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The Benny Hill Show 

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Series (1969–1989)
A skit based show with Benny Hill, often containing smutty humour.
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Benny Hill ...  Himself - Host / ... 59 episodes, 1969-1989
Henry McGee Henry McGee ...  Himself / ... 46 episodes, 1969-1989
Jackie Wright Jackie Wright ...  Himself / ... 44 episodes, 1969-1985
Bob Todd ...  Himself / ... 42 episodes, 1970-1989
The Ladybirds The Ladybirds ...  Vocal Backing / ... 42 episodes, 1969-1989
Sue Upton Sue Upton ...  Various Roles / ... 28 episodes, 1977-1989
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Storyline

A sketch-comedy series in which Hill would often play multiple characters and satirize popular British and American performers and stars. Common themes in the show were the husband-beating wife, buxom women, and silent, high-speed chase scenes between Hill and the other characters. Written by Gregg Long <diggerblue@hotmail.com>

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Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Benny Hill See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Thames Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(58 episodes) | (dubbed version) (edited) (dubbed)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White (1970-1971) (3 episodes)| Color (1969-1970 and 1971-1989)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

More than 90% of the material, both musical and scripted, was written by Benny Hill himself. He also frequently directed the show. See more »

Quotes

Henry McGee: [referring to Scuttle's fellow astronaut] How old is he?
Captain Fred Scuttle: Fifty-eight. He's a late developer.
Henry McGee: He looks older.
Captain Fred Scuttle: Well, he worries a lot.
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Alternate Versions

Throughout Benny's run on Thames, the series producers often edited together 30-minute compilation episodes to use for repeats during times of the year when there were no new Benny Hill Shows on the air. These 30-minute compilations most likely had nothing to do with the ones made for US syndication. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Man About the House (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

The Age of Aquarius
Written by James Rado, Gerome Ragni and Galt MacDermot
(occasionally, in seasons 1-4; part of medley with "Yakety Sax")
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The King Of British Comedy
4 April 2001 | by Thor2000See all my reviews

There was a time on Earth when all of the world stopped to watch The Benny Hill Show. Businesses would close, people stayed home and every tv in the world in every house tuned in to watch this man who just wanted to make us laugh. And laugh we did. The world died when his show stopped, and it cried when he left this mortal realm. Labeled a dirty old man for the content of the material in less than a quarter of his sketches, he was considered a genius by his fans and his peers for the other seventy-five percent. Even Thames Television admitted far too late that cancelling the show was the worst mistake they had ever made. Letting it go was a knife in Benny's side, a heartbreak that led to his death, but what a great legacy of humor !


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