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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 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

Sheriff Bill Jardine: Hey, do we know Ace Dickey?
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Sheriff Bill Jardine: Why now, anybody who rapes a statue deserves what he gets!
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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

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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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Where was i all these years?
22 March 2008 | by sammy_leng92See all my reviews

Oh my god! what was i living under!!? During the Chinese New Year reunion in my granny's home and found my uncle and my cousins glued to the TV... so after greeting everyone i decided to go see for myself what was it they were watching... i found the DVD cover "The Naughty Early Years BENNY HILL, The Complete First Season" oh, sounds... naughty... but the end result, it wasn't naughty at all!!! i thought it was tame and i loved that bumbling comedian i saw! Benny hill is Genius and im proud to announce him my FAVE comedian from now on!!! so i borrowed the DVD and i still watch it till today... never getting tired of his silly and hilarious parodies, his chase, Fred Scuttle, that silly smirk and all his expressions, everything!!! so i did my research and what i read broke my heart into pieces... benny hill is dead? how can it be? a heart attack? alone, in his apartment? but what hurt me the most was people even attempted to dig up his coffin just for gold! and if i was one of the girls he proposed to, i would have said yes!!! thats how much i adore him!!! the poor comic genius definitely didn't deserve all that toxic comments people made on his show coz they would be hypocrites to say his show was politically incorrect... and most definitely didn't deserve an ending like that... but he can rest easy coz he has a fan in me and ill bring more for him!!! Rest in peace, Alfie


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