A one-off special from Benny Hill, produced for ATV in 1967, featuring musical numbers from The Seekers (who sing "When Will the Good Apples Fall" and "Music of the World A'Turning") and Vince Hill (who performs a Cole Porter medley), and such compositions from "the lad himself" as "Colleen" and "Andalusian Gipsy." Dorita y Pepe also appear as musical guests, performing "Pequeno Amor." Written by
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produced this one-off special for ATV as part of a bid by Lew Grade
to lure the comedian from the BBC; however, as part of the deal, Hill was to also host two episodes of an Anglo-American variety show called "Spotlight" (ITV, 1967-68; CBS, summer 1967) over which he had no control over the circumstances of production, and which featured such American guests as Abbe Lane
, Paul Anka
and Lana Cantrell
. This latter part of the deal eventually soured Hill over ATV permanently, and he did not return to the ITV network until he signed with Thames Television in 1969. See more