When I finished that I was sent to be possibly one of the Benny Hill
But his fans never deserted him and Benny Hill
deserves his place in comedy's hall of fame.
His father, now 90, was born in the former Hill Street area of Middlesbrough and is best known as the bald-headed straight man in the Benny Hill
In the same way that such seemingly innocuous cultural phenomena as Porky's Revenge and Benny Hill
have political meaning and are "voices" in a "moral debate" about social relations, Axtell's ethnohistory cannot be as "disinterested" as he intends.
The run aimed to recreate the notorious sped up sequences from The Benny Hill
Show which saw the comedian chased around by women (usually in varying states of undress) to the tune of Yakkety Sax.
But the German gun dog's real love is ice cream - and when he hears the Mr Whippy van arrive playing the Benny Hill
theme tune, he dashes outside for his 50p fix.
That's what this documentary aims to find out as it traces the story of the Christmas number one, from Harry Belafonte in 1957 to last year's single by the Military Wives, taking in everyone from the Beatles to Benny Hill
on the way.
In which year did Benny Hill
and Frankie Howerd die within a day of each other - 1988, 1990, 1992 or 1994?
Aided by Noel Coward and Benny Hill
of all people, the gang have to grab the loot and speed through the city.
Comedian Benny Hill
would end his programme by pursuing scantily-clad girls - who would then turn the tables by racing after his cheeky character.
Like skipping in the town centre and pulling faces that are not always appreciated by those passing ladies who mistook me for Benny Hill