Follow That Camel. Image shows from L to R: Commandant Maximilian Burger (Kenneth Williams), Lady Jane Ponsonby (Angela Douglas), Bertram 'Bo' Oliphant West (Jim Dale), Sergeant Ernie Nocker (Phil Silvers). Copyright: Peter Rogers Productions

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Phil Silvers, Kenneth Williams, Jim Dale, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims, Angela Douglas, Peter Butterworth, Bernard Bresslaw and more
Talbot Rothwell
Gerald Thomas
Peter Rogers

1906. Young aristocrat Bertram 'Bo' West is disgraced on the cricket pitch in a dirty, underhand trick designed to see him robbed of his beloved, Lady Jane Ponsonby. Innocent but shamed, Bo decides there is only one thing left to do: accompanied by manservant Simpson, he heads to the African desert to join the French Foreign Legion.

Arriving in Algeria, he finds himself in Sidi Bel Abbes and ascertains the nearest Legion encampment to be at Fort Zuassantneuf, and he - and Simpson - duly sign on, under the control of Commandant Burger, Sergeant Nocker and Captain Le Pice.

Un-used to such a lifestyle, West and Simpson soon find themselves literally up to their necks in trouble with Nocker, but his is a voice Simpson recognises from an earlier stop on their trip.

Not long after their arrival, Lady Jane is in hot pursuit, having discovered the truth about the cricket match. But with a local tribe set on laying waste to the fort and all inside, not to mention Jane's past, Burger's love and Nocker's laziness, reuniting the young English lovers is easier said than done.

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Part of

Carry On Films

UK certificate
95 minutes
UK release
Thursday 14th December 1967

The Rank Organisation

Also known as
  • Carry On In The Legion (Foreign title)
  • Carry On Follow That Camel (Re-release title.)
Camera set-up
Single camera

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Broadcast details

Most recent repeats
  • Saturday 21st October 2023 at 10:55am on ITV3
  • Saturday 9th September 2023 at 9:00am on ITV3
  • Sunday 3rd September 2023 at 9:50am on ITV3

Recording details

  • Pinewood Studios and Camber Sands

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