The Benny Hill Show is a 1969-89 UK TV comedy series
Starring Benny Hill, Henry McGee and Jackie Wright
A sketch-comedy series in which Hill would often play multiple
characters and satirize popular British and American performers and stars. Common themes in the show were the husband-beating wife, buxom women, and silent, high-speed chase scenes between Hill and the other characters.
That's TV Gold channel is currently re-showing edited versions of The Benny Hill Show in the That's Entertainment slot with a warning at the beginning to the effect that This show contains outdated opinions that some
people may find offence.
Surely by now people know what to expect from this show and if are offended by such humour they shouldn't watch it. The Warriors is a 1979 US action thriller by Walter Hill
Beck, James Remar and Dorsey Wright
Exists as a Theatrical Version and a Director's Cut.
Cyrus, the leader of the most powerful gang in New York City, the Gramercy Riffs, calls a midnight summit for all the area gangs, with all asked to send nine unarmed representatives for the conclave. A gang called The Warriors are blamed for killing
Cyrus as he gives his speech. They now have to cross the territory of rivals in order to get to their own 'hood. The Warriors slowly cross the dangerous Bronx and Manhattan territories, narrowly escaping police and other gangs every step of the way.
The theatrical version of The Warriors on Channel 31
(Five*) has suffered some dialogue cuts, some minor ones for swearing, but the main one being a potential offensive word...
Ajax: What's the matter...going FAGGOT?
As a fan of old
films and TV and a product of a certain generation it still manages to irk me whenever this happens, as constant pandering to certain lobby groups can only embolden them to continue their misguided agenda to make everything they disagree with obsolete.
I say live and let live and if you don't like what you see, do t watch it but let those who enjoy such things to do so.
13th December. Thanks to Philip
Earlier on tonight I was watching yet another edited episode of The Benny Hill Show and came across yet another trigger warning.
This was for Black-Face and featured a hospital sketch where in one scene Benny
gets multiple bed-baths from a sexy nurse by disguising himself by various methods (Bandages, false moustache made from a broom etc.) One of which used a mop head and a tin of shoe polish as the patient was a Rastafarian. Benny is caught out however as
he forgot to boot-polish something, much to the nurses confusion and shock.
Update: Pinch yourselves
30th December. Thanks to Philip
Just been watching The Benny Hill Show on channel 7 and have
just noted a deliberate censorial cut.
There was a sketch where Benny Hill is playing vicar and is being interviewed by Patricia Hayes where they talk about a bishop who Benny's character knew.
At the end
of the sketch the light fades but not the sound and the two can be heard talking. Hayes mentioned that when she interviewed the bishop last he pinched her bum but not in this version and there is a very noticeable pictorial and sound cut in the sketch.
As there have been warnings prior to the programme starting, wouldn't it have been better to leave the sketch intact?