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The Wishing Well


Episode: 1
Date: November 19, 1969
Time: 52:20
Musical Director:
Vocals: The Ladybirds
Producer: John Robins
Director: John Robins
Writer: Benny Hill


  • Quickie - Ye Olde Wishing Well
  • Ballad - Anna Marie
  • Bloopers - 7
  • Video Delay with Edith Packet
  • The Lady Birds - Your Secret Love
  • The Russian Zone
  • The Lower Tidmarsh Hospital Service
  • Mrs. Fripp - TV's Most Loyal Viewer
  • European Song Contest
  • Tag: The Lady Catcher


  • Ye Olde Wishing Well
  • The Russian Zone
  • The Lower Tidmarsh Hospital Service



  • Coming up


  • Michael Sharvell-Martin is better known as one of the sketch performers on "Dave Allen at Large."
  • David Battley, the terse Russian Commander in "The Russian Zone" sketch, also played Charlie Bucket's school teacher in "Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory." Julie Dawn-Cole, who played Veruca Salt in the movie, was once erroneously believed have become a cast member on "The Benny Hill Show."
  • This episode has a rare appearance with Benny smoking a cigarette.
  • David Prowse went on to play Darth Vader in the "Star Wars" franchise.
  • Several clips from this episode made it into the The Best of Benny Hill.