Carry On Teacher (1959) **

My favourite of the black and white Carry Ons, a very sweet and historically fascinating entry, boasting nice work from guest star Ted Ray as the headmaster, an early appearance from Richard O’Sullivan (as the chief schoolboy agitator, called Robin of course) and a genuinely telling snapshot of the moment when the progressivists were seizing control of the education system in Britain. The Carry On position, of course, is face firmly backwards, but there is a measure of complacency in the mockery that seems ironic in the light of how things really turned out.