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Michael Bentine (1922–1996)

Michael Bentine was born on January 26, 1922 in Watford, Hertfordshire, England. He was a writer and actor, known for Potty Time (1973), The Bumblies (1954) and The Sandwich Man (1966). He was married to Clementina Stuart and Marie Barradell. He died on November 26, 1996 in The Royal Marsden Hospital, Chelsea, London, England. See full bio »
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Known For

Potty Time Writer
(1973)
The Bumblies Writer
(1954)
(1966)
ITV Play of the Week Teddy Brewster
(1958)

Filmography

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  Potty Time (TV Series) (deviser - 7 episodes, 1973) (written by - 7 episodes, 1973)
- Father Christmas (1973) ... (deviser) / (written by)
- World War One Aces (1973) ... (deviser) / (written by)
- Robin Hood (1973) ... (deviser) / (written by)
- Movie Monsters (1973) ... (deviser) / (written by)
- North West Frontier (1973) ... (deviser) / (written by)
 1971 Bachelor of Arts (Short) (story)
 1970 It's Tommy Cooper (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.8 (1970) ... (written by)
 1969 The Dave Allen Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (1969) ... (writer)
 1968 Comedy Is King (TV Special)
 1966 All Square (TV Series)
 1966 The Sandwich Man (original story and screenplay)
  It's a Square World (TV Series) (writer - 56 episodes, 1960 - 1964) (deviser - 52 episodes, 1960 - 1964)
- Episode #7.13 (1964) ... (writer)
- Episode #7.12 (1964) ... (deviser) / (writer)
- Episode #7.11 (1964) ... (deviser) / (writer)
- Episode #7.10 (1964) ... (deviser) / (writer)
- Episode #7.9 (1964) ... (deviser) / (writer)
 1962 That Was the Week That Was (TV Series)
 1958-1959 After Hours (TV Series) (writer - 19 episodes)
- Episode #2.13 (1959) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.12 (1959) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.11 (1959) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.10 (1959) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.9 (1959) ... (writer)
 1959 The Julie Andrews Show (TV Mini-Series) (script: Kenneth Williams - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1959) ... (script: Kenneth Williams)
 1954 The Bumblies (TV Series)
 1953 Forces' Sweetheart (writer - uncredited)
 1952 Goonreel (TV Movie)
 1952 Trial Gallop (TV Movie) (devised by) / (written by)
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Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
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Show Show Self (50 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (7 credits)

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Other Works:

1984: "Shy Person's Guide to Life" (Granada) See more »

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Alternate Names:

Michael Bentine CBE | Forrest | The Goons | Those Crazy People The Goons
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Personal Quote:

Speaking of his experience of his part in the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen Concentration camp: Millions of words have been written about these horror camps, many of them by inmates of those unbelievable places. I've tried, without success, to describe it from my own point of view, but the words won't come. To me Belsen was the ultimate blasphemy.

Trivia:

Three of his five children died before he did. His two eldest daughters, Elaine & Marylla ('Fusty') died from cancer (breast cancer and lymphoma) and Stuart ('Gussie') died in a plane crash in southern England. Only Richard ('Peski') and Serena ('Suki') survived him. The circumstances surrounding Stuart's death - a private plane not filing a flight plan which caused enormous delay and ... See more »

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