The Benny Hill Show

Season 1 Episode 4

Show 4

Aired Unknown Mar 11, 1970 on ITV
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Show 4
Benny sings a ballad about his "Garden of Love"; in "The Hitch-Hiker", Patricia Hayes picks up Benny and takes him home to live with her and her husband; Nicholas Parsons interviews Fred Scuttle, who asseses the views and offers a sneak peek of some "racy" new programmes, including "Rogue Nudist"; The Ladybirds sing "This Girl's In Love With You"; Country-Western star Dickie Dido (Benny) sings "Golden Days" with Eira Heath; and the show closes with a Hammer horror parody "The Sound of Frankenstein."moreless

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  • A show that stays away from the average Benny formula with some unique ideas, with a good deal based on songs

    The hitch-hiker sketch is an interesting idea, with the hitch-hiker (played by Benny) eventually hooking up with the woman picking her up, only for her to get rid of him in place of another hitch-hiker. We get a funny skit with Fred Scuttle telling us how he runs the Thames television studio, and this was very good and enjoyable, with some entertaining banter between Nicholas Parsons (the same man who presents Just A Minute on BBC Radio 4) and Benny. The Rouge Nudist sketch is a very funny one, with Benny trying to cover up the nudeness using a gate with hilarious consequences (watch the gate that shuts both ways). Benny Bloopers is as good as it usually is, and watch for Ginger Tompkins making an appearance by looking up a woman's skirt, and some banter involving a drunken MP (played by Benny) and a women of fashion, with constant comments by the drunken MP. Also watch out for Benny's bad ventriloquist act. The Frankestein sketch at the end is a top sketch, seeing Bennty play Frankenstein and we also saw several excellent songs. That sketch was a work of art. Benny gives us an entertaining story before this sketch that see's him struggling to crack up at times, and it was very entertaining. Overall another excellent show and one you'll want to watch again and again.moreless

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