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)
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 Vocal Backing / ... (42 episodes, 1969-1989)
Sue Upton ...
 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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(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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Trivia

Though ratings were still good, the show was axed by Thames in 1989 due to a backlash against the show and its ribald content. There was talk of doing a new Benny Hill show until Hill's death in 1992. See more »

Quotes

Traveller: I say, is this Platt's Bottom?
Toddy: No, it's not, it's mine!
Traveller: Well, where do I find Platt's Bottom?
Toddy: Well, you don't start from there!
Traveller: Well, which direction is it?
Toddy: I don't know.
Paddy: Me neither.
Traveller: You're not very bright, are you?
Chirpy Chuckles: No, but we ain't lost!
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Connections

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Soundtracks

The Age of Aquarius
Written by James Rado, Gerome Ragni and Galt MacDermot
(occasionally, in seasons 1-4; part of medley with "Yakety Sax")
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The King Of British Comedy
4 April 2001 | by (Collinsport, Maine) – See all my reviews

There was a time on Earth when all of the world stopped to watch The Benny Hill Show. Businesses would close, people stayed home and every tv in the world in every house tuned in to watch this man who just wanted to make us laugh. And laugh we did. The world died when his show stopped, and it cried when he left this mortal realm. Labeled a dirty old man for the content of the material in less than a quarter of his sketches, he was considered a genius by his fans and his peers for the other seventy-five percent. Even Thames Television admitted far too late that cancelling the show was the worst mistake they had ever made. Letting it go was a knife in Benny's side, a heartbreak that led to his death, but what a great legacy of humor !


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