Carry on Camping

Carry on Camping (1969)

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Continuity mistake: During the infamous scene where Barbara Windsor loses her bikini top, Hattie Jacques is shown several times, but her hat disappears in one shot, reappearing in the next, and so on.

Visible crew/equipment: During the aerobics scene, Barbara Windsor's flying bra is clearly snatched by a fishing line.

Revealing mistake: Although the movie 'Carry On Camping' is supposed to have been set in the summer time, it was actually filmed in November 1968, during a spell of very cold weather. You can actually see the cast's breath in the cold air at some points. The field in which the famous "flying bra" sequence was shot was so muddy, that the mud had to be sprayed green to make it look like grass.

Continuity mistake: When Bernie and Sid go into the washroom and talk to Barbara through the hole in the wall watch Bernie as they come in. He puts his wash things at the end of the ledge at the sinks. When Peter Potter comes in, his wash things are down the other side.

Revealing mistake: In the scene where Bernie and Sid are taking to Babs through the wall of the showers, between each shot the cubicle wall appears and disappears in order for us to see Sid bent down talking through the hole.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Charles Hawtrey joins Terry Scott and his wife in their tent, Terry Scott gives him his sleeping bag which is blue. When Terry Scott and wife cycle off the next day leaving Charles Hawtrey still sleeping the sleeping bag is green and patterned.

Audio problem: When Mr. Potter, Mr. Muggins and Mrs. Potter are getting undressed to go to bed in the tent, Mrs. Potter says, "It will be much better when I get my pants off", but her mouth is not moving.

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Continuity mistake: When Sid and Bernie First visit the shop to sort the camping holiday out, they pull up outside the store and park. The van is between 2 posts. But as they get out of the van, you'll notice it is now parked right next to one of the posts.

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Continuity mistake: While Dr Soaper is doing the exercises with the girls at the camp site, Peter Potter gets out of his tent and starts watching them. When the camera is facing the girls, Barbara is not there. But when they are touching their toes, Barbara is there.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Mr & Mrs Potter are cycling to the holiday camp, you can see that about 100yards behind them, a white car is parked on the right hand side of the road. In the next shot, they pass by Mr Muggins and the car suddenly appears immediately to their right. They seem to be back where they started. (From DVD viewing). (00:23:10)

Continuity mistake: When Sid and his friends arrive at the camp site and they are talking to the man putting up the sign, Mr Fiddler come back with the letter p, so the sign will say "all passes must be shown". At the end as Dr. Soaper and matron go after the flowerbuds lorry as they go past the sign it says "all asses must be shown".

Continuity mistake: When Peter Potter arrives home from work near the start of the film, the front door of his house opens directly into a large room, but when he and his wife leave the house in their camping gear, the front door opens into a room which is about six feet deep. (00:05:10 - 00:15:00)

Continuity mistake: On the coach Fanny is sitting next to the window. On the outside view Barbara is next to the window.

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Continuity mistake: When Mr Potter talks to the farmer about getting some milk, depending on the direction of the camera, the farmer leans on alternate door-posts. (00:30:40)

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Continuity mistake: At the start of the film, when Sid parks the van outside the shop, a blonde girl walks past. When he gets out of the van, he ogles the same girl as she walks past the van a second time.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where the girls are fighting in the school, they stop when they hear Matron. After Matron leaves the room, Babs puts the line of wool around the other girls neck.There is a girl standing on the right of the TV but in the very next shot, she is sitting. (00:12:30)


Continuity mistake: During the infamous scene where Barbara Windsor loses her bikini top, in the background is a man standing in front of a Yellow Tent. In the next couple of shots from the same camera, the tent has disappeared and now there are different people standing in the background.

Continuity mistake: When Charles Hawtrey is being pulled into the Potters' tent, the outside shot shows him entering the right hand tent flap, but the interior shot shows him entering the opposite tent flap. (00:39:45)

Revealing mistake: When Sid and Bernie are putting up the girls' tent, Sid holds one of the poles up and Bernie hits it but misses it and hits Sid's hand, but when you watch it in slow motion he hits the ground, not Sid's hand. It is more clear on the DVD. (00:38:40)

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Continuity mistake: When Mr Tanner falls over Fanny in the youth hostel and pulls Babs' clothing off, Fanny is seen on the floor lying sideways away from the camera when this happens. In the next shot she is sitting up, facing the camera.

Continuity mistake: When Sid and Bernie leave Mrs. Fussey's house, Sid is seen with an umbrella in his hand. Sid then gives Bernie the umbrella which he wedges in the left hand side of the roof rack. But when the camera cuts to the left hand side of the car, the umbrella has gone.

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Revealing mistake: In several shots when Babs is in the showers, the girl in the shower next to hers can be seen to be wearing a blue swimsuit. (01:15:10)


Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the film in the cinema Sid's ice lolly has two bites at the side. Shortly afterwards, with no new bites taken, they're different shapes.

Audio problem: When Sid is trying to talk to Babs through the wall in the washroom, he tells Bernie that he can hear her. But what you hear is Babs saying "Sorry for bursting in you last night sir" to Dr. Soaper inside the youth hostel.

Continuity mistake: When Matron walks over to Dr Soaper's tent, you can see the top button of her night dress is done up. But when she is in the tent, it has been undone.

Revealing mistake: When we see Sid's tent expand and come out of the ground after Bernie pulled the dinghy cord, you can see there is nobody in the tent.

Continuity mistake: When Sid drives his car around the bed on his way to picking up Joan and Anthea, he passes two girls walking down the pavement, but in the shot from the rear window, the girls have disappeared.

Revealing mistake: During the keep fit session, Babs' bra is seen falling off in a downwards direction, yet it still manages to hit Dr Soaper in the face.

Revealing mistake: When we see the coach driving down the country lane, you can see that the driver is not Julian Holloway but his stunt double.

Continuity mistake: When Sid and Bernie are in the car on their way to pick up Joan and Anthea, Sid drives the car around a bend, but in the very next shot he's on a straight piece of road.

Continuity mistake: When Sid and Bernie come out of their tent to go the washroom, Bernie is starting to put on his shirt. After a quick cut to Sid, we return to Bernie and he has now managed to get his shirt completely on and buttoned in the space of about 5 seconds.

Continuity mistake: During the scene when Sid James tries to speak to Barbara Windsor through the wall in the wash room, you can see the hole he speaks through is small, yet in some close-ups appears quite large.

Continuity mistake: When we see Sid and Bernie sleeping outside their tent after their dinghy inflated, you can see that Bernie's head is tilted to his left and he is bending his left arm. In the next shot, both his head and left arm are now straightened.

Continuity mistake: When Matron goes over to see Dr. Soaper in his tent, the tent next to Soaper's has two chairs outside, but in the next shot another chair has suddenly appeared.

Continuity mistake: As they are about to leave in the car in front of the house, Mrs. Fussey is right behind Sid as he walks round the car. However, when you see the next shot she is far behind him.

Continuity mistake: On the first night at the camp site it is raining. Before Sid and Bernie go to sleep, Bernie accidentally inflates the rubber dinghy, but the outside shot of the dinghy inflating in the tent shows that it is not raining.

Continuity mistake: When Sid James puts his feet into Joan Sims' stew, you can see that there is a blue tent behind him, but when we see Sid a couple of shots later, the tent has disappeared.

Continuity mistake: Whilst walking down the corridor in the school, Miss Haggerd hears a noise coming from the classroom. She goes to the door and opens it with her left hand, but in the next scene she is seen opening the door with her right hand.

Continuity mistake: When Sid puts his feet into the pot of Joan's stew, you can see that Anthea is sitting down peeling vegetables and she is nowhere near Sid. But when Joan says, "Sid, my stew!" the scene changes to a close-up of the pot, and Anthea is now sitting next to Sid.

Visible crew/equipment: When Joan Sims comes out of her tent and reads the letter from her mum, as the picture zooms in, the shadow of the camera can be seen moving across the grass between the two beds.


Continuity mistake: At the end when Hattie Jacques and Kenneth Williams are in the land rover spraying water over the hippies, the Flower buds guitarist's guitars have disappeared between shots.

Audio problem: When Sid says "What are you doing?" after Bernie pulls the dinghy cord in the tent, the audio we hear does not match Sid's mouth movements at all.

Audio problem: When Sid James says "What's the matter with you?" when Bernard Bresslaw hits him with a mallet, his mouth doesn't move.

Visible crew/equipment: Outside Mrs Fussey's house when Sid and Bernie are carrying the suitcases, the boom mike is reflected in the windscreen of Sid's car.

Continuity mistake: When Sid tells Bernie of his plan to nip outside and sew Joan and Anthea's tent flaps together, he is holding the needle and thread with his hands together, but in the next shot he is holding them with his hands wide apart.

Continuity mistake: When Dr. Soaper asks the girls if they have any questions regarding Stonehenge on the coach, two girls stand up behind Babs and Fanny, but in the next shot when Fanny says "Go on, Babs, I dare you!", they are sitting down again.

Continuity mistake: When Kenneth Williams and Hattie Jacques are discussing what the birds and bees do to the girls on the coach, you can see that they are going down a motorway but in the next shot of the coach, they are driving down a country lane.

Continuity mistake: During the scene when Sid James is tying up the necklaces of the hippies at the rave-up, one of them he ties up is a blonde haired man with a striped shirt and brown jacket. But when we see "The Flowerbuds" performing a little later on, this man is no longer tied up - he is now dancing with the other hippies.

Continuity mistake: When Mr Fiddler comes over to see Sid about the clothes line, you can see Bernie's blanket is covering his vest. In the next shot, his vest is uncovered, and when Sid stands up to talk to Mr Fiddler about a "small charge", the vest is covered again.

Continuity mistake: When Joan Sims comes out of the car to tell Sid James that it's nearly six, you can see Sid's right arm is resting on the window but in the next shot it is now in the car.

Continuity mistake: When Sid tells Bernie to turn off the light in the tent, Sid's hair is neatly combed, but in the next shot the back of his hair is now sticking up.

Continuity mistake: When Sid and Bernie are bringing the suitcases out to Sid's car both the car's nearside windows are shut, but when the girls open the car doors to get in both the windows are open.

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