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A collection of sketches and musical numbers from his long running comedy/variety series, culled from shows produced and originally aired between 1969 and 1972; this film's production is ... See full summary »

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Himself - Host / Various (archive footage)
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Interviewer ('Words of Comfort') / Marie Quaint
Eira Heath ...
Charlotte Fudge / Various
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Himself / Rodney Fairchild / Customs Agent / Various
Nicholas Parsons ...
The Phantom Prowler / Mask Boutique Staffer / King Charles / Various
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Andree Melly ...
Interviewer ('The Grass Is Greener') (as Andrée Melly)
Rita Webb ...
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Lesley Goldie ...
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Connie Georges ...
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Bubble Gum Girl / Various
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Adjudicating Panel Member / Various
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Lower Tidmarsh Hospital Doctor / Rev. Peter Wilby / Various
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A collection of sketches and musical numbers from his long running comedy/variety series, culled from shows produced and originally aired between 1969 and 1972; this film's production is more along the lines of Ten from Your Show of Shows (1973) than of And Now for Something Completely Different (1971). Written by W.B.

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This film was culled from nine of the first eleven editions of The Benny Hill Show (1969) that were produced and directed by John Robins (none of the sketches from shows produced by others within its first four years on Thames Television were included in this compilation). The programs in question originally aired on 19 November 1969, 25 December 1969, 4 February 1970, 11 March 1970, 28 October 1970, 27 January 1971 (the only black-and-white show to have a sketch featured), 24 March 1971, 23 February 1972 and 22 March 1972. In addition, the version of "Yakety Sax" as heard in this film originated from the close of the 27 December 1973 telecast (also produced and directed by Robins). See more »

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A fitting enough tribute of a true comedy great!
15 March 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Benny Hill was a true comedy great, evident in this fitting tribute of him, shown here as a compilation of his very best shorts. His comedy is admittedly quite bawdy, as Benny makes men look like idiots and lectures mangling the English language, but I like bawdy and particularly it suits Benny to a tee. The quality is a little grainy and washed out, but the shorts are still a lot of fun, Tuppertime especially is priceless particularly with the vicar who comes on the air with his flies undone, and Benny is as wonderful as ever. Jackie Wright and Bob Todd do their usual selfless stooging to perfection, and Patricia Hayes is delightful in her appearances. The scripting is also top notch and the music is well done. Overall, I truly enjoyed myself, a really nice 83 or so minutes to spend your afternoon. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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