A Conversation for The 'Carry On...' films
the third man(temporary armistice)n strike) Started conversation May 18, 2004
The majority of the scripts were written by a chap called Talbot Rothwell. Besides the Carry On scripts Talbot's main addition to the pantheon of British culture was the scripts for the series Up Pompei!. The similarity in style and humour goes without saying.
As an interesting aside, one of the stock characters in Carry On was Peter Butterworth, his 'break' came when he met Talbot in a German Pow camp! Rothwell was asked to put on a show (to cover an escape attempt) and enlisted Butterworth to help with the show.
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