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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:
The King Of British Comedy 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 Original Music by
Lynsey de Paul (1 episode, 1988)
 
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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Color:
Black and White (1970-1971) (3 episodes) | Color (1969-1970 and 1971-1989)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Benny's first Thames special was taped at Teddington studios on 12 October 1969, one week after the premiere of "Monty Python's Flying Circus" (1969).See more »
Quotes:
Director Sam Speiler:[reminiscing about an actress who was in one of his films] Oh God, she couldn't sing, she couldn't dance, she couldn't act . . .
Lesley Goldie:Well, what could she do?
Director Sam Speiler:With difficulty, stand up!
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Fear of Fanny (2006) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Yakety SaxSee more »

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20 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
The King Of British Comedy, 4 April 2001
Author: Thor2000 from Collinsport, Maine

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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