Sunday, November 8, 2009

Royal Mail Turns Down Benny Hill Stamp

I used to watch the Benny Hill show on tv. He is one of the popular comedians in the United Kingdom aside from Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean) with his show being aired in ITV for 20 years.

The committee meeting of the Royal Mail confirms that the Benny Hill proposed stamp was rejected because his saucy antics contravened company policy on harassment in the workplace.

"Benny Hill has been included in previous presentations but concerns were raised by our public relations team as it was in direct opposition to company's policies on harassment in the workplace."

The Benny Hill show is best known for its closing credits wherein Hill chased scantily-clad women.

Instead, a picture of a front door from the opening credits of Rising Damp was chosen for the stamp commemorating the 50th anniversary of ITV.

More of this story here.

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