One of the staples of British comedy, the Carry On films, are making their return to the big screen after a 24-year absence. And yes, I'm as excited as you are.
For those of you who are unaware, the Carry On films were a series of low-budget comedy movies, the first being Carry On Sergeant in 1958. The comedy was typically British, reminiscent of those dodgy cartoon postcards you get at the beach. Due to the success of this initial film, the series went on to sprout another 30 films, 4 christmas specials, a television series, and even 3 West End plays! All in all, a successful venture! This also means that the Carry On films have the largest number of films of any British series; and, next to the James Bond films, it is the second-longest continually running UK film series.
The new series of films, set to be produced Johnathan Sothcott, have no release date as of yet, but we do now that the first entry in the new series will be titled "Carry On Doctors," followed by "Carry On Campus." It seems that the new crew are trying to tackle current issues with a taste of 60's comedy, such as the Junior Doctors debate, and the lives of University students.
And if that doesn't get you excited, Carry On Doctors will be written by Susan Nickson and Tim Dawson - the duo behind Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps. If you've seen that show, you'll know why this is very good news.
Personally, I can't wait to see what they come up with, and hopefully they are able to introduce more of the younger generation such as myself to a wonderful era of British comedy. I'll have to watch a lot of Monty Python to keep me busy while I wait for the release!