Carry On Constable (1960) *

Amiable romp in which we say hello to Sid and goodbye to Shirley Eaton (at least until she reteams with James and Connor in the sub-Carry On What a Carve Up the following year). Leslie Phillips also bows out now, until Carry On Columbus (when he stepped in to fill the role accepted by Frankie Howerd shortly before his death). James’s instant head boy confidence is the most striking thing here: what we think of as typical Carry On humour is still far from typical, though. For that you really have to wait for Talbot Rothwell to take over from Norman Hudis as screenwriter, and even he’ll need to settle in a bit first.