1913 – 1976
Top 25 Films
This weeks choice has been
Carry On Abroad 1972 – Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Joan Simms, Charles Hawtrey, Barbara Windsor, Kenneth Connor, Bernard Bresslaw, Hattie Jacques, June Whitfield, Sally Geeson, Peter Duckworth, Jimmy Logan [22/25]
Bless This House 1972 – Sid James, Sally Geeson, Robin Askwith, Diana Coupland, Terry Scott, Peter Duckworth, Carol Hawkins, June Whitfield, Patsy Rowlands, Bill Maynard [23/25]
Bless This House is a British sitcom that aired on ITV from 2 February 1971 to 22 April 1976. Starring Sid James and Diana Coupland, it was created by Vince Powell and Harry Driver, but mainly written by other hands including Dave Freeman and Carla Lane. It was made for the ITV network by Thames Television. In 2004, Bless This House was ranked by a BBC poll as the 67th Best British Sitcom.
Bless This House centres on life in Howard Road, Putney, where travelling stationery salesman Sid Abbott (note: the spelling of their surname varies; the opening credits of early series one episodes spell it “Abbot” while in the closing credits it is spelt “Abbott”) and his wife Jean live with their teenagers: Mike is fresh from art college and more pre-occupied with protests than finding a job; and trendy schoolgirl Sally. Sally is 16 at the series’ start, and Mike is 18. Sid and Jean constantly battle to comprehend the new generation’s permissive ways and are usually out-of-touch. Their neighbours and best friends are Trevor and his wife Betty.
Carry On Girls 1973 – Sid James, Barbara Windsor, Joan Simms, Margaret Nolan, Bernard Bresslaw, Kenneth Connor, Patsy Rowlands, Jack Douglas, June Whitfield, Jimmy Logan, Wendy Richard, [24/25]
Carry On Dick 1974 – Sid James, Barbara Windsor, Kenneth Williams, Hattie Jacques, Joan Simms, Kenneth Connor, Bernard Bresslaw, Peter Duckworth, Jack Douglas, Bill Maynard, Linda Hook, [25/25]
So there we go folks, our final part to Sid James Week!