The South Salutes Benny Hill
One off programme on BBC Radio Solent celebrating the life of Benny Hill, twenty years after his death
- BBC Local Radio
- Richard Latto and Benny Hill
Twenty years after his death, BBC Radio Solent celebrates Benny Hill, the comedian from Eastleigh whose programmes are still being shown around the world today.
Richard Latto presents the story of the man who went from stacking shelves in Leigh Road's Woolworths, to making comedy shows enjoyed by the likes of Charlie Chaplin, Michael Jackson and millions of viewers across the globe.
Richard hears stories from Benny's personal friends and show-business colleagues, who have fond memories of the man who put a smile on so many faces.
- Production company
- Laugh track
- First broadcast
- Friday 20th April 2012 on BBC Local Radio at 8pm
- Episode length
- 1 hour