The Benny Hill Show - Season 5

ITV (ended 1989)




Episode Guide

  • Show 21
    Episode 4
    Brother Benny leads things off with a sermon from "The Good Book." Also: awful moments of TV including Fanny & Johnny Craddock and Hill demonstrating hair products, Fred Scuttle's Escort Agency, "Match of the Week", "Coalpits" (Colditz parody), film sketch: "The Short and Unhappy Romance of Ted Tingle"; plus musical numbers from Judith Durham and the Hottest Band in Town ("I Wanna Dance to Your Music" leading into "Cakewalkin' Babies From Home"), The Ladybirds ("Yesterday Once More"), and a Mexican medley with Benny, Diana Darvey, Jackie Wright and flamenco guitarist Guillermo Basilisco.moreless
  • Show 20
    Episode 3
    Musical numbers from Design and Diana Darvey, plus Hill recreates the classic "Baby Doll" scenario with Darvey and revives his W.C. Fields-Mae West "My Little Chickadee" parody with Cheryl Gilham. Also featured: "Mervyn Cruddy, Spy Catcher"; a tale of a minstrel boy in the Middle Ages; and the Mr. TV Times Contest.moreless
  • Show 19
    Episode 2
    A vintage disappearance case performed in handed-down rhyme and in the style of popular TV, Anne Shelton sings "Put Your Hand in the Hand," Scuttle lectures on the Channel tunnel, Benny plays both the host and one of the contestants of a ballroom dance competition, Andree Melly interviews expatriate-to-be Mervyn Cruddy on "Departure Lounge," and The Ladybirds perform a Broadway medley.moreless
  • Show 18
    Episode 1
    Includes “Spot Black” with a matchup between pool players Hurricane Hill and Henry McGee; an outdoor band concert; “Phone-In with Ludovic Kennedy” (McGee) and guest Humphrey Bumphrey (Hill); and songs from Los Zafiros (“Y Viva España”) and Berry Cornish (“Questions”).