- Talbot Rothwell, the scriptwriter on many Carry Ons was shot down over
German occupied Norway, and was put into a Prisoner of War camp.
Whilst there he met future Carry Oner Peter Butterworth, and formed a close
relationship with him. They sung The Letter Edged With Black, on stage
as a ploy to allow other prisoners an attempt at escaping.
- Follow that Camel gives the impression of scolding hot sun
beating down on the desert, but that was not the reality. When Peter
Butterworth was buried up to his neck in sand, he had to be warned up with
blankets and brandy after the scene.
- Phil Silvers' sight was failing fast, and to compensate
for this fact he was wearing contact lenses as well as glasses. It was
a familiar sight to see Jim Dale, Peter Butterworth and Silvers scratting
around the sand for a lost lens on the set of Follow That Camel.