Something of a hiatus for the late series purple-patch, what with this and the even more episodic ‘Loving the year before, with both being little more than a thematic stringing of setups and bits of comic business.
Not being overly burdened with plot was never a problem for Carry Ons, but unlike the glorious but equally sketch-like ‘Camping this lacks both common cause - ‘in it together’ decidedly missing until the close - or much bawdy humour despite a setting that should be nectar. There’s an odd, flagging atmosphere to the film. Perhaps a main cast with little to do is part of the problem with a fairly subdued Williams and practically nothing for Hawtrey.
The critical attitude to unionisation is as about as satiric as this series got and I understand it was therefore less popular with the core audience - no wonder they were back to bedpans and bristols in the next film!