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Episode: 29
Date: January 26, 1977
Musical Director:
Vocals: The Ladybirds
Producer: Mark Stuart
Director: Mark Stuart
Writer: Benny Hill




  • The New Avengers
  • Nor Iron Bars A Cage...
  • Newscaster Peter Seymour
  • Bionic Baby
  • Body Building Course




  • Coming Up


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  • First Appearance of Sue Upton and Suzy Mandel
  • The only Quickie for this show features Rita Webb as a struggling Chimpee Dog Food spokeswoman with Benny as her frustrated director.
  • Spoofs in this episode include "The New Avengers" based on the British action series, "The Avengers" and "Bionic Baby" based on the American action series "The Six Million Dollar Man" and "The Bionic Woman."
  • This episode features a memorable music number with Diana Darvey singing an unidentified Spanish song accompanied by Benny Hill and Jackie Wright as her musicians jealously competeing for her attention. The number is most notable as the "Supercalifragilistic-expialidocious bit" among fans because Diana breaks from the song to deal with their rivalry, and Jackie interferes with Benny's attempt to spell the Mary Poppins word on Diana's chest. Even Diana Darvey cracks up laughing in the bit.
  • For unknown resaons, three of the 1976-1977 episodes seem to be especially light on Quickies, which have usually been considered a staple of "The Benny Hill Show." Both this episode and the previous April 21, 1976 episode have one quickie accompanied by one large central sketch comprised of smaller sketches.
  • Benny wraps the show with Henry McGee, Jenny Lee-Wright, Eddie Buchanan, Rita Webb, Jackie Wright and the members of Reflections, calling them "one big happy family," but when he turns around, there's a long dagger sticking out of his back.
  • Selected sketches from this episode appear in the "Video Sideshow" VHS from HBO Home Video.