Type
N/A
Premiered
Nov. 19, 1969
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
UK
Network
ITV TV Network
Genre
The Benny Hill Show (UK) tv show photo

The Benny Hill Show (UK)

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.

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19x03 Show 58 Aired: May. 01, 1989

Hill's Angels perform television title sequences from ""The Bill"" to ""Tales of the Unexpected"", Hill goes fishing with the Little Angels and …

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Canceled/Ended
The show had 19 seasons and 59 episodes air between 1969 and 1989.

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  • More than 90% of the material, both musical and scripted, was written by Benny Hill himself. He also frequently directed the show.
  • In late 1970, ITV's colour technicians went on strike, causing all ITV shows made during this period (including this one) to be videotaped in black-and-white. The strike wasn't resolved until…
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    In late 1970, ITV's colour technicians went on strike, causing all ITV shows made during this period (including this one) to be videotaped in black-and-white. The strike wasn't resolved until spring of 1971, causing three episodes to be made in this fashion. These episodes have not been shown in England since the 1970s and have never been shown in America. They have resurfaced in Australian syndication, however.
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  • The piece of music frequently used for the show's ending sequence is "Yakety Sax". It typically accompanied otherwise silent, rapidly paced comedy sequences often involving a chase scene.…
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    The piece of music frequently used for the show's ending sequence is "Yakety Sax". It typically accompanied otherwise silent, rapidly paced comedy sequences often involving a chase scene. "Yakety Sax" was written by Boots Randolph and James Rich (XI) and released as a 45 RPM single by Randolph in 1963. The composition includes pieces of assorted fiddle tunes such as "Chicken Reel", and was written for a performance at a venue called The Armory in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. There are also two bars of "Entrance of the Gladiators" worked into it. The combination of "Yakety Sax" and chase scenes have been parodied in many other TV shows and movies ever since.
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