Three new 'Carry On' films could be shot back-to-back

Ben Arnold
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Liz Fraser with Carry On co-star Kenneth Williams (Credit Rex Features)

Not only are the Carry On films set to be rebooted, there are plans to film three of them back-to-back, according to reports.

Brian Baker, a friend of original Carry On producer Peter Rogers, who died in 2009, finally won the rights to the movies following a legal battle ITV earlier this year.

He told Comedy.co.uk: “We will bring together a new team of actors, all with their own idiosyncrasies, hand-picked from the vast wealth of fine comedy actors that this country has always boasted.

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“And you just know there will be the occasional appearance by a familiar face from the past. These will be Carry On films after all. Very much part of the series. Our first production is currently being referred to as Carry On 32.”

Production on the new films is set for Spring, 2020.

Sid James gets a friendly farewell cuddle from Barbara Windsor as they complete the last day of shooting of the film Carry On Girls, at Pinewood Studios, England, May 25, 1973 (Credit: AP Photo/Robert Dear)

“Not only will the methods of the late Peter Rogers be crucial to the continued story of Carry On, but his influence will be evident in the scripts themselves,” a statement added.

“As well as commissioning brand new scripts, very much in the Carry On tradition for the 21st century, we are fortunate enough to hold several scripts that Peter commissioned but never made.

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“Me and my team are thrilled to be adding a new chapter to Peter's legacy.”

Carry On Columbus director Gerald Thomas (right) and Producer Peter Rogers pictured on location during filming at Pinewood Studios, 12th August 1992. (Photo by Ken Lennox/Mirrorpix/Getty Images)

The original Carry On series began in the late 1950s, making household names of actors like Sid James, Joan Sims, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtree, Barbara Windsor, Hattie Jacques, Kenneth Connor and Jim Dale.

A critically-derided reboot came in the form of Carry On Columbus in 1992, starring Julian Clary and Keith Allen.

Another reboot, Carry On London, was then planned in 2008, but was later scrapped following the death of producer Rogers.