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 ...
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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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In late 1970, ITV's colour technicians went on strike, causing all ITV shows made during this period (including this one) to be videotaped in black-and-white. The strike wasn't resolved until spring of 1971, causing three episodes to be made in this fashion. These episodes have not been shown in England since the 1970s and have never been shown in America. They have resurfaced in Australian syndication, however. See more »

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Housewife: No, I'm wearing black for my poor, departed husband.
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Housewife: Ten minutes. He won't be back till 1.
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Yakety Sax
Written by Boots Randolph and James Rich
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Even Women Can Enjoy It!
6 December 2001 | by (Chicago, USA) – See all my reviews

I must be the only woman in America who loves this show! Most other women I talk to say they can't stand the sexism of the show. However, I never believed that Mr. Hill was being vicious towards the women whom he made the butt (pardon the pun) of many jokes. It also helped that Mr. Hill looked like a schoolboy who had been caught doing something naughty. Some of the best sketches were the parodies of TV shows, commercials and movies. The songs were surprisingly well done, too.


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