The Benny Hill Show Wikia




Episode: 14
Date: October 25, 1972
Time: 50:51
Musical Director:
Vocals: The Ladybirds
Producer: Keith Beckett
Director: Keith Beckett
Writer: Benny Hill




  • Woodstick
  • "Homes To Let" tag




  • Benny Hill - "A friend in need is a bloody nuisance."

  • Benny Hill - "If your parents didn't have children then you won't have any either."

  • Benny Hill - "If God had wanted us to fly, he would have gotten us tickets."


  • The opening sketch features a gambler (Benny Hill) losing at slot machines and trying to talk to them in the same manner as another gambler (Bob Todd)
  • Benny covers the opener for the series; a voice-over usually handled by Nicholas Parsons and (in later episodes) Henry McGee.
  • The mid-episode features several blooper-style quickies featuring:
    • A young actress (Benny) discovers her drink is actually paint
    • A male model (Benny) loses his pants (Trudy Van Doorn is the female model; Hugh Paddick does the voice-over)
    • In a deorderant commercial, the wife (Trudi) begs her husband (Benny) to use deodorant
    • Two stewardesses (Trudi and Benny) pitch their airline; one has two 38s
    • A stage play is plagued by an actor (Bob Todd) passing gas (The others are Bettine LeBeau, Cheryl Gilham, Jackie Wright, Trudi Van Doorn and Benny.)
    • Candy the Stewardess (Benny) returns with "jumbos"
    • Gypsie (Sarah Kemp) models a daring bathing suit in canary yellow; Jeremy (Benny) struggles with his props and his stigmatism
    • Candy the stewardess (Benny) returns with 747s heading to "my mammy"
  • Woodstick is a spoof of the American 1969 concert Woodstock.
  • The Mike Sammes Singers also contributed vocals to the Woodstick sketch.
  • In the tag, a trio of girls (Sue Bond, Cheryl Gilham and Georgina Boyle) looking for a house wander into think is a real estate office. When it turns out to be a men's toilet, they're chased by a police officer (Verne Morgan, a legionaire (Jackie Wright), another officer (Walter Goodman), a sailor (Mike Sammes), a beatnik (Dickie Martin) and another legionaire (Dick O'Neil).
    • As far as one can tell, Sue is in the red plaid shirt, Cheryl is in the two-peice and Georgina is in the halter top and shorts.
  • Sarah Kemp was credited as "Gypsie Kemp" for this episode.
  • This was Bettine Le Beau's last appearance in the series.