The Benny Hill Show - Season 17

ITV (ended 1989)




Episode Guide

  • Show 52
    Show 52
    Episode 2
    Benny's suggestion of a see-through blouse gets unexpected results; '50s rock-'n'-roll style opening number with "I'll Never Know," "Those Days" and "In the Papers"; Hill plays a middle-aged man whose ghost constantly frequents the Passion Flower Hotel; parody of US soap opera "The Herd"; and a parody of UK soaps in German with strategically-placed subtitles. Also, a Hill's Angels segment with songs from "Cabaret," a quickie sketch about sexual harassment in the workplace, and a would-be artist tangles with a little girl.moreless
  • Show 53
    Show 53
    Episode 3
    Henry tries to get out of paying for dinner; Benny resurrects the style of Vaudeville at the Bijou Burlesque; "A Funny Old World"; Benny and Henry discuss wife swapping; film editors Henry and Jon Jon at work discussing what to cut from a sketch with Benny as a sign painter; and a parody of "Cagney and Lacey," with Benny playing both parts!moreless
  • Show 51
    Show 51
    Episode 1
    Song and dance on a 1930's cruise ship with Benny as the captain, "The Bucket," a meeting of Hollywood producers at the 1986 Cannes festival brings about the idea of doing a Biblical soap opera, Hill's Angels dance and sing at the "Chez When" outdoor nightclub (including Louise English singing "La Vie en Rose"), Hill takes on the questions about his "sexist" reputation, and then appears as a nearsighted handyman doing work at an all-girls' school.moreless