Carry On Jack (1964)

Blaze away all you want about the tackiness of the final films in the series, but even Carry On Emmannuelle isn’t quite as stodgy as this. It is important, because it consolidates Rothwell’s position as the new regular writer of the series, and because it’s the first to show the series can embrace historical settings without losing its overriding comic identity. We’re back in colour again, Cribbins fits in well, and Juliet Mills is a pleasant novelty, but not enough regulars and not enough jokes.