The Benny Hill Show (1969–1989)

The European Song Contest 

From TV goofs to a European Song Contest, passing through interviews about commercial television.


John Robins


Benny Hill (script), Benny Hill (song)


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Episode complete credited cast:
Benny Hill ... Himself - Host / Various
Eira Heath Eira Heath ... Herself / Various Roles
Henry McGee Henry McGee ... Himself / Various Roles
David Battley ... Russian Officer
Ken Parry Ken Parry ... Russian Painter
The Ladybirds The Ladybirds ... Themselves / Vocal Backing
Miguel Lopez Cortezo Miguel Lopez Cortezo ... Himself - Guitarist
Jackie Wright Jackie Wright ... Himself / Various Roles (as John Wright)
Michael Sharvell-Martin Michael Sharvell-Martin ... Announcer / Various Roles
Jan Butlin Jan Butlin ... Various Roles
Connie Georges Connie Georges ... Various Roles
Verne Morgan Verne Morgan ... Ambulance Driver
Barbara Lindley Barbara Lindley ... Various Roles


A man finds a good way of getting rid of his wife by the Ye Olde Wishing Well, but it works for other people, too; the joy of a recorded TV show is editing off the goofs, unless these are discovered later; a sound-delay interview goes wrong when the interviewee is not aware that her prepared answers are being given to the previous question; a newlywed couple on an East European country does not find bliss when diplomacy decides the frontier of the Russian and the American sector should pass right through their home, and bedroom; a tribute to the Lower Tidmarsh Hospital Service, with volunteers easily distracted by other matters, and the tribulations of outside patients as well as those in the infirmary and the operating room; Mrs. Fripp, TV Times' most loyal viewer, is interviewed by that commercial channel; the European Song Contest is hosted by Katie Boiler, and features singers from Italy, Spain, Portugal, France, Germany, Austria, Great Britain and Scotland (all played by Benny ... Written by Artemis-9

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19 November 1969 (UK) See more »

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