- Rothwell was shot down over German occupied Norway, and
was put into a Prisoner of War camp. Whilst there he met future Carry
Oner Peter Butterworth, and formed a close relationship with him. They
sung The Letter Edged With Black, on stage as a ploy to allow other
prisoners an attempt at escaping.
- Kenneth Williams' immortal line "Infamy, Infamy,
they've all got it in for me", in Cleo was actually taken from the
Jimmy Edwards radio show Take It From Here, written by Talbot
Rothwell's friends Frank Muir and Denis Norden.
- Whilst working on the script for Dick, Rothwell was
unable to focus on the typewriter and became confused by the whole idea of
writing. His Doctor told him he was overworked and had nervous
exhaustion and was ordered to rest. His daughter typed out the rest of
the script with him dictating to her. But sadly this was the last script
Talbot Rothwell produced, as he retired.
- Carry On Jack was the first script submitted to Peter
Rogers by Rothwell and it was originally called Up The Armada, but
the censor refused the title in spite of later films such as Up Pompeii.
He sought permission from Rothwell to change the title even though strictly he didn't need to,
but he felt sure that not every writer wanted to associated with what the
critics called 'fatheaded farce', and it came the first of many for Rothwell.