Ken Russell: [on the Carry On series] This isn't British heritage, it's not Stonehenge: it's crap. Why don't we stand up and say it's crap?

Angela Douglas: [on the Carry On producers] They'll do *anything* for you but nothing that costs them any money.

Stephen Fry: [on Sid James] A rough diamond with a face like a dissipated walnut.

Ken Russell: Carry On movies are rather like British wine: anaemic, overrated and they don't travel well.