The Benny Hill Show (1969–1989)

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A skit based show with Benny Hill, often containing smutty humour.

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 Himself - Host / ... (59 episodes, 1969-1989)
Henry McGee ...
 Himself / ... (46 episodes, 1969-1989)
Jackie Wright ...
 Himself / ... (44 episodes, 1969-1985)
Bob Todd ...
 Himself / ... (42 episodes, 1970-1989)
The Ladybirds ...
 Vocal Backing / ... (42 episodes, 1969-1989)
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 Various Roles / ... (28 episodes, 1977-1989)
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A sketch-comedy series in which Hill would often play multiple characters and satirize popular British and American performers and stars. Common themes in the show were the husband-beating wife, buxom women, and silent, high-speed chase scenes between Hill and the other characters. Written by Gregg Long <diggerblue@hotmail.com>

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January 1979 (USA)  »

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(58 episodes) | (dubbed version) (edited) (dubbed)

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(1970-1971) (3 episodes)| (1969-1970 and 1971-1989)

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1.33 : 1
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The 24 September 1975 edition was originally scheduled to air on 26 May 1975, but a week-long technicians' strike which knocked the ITV (Independent Television) network off the air at the time, led to the episode's being postponed to the later date. See more »

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Sheriff Bill Jardine: Hey, do we know Ace Dickey?
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Yakety Sax
Written by Boots Randolph and James Rich
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A solid pillarstone of comedy



I've laughed and enjoyed the Benny Hill shows ever since i was very young, and still do. Benny Hill is one of the comedians who are really able to be funny, without contrived situations and one-liners. And he manages to throw in some more serious acting too. There is a certain feeling of quality, of true artistry to every moment of the show which most of his followers lack. Many of the jokes are seen as off-color today and would probably never be aired if the show was new, a sign that things are changing in the other direction. Catch it now before it is forever buried and condemned by the politically correct!


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