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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 ...  Various / ... 59 episodes, 1969-1989
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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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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Benny Hill See more »

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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

Only one sketch from among the three black-and-white shows of 1970-71 has ever been shown in U.S. syndication, albeit in sepia tone: the "Love Will Find a Way" sketch from the 27 January 1971 telecast (episode 2.3), with Hill as a penniless actor, Lesley Goldie as an actress whom he pines for and Jackie Wright as the rich banker to whom she is bethrothed; this sketch was also featured in The Best of Benny Hill (1974). In addition, an interview sketch with Hill as an East End poet and Goldie as the interviewer (from the last of the black-and-white shows, originally aired 24 February 1971, episode 2.4) was later included in the album "This Is Benny Hill". See more »

Quotes

Honey: [referring to Martha's husband] Girls at college adore him. Doesn't it ever worry you, him chasing after girls?
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Exceptional laugh-making
31 January 2008 | by AndreiPavlovSee all my reviews

This is the show, which means more than just a few laughs to me. And not only to me actually. In our country "Benny Hill Show" was extremely popular and when it was shown on our TV millions of Russian people (little kids and mature adults) couldn't breathe - so funny it was. I'm not sure about the opposite sex but we were always blown away by this stuff.

Much time has passed since my school years and when I watch the show now the reaction from me is the same. It is a brilliant mixture of sketches, which are going one after another. You don't have much time to laugh at one joke while the others are coming in spades already. There are misses of course. There are some points at which Mr Benny Hill is almost "over the board" with some rather cheeky humour, but then he manages to get out of the mess with his chin up.

Great talent. Great British humour. Great British actors and actresses. Great show. Something I want to watch and re-watch from time to time.

Thank you, Mr Benny Hill, your show is one solid anti-depressant from bottom to the top. And you can easily wipe out the today's performances of frigging "comedians" with one single sketch of yours. Yours will remain the classics.

10 out of 10 - exceptional quality. Thank you for attention.


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