A Peter Rogers Production
Directed by Gerald Thomas


Screenplay: Talbot Rothwell
Music: Eric Rogers
Certificate A/PG
94 minutes

Francis Bigger - Frankie Howerd
Charlie Roper Sid James
Doctor Tinkle -

Kenneth Williams

Doctor Kilmore -

Jim Dale

Mr Barron - Charles Hawtrey
Matron -

Hattie Jacques

Nurse Sandra May

- Barbara Windsor
Chloe Gibson -

Joan Sims

Ken Biddle - Bernard Bresslaw
Mr Smith -

Peter Butterworth

Nurse Clarke - Anita Harris
Sister Hoggett - June Jago
Sir Edmund Burke - Derek Francis
Mrs Roper - Dandy Nicholls
Chaplain - Peter Jones
Surgeon Hardcastle - Deryck Guyler
Mrs Barron - Gwendolyn Watts
Mavis - Dilys Laye
Henry - Peter Gilmore
Sam - Harry Locke
Nurse Parkin - Valerie Von Ost
Mrs Smith - Jean St Clair
Fred - Julian Orchard
Man from Cox & Carter - Brian Wilde
Patient - Pat Coombs
Simmons - Julian Holloway
Night Porter - Gordon Rollings
Nurse - Penelope Keith



"Frankie Howerd is the guest star in this classic Carry On. He plays Francis Bigger, a charlatan faith healer who ends up in hospital and what a hospital!

Doctors Tinkle and Kilmore have a record most executioners would be proud of. The Matron could bring the dead back to life simply by shrieking at them and the nurses are always raising the blood pressure of the 75 male patients - much to their delight!

Carry On Doctor is a case history of rude health that will have you in stitches!"


The Story

Faith healer, Francis Bigger won't take his own medicine, when he has an accident on stage. Instead, he finds himself at the hands of Doctors Kilmore and Tinkle. Kilmore, through a series of misunderstandings, soon loses his job and it' up to the patients to convince Matron and Doctor Tinkle to give him his job back...




This is one of the best remembered Carry Ons, and it's easy to see why. The jokes fly at you, thick and fast. The gang's all here, and they all seem to be loving every minute of it. A welcome return to the then-present day, this film ranks highly in my league of Carry Ons.