Can we Carry On, Girls?

5 September 2001
9pm Channel 4
50 mins

Producer: Nicola Black
Director: Paul Gallagher
A Blackwatch Prodcution for Channel 4

The production team behind the 1998 farce "Carry On Darkly" return to the world of the Carry Ons with this look at the role of the female in the Carry On films: sex object or man-eater? The feminist angle is not one which has been explored to any great depth until now, but this programme makes a valiant stab at examining just how exploitative the Carry Ons were of the fairer sex and manages to give a pretty balanced view of the contributions of Hattie, Joan, Babs et al. It's certainly a step up on Blackwatch's previous assassination of the series' male stars.