In August 1958, the opening scenes of a low-budget black and white film flickered onto cinema screens up and down the country. No one could have foreseen what impact "Carry on Sergeant" would have then and in the future. Not only did it become one of the top three grossing films for that year, it also kick started the longest running and most successful comedy series of all time. Here, for the very first time, is the essential biography of this most treasured institution in the world of British cinema. Complete with exclusive interviews with cast and crew and the debut publication of Vince Powell's script of "Carry On Down Under", "Fifty Years of Carry On" is a must for any fan of the unique and ever hilarious spectacle that is "Carry On".