British producer Peter Rogers, who made his name with the classic British comedy franchise Carry On, has left a substantial part of his estate to The Cinema & Television Benevolent Fund (CTBF).
Rogers, who died last month aged 95 years old, is thought to have included the rights to the Carry On films in the portion left to the charity. A further announcement will be made after probate is issued.
Rogers was a lifetime benefactor of the CTBF, the industry charity for film, cinema and commercial TV in the UK which supports employees and their families going through difficult times.
Peter Hore, CTBF chief executive, said: “Peter Rogers had always been a tremendous supporter of the fund and didn’t hesitate to contribute towards the charity’s fundraising activities. The legacy which he has left to the CTBF is a tremendous gesture for which we are truly grateful. We intend to honour this legacy and mark the passing of a great British film producer.”