_ Sue's Photo Scans: The Benny Hill Show

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"Angels' Delight"

From the April 22 - 29th, 1988 issue of the TV Times.
Sue and fellow Angels Zoe Bryant, Liz Jobling, and Miki Harvey model some of the latest fashions of the day.
Benny drops by also - to keep things well in hand, so to speak!

The Angels' Pool Party

In this publicity photo, most likely in support of the show of January 6, 1982,
Sue (bottom center) joins the rest of the Angels, plus Benny, for the pool party of any man's dreams.

At the Cabaret Bizarre

Promotional picture from The Benny Hill Show:
Sue as a maid from the "Cabaret Bizarre" sketch.
Thanks to Jeffrey Cook for the scan.

The B-Team

Sue (bottom right) joins Lorraine Doyle (upper right), Louise English (bottom center),
two unknown Angels (left) and Benny as B.A. Baracus.

Beauty and the Bum

In this publicity photo, for the show of February 6, 1980,
Sue is a barefooted, ethereal vision of loveliness, in contrast to Benny's grubby tramp.
The publicity blurb on the reverse calls attention to the Hill's Angels' official debut.

Benny and Sue

An iconic portrait of Benny and Sue: fellow entertainers and fast friends.

Benny and the Snow Angels

Angels Lesley Woods, Sue, and Anita Ray join snowman Benny for a Yuletide publicity photo.
(See also "Benny the Snowman," below.)

"Benny et Quatre Anges"

A Gallic-looking Benny, happy to be surrounded by
(clockwise from lower left)
Sue, Lorraine Doyle, Zoe Bryant, and Vicki Harris.

"Benny et Quatre Anges, Part Deux"

A color photo from the same shoot.

Benny on BBC America

From Benny's run on BBC America: a promotional graphic featuring Sue, Benny, and Vicki Harris.

Benny the Snowman

A color photo from the same shoot as "Benny and the Snow Angels," above.

Benny the Viking

From the sketch Heroes Through the Ages (April 5, 1989):
Viking Benny poses proudly with Sue (second from left) and the rest of his "booty."

Benny's Gym

A promotional shot from the April 25th, 1984 show:
Sue, at top left.

The Biker and His Bird

From the "National Smile Week" sketch in the January 13th, 1988 show:
Benny and Sue as a biker couple.

"Britain's Finest?" on USA Network

Police Constable Benny is joined by Women's Police Constable Sue (right) and an unidentified Angel WPC,
for this shot publicizing The Benny Hill Show on the American cable channel, USA Network.

The British Comedy All-Star Team

Sue, Benny, Eric Morecambe & Ernie Wise, and other comics assemble for a Thames TV publicity photo.

A Call from Sue, or "Hello, Benny? It's Sue Here!"

A publicity shot for the episode of Feb. 6th, 1980. Click here for the blurb on the reverse.

Catering by Chow Mein

Sue makes the mistake of hiring Chow Mein (Benny) to cater her dinner party.

Costuming the Angels

From the previous website of Hill's Angels' costume designer Louise Walker:
Sue and the Angels wearing some of Ms. Walker's most alluring creations,
and an explanation of the essential dilemma faced by Ms. Walker in designing and creating the Angels' costumes.

The Disco Flasher

In this publicity photo for the show of April 16, 1980,
Sue (far right) looks on disapprovingly, as street performer Benny flashes his thanks for her donation.
Click here for the publicity blurb (which specifically praises Sue and Louise) on the reverse.

Ease On Down the Road

A very nice closeup of Sue (left) and Louise English (right) just barely in costume for the "Ease On Down the Road" musical number.

The Fashion Pack

Accompanied by Benny, Louise and Sue model the chic outfits in which they sang The Fashion Pack, during the March 5, 1980 episode.
Photo by Mark Ellidge. Thanks to Marinka Ellidge for her kind permission to use it here.

Fred Scuttle Visits America

For a promotional tour of the USA circa 1987, Sue and the rest of the Angels join Benny as Fred Scuttle.

"Good Clean Fun?"

The first page of a Radio Times article from December 1991. Vicki Harris (left) and Sue (right) appear in support of Benny.

"Good Evening, Viewers!"

Sue (lower right), Louise (lower left) and the rest of the Angels join Benny, as cinema commissionaire Fred Scuttle.

"Good Old Sue!"

In support of a 1985 repeat showing, Sue returns as Wondergran in this publicity photo.
(See also "Undercover Sue, or, Wondergran Returns" below.)
Click here for the blurb on the reverse.

Hands-On Police Work

Benny looks very pleased (and who could blame him?) to be manhandled (womanhandled?) by WPCs Sue Upton and Carla de Wansey.

"Happy 100th Birthday, Benny!"

In honor of what would have been Benny's 100th birthday, 21st January 2024, Sue kindly contributed this photo.

"Mend Your Ways, Sue!"

Sue seems to be getting a kindly yet stern talking-to from clergyman Bob Todd.
Thanks to Jeffrey Cook for the scan.

"Muscle Beach Benny"

Sue and Benny in a promotional pic from the "Hill's Angels Grand Gala" routine, from the show of February 6, 1980.
Click here to read the advertising copy, on the back.

"Nice Work If You Can Get It..."

Another promotional picture from Jeffrey Cook's collection:
Benny, looking smug and happy (and justifiably so!) to be surrounded
by the members of Love Machine, and some of the first Hill's Angels.
(Sue, front row center.)

A Night at Benito's

Benny and Sue as doorman and customer at 19th-century nightclub, Benito's.

One Big Angel, Two Little Angels

Most likely in support of the final series of The Benny Hill Show, which featured Sue's children Richard and Louise as part of Hill's Little Angels,
the three of them posed for this publicity photo. Click here for the blurb on the reverse.

Scouting With Benny

Vicki Harris, Benny, and Sue pose in this late-80s promotional picture.
Printed in the Daily Mail, April 13, 2002.
Thanks to Ian for sending it along!

 Sexy Sue "Nolan" 

A very rare photo of Sue backstage. She writes:

"the photo is of me and from the Nolan's sketch from the Monte Carbolic Show, there are 3 of us girls dressed in long blue dresses,
we get no applause, till we step aside from our mikes, the dresses have disappeared to reveal us in underwear, then we get the applause."

Soldier Sue, and Carla Too

Sue sent me this promotional photo, kept on her iPad. She writes:

"Hi Erik, found this picture and laughed so much, had to send it to you, it was on location and the shorter ladies like me had to dress up as men, we laughed so much, was a great day,
my lovely friend in pic is Carla de Wansey who was very tall, you can attach it wherever with my blessing, shows my versatility 🤣🤣🤣🤣"

"South Seas Sue"

From Jeffrey Cook's collection of Benny Hill Show promotional photos:
Sue in costume for "An Occasional Man" ...the dance number, that is!

The Stereo Smooch

Lucky Benny gets a simultaneous, "stereo" smooch from Lesley Woods, on the left, and Sue on the right.

Sue Goes Dutch

From a 1984 issue of Dutch magazine Aktueel.
Click here for an English translation of the text: thanks to Maurice de Saxe.

Sue Laurel & Benny Hardy

From the April 1 - 7, 1989 issue of the TV Times, Sue and Benny as Stan and Ollie.
Click here to read the accompanying article.

Sue Laurel & Benny Hardy, Again

Another publicity photo of Sue and Benny as Stan and Ollie,
this time with Sue at picture left.

Sue On Guard

From the sketch Superteech (January 5, 1983):
Sue (top center) and the other guards in the employ of Wanda the Wicked West Wickham Whip Woman (Alison Bell, not pictured)
keep a close eye on captives Superteech (Benny) and Princess Jasmine (Louise English).

Sue On Stage

The cast of The Benny Hill Tribute Show (New York City, 1987):
Sue, third from left, bottom row.

Sue, The Blushing Bridesmaid

From the end of the "Madame Louise Summer Collection" sketch in the show of March 5, 1980,
Sue (far right) is the lovely attendant to bride Samantha Spencer-Lane.

Sue's Little Black Dress

In a publicity photo supporting The Benny Hill Show of March 14th, 1979,
curly-wigged Sue models a sexy, button-up LBD.

Sue's TV Times Pinup

From the TV Times of January 20, 1977:
very possibly the sexiest picture of Sue ever taken.

"To Jayne-Marie, With Love from Benny"

Hill's Angel Jayne-Marie kindly sent this scan of a picture autographed to her by Benny.
She's at the far left, standing behind Louise English;
Sue's standing third from left, with her hand on Benny's shoulder.

"A Tribute to Sue Upton"

A montage of some of Sue's many appearances on The Benny Hill Show.

Undercover Sue, or, Wondergran Returns

In support of a 1985 repeat showing, Sue returns as Wondergran in this publicity photo.
(See also "Good Old Sue!" above.)
Click here for the blurb on the reverse.

"What Benny Looks For In a Hill's Angel"

Who else but Sue, to illustrate the answer to this question?
From Weekend magazine, No. 4040 (Oct. 20-26, 1982);
click here to read the article.

Who Says Angels Only Wear White?

Sue (over Benny's left shoulder) with the rest of the Angels,
in costume for the "Street Dance in Red" number.

Will the Real Kenny Everett Please Stand Up?

Sue (second top left) with the rest of the girls from the "Hot Gossamer" dance number,
along with both the real Kenny Everett (left center), and Henry McGee as Kenny Everett (right center).
This is a larger version of the picture previously on the site,
scanned from a press photo complete with publicity blurb.

The Wine List

Sue's date ponders the wine list, while Sue looks apprehensive at the thought of either the house red or the house white.

Any more pictures of Sue? Email Erik Larsen.