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Benny Hill - The Lost Years
Benny Hill - The Lost Years
Genres: Comedy, Television
NR     2005     3hr 20min

On January 15 1955, The Benny Hill Show began its long and groundbreaking run on BBC television. Featuring sketches never broadcast in America, this hilarious medley contains vintage material from Benny when his cheeky hum...  more »

     
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Genres: Comedy, Television
Sub-Genres: Comedy, Comedy
Studio: BBC Warner
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 08/02/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 3hr 20min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

The genius- the EARLY years
BBC FAN | N.Y. United States | 08/11/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"What great stuff. There are 3 approx. 1 hr sets of skits, taken from the original BBC Benny Hill show which ran from 1955-1968. All eps are in B&W, with some VERY noticeable noise and a sqiggle or 2. Does it take away from the enjoyment of the DVD? HELL NO! Remember people, this was a tv variety show from the 50's to mid-late60's. Not too many studios kept up their libraries of past shows, especially with the BBC, since Benny left them at the height of his popularity to join Thames tv. Buy this. It's nostalgic, funny and a rollicking good time."
Poor quality print but excellent early Benny
Douglas M | 07/12/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This DVD contains exerpts from Benny Hill's show which ran on the BBC from the mid fities until he switched to Thames Television in 1969. The quality of the shows in black and white is much cruder than the post 1969 shows. More importantly, many of the skits have been redone in the Thames years, often better too as Benny polished the scripts.

If you have already purchased the expensive Thames DVD sets, don't bother with this. If not, then the much cheaper cost of this DVD makes it worthwhile."
Really good
Heather Ginterreiter | Drexel Hill, PA | 07/10/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This has really old clips and it is fun to see him so young."