The Michael Bentine Show

The ultimate one man show written and performed by the Goons star Michael Bentine.

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The ultimate one man show written and performed by the man himself.

Originally broadcast Jan 1984.

19840220060409 (BBC7)
20060410 (BBC7)
19840220041114 (BBC7)
19840520060528 (BBC7)
20060529 (BBC7)

The man behind the Telegoons and Potty Time makes his presence felt.

Originally broadcast in May 1984.

19840520050116 (BBC7)
1984052720120307 (BBC7)

From a ghost hunter to a collector of holes - the ultimate one man show. From May 1984.

From a ghost hunter to a collector of holes - the ultimate one man show, written by the host. From May 1984.

From 05/02/198420090403 (BBC7)
20150216 (BBC7)

From playing Dame Nellie Drongo to a prehistoric caveman, it's the ultimate one-man show.

From playing Dame Nellie Drongo to a prehistoric caveman, it's the ultimate one-man show, written by the host. From February 1984.

From 06/05/198420090522 (BBC7)
20150406 (BBC7)

From Moscow to the mudflats of Muk Muk via a stately home, it's the ultimate one-man show.

From Moscow to the mudflats of Muk Muk via a grand stately home, it's the ultimate one-man show, written by the host. From May 1984.

From 12/02/198420080130 (BBC7)
20150223 (BBC7)
20150228 (BBC7)

From an old colonial to a herd of operatic cows, it's the ultimate one-man show, written by the host. From February 1984.

From an old colonial to a herd of operatic cows, it's the ultimate one-man show.

From 13/05/198420090529 (BBC7)
20150413 (BBC7)
20150418 (BBC7)

From tackling the recession to Film Extra of the Century, it's the ultimate one-man show.

From tackling Britain's recession to Film Extra of the Century, it's the ultimate one-man show, written by the host. From May 1984.

From 15/04/198420090501 (BBC7)
20150316 (BBC7)

From his own father to a huge hairy mountain gorilla, it's the ultimate one-man show.

From his own father to a huge hairy mountain gorilla, it's the ultimate one-man show, written by the host. From April 1984.

From 19/02/198420080206 (BBC7)
20150302 (BBC7)

From Russian spies to a tour of BBC sound effects, it's the ultimate one-man show.

From Russian spies to a tour of BBC sound effects, it's the ultimate one-man show, written by the host. From February 1984.

From 20/05/198420090605 (BBC7)
20150420 (BBC7)

From a murderous martial art to an unexploded double bass, it's the ultimate one-man show.

From a murderous martial art to an unexploded double bass, it's the ultimate one-man show, written by the host. From May 1984.

From 22/01/198420080109 (BBC7)
20150202 (BBC7)
20150207 (BBC7)

From a Tibetan mystic to the entire United Nations, the ultimate one-man show.

From a Tibetan mystic to the entire United Nations, the ultimate one-man show written by the host. From January 1984.

From 22/04/198420090508 (BBC7)
20150323 (BBC7)
20150328 (BBC7)

From duelling kings to a Commons washroom attendant, it's the ultimate one-man show.

From duelling kings to a Commons washroom attendant, it's the ultimate one-man show, written by the host. From April 1984.

From 26/02/198420080213 (BBC7)
20150309 (BBC7)

From the Metropolitan Police to a dead newsreader, it's the ultimate one-man show.

From the Metropolitan Police to a dead newsreader, it's the ultimate one-man show, written by the host. From February 1984.

From 27/05/198420090612 (BBC7)
20130809 (BBC7)
20150427 (BBC7)

From a ghost hunter to a collector of holes, it's the ultimate one-man show.

From a ghost hunter to a collector of holes, it's the ultimate one-man show, written by the host. From May 1984.

From 29/01/198420090327 (BBC7)
20150209 (BBC7)

From playing Doxon of Dick Green, to a troop of Beefeaters. The ultimate one-man show.

From playing Doxon of Dick Green, to a troop of Beefeaters. The ultimate one-man show, written by the host. From January 1984.

From 29/04/198420090515 (BBC7)
20150330 (BBC7)

From a monastic order to international space relations, it's the ultimate one-man show.

From a monastic order to international space relations, it's the ultimate one-man show, written by the host. From April 1984.

From An Old Colonial To A Herd Of Operatic Cows1984021220080130 (BBC7)
20100611 (BBC7)
20110328 (BBC7)
20120111 (BBC7)
20120114 (BBC7)
20130607 (BBC7)

- the ultimate one man show.

From an old colonial to a herd of operatic cows - the ultimate one man show, written by the host.

From February 1984.

From an old colonial to a herd of operatic cows - the ultimate one man show, written by the host. From February 1984.

From Moscow To The Mudflats Of Muk Muk Via A Stately Home,1984050620090522 (BBC7)
20100730 (BBC7)
20120104 (BBC7)
20130719 (BBC7)

it's the ultimate one-man show.

From Moscow to the mudflats of Muk Muk via a grand stately home, it's the ultimate one-man show, written by the host. From May 1984.

From May 1984.

From Moscow to the mudflats of Muk Muk via a grand stately home - the ultimate one man show, written by the host.

From Moscow to the mudflats of Muk Muk via a grand stately home - the ultimate one man show, written by the host. From May 1984.

From Playing Dame Nellie Drongo To A Prehistoric Caveman1984020520080123 (BBC7)
20080124 (BBC7)
20090403 (BBC7)
20100604 (BBC7)
20110321 (BBC7)
20111228 (BBC7)
20130531 (BBC7)

The Discovery Of Fire.

From playing Dame Nellie Drongo to a prehistoric caveman.

From Playing Doxon Of Dick Green To A Troop Of Beefeaters1984012920080116 (BBC7)
20080117 (BBC7)
20090327 (BBC7)
20100528 (BBC7)
20110314 (BBC7)
20130524 (BBC7)

From January 1984.

From playing Doxon of Dick Green to a troop of Beefeaters - the ultimate one man show, written by the host. From January 1984.

From playing Doxon of Dick Green to a troop of Beefeaters - the ultimate one man show, written by the host.

From Russian Spies To A Tour Of Bbc Sound Effects1984021920080206 (BBC7)
20130614 (BBC7)
From Tackling The Recession To Film Extra Of The Century1984051320090529 (BBC7)
20100806 (BBC7)
20120201 (BBC7)
20130726 (BBC7)

, it's the ultimate one-man show.

From tackling Britain's recession to Film Extra of the Century, it's the ultimate one-man show, written by the host. From May 1984.

From The Metropolitan Police To A Dead Newsreader1984022619840301
20060430 (BBC7)
20060501 (BBC7)
20080213 (BBC7)
20080214 (BBC7)
20090424 (BBC7)
20100625 (BBC7)
20120229 (BBC7)
20130621 (BBC7)

Starring Michael Bentine as the Metropolitan Police, Sid the shop assistant, an Australian physicist and a dead newsreader.

- the ultimate one man show. From 1984.

From the Metropolitan Police to a dead newsreader - the ultimate one man show, written by the host.

From February 1984.

From the Metropolitan Police to a dead newsreader, it's the ultimate one man show.

From the Metropolitan Police to a dead newsreader, it's the ultimate one man show, written by the host. From February 1984.

Macow - Cows Invade The 3rd Act19840220041031 (BBC7)
20080130 (BBC7)
20080131 (BBC7)
20090410 (BBC7)

Cows invade the 3rd Act of Rigilatto at Glyndebourne.

Massed Bicycle Pumps20050109 (BBC7)
20060611 (BBC7)
20060612 (BBC7)
20080326 (BBC7)
20080327 (BBC7)

The murderous martial art of Digitsu and an unexploded German Double Bass feature in this one-man comedy whirlwind.

News Reporters And Adventurer Alan Watermain19840420080220 (BBC7)
20080221 (BBC7)

Punch ups between news reporters and adventurer Alan Watermain - all in the mind of Michael Bentine.

From April 1984.

01011984022620040228 (BBC7)
0102Horse Jumping1984030420040306 (BBC7)

Michael Bentine engages in horse jumping in this surreal sketch show.

0103From A Monastic Order To International Space Relations1984042920040313 (BBC7)
20041205 (BBC7)
20060521 (BBC7)
20060522 (BBC7)
20080305 (BBC7)
20080306 (BBC7)
20090515 (BBC7)
20100716 (BBC7)
20120321 (BBC7)
20130712 (BBC7)
20130713 (BBC7)

- the ultimate one man show, written by the host.

Bbc Doorman - A Diplomatic Function, A Monastic Order A

Michael Bentine goes into space and stars as a diplomatic function, a monastic order and briefly as himself.

From a monastic order to international space relations.

Tales of the best demolitions abound in the surreal sketch show written by and starring Michael Bentine.

0104From A Murderous Martial Art To An Unexploded Double Bass1984052020090605 (BBC7)
20100813 (BBC7)
20120208 (BBC7)
20130802 (BBC7)

From May 1984.

From a murderous martial art to an unexploded double bass - the ultimate one man show, written by the host.

From a murderous martial art to an unexploded double bass. From May 1984.

From a murderous martial art to an unexploded double bass - the ultimate one man show, written by the host. From May 1984.

, it's the ultimate one-man show.

From a murderous martial art to an unexploded double bass, it's the ultimate one-man show, written by the host. From May 1984.

0104Regional Accents1984031819840212
20040320 BT=1230 (BBC7)
20040320 BT=1930 (BBC7)

A BBC trainer coaches individuals with regional accents.

More surreal sketches written by and starring Michael Bentine.

0105From Russian Spies To A Tour Of Bbc Sound Effects1984032519840329
20040327 (BBC7)
20041107 (BBC7)
20060423 (BBC7)
20060424 (BBC7)
20080206 (BBC7)
20080207 (BBC7)
20090417 (BBC7)
20100618 (BBC7)
20120125 (BBC7)

Russian spies and a tour of the BBC sound effects department are just two of Michael Bentine's surreal sketches.

Originally broadcast in February 1984.

From February 1984.

- the one man show, written by the host.

From Russian spies to a tour of BBC sound effects - the ultimate one man show, written by the host.

0106Moss Bros1984040120040410 (BBC7)

What do Moss Bros, cricket and clothes hire have in common? Michael Bentine finds out in this show from February 1984.

0107From A Tibetan Mystic To The Entire United Nations1984012219840408
20040417 (BBC7)
20080109 (BBC7)
20080110 (BBC7)
20090320 (BBC7)
20100521 (BBC7)
20110307 (BBC7)
20120215 (BBC7)
20130517 (BBC7)

the ultimate one man show.

From a Tibetan mystic to the entire United Nations - the ultimate one man show, written by the host.

From January 1984.

The ultimate One Man Show with Michael as a Tibetan mystic, the United Nations, a Russian pilot and occasionally himself.

s - the ultimate one man show.

From a Tibetan mystic to the entire United Nations - the ultimate one man show, written by the host. From January 1984.

0108From His Own Father To A Huge Hairy Mountain Gorilla1984041520040424 BT=1230 (BBC7)
20040424 BT=1930 (BBC7)
20090501 (BBC7)
20100702 (BBC7)
20120118 (BBC7)
20130628 (BBC7)

Harry Harpic, the washroom attendant of the House of Commons, shares his secrets.

0109Car1984042920040501 BT=1230 (BBC7)
20040501 BT=1930 (BBC7)

Michael Bentine has his car ruined by BBC doormen!.

01101984050620040508 BT=1230 (BBC7)
20040508 BT=1930 (BBC7)

The man behind the Telegoons and Potty Time makes his presence felt in this edition from May 1984.

02011984041520041121 (BBC7)
20060507 (BBC7)
20060508 (BBC7)

The ultimate one man show returns for a second series.

Written and performed by Michael Bentine.

First broadcast in April 1984.

0202From Duelling Kings To A Commons' Washroom Attendant1984042220041128 (BBC7)
20060514 (BBC7)
20060515 (BBC7)
20080227 (BBC7)
20080228 (BBC7)
20090508 (BBC7)
20100709 (BBC7)
20120222 (BBC7)
20130705 (BBC7)

Visit Sydney Street in Michael Bentine's one man show and enjoy a cup of tea and a biscuit.

From April 1984.

From duelling Kings to a Commons washroom attendant - the ultimate one man show, written by the host.

From duelling kings to a Commons washroom attendant, it's the ultimate one-man show.

From duelling kings to a Commons washroom attendant, it's the ultimate one-man show, written by the host. From April 1984.

02041984050620041212 (BBC7)
20080312 (BBC7)
20080313 (BBC7)

The man behind the Telegoons and Potty Time makes his presence felt...

Originally broadcast in May 1984.

0205Frence Lesson - Police Bicycles And Dracula1984051320050102 (BBC7)
20060604 (BBC7)
20060605 (BBC7)
20080319 (BBC7)
20080320 (BBC7)

One of the Goon Show's founding fathers has a show all to himself! Police bicycles and Dracula feature in this edition from 1984.

02LASTFrom A Ghost Hunter To A Collector Of Holes1984050020060618 (BBC7)
20060619 (BBC7)
20080402 (BBC7)
20080403 (BBC7)
20090612 (BBC7)
20100820 (BBC7)

- the ultimate one man show.

From May 1984.

From a ghost hunter to a collector of holes - the ultimate one man show, written by the host.

MB's creations this week include Arthur Cavity, collector of holes and Hector Plasm - Ghosthunter.