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Episode: 2
Date: December 25, 1969
Time: 50:58
Musical Director:
Vocals: The Ladybirds
Producer: John Robins
Director: John Robins



  • Holiday Sports Spectacular
  • Peeping Ben
  • The Short Happy Life Of Maurice Dribble




  • Nicholas Parsons - "So, you are Stan Moore from Romford?"
    Ron Moore - "No, I'm Ron Moore from Stamford. I am married, I have fifteen children, and my hobby is flying my kite."

  • Fred Scuttle - "It must be jelly because jam don't shake like that."

  • Announcer - "Yes, Mr. Stoney, you've won an eye-level electric grill - If you bend over it!"



  • This is the first episode at Thames Television to feature Fred Scuttle.
  • TV personality David Hamilton covers the introduction and the inter-sketch announcements in the episode.
  • The opening quickie features a disgruntled fisherman (Benny Hill) throwing his hat down and catching several fish
  • The string of Quickies for this episode features:
    • A cat eating from the wrong can (Michael Sharvell-Martin is the voice of the off-screen director)
    • A string of on-screen blunders with a gun slinger named Cole
    • A telephone misdial on the set The Golden Shoot
    • A female Mexican singer (Benny Hill) with broken castanets
    • A man with a stutter (Michael Sharvell-Martin competes on the Golden Shoot (Nicholas Parsons is the voice of the sponsor)
    • Cole is accidentally hit by the real chair than the prop chair
    • The beer stein is stuck to the table in the Gay Hussar commercial
    • Cole gets his belt caught in a chair
    • Two contestants have the same name on the Golden Shoot and the lovely assistant (Valerie Stanton) gets shot by an arrow
  • The Gay Hussar commercial blooper is on the same set of the musical bloopers from the previous episode
  • Several clips from this episode made it into the The Best of Benny Hill.
  • Tommy Mann reportedly sprained his ankle from tripping over a camera cable during the "Two-Ton Grudge" sketch.
  • In the end quickie, Benny plays a man attracted to a woman (Eira Heath) in the park only to accidentally flirt with an old woman (Connie Georges). The police lady is played by Rita Webb. (Her first appearance on the show.)