WHAT HAPPENED TO ‘DAD’S ARMY’? (1968-77)

January 8, 2018 Alan Royle 0

‘DAD’S ARMY’ (1968-77) The BBC hit series Dad’s Army ran for nine seasons, from 1968 until 1977. It started rather lamely and it must have been a touch and go decision to continue with it after the first season. The acting was so-so, the screenplays generally quite poor, and the […]

The ‘CARRY ON’ pictures Pt 3.

July 2, 2017 Alan Royle 5

  CARRY ON UP THE JUNGLE (1970)   Joan Sims and Frankie Howerd in Carry on up the Jungle By now the regulars in the cast were starting to have delusions of grandeur. Jim Dale turned down the role of the Jungle Boy because he felt the dialogue he was expected […]

The ‘CARRY ON’ pictures – Pt 1.

June 28, 2017 Alan Royle 0

  There were 31 ‘Carry On’ pictures all told. The first, Carry on Sergeant, reared its substandard head in 1958 and made money. The last, Carry on Columbus, was screened in 1992. They were all low budget servings of British music hall humour consisting of sexist jokes, remarks and plots, […]