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Carry On Christmas 1972: Carry On Stuffing (ITV 1972 with Hattie Jacques and Valerie Leon)

UK / ITV – Thames / 1×60 minute episode / Broadcast Wednesday 20 December 1972 @ 8.00pm

Writers: Talbot Rothwell, Dave Freeman / Costumes: Frank Van Raay / Production Design: Tony Borer / Executive Producer: Peter Rogers / Producer: Gerald Thomas / Director: Ronnie Baxter

In Victorian times the Carry on team get together over Christmas dinner to tell each other tales.

Basically a series of sketches such as one involving Adam and Eve, The Last Outpost which goes on far too long and focuses on a colonial Christmas dinner out in Africa, it features much the same scenes and dialogue as the one in Carry On Up the Khyber; The Musician’s Story is set in Elizabeth times and is a couple of comic song interludes. The Sailor’s Story is a spooky haunted house type sketch and there is a saucy send up of the Aladdin pantomime, this is actually the funniest segment and has some genuinely witty rhyming lines.

Besides all the usual team (minus Sid James who was busy with Bless This House) has the fantastic addition of the gorgeous Valerie Leon as a very busty serving wench.

cast
HATTIE JACQUES
JOAN SIMS
BARBARA WINDSOR
KENNETH CONNOR
PETER BUTTERWORTH
NORMAN ROSSINGTON
JACK DOUGLAS
BRIAN OULTON
VALERIE LEON
BILLY CORNELIUS
VALERIE STANTON