A Bit of a Carry on
9th April 2024
Presented by Tyler Butterworth
The remarkable untold story of Carry On actor Peter Butterworth, and his wife, Britain’s first female tv impressionist Janet Brown, best known for her impression of Mrs Thatcher.
Using classic film and tv clips, personal mementos, and rare photographs and letters from his family’s unseen collection, Tyler reveals the private story behind his parents’ public lives.
Profile – Tyler Butterworth
Tyler Butterworth was born 6 February 1959 in Redhill, Surrey. His father was Peter Butterworth, who starred in many of the ‘Carry On’ films. His mother was the actress and Margaret Thatcher impersonator Janet Brown. His first roles were as a child in the 1960s in such films as Darling (1965) and the Morecambe & Wise feature film The Magnificent Two (1967).
He starred in the black comedy Consuming Passions (1988) opposite Vanessa Redgrave and Jonathan Pryce. On television he has appeared in Rumpole of the Bailey, Bergerac, Last of the Summer Wine, Casualty (Series 1, Episode 6 "High Noon"), The Bill, The Darling Buds of May, Home to Roost Hetty Wainthropp Investigates and Osborne in the ITV sitcom Fiddlers Three.
He also played Proteus in the BBC Shakespeare adaptation of The Two Gentlemen of Verona in 1983, Angelo in the CITV children's sci-fi comedy series Mike and Angelo for its first two series and Mr Archer in Whizziwig.
In 2008, he moved into producing, and was development producer on a NASA series.
Since then, he has concentrated on voice work.