Michael Bentine (1922–1996)

Writer | Actor | Miscellaneous Crew
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KNOWN FOR 
Potty Time (1973) | The Bumblies (1954) | The Sandwich Man (1966)
AKA 
Michael Bentine CBE | Forrest | The Goons | Those Crazy People The Goons  Less
BORN 
Jan 26, 1922 (died Nov 26, 1996)

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Past Film & Video (11 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for RentadickRentadick Hussein  Less 1972
  • Primary photo for Bachelor of ArtsBachelor of Arts (Short) Miklos Durti, Writer (story)  Less 1971
  • Primary photo for The Sandwich ManThe Sandwich Man The Sandwich Man, Writer (original story and screenplay)  Less 1966
  • Primary photo for We Joined the NavyWe Joined the Navy Psychologist (uncredited)  Less 1962
  • Primary photo for The Do-It-Yourself Cartoon KitThe Do-It-Yourself Cartoon Kit (Short) Voices (voice)  Less 1961
  • Primary photo for I Only Arsked!I Only Arsked! Fred  Less 1958
  • Primary photo for Raising a RiotRaising a Riot The Professor  Less 1955
  • Primary photo for John and JulieJohn and Julie Paper Tearing Entertainer (uncredited)  Less 1955
  • Primary photo for Forces' SweetheartForces' Sweetheart Flt-Lieut. John Robinson R.A.F., Performer ("She Knows Me") (uncredited), Writer (uncredited)  Less 1953
  • Primary photo for Down Among the Z MenDown Among the Z Men Prof. Osrick Purehart (as The Goons), Performer ("Down Among the Z Men") (uncredited)  Less 1952
  • Primary photo for What's CookingWhat's Cooking (Short) The Friend  Less 1951
Past Television (19 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Beyond the TruthBeyond the Truth (TV Series) The Producers Wish To Thank (1 episode)  Less 1998–  1
    • The Lost Ark The Producers Wish To Thank (as Michael Bentine CBE)  Less
  • Primary photo for The Great BongThe Great Bong (TV Series) Actor  Less 1993– 
  • Primary photo for Alice in WonderlandAlice in Wonderland (TV Series) March Hare (3 episodes, 1985)  Less 1985 3
  • Primary photo for The Adventures of Terry TeoThe Adventures of Terry Teo (TV Series) Ray Vegas (6 episodes, 1985)  Less 1985 6
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  • Primary photo for Potty TimePotty Time (TV Series) Prof. Bentine / Voices of Pottys (7 episodes, 1973), Writer (7 episodes, 1973), Writer (deviser) (7 episodes, 1973), Puppet Designer (Pottys) (7 episodes, 1973)  Less 1973 7
    • Father Christmas (Dec 24, 1973) Prof. Bentine / Voices of Pottys, Puppet Designer (Pottys), Writer (deviser), Writer  Less
    • World War One Aces (Dec 17, 1973) Prof. Bentine / Voices of Pottys, Puppet Designer (Pottys), Writer (deviser), Writer  Less
    • Robin Hood (Dec 10, 1973) Prof. Bentine / Voices of Pottys, Puppet Designer (Pottys), Writer (deviser), Writer  Less
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  • Primary photo for It's Tommy CooperIt's Tommy Cooper (TV Series) Guest (1 episode, 1970), Writer (1 episode, 1970)  Less 1970 1
  • Primary photo for The Dave Allen ShowThe Dave Allen Show (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1969), Writer (1 episode, 1969)  Less 1969 1
  • Primary photo for Comedy Is KingComedy Is King (TV Special) Writer  Less 1968
  • Primary photo for All SquareAll Square (TV Series) Various Characters (1966-1967), Writer  Less 1966–1967
  • Primary photo for It's a Square WorldIt's a Square World (TV Series) Various Characters (56 episodes, 1960), Writer (56 episodes, 1960), Writer (deviser) (52 episodes, 1960)  Less 1960–1964 56
    • Episode #7.13 (Dec 20, 1964) Various Characters, Writer  Less
    • Episode #7.12 (Dec 13, 1964) Various Characters, Writer (deviser), Writer  Less
    • Episode #7.11 (Dec 6, 1964) Various Characters, Writer (deviser), Writer  Less
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  • Primary photo for A Christmas Night with the StarsA Christmas Night with the Stars (TV Series) Himself - It's a Square World segment (2 episodes, 1962), Writer (2 episodes, 1962)  Less 1962–1963 2
  • Primary photo for That Was the Week That WasThat Was the Week That Was (TV Series) Writer  Less 1962–1963
  • Primary photo for After HoursAfter Hours (TV Series) Various (19 episodes, 1958), Writer (19 episodes, 1958)  Less 1958–1959 19
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  • Primary photo for The Julie Andrews ShowThe Julie Andrews Show (TV Mini-series) Writer (script: Kenneth Williams) (1 episode, 1959)  Less 1959 1
    • Episode #1.1 (Nov 12, 1959) Writer (script: Kenneth Williams)  Less
  • Primary photo for ITV Play of the WeekITV Play of the Week (TV Series) Teddy Brewster (1 episode, 1958)  Less 1958 1
  • Primary photo for Yes, It's the Cathode-Ray Tube Show!Yes, It's the Cathode-Ray Tube Show! (TV Series) Various Characters (1957), Writer  Less 1957– 
  • Primary photo for The BumbliesThe Bumblies (TV Series) Prof. Michael Bentine / Voices of the Bumblies (2 episodes, 1954), Director (2 episodes, 1954), Producer (2 episodes, 1954)  Less 1954 2
    • Cowboys and Indians (1954) Prof. Michael Bentine / Voices of the Bumblies, Director, Producer  Less
    • Wallpapering (1954) Prof. Michael Bentine / Voices of the Bumblies, Director, Producer  Less
  • Primary photo for GoonreelGoonreel (TV Movie) Various, Lyrics, Writer  Less 1952
  • Primary photo for Trial GallopTrial Gallop (TV Movie) Actor, Writer (devised by), Writer  Less 1952
Self (50 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for SpikeSpike (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for Great PerformancesGreat Performances (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1995)  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for HighwayHighway (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1991)  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for Treasure HuntTreasure Hunt (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1988)  Less 1988
    • West Sussex (Mar 10, 1988) Himself (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for All Star SecretsAll Star Secrets (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1986)  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for The Bob Monkhouse ShowThe Bob Monkhouse Show (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1986)  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for This Is Your LifeThis Is Your Life (TV Series) Himself / Himself - Guest (4 episodes, 1958)  Less 1958–1984
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  • Primary photo for MadaboutMadabout (TV Series) Himself - Presenter  Less 1981–1984
  • Primary photo for Top SailingTop Sailing (TV Series) Self  Less 1980–1983
  • Primary photo for The Gentleman FactoryThe Gentleman Factory (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1981
  • Primary photo for Here Comes Channel 8Here Comes Channel 8 (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for ParkinsonParkinson (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1980)  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for The Sky at NightThe Sky at Night (TV Series) Himself (2 episodes, 1977)  Less 1977–1979
  • Primary photo for The British Academy AwardThe British Academy Award (TV Special) Himself - Presenter  Less 1979
  • Primary photo for Looks FamiliarLooks Familiar (TV Series) Himself / Himself - Guest (3 episodes, 1973)  Less 1973–1979
  • Primary photo for Quick on the DrawQuick on the Draw (TV Series) Himself - Presenter (1 episode, 1978)  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for Animal MagicAnimal Magic (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1977)  Less 1977
  • Primary photo for Saturday Night at the MillSaturday Night at the Mill (TV Series) Himself (2 episodes, 1976)  Less 1976–1977
  • Primary photo for Tell Me AnotherTell Me Another (TV Series) Himself (3 episodes, 1976)  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for Celebrity SquaresCelebrity Squares (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1976)  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for Call My BluffCall My Bluff (TV Series) Himself (2 episodes, 1972)  Less 1972
  • Primary photo for Cilla Black Und Sacha DistelCilla Black Und Sacha Distel (TV Movie) Himself - Musician  Less 1971
  • Primary photo for Jokers WildJokers Wild (TV Series) Himself - Host (3 episodes, 1971)  Less 1971
  • Primary photo for The Val Doonican ShowThe Val Doonican Show (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1971)  Less 1971
  • Primary photo for Frost on SundayFrost on Sunday (TV Series) Himself - Guest Star / Himself (2 episodes, 1968)  Less 1968–1970
  • Primary photo for The Dave Allen ShowThe Dave Allen Show (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1969)  Less 1969
  • Primary photo for Dee TimeDee Time (TV Series) Himself (2 episodes, 1967)  Less 1967–1968
  • Primary photo for ShowtimeShowtime (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1968)  Less 1968
  • Primary photo for The Eamonn Andrews ShowThe Eamonn Andrews Show (TV Series) Himself (5 episodes, 1965)  Less 1965–1967
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  • Primary photo for Secombe and FriendsSecombe and Friends (TV Special) Himself  Less 1966
  • Primary photo for The London Palladium ShowThe London Palladium Show (TV Series) Himself (2 episodes, 1966)  Less 1966
  • Primary photo for The Jonathan Winters SpecialsThe Jonathan Winters Specials (TV Series) Himself - Guest (1 episode, 1965)  Less 1965
  • Primary photo for The Garry Moore ShowThe Garry Moore Show (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1964)  Less 1964
  • Primary photo for The Hollywood PalaceThe Hollywood Palace (TV Series) Himself - British Comedian (1 episode, 1964)  Less 1964
    • Episode #1.6 (Feb 8, 1964) Himself - British Comedian  Less
  • Primary photo for The Jack Paar ProgramThe Jack Paar Program (TV Series) Himself / Himself (on film) (2 episodes, 1963)  Less 1963–1964
  • Primary photo for A Christmas Night with the StarsA Christmas Night with the Stars (TV Series) Himself - It's a Square World segment (2 episodes, 1962)  Less 1962–1963
  • Primary photo for Billy Cotton Band ShowBilly Cotton Band Show (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1962)  Less 1962
  • Primary photo for Juke Box JuryJuke Box Jury (TV Series) Himself - Panellist (1 episode, 1961)  Less 1961
  • Primary photo for ShowtimeShowtime (TV Series) Himself (3 episodes, 1960)  Less 1960–1961
  • Primary photo for The Julie Andrews ShowThe Julie Andrews Show (TV Mini-series) Himself (1 episode, 1959)  Less 1959
  • Primary photo for The Anne Shelton ShowThe Anne Shelton Show (TV Series) Himself - Guest (1 episode, 1959)  Less 1959
  • Primary photo for The Saturday ShowThe Saturday Show (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1957)  Less 1957
  • Primary photo for The Jimmy Wheeler ShowThe Jimmy Wheeler Show (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1957)  Less 1957
  • Primary photo for Summers HereSummers Here (TV Series) Himself - various roles  Less 1957– 
  • Primary photo for The Centre ShowThe Centre Show (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1953)  Less 1953
  • Primary photo for Turn It Up!Turn It Up! (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1953)  Less 1953
  • Primary photo for Toast of the TownToast of the Town (TV Series) Himself (3 episodes, 1951)  Less 1951
  • Primary photo for London EntertainsLondon Entertains Himself (as Those Crazy People The Goons)  Less 1951
  • Primary photo for Rooftop RendezvousRooftop Rendezvous (TV Series) Himself (2 episodes, 1948)  Less 1948–1949
  • Primary photo for VarietyVariety (TV Series) Himself - Comedian (1 episode, 1946)  Less 1946
Archive Footage (7 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for The Almost DoctorsThe Almost Doctors (TV Series) The Doctor (1 episode, 2017)  Less 2017
    • The 1970s (Mar 25, 2017) The Doctor (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Tales of Television CentreTales of Television Centre (TV Movie) Himself - Presenter (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for Heroes of ComedyHeroes of Comedy (TV Series) Himself (2 episodes, 1997)  Less 1997–2002
    • Dick Emery (Apr 13, 2002) Self (archive footage)  Less
    • The Goons (May 7, 1997) Himself (archive footage) (as Michael Bentine CBE)  Less
  • Primary photo for The Paranormal Peter SellersThe Paranormal Peter Sellers (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for Wild About Harry: A Tribute to Sir Harry SecombeWild About Harry: A Tribute to Sir Harry Secombe (TV Special) Self (archive footage)  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny CarsonThe Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) Himself - Bob Hope Special 'The Bluffers' (1 episode, 1974)  Less 1974
  • Primary photo for Climb Up the WallClimb Up the Wall Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1960

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