British Comedy Guide

Carry On Christmas. Copyright: Thames Television.

Carry On Christmas

ITV comedy. 4 episodes (4 series), 1969 - 1973. Stars Sid James, Terry Scott, Charles Hawtrey, Barbara Windsor, Bernard Bresslaw, Kenneth Connor, Hattie Jacques and others.

Carry On Christmas

A number of panto-esque Carry On TV specials, the Carry On Christmas programmes are the ultimate saucy Yuletide romp

Genre
Comedy
Broadcast
1969 - 1973
Channel
ITV
Episodes
4   (4 series)
Starring
Sid James, Terry Scott, Charles Hawtrey, Barbara Windsor, Bernard Bresslaw, Kenneth Connor, Hattie Jacques, Peter Butterworth and others
Writers
Talbot Rothwell, Sid Colin and Dave Freeman
Directors
Ronnie Baxter, Alan Tarrant and Ronald Fouracre
Producers
Peter Eton, Alan Tarrant, Gerald Thomas and Peter Rogers

Special Christmas comedies from the Carry On team, lead by Sid James with Charles Hawtrey, Barbara Windsor and Kenneth Connor amongst those taking part.

In 1969, the gang retell Dickens' classic tale A Christmas Carol in their own pantomime style.

The black and white 1970 programme sees Barbara Windsor starring as the young Jim Hawkins in a typically bawdy retelling of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island.

1972 sees the members of an eating and drinking club regaling each other with tales ranging from a pantomime rendition of Aladdin to an imperial misadventure.

Finally, the 1973 special sees Sid James star as a department store Father Christmas, pondering different celebrations of the festive season throughout the ages.

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