26th December at 8:15pm on ITV3
Carry On... Up The Khyber. Image shows from L to R: The Khasi of Kalabar (Kenneth Williams), Bungdit Din (Bernard Bresslaw). Copyright: Peter Rogers Productions

Key details

Genre
Film
Released
1968
Stars
Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Roy Castle, Joan Sims, Bernard Bresslaw, Peter Butterworth, Terry Scott and more
Writer
Talbot Rothwell
Director
Gerald Thomas
Producer
Peter Rogers
Companies

It is 1895 and the British Governor in India's Kalabar province, Sir Sidney Ruff-Diamond, enjoys his laid-back, luxurious colonial lifestyle - but is all too aware of the feelings of certain natives, particularly the Khasi of Kalabar, northern India's most powerful Raja.

Amongst Ruff-Diamond's responsibilities are the 3rd Foot and Mouth Regiment, known by the natives as the Devils in Skirts owing to their kilt-wearing, who guard the vital route into India at the Khyber Pass.

The Khasi is far from content with the status quo and wants the British dead. However, his troops fear what the imperial forces may or may not have under their "skirts" - it gets awfully windy up the pass, and any man who can go without protection should be feared!

When one of the soldiers is discovered to be wearing woollen underpants under his skirt, however, the Khasi is delighted. It's just the proof he needs to inspire his own men, not to mention the local populace, to drive the British out of India once and for all.

Sir Sidney, however, is not about to let that happen without a fight...

Additional details

Part of

Carry On Films

UK certificate
A
Duration
88 minutes
UK cinematic release
Friday 29th November 1968
UK premiere
Thursday 28th November 1968
Distributors

The Rank Organisation

Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

Next repeats
  1. Sunday 26th December at 8:15pm on ITV3
  2. Tuesday 28th December at 4:30pm on ITV3
Most recent repeats
  • Saturday 4th September 2021 at 9:45am on ITV3
  • Monday 30th August 2021 at 10:50am on ITV3
  • Sunday 11th April 2021 at 9:45am on ITV3

Recording details

  • Pinewood Studios - Studios
  • Snowdonia - Khyber Pass locations

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