Carry On at Your Convenience

Date: 1971
Director: Gerald Thomas
Production Company: The Rank Organisation, Thomas Rogers Productions

Stars: Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims, Hattie Jacques, Bernard Bresslaw, Bill Maynard
Location(s): Buckinghamshire, London, Middlesex, Sussex

Region(s): ,

Storyline:

Industrial strife at WC Boggs Lavatory Factory.

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A factory. Brian Dockerill suggests that this is the carpenter's shop at Pinewood Studios. Also 001b is same place.

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Stills Road in Pinewood Studios. The carpenter's shop is located on the RHS; the building on the left now houses the Photographic Department. Simon Mills Couldn't be better!

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As above.Simon Mills

Pinewood Green Estate, Bucks.

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Ivor Williams took this outside 93 Pinewood Green.

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Windsor, Eton, Uxbridge? ... The Whippit Inn, a splendid website devoted to the Carry Ons, claims this is 'The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes' Baker Street set. I think they're right as I never found that street in London and the same street is also seen in 'The Amazing Mr. Blunden' as well as ‘Go for a Take’ and ‘Never Mind the Quality, Feel the Width'. SJ

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THe street is in fact the Baker Street set built on the back lot of Pinewood Studios for The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970). Simon Mills

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This Sherlock screen grab below should pretty much confirm it. Simon Mills sleuthing.

Richard Kennedy says "Definitely High Street Uxbridge, looking north west from outside the Odeon Cinema, long since demolished, between Harefield Road and Braybourne Close." Thanks Richard, well done.

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Brian Harmsworth took the pics, thankyou Brian, another piece to the jigsaw.

Richard says that they have spun the camera round 180 degrees from cy004, on the right was the Odeon, with Harefield Road in the distance. These snips of information all help to bring together this jig-saw puzzle of old film information. Thanks again Richard.

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Brian Harmsworth took the pics, thankyou Brian, another piece to the jigsaw.

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Uxbridge? No ays Simon Mills, I think that the Whippit Inn website is correct, in that the street is in fact the Baker Street set built on the back lot of Pinewood Studios for The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970).

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.....and could the same set have been used in The Hands of the Ripper?

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Factory. Pinewood Studio lot.

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Factory. Pinewood Studio lot.

Marine Parade, Brighton, Clarges, owned then by Dora Bryan.

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Now, also used in Carry On Girls. SJ.

Palace Pier, Brighton.

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A replacement from Dave Wilson, who admits that the angle isn't quite right,for SJ's much less accurate shot from 2010. (RL)

Palace Pier, Brighton.

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A much better match. SJ.

Brighton’s Palace Pier appears in many other productions including 'Penny Points to Paradise', ‘La Course à l'échalote’, ‘Mona Lisa’, ‘Quadrophenia’, 'Oh What a Lovely War', 'Loot' and 'Smokescreen'.

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The gentlemen's loo is now obscured slightly by a wooden white structure. SJ.

Palace Pier and seafront, Brighton.

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Now an amusement dome where the Palace Pier Theatre once stood. SD

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There is still a bar named Victoria's on the Palace Pier. SD

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Dave Wilson was unable to capture anyone enjoying themselves. (RL)

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Dave Wilson group was clearly a much smaller one. (RL)

Dave Wilson provided this addition screen grab to cover an angle that we do not have. (RL)

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And provides this shot to support the scene as it is now, well the onion is still there. (RL)

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Dave Wilson spent some of his weekend "on the pier" for the benefit of Reelstreets, hhmmm, end of season maybe! (RL)

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Now, viewed from outside Horatios Bar which replaced the ghost train. To the left was the Palace Pier Theatre, which was also seen in 'Come Play with Me' and 'Pop Pirates'. SD

Palace Pier and seafront, Brighton.

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Yes wrong angle but it's Madeira Drive also seen in Jigsaw and Quadrophenia. SJ.

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Studio lot.

Studio lot.

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Closer view of 001, looking north towards the old power house. Simon Mills Well identified.

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Studio lot.

Studio lot.

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Same place with the Covered Way in the background. Simon Mills.

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