Carry On Laughing. Copyright: Associated Television.

Carry On Laughing (1975)

ITV sitcom inspired by the film series. 13 episodes (2 series) in 1975.

Series 1, Episode 4 - Orgy And Bess

Hattie Jacques stars as Queen Elizabeth I. As England is on the brink of a war with Spain, she sends for the help of Sir Francis Drake (Sid James) to aid in diffusing the situation.

Broadcast details

Saturday 25th January 1975
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Guest cast
Sid James Sir Francis Drake
Hattie Jacques Queen Elizabeth
Barbara Windsor Lady Miranda
Jack Douglas Master of the Rolls
Jack Douglas Lord Essex
Kenneth Connor King Philip
John Carlin Sir Walter Raleigh
Norman Chappell Lord Burleigh
Victor Maddern Todd
McDonald Hobley (as MacDonald Hobley) Quaker Reporter
Simon Callow 1st Crew Member
Brian Osborne 2nd Crew Member
Writing team
Barry Cryer Writer
Dick Vosburgh Writer
Production team
Alan Tarrant Director
Gerald Thomas Producer
Peter Rogers Executive Producer
Richard Lake Production Designer
John Marshall Composer
Richie Tattersall Composer