Benny Hill: The Lost Years
This is a collection of three programs from the years that Benny was with the British Broadcasting Corporation. They cover a ten-year period from 1958 - 1968. They are all in B&W and each program runs just over an hour. Benny was using many of the routines and gags he would later use in his color shows for Thames Television. There are only a couple of people who worked alongside Benny in these programs that would go on to work with him in his color shows, including Patricia Hayes and Hugh Paddick. I did ask for permission from Warner Online Marketing to take screen captures, but was told I could only use the photos they provided. Unfortunately, these captures are of sketches/programs that are not in the Lost Years collection. At any rate I am still providing this review because we do get a look at Benny's earliest years in Television. Enjoy!