About the show

With classic clips and rare photographs from his family’s private collection, Tyler Butterworth relates the extraordinary true story of his father’s war years, his time in the notorious POW camp Stalag Luft III, and early theatrical experiences which directly led to his success as a Carry On star.

Peter’s successful career in film and television ran alongside that of his impressionist wife, Janet Brown. While he had been incarcerated in prison camp, she became the first woman to entertain the troops across Europe after D-Day. Her career really blossomed in 1979 with her iconic impression of  Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

In A Bit of a Carry On, Tyler will shed light on some of the more personal and unknown moments in this shared life of show biz, which culminated in them both individually being given the This Is Your Life treatment, quite possibly a unique accolade for a married couple in any walk of life.

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What people say

“A touching account of an extraordinary

family and their extraordinary lives. Thrilling tales of daring escape attempts and lifelong friendships.”
Andrew White, Northern Echo

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