The Jack Benny Program

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01I Was Betrayed20210116The cast plead to be paid before performing in a medical drama.

On radio, The Jack Benny Show ran from February 1932 to May 1955. From that date, new shows were produced for television but there were re-runs on radio until 1958. Over the years, the programme was sponsored by a diverse range of products from jelly, to tyres and cigarettes.

With a fine cast of supporting players Benny made his show into one of the all-time great radio comedies, portraying him as likeable character, despite being vain, argumentative and a skinflint. It’s classic comedy that stood the test of time.

With Eddie Anderson as the irrepressible Rochester, Mary Livingstone, Dennis Day, The Sportsmen Quartet, announcer Don Wilson and orchestra conducted by Bob Crosby.

First broadcast on the Columbia Broadcasting System in January 1950.

The cast plead to be paid before performing in a medical drama, 'I Was Betrayed'

Classic US radio comedy with Jack Benny and his supporting cast.

02From Palm Springs With Bob Hope20210123The cast are in Palm Springs, California where they tease Jack about his horsemanship and appearance in Quick magazine.

On radio, The Jack Benny Show ran from February 1932 to May 1955. From that date, new shows were produced for television but there were re-runs on radio until 1958. Over the years, the programme was sponsored by a diverse range of products from jelly, to tyres and cigarettes.

Audiences related to Jack Benny and his willingness to give some of the best comedy lines in the show to his supporting cast, made him popular with listeners, guests and colleagues.

Taking part in this episode:

Jack Benny
Mary Livingstone
Phil Harris
Dennis Day
Don Wilson
Eddie "Rochester" Anderson
Bob Hope

First broadcast on CBS in March 1950.

Jack Benny and friends gather in Palm Springs to welcome Bob Hope. From March 1950.

Classic US radio comedy with Jack Benny and his supporting cast.

03Jack Remembers His Trip To Venice20210130Jack and Mary have been to Europe, including a visit to Venice.

On radio, The Jack Benny Show ran from February 1932 to May 1955. From that date, new shows were produced for television but there were re-runs on radio until 1958. Over the years, the programme was sponsored by a diverse range of products from jelly, to tyres and cigarettes.

With a fine cast of supporting players Benny made his show into one of the all-time great radio comedies, portraying him as likeable character, despite being vain, argumentative and a skinflint. It’s classic comedy that stood the test of time.

With Eddie Anderson as the irrepressible Rochester, Mary Livingstone, Phil Harris, Dennis Day, The Sportsmen Quartet, announcer Don Wilson and orchestra conducted by Bob Crosby..

First broadcast on the Columbia Broadcasting System in September 1950.

Classic US radio comedy with Jack Benny and his supporting cast.

04Jack Is Sick In Bed20210206Jack is bed-ridden after catching a cold, for which he blames announcer, Don Wilson. With Eddie Anderson. From November 1954.

On radio, The Jack Benny Show ran from February 1932 to May 1955. From that date, new shows were produced for television but there were re-runs on radio until 1958. Over the years, the programme was sponsored by a diverse range of products from jelly, to tyres and cigarettes.

With a fine cast of supporting players Benny made his show into one of the all-time great radio comedies, portraying him as likeable character, despite being vain, argumentative and a skinflint. It’s classic comedy that stood the test of time.

With Eddie Anderson as the irrepressible Rochester, Mary Livingstone, Dennis Day, Charlie Bagby The Sportsmen Quartet, announcer Don Wilson and orchestra conducted by Bob Crosby.

First broadcast on the Columbia Broadcasting System in November 1954

Classic US radio comedy with Jack Benny and his supporting cast.

05Return To Paradise20210213Jack and friends interpret a Hollywood classic set in the South Seas.

On radio, The Jack Benny Show ran from February 1932 to May 1955. From that date, new shows were produced for television but there were re-runs on radio until 1958. Over the years, the programme was sponsored by a diverse range of products from jelly, to tyres and cigarettes.

With a fine cast of supporting players Benny made his show into one of the all-time great radio comedies, portraying him as likeable character, despite being vain, argumentative and a skinflint. It’s classic comedy that stood the test of time.

With Eddie Anderson as the irrepressible Rochester, Mary Livingstone, Dennis Day, The Sportsmen Quartet, announcer Don Wilson and orchestra conducted by Bob Crosby.

First broadcast on the CBS Radio Network in September 1953.

Jack is still in high spirits from his recent South Seas trip \u2013 but will it last?

Classic US radio comedy with Jack Benny and his supporting cast.

06A Day At The Beach20210220Jack organises the annual beach picnic for the cast.

On radio, The Jack Benny Show ran from February 1932 to May 1955. From that date, new shows were produced for television but there were re-runs on radio until 1958. Over the years, the programme was sponsored by a diverse range of products from jelly, to tyres and cigarettes.

With a fine cast of supporting players Benny made his show into one of the all-time great radio comedies, portraying him as likeable character, despite being vain, argumentative and a skinflint. It’s classic comedy that stood the test of time.

With Eddie Anderson as the irrepressible Rochester, Mary Livingstone, Dennis Day, The Sportsmen Quartet, announcer Don Wilson and orchestra conducted by Bob Crosby.

First broadcast on the Columbia Broadcasting System in May 1954.

Classic US radio comedy with Jack Benny and his supporting cast.