The Benny Hill Show (1969–1989)
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Cinema: The Vintage Years 

Benny starts off the program with "The Egg Marketing Board Tango," then takes part in a "French for Starters" language lesson; a messenger in 17th-century England is sent on a dangerous ... See full summary »

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Himself - Host / Various
Nicholas Parsons ...
Himself / Announcer / Various Roles
Andree Melly ...
Herself - Interviewer
Bob Todd ...
Himself / Various Roles
Johnny Greenland ...
Various Roles
The Ladybirds ...
Themselves / Vocal Backing
Bettine Le Beau ...
Various Roles
Jenny Lee Wright ...
Herself / Various Roles
Jackie Wright ...
Himself / Various Roles
Lesley Goldie ...
Herself / Various Roles
Kay Frazer ...
Various Roles
Sue Bond ...
Various Roles
Connie Georges ...
Various Roles
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Benny starts off the program with "The Egg Marketing Board Tango," then takes part in a "French for Starters" language lesson; a messenger in 17th-century England is sent on a dangerous mission; Mervyn Cruddy is interviewed on "The Grass Is Greener"; two people in a supermarket perform a ballet; The Ladybirds perform "(They Long To Be) Close to You"; a "Cinema: The Vintage Years" screening of an old movie, "Passengers of Love" starring Ray Hilland and Loretta Bung; Bettine Le Beau introduces a series of foreign TV bloopers from Spain, France and Germany; a puppet show with political figures of the day (Edward Heath, Harold Wilson and Enoch Powell); and Chow Mein serves an Indian in a Chinese restaurant. Written by W.B.

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24 March 1971 (UK)  »

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This was the highest-rated of all Benny Hill's shows for Thames Television, seen by 21.63 million viewers on its original airing. See more »

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Spoofs Bonanza (1959) See more »

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Jester's Dance
Written and Performed by Paul Lewis
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