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So what's this website all about then? Its dedicated to the Carry On films, stage shows, television productions, locations and loads of other gubbins besides. But what are the Carry Ons? Well... 

The Carry On films were a long-running series of British low-budget comedy films made at Pinewood Studios, England. All of them were directed by Gerald Thomas and produced by Peter Rogers, whilst the plots and dialogue, mostly written by Talbot Rothwell, showed considerable music hall influences, seaside postcard vulgarity and terrible puns.

The series began with Carry On Sergeant in 1958, which centred on a group of recruits on National Service, and was sufficiently successful that others followed. There was a core group of regulars including Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims, Hattie Jacques, Bernard Bresslaw, Kenneth Connor, Terry Scott, Jim Dale, Barbara Windsor, Peter Butterworth and Jack Douglas. Notable guest stars included Frankie Howerd, Elke Sommer and Phil Silvers.

The period in which the films were made coincided with the British sexual revolution and the later films increasingly became more relaxed towards sexual jokes and situations than the earlier ones. Many parodied examples of more serious popular films such as Cleopatra, Hammer Horrors and Tarzan

The series died out in the late seventies, as comedies such as the 'Confessions Of' series of films (which combined Carry On humour with soft porn), made the Carry On's look dated.

In 1992 an attempt was made to revive the series with Carry on Columbus. Alas, it had a poor script and did not achieve any great commercial success.

The full list of films are : carry on sergeant, carry on nurse, carry on teacher, carry on constable, carry on regardless, carry on cruising, carry on cabby, carry on jack, carry on spying, carry on cleo, carry on cowboy, carry on screaming, carry on don't lose your head, carry on follow that camel, carry on doctor, carry on up the khyber, carry on camping, carry on again doctor, carry on up the jungle, carry on loving, carry on henry, carry on at your convenience, carry on matron, carry on abroad, carry on girls, carry on dick, carry on behind, carry on england, that's carry on, carry on emmannuelle and carry on columbus.

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