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Release Date:
January 1979 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
A skit based show with Benny Hill, often containing smutty humour. Full summary »
Awards:
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
This was one GREAT TV show and Benny Hill was a genius See more (26 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 152)

Benny Hill ... 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)
Sue Upton ... Various Roles / ... (28 episodes, 1977-1989)
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Series Directed by
Dennis Kirkland (25 episodes, 1979-1989)
John Robins (14 episodes, 1969-1974)
Mark Stuart (11 episodes, 1974-1985)
Keith Beckett (5 episodes, 1972-1985)
Ronald Fouracre (4 episodes, 1975-1979)
David Bell (2 episodes, 1971)
Benny Hill (2 episodes, 1975-1976)
 
Series Writing credits
Benny Hill (59 episodes, 1969-1989)

Series Produced by
Dennis Kirkland .... producer (25 episodes, 1979-1989)
Nigel Cook .... associate producer (15 episodes, 1980-1985)
John Robins .... producer (14 episodes, 1969-1974)
Mark Stuart .... producer (11 episodes, 1974-1985)
Philip Jones .... executive producer (9 episodes, 1969-1985)
Keith Beckett .... producer (5 episodes, 1972-1985)
William P. Cartlidge .... associate producer (3 episodes, 1973-1974)
David Bell .... producer (2 episodes, 1971)
Ronald Fouracre .... producer (2 episodes, 1975-1978)
John Howard Davies .... executive producer (2 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Cinematography by
Ted Adcock (16 episodes, 1977-1985)
Dick Bayley (9 episodes, 1973-1976)
Ray Sieman (5 episodes, 1988-1989)
Chic Anstiss (3 episodes, 1973-1974)
Roy Pointer (3 episodes, 1978-1979)
Jim Howlett (3 episodes, 1982-1985)
Alan Jonas (3 episodes, 1986)
Peter Lang (2 episodes, 1971-1972)
 
Series Film Editing by
John Wright (11 episodes, 1984-1989)
John Plummer (10 episodes, 1971-1982)
Archie Ludski (7 episodes, 1973-1976)
Ray Ball (5 episodes, 1978-1989)
Beryl Wilkins (4 episodes, 1976-1981)
Dan Carter (3 episodes, 1973-1983)
Roy Hayden (3 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Casting by
Pat Hayley (13 episodes, 1984-1989)
Shirley Teece (10 episodes, 1980-1983)
 
Series Production Design by
Tony Borer (15 episodes, 1970-1977)
Bill Laslett (6 episodes, 1980-1985)
Darrell Lass (5 episodes, 1972-1975)
Jan Chaney (5 episodes, 1985-1986)
Harry Clark (4 episodes, 1969-1970)
David Marshall (4 episodes, 1975-1985)
Robin Parker (4 episodes, 1978-1985)
Bill Palmer (3 episodes, 1973-1975)
Mike Hall (3 episodes, 1975-1985)
David Richens (3 episodes, 1981)
Ian Russell (3 episodes, 1989)
Norman Garwood (2 episodes, 1971-1976)
Neville Green (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
Robin Tarsnane (2 episodes, 1979)
Anthony Cartledge (2 episodes, 1984)
Alison Wratten (2 episodes, 1988)
 
Series Costume Design by
Frances Bolwell (17 episodes, 1972-1989)
Pam Doolan (7 episodes, 1981-1983)
Allard Tobin (5 episodes, 1984-1985)
Louise Walker (4 episodes, 1980-1983)
Jean Kelly (3 episodes, 1975-1976)
Derek Needs (3 episodes, 1979-1980)
Graham Williams (2 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Makeup Department
Christine Morrell .... makeup artist (9 episodes, 1975-1978)
Gilly Wakeford .... makeup artist (6 episodes, 1982-1988)
Dianne Millar .... makeup artist (5 episodes, 1978-1986)
Lesley Sanders .... makeup artist (5 episodes, 1980-1983)
Pearl Rashbass .... makeup artist (4 episodes, 1985-1989)
Carol Green .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 1981)
Ann Briggs .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Production Management
Nigel Spong .... unit supervisor: outside broadcast (1 episode, 1978)
 
Series Art Department
Mike Webb .... graphic designer (14 episodes, 1978-1985)
Lester Halhed .... graphic designer (13 episodes, 1983-1989)
Geoff Alexander .... graphic designer (3 episodes, 1982-1984)
John Stamp .... graphic designer (2 episodes, 1982)

Andy Armstrong .... props (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Clive Hall .... sound / dubbing mixer (18 episodes, 1980-1989)
Richard Churchill .... sound / sound effects (16 episodes, 1978-1989)
Julian Ford .... sound / sound effects / ... (11 episodes, 1978-1982)
Dick Bradford .... sound / sound effects (4 episodes, 1977-1981)
Paul Gartrell .... sound (4 episodes, 1980-1985)
Stuart Gain .... sound / sound effects (4 episodes, 1981-1984)
Bruce Englefield .... sound (3 episodes, 1977)
Basil Rootes .... film sound recordist (2 episodes, 1971-1972)
 
Series Special Effects by
Martin Perrett .... vision mixer (7 episodes, 1978-1989)
 
Series Stunts
Nosher Powell .... stunts (1 episode, 1971)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Adrian J. Fearnley .... senior camera operator (10 episodes, 1981-1989)
Allan James .... vision controller (8 episodes, 1979-1989)
Bill Marley .... vision controller (6 episodes, 1978-1988)
Roy Easton .... senior camera operator (5 episodes, 1978-1986)
Peter Howell .... senior camera operator (5 episodes, 1980-1988)
Allen Harradine .... lighting technician / lighting director (5 episodes, 1981-1984)
Andy Andrews .... lighting director (5 episodes, 1984-1988)
Peter Bower .... lighting director / vision controller (4 episodes, 1978-1989)
Bob Simmons .... lighting director (4 episodes, 1978-1986)
Albert Almond .... senior camera operator (4 episodes, 1979-1989)
Malcolm Harrison .... lighting technician (3 episodes, 1977-1979)
Chas Watts .... senior camera operator (3 episodes, 1980-1984)
Ian Jones .... vision controller (3 episodes, 1980-1981)
Bob Mason .... vision controller (3 episodes, 1985-1989)
David Motture .... lighting director (2 episodes, 1977-1986)
Brian Kerr .... vision controller (2 episodes, 1980-1982)
Keith Reed .... lighting technician (2 episodes, 1980)
Richard Waiting .... vision controller (2 episodes, 1981-1986)
Ian Coram .... vision controller (2 episodes, 1985-1988)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Keith Rosson .... wardrobe assistant (1 episode, 1988)

Vernon White .... wardrobe set supervisor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Peter Boffin .... vision mixer (10 episodes, 1979-1986)
Martin Perrett .... vision mixer (7 episodes, 1978-1989)
Camilla Keenan .... editor: video tape (7 episodes, 1978-1982)
Colin Bocking .... editor: video tape (7 episodes, 1980-1988)
Dave Lewinton .... editor: video tape (5 episodes, 1978-1989)
Peter Phillips .... vision mixer (5 episodes, 1979-1989)
Thomas Kavanagh .... editor: video tape (5 episodes, 1984-1989)
Roger Holmes .... editor: video tape (4 episodes, 1983-1989)
Nick Bigsby .... vision mixer (3 episodes, 1980-1981)
Grant Goodwin .... editor: video tape (3 episodes, 1981-1985)
Terry Badham .... editor: video tape (3 episodes, 1986-1989)
Fred Turner .... editor: video tape (2 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Music Department
Ronnie Aldrich .... musical director (56 episodes, 1969-1989)
Ted Taylor .... music associate / musical associate (47 episodes, 1969-1989)
Boots Randolph .... composer: theme "Yakety Sax" (44 episodes, 1969-1989)
Joyce Sharpen .... music executive (27 episodes, 1978-1989)
Syd Lucas .... music associate / musical associate (12 episodes, 1970-1973)
Benny Hill .... original songs / composer: original songs (6 episodes, 1971-1985)
Albert Elms .... musical director (3 episodes, 1973-1974)
 
Series Other crew
Auriol Lee .... stage manager (25 episodes, 1979-1989)
Fizz Waters .... floor manager (13 episodes, 1979-1988)
Libby Roberts .... choreographer: Hill's Angels (13 episodes, 1984-1989)
Bruce Englefield .... studio supervisor (12 episodes, 1978-1988)
Eamonn Duffy .... location manager (10 episodes, 1984-1989)
Bernard Allum .... title designer (9 episodes, 1978-1981)
Linda Finch .... choreographer: Hill's Angels / choreographer (7 episodes, 1980-1983)
John White-Jones .... studio supervisor (7 episodes, 1981-1983)
Robin Demetriou .... cast and crew chef (6 episodes, 1969-1970)
John Lopes .... floor manager (6 episodes, 1979-1982)
Debbie Newman .... production assistant (6 episodes, 1986-1989)
René Bloomstein .... production assistant (5 episodes, 1970-1978)
Angela Carter .... production assistant (5 episodes, 1984-1985)
Johnny Greenland .... choreographer (4 episodes, 1971-1973)
Iris Frederick .... booking executive (4 episodes, 1978-1979)
Angie Piper .... production assistant (4 episodes, 1981-1982)
Eric Pavitt .... location manager / location supervisor (4 episodes, 1982-1983)
Mike Mulloy .... stand-in: Benny Hill (4 episodes, 1988-1989)
Michele Green .... production assistant (3 episodes, 1980)
David Downing .... floor manager (3 episodes, 1981)
Gill Horwood .... production assistant (3 episodes, 1981)
Gerry Levy .... location manager (3 episodes, 1981)
Bridget Moore .... production assistant (3 episodes, 1981)
Maria Finnis .... production assistant (3 episodes, 1984-1988)
Peter Ernster .... studio supervisor (3 episodes, 1986-1989)
Keith Lund .... location manager (3 episodes, 1986)
Dennis Kirkland .... program associate (2 episodes, 1973)
Arlene Phillips .... choreographer: "Love Machine" (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
Dee Dee Wilde .... choreographer / choreographer: Pan's People (2 episodes, 1979)
Julie Hervieu .... choreographer: Hill's Angels (2 episodes, 1981)
Angie Billington .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1983)
Brian Kerr .... studio supervisor (2 episodes, 1984)
Ann Tivendale .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1988)
Aidan Boulter .... floor manager (2 episodes, 1989)
 

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Runtime:
UK:51 min (58 episodes) | France:35 min (edited version) (dubbed version) | USA:30 min
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Black and White (1970-1971) (3 episodes) | Color (1969-1970 and 1971-1989)
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Did You Know?

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:
[Andree Melly talks to Mervyn Cruddy at the N.F.T]
Andree Melly:I think for me, the most memorable moment in films was when you played the doctor to that sick family.
Mervyn Cruddy:"Inherit the Wind." Yes, I remember.
Andree Melly:Opposite Margaret Lockwood's nurse . . .
Mervyn Cruddy:That's right. Yes, I know what you're going to say, the scene in the operating theatre.
Andree Melly:That's the scene. You kissed her when she least expected it.
Mervyn Cruddy:I beg your pardon?
Andree Melly:You kissed her when she least expected it.
Mervyn Cruddy:Oh, I thought you said 'where'.
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Soundtrack:
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17 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
This was one GREAT TV show and Benny Hill was a genius, 25 May 2003
Author: William (wmattifo) from Lubbock, TX

Benny Hill was an amazing man. He could write some of the greatest comedy in the history of the English language. His work included wit, satire, low brow, and any other kind of humor that comes to mind. I remember watching this show on American TV in NJ, and it was a HUGE hit. I recall that a local Philadelphia station put this show on opposite the 11:00 pm local news, and for a few years it was the highest rated show in its time slot. Amazing. Along with Benny I'd like to point out the great work of Jackie Wright and Henry McGee. My grandfather had been briefly stationed in England during WW II, and he had seen Jackie Wright perform in London. He said that Jackie was the funniest man he had ever seen on a stage. My grandfather loved the episode when Jackie went on a cheap (and dangerous) vacation. Benny generally used Jackie in many ways, but usually as a PROP! Benny would smack Jackie's bald head over and over again. Henry McGee, on the other hand, was a brilliant straight man to Benny's funny side, and McGee excelled whenever he would interview Benny as "Fred Scuttle." This was brilliant humor and Benny deserves to be ranked with Chaplin, Keaton, Bob Hope, and Woody Allen as the 20th century's greatest funny men.

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