Carry On Forever!
Leslie Phillips presents a two-part history of the iconic and long-lasting British comedy film franchise
- BBC Radio 2
- 2 (1 series)
- Leslie Phillips, Anita Harris, Shirley Eaton, Valerie Leon, Liz Fraser, Kenneth Cope, Jacki Piper, Robert Ross and others
- Phil Collinge
The genre is said to reflect the changing Britain of the Fifties, Sixties and Seventies and Carry On experts are on hand to analyse what it all meant. They look at how the films would often send up British institutions like the NHS, monarchy and empire, while others would spoof Hollywood blockbusters with a Carry On take on espionage, the Wild West and horror.
Helping Leslie remember the good old days are fellow Carry On actors Anita Harris, Shirley Eaton, Valerie Leon, Liz Fraser, Kenneth Cope and Jacki Piper. The programme also hears from Carry On experts Robert Ross and Steve Gerard as well as writer John Antrobus. And, via archive, from producer Peter Rogers and director Gerald Thomas.