THE WEEK’S BEST FILMS

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Carry on Scream­ing (1966) (ITV3, 3pm)

One of the best in the se­ries has Harry H Cor­bett (in his only Carry On) as Sergeant Bung, a de­tec­tive with Sher­lock Holmes pre­ten­sions in­ves­ti­gat­ing some sin­is­ter un­der­tak­ings at a spooky man­sion. Fenella Field­ing is ex­cel­lent as the vamp­ish Va­le­ria and there are great scenes with Ken­neth Wil­liams, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims, Peter But­ter­worth and Jon Pertwee. Thanks to a great cast and screen­play, along with mod­estly im­pres­sive pro­duc­tion de­sign, this ul­tra low-bud­get film has gone on to be one of the finest hor­ror come­dies in his­tory – and the chem­istry be­tween Cor­bett and Field­ing is ut­terly de­light­ful, es­pe­cially dur­ing their first ro­man­tic en­counter.

Iron Man (2008) (Chan­nel 4, 9pm)

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