Benny Hill


Benny Hill was an English comedian and actor, notable for his long-running television programme The Benny Hill Show.

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1924 Birth Alfred Hawthorne Hill was born on 21 January 1924 in Southampton, on the south coast of England. … Read More


1942 18 Years Old He was called up in 1942 and trained as a mechanic in the British Army.


1944 20 Years Old He saw action as a mechanic, truck driver and searchlight operator in Normandy after September 1944 and later transferred to the Combined Services Entertainment division before the end of the war. … Read More
1950 26 Years Old After the Second World War, Hill worked as a performer on radio. His first appearance on television was in 1950.


1961 37 Years Old The only will that Hill had established dated to 1961 and left everything to his parents, but of course it was out of date and both beneficiaries had long since died. … Read More
1962 38 Years Old In addition, he attempted a sitcom anthology, Benny Hill, which ran from 1962 to 1963, in which he played a different character in each episode.


In 1964, he played Nick Bottom in an all-star TV film production of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.
1968 44 Years Old Hill remained mostly with the BBC through to 1968, except for a few sojourns with ITV station ATV between 1957 and 1960 and again in 1967.
1969 45 Years Old In 1969, his show moved from the BBC to Thames Television, where it remained until cancellation in 1989, with an erratic schedule of one-hour specials. … Read More


1990 66 Years Old …  In 1990 a new show was produced complete with Hill and his usual team, called Benny Hill's World Tour: New York!
In February 1992, Thames Television, which received a steady stream of requests from viewers for The Benny Hill Show repeats, finally gave in and put together a number of re-edited shows.
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