Carry On Pathe - Fascinating Real Life Footage of Sid and the Carry On team

Thanks to British Pathe and their vast archive of  fascinating newsreels and captivating documentaries, we are able to gain a unique insight into a British way of life that has, sadly, long ceased to exist.

Included in that archive are a number of pieces which include Sid James and his friends from the Carry On team, who were, at the time, amongst the biggest stars in the country.

Laughter and Life

Contrary to popular belief, clip shows are not a product of modern-day programme makers looking desperately to fill a gap in the schedules. This utterly fascinating documentary sees the great Sid James take a look at the power of laughter, exemplified by clips featuring the likes of George Formby, Charlie Drake and Will Hay. He also interviews Roberston 'Bunny' Hare, a comedy star who is sadly forgotten today.


Xmas for All 1963

Although there is no sound, this footage of Sid, Frankie Howerd, Barbara Windsor and Jon Pertwee amongst others, at St Mary's Hospital, Plaistow, remains completely captivating.

Stars Go Racing

Any footage of celebrities attending horse race meetings during the 60s was not complete without a certain Sid James. Taken at Sandown Park in 1962, this reel does not disappoint with Sid showing off his tic-tac prowess. Liz Fraser, Leslie Phillips and Citizen James star Sydney Tafler also appear, in addition to Davey Kaye, Alfie Bass and Stanley Baker.


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