Running Time - 90m Colour Certificate - A Budget - £217,000 UK Release - December 1975 Shot - 10 March 1975 - 18 April 1975
Foreign Titles Denmark - The Wacky Campers Germany - Everything Backfires Hungary - Carry On Digging Italy - Camping Cheerleader Sweden - Now We take the Romans Turkey - A Taste of Honey
Man Eating Salad
Lady in Revealing Dress
The Crew Producer
Ernest Steward BSc
Filmed on the same field as Camping, it could be considered Carry On Camping the Return, and we lose half of our regulars to be replaced by competent comedians but not true Carry Oners. The first in a long time not to be written by Talbot Rothwell and this does show. Where Talbot Rothwell was clever with taking normal situations and giving them a comedic twist with perhaps a classic one-liner or retort, Dave Freeman is more repetitive and crude. It is a sad point where we have to resort to Kenneth flashing his bum for a cheap laugh.
Surprisingly, Elke Sommer is very good as Professor Voushka, who with Professor Crump (Kenneth Williams) is sent on an archaeological expedition to a caravan site, where other caravaners are enjoying their holidays. We have Ernie (Jack Douglas) and Fred (Windsor Davies) away under the pretensions of fishing when all Fred wants to do is catch birds not fish. Arthur (Bernard Bresslaw) and Linda (Patsy Rowlands) are enjoying a week with the nagging mother-in-law (Joan Sims). The only problem with the story is that it is very disjointed. Each caravan has little interaction with their neighbours and so the formula is very similar to Regardless and Loving and again we are treated to even more flesh with the topless dancer starting and ending the action.