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.
Last Episode19x03 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 …
Series Fun Facts
- The first U.S. station to air the show in its initial half-hour syndicated form was Philadelphia, PA station WTAF-TV, in January 1979.
- Though the program's location scenes were largely shot on film throughout its run, there were two attempts to use videotape for outdoor shoots. The first was during the 1970-71 series (with…
[show]Though the program's location scenes were largely shot on film throughout its run, there were two attempts to use videotape for outdoor shoots. The first was during the 1970-71 series (with the exception of the 24 March 1971 edition and the "Love Will Find a Way" sketch from 27 January 1971), and the second was the 30 May 1978 telecast. In those days, location shooting on videotape for comedy/variety shows was almost unheard of due to the cumbersome equipment in use then and the added expense of using videotape rather than film for exterior shots. Other than those two instances, Benny Hill continued to shoot on location with film to the end, even with the advances in technology in the late 1980s which made it possible to do location shoots on videotape. He would only do one more show with videotaped outdoor segments, Benny Hill's World Tour: New York! (1991) (TV), which was made after his show was cancelled by Thames.
- Benny's first Thames special was taped at Teddington studios on 12 October 1969, one week after the premiere of Monty Python's Flying Circus (UK).