Carry on Nurse

Synopsis: Set in Haven Hospital where a certain men's ward is causing more havoc than the whole hospital put together. The formidable Matron's debut gives the patients a chill every time she walks past, with only Reckitt standing up to her. There's a colonel who is a constant nuisance, a bumbling nurse, a romance between Ted York and Nurse Denton, and Bell who wants his bunion removed straight away, so after drinking alcohol, the men decide to remove the bunion themselves!
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director(s): Gerald Thomas
Production: HBO Video
86 min

Silver Maid keeping ahead

in front of Dasher and Boy Blue.

But the favourite, Red Dice,

is now lengths behind. He's right out of it.

Inside the last furlong, and Dasher's taken it up!

Moving through very smoothly.

Silver Maid hanging on to second place.

And at the post, it's Dasher from Silver Maid...

Well, did it win?

That nag should be going into hospital, not you!

Bad luck. I wonder who won the baby stakes.


Supposing I'd been on it! (Tuts)

Ah! Where do I go?

- Hey! I can walk, you know.

- Nobody walks in 'ere.

- Any chance of walking out?

- We've got to do the job proper.

- Over here, Mr York.

- Right, nurse.

- Thanks for the ride, boys.

- Give us a write-up in the papers.

- Will you get into bed, please?

- I um...didn't have time to get my pyjamas.

Oh, that's all right. You won't need any just now.


- What's he got, then, Mick?

- Appendicitis.

Ten days' job.

Cor blimey! Only ten days.

When I think how easily that could have

been avoided, I could kick myself, I tell you.

Did you hear what I said then?

I said I could kick myself!

Kick myself, with that on, I said!

I think that's very funny, Mick! Don't you, Mick?

(Laughs raucously)

- Hello, Mick.

- Hello, Mr Able.

- There you are.

- What's that? A shroud?

No, an operating gown.


(Impatient buzzing)

Your turn.

Yes, Colonel?

I want to see that ward orderly chap - Mick.

You can't.

It's our job to answer the buzzer, not his.

You've only been here half a day and you've

called us a dozen times for no good reason.

Now, do try and remember

the buzzer's only for emergencies.

- This is an emergency.

- What kind of an emergency?

Every time Mick comes in here, he stays

too long. I don't know what you find to talk about.

I dare say you don't. There's some things we

men talk about it's better for women not to know.

- I can imagine that.

- I doubt it, young lady. I doubt it.

Well, what do you want him for?

What can he do for you that I can't? Tell me that.

Ho-ho-ho! Don't tempt me, girl.

Just tell Mick I want him, would you, please?

All right. Just this once.


Ah, Mick, my boy. That's right, shut the door.

- Now then, dictation. Got your notebook?

- Yes, sir.

Good. Here we are, then.

Bob each way, the Black Prince.

That's the 3:
30 at Chepstow.

Black Prince, 3:
30 at Chepstow.

Half a dollar to win, Rambler.


Now that's the 4:15 at Redcar.

15, Redcar.

- That's all, I think.

- Right, Colonel.

Well, you just settle down, Colonel.

I'll wait for the results.

- Oh, get me 20 Player's, would you, please?

- Yes, sir.

- Don't bother about that.

- (Clears throat)

- Good afternoon. Name?

- Oh. Good afternoon. York. Edward York.

- Address?

- 24 Passiondale Avenue.

- Age?

- 35.

- Occupation?

- News...paper reporter.

- Relax.

- I was covering the baby show.

- Next of kin?

- No.


Which lot has the best record of recovery?

I'm very busy. Come along, now. C of E?

- False teeth?

- No.

- Glass eye?

- No!

And before you go any further,

the rest of me is my own!

Sign, please. Consent for general anaesthetic.

- Ooh!

- Relax.

- Hello. I'm Mick.

- Hi, Mick.

- What's her trouble?

- Oh, night starvation.

- Going to shave you.

- Shave?

My appendix isn't on my face!

I'm not going to shave your face!

(Impatient buzzing)

- Yes, Colonel?

- I'm all crumby!

If you will stuff yourself

with those crumbly biscuits...

Well, I have to have some pleasure, damn it.

Hop out and I'll take the crumbs away.

- Where's that fella Mick got to?

- He's doing something for Sister.

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Patrick Cargill

Patrick Cargill (3 June 1918 – 23 May 1996) was an English actor remembered for his lead role in the British television sitcom Father, Dear Father. more…

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