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The South Salutes Benny Hill

The South Salutes Benny Hill: Twenty years after his death, BBC Radio Solent celebrates 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.

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Fri 20 Apr 2012 20:00