Carry On films could make sensational comeback after 27 years

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Film producer and superfan Brian Baker has splashed out almost £500,000 to buy the rights to flog Carry On merchandise from ITV.

The independent television network lost its case because a judge ruled it was not using the brand and so its trademark had become invalid.

Mr Baker, 72, now hopes to sell enough Carry On-related products to finance three new slapstick movies.

He has unused scripts written by the films’ founder Peter Rogers before he died, including Carry On London, which was penned in 2006.

The film-maker is looking for stars to replace legends such as Dame Barbara Windsor, Kenneth Williams and Sid James.

Carry On Columbus in 1992 was the last movie.

Mr Baker said: “This ruling means we can carry out Peter Rogers’s legacy and get everything into gear.

“We’ll be bringing together a new team of actors with their own idiosyncrasies and personalities.

“They will be adapted to bring it up to modern times. We’ll have to be a bit more politically correct today.”

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