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The Best of Benny Hill (1974)

 |  Comedy  |  23 May 1974 (UK)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Himself - Host / Various (archive footage)
Patricia Hayes ...
Interviewer ('Words of Comfort') / Marie Quaint
Eira Heath ...
Charlotte Fudge / Various
Henry McGee ...
Himself / Rodney Fairchild / Customs Agent / Various
Nicholas Parsons ...
The Phantom Prowler / Mask Boutique Staffer / King Charles / Various
Bob Todd ...
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Andree Melly ...
Interviewer ('The Grass Is Greener') (as Andrée Melly)
Rita Webb ...
Various Roles
Lesley Goldie ...
Various Roles (as Leslie Goldie)
Jackie Wright ...
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Connie Georges ...
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Nicole Shelby ...
Bubble Gum Girl / Various
Penny Meredith ...
Adjudicating Panel Member / Various
Michael Sharvell-Martin ...
Lower Tidmarsh Hospital Doctor / Rev. Peter Wilby / Various
Jan Butlin ...
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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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Among the cast listed in the credits, 'David Prowse', Arthur Hewlett, Rona Newton-John, Tom Sye, Freddie Wiles, Tessa Scopes and Pamela Beckman were not credited on any of the editions of The Benny Hill Show (1969) on which they originally appeared. Ken Sedd, credited in the film as 'Ted Senton', did not receive screen credit on the program until 1976. See more »

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Fanfare In Beat
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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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